Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spotted Hyena, Masai Mara Kenya

A young Spotted Hyena. These animals have a more complex social structure than baboons, solve problems communally better than chimps AND can eat over 14 kg of meat in one meal. Awesome.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wildebeest & Croc, Mara River Kenya

One that got away. Towards the end of the migration season the Mara crocs get so fat and lazy they pretty well just wait around with their mouths open waiting a gnu to swim between their jaws.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hot Air Balloons Over The Mara

Balloons over the Mara. These 15 to 20 person monsters take off an dawn for an hour's flight south along the river daily. Last I heard it was $400 per person including a champagne breakfast on landing. Fortunately, wildlife have become accustomed to their looming presence and roaring fiery breath.
Add this to your Bucket List!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Topi, Masai Mara Kenya

It's difficult to sneak up on a Topi. They prefer open short grass areas, survey their surroundings from atop termite mounds, and can move at high speed with a peculiar stiff-legged 'pronk'.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wildebeest & the Mara River

As if swimming across croc-infested rivers wasn't enough, many Wildebeest don't make it to the water's edge due to poor judgement in choosing crossing points. Survival of the smartest just doesn't seem to be a factor in this animal's evolution.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Cheetah Brothers, Masai Mara Kenya

I've posted a couple other pics of these Cheetah brothers before- hopefully not this one. This pair wanders back and forth across the broad grasslands between the Mara Triangle (in Kenya) and the Serengeti in Tanzania. Cheetah territories within the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem are usually over 30 square kilometers in size.