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.