Nov 292017
 
Serengeti’s bone crushers

This is another post from my trip to the Serengeti in September. The abundance of prey and predators is a perfect environment for Spotted Hyaenas, which are also known as ‘laughing hyaenas’. The hideous ‘laugh’ is really a signal of submission. Hyaena can also be spelt hyena, but I prefer the former because these are […]

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 […]

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