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.
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 […]
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 […]
If you’ve ever tried to photograph a cheetah hunt, then you would know that it’s over in a flash, and you often just can’t track the movement changes of the chase well enough. During our recent Wild Eye Great Migration Photographic Safari in the Mara Triangle (Kenya), we pulled into a cheetah sighting just as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. With Ride Kenya & Ol Donye Wuas Lodge Nikon D300s. Nikon 18-200mm. ISO 200. f 5.6 @ 1/1250 sec. Lexar Media.