Nov 142017
 
Batty about Serengeti’s foxes

At the Grumeti Tented Camp in the Serengeti, we usually gathered at the open air lounge before first light for a cup of coffee and a rusk or muffin. This was a traditional meeting to work out where to go for the morning and discuss what we hoped to see. There were very few vehicles […]

Mar 152013
 
The end of wild Africa? Lions may need fences to survive

In order for dwindling lion populations to survive in Africa, large-scale fencing projects may be required according to new research in Ecology Letters. Recent estimates have put lion populations down to 15,000-35,000, a massive drop from a population that was thought to be around 100,000 in 1960. The worsening plight of lions have pushed the […]

Mar 072013
 
Behind the Frame: Forest King

How often do you get to see and photograph a lion in a forest? Most people who’ve been on safari in Africa see them either on grassy plains (think Masai Mara), in arid semi-desert (think Kalahari) or in thick bushveld (think Kruger Park). This photo was taken in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. What you […]

Mar 022013
 
Vulnerable…

Calling for his mother, this young Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is vulnerable in many ways. Not only is he at immediate risk from the nearby surrounding predators, he also faces an uncertain future for the survival of his species. Masai Mara, Kenya. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. ISO 800. f 4 @ 1/1000sec. Lexar Media. © […]

Dec 132012
 
Ride…

              Horseback riding… African style. A group of riders is joined by a Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) on the open plains beneath Mt. Kilimanjaro. Chyulu Hills, Kenya. Nikon D300s. Nikon 18-200mm. ISO 200. f 5.6 @ 1/1250 sec. Lexar Media. with Ride Kenya & Ol Donye Wuas Lodge