Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Great Cormorant, Lake Baringo Kenya

A Great Cormorant dries it's wings. Unlike most waterfowl, cormorant feathers are not oily and they don't repel water, allowing the cormorant to dive freely underwater in search of fish. However, they must dry off before being able to fly easily again.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Silver Backed Jackal, Masai Mara Kenya

The Silver-Backed Jackal- AKA Black-Backed Jackal is monogamous, usually seen hunting in pairs, and as a species is considered quite ancient with little morphological change all the way back to the Pleistocene which ended some 12,000 years ago. Goes to show; if it works well, don't evolve it!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Green Grass.... Over There; Masai Mara Kenya

Wildebeest are taking note of this rain, and will likely be heading toward it as if magnetised to the fresh green grass that almost immediately appears in it's wake.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wildebeest Crossing the Mara River

A hasty exit from the Mara river- all wet and glossy. I've never seen a count of just how often an individual wildebeest crosses the Mara river in an annual migratory cycle, but I'd guess it's between 10 and 20 times, depending on rainfall patterns from year to year. The grass often IS greener on the other side.