Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Topi Snoozing, Masai Mara Kenya

Typical Topi snooze position. Why, I'm not too sure- better visual viewpoint possibly, though they sleep with eyes closed. Maybe it's to keep flies out of the nose?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Secretary Bird, Masai Mara Kenya

A Secretary Bird profile shot. Commonly seen in pairs, these long-legged 'pedestrian' birds are up to 60 inches in length and hunt for small prey in open grasslands.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Mara River During the Dry Season

Keeping with the dry-season theme: The Mara River becomes an ever-more important water source while the many small tributaries, mud-holes and swamps scattered throughout the Mara slowly dry up as the dry season progresses. Note the unconcerned crocodile on the bank- too small to be a threat, so the two species completely ignore each other.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Seasonal Wildebeest Movements, Masai Mara Kenya

The Loita Hills Wildebeest and Zebra population moved into the Mara Triangle in search of pasture during this recent dry season. River crossings were rather undramatic for the most part as water in the Mara River was only knee-deep. This photo was taken mid March.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

High Fiber Diet? Masai Mara Lion Cub

The Mara Triangle Conservancy is considering a program of lion birth control in an effort to control rampant deforestation as more and more lions become vegetarians.