Jessie the Cowgirl

Jessie the Cowgirl

Jessie the Cowgirl Jessie the Cowgirl from Toy Story says, “Yeehaw! It’s almost Halloween!”  Pumpkin carvings, harvest happenings, haunted houses, cider mills, hayrides, costumes, tricks-n-treats, fall color tours, and a whole lotta pumpkin spice everything! Such a fun and exciting time of year, here in Michigan!  It is not always possible to travel for Halloween, like […]

Shrunken Heads

Shrunken Heads

Shrunken Heads What is Halloween without a few shrunken heads bobbing in a vat of hot apple cider?  Clearly, we have lost our heads (pun intended) with this latest photo of the day!  With Halloween being celebrated in the U.S. this Saturday, we’ve been searching the archives for inspiration to get into the Halloween Spirit!  And can […]

The Huntress

The Huntress

The Huntress The intense stare, concentration, and stealth approach of the huntress towards her prey is a vision to behold.  In a pride of lions, the lioness is typically responsible for the hunting.  Hunts are most often conducted in the evening, but hunger trumps any rules of the jungle.  Early this morning, we spotted this female […]

Zebra for Breakfast

Zebra for Breakfast

Zebra for Breakfast This magnificent lioness gorging on zebra for breakfast was spotted early one morning while on safari in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy of Nanyuki, Kenya.  The kill was fresh, only a few hours at most.  The lioness pulled the zebra carcass to a clearing within thick brush so she could eat peacefully and […]

Rhino Love

Rhino Love

Rhino Love The plight of the rhino is dire, as poachers and so-called “trophy hunters” continue to decimate the populations of these prehistoric-like creatures for their horns or to stuff and hang on a wall.  The horns are made out of keratin, the same material as human finger nails and horse hooves.  However, traditional Chinese […]

Hybrid

Hybrid

Hybrid Zebra are unique and fascinating creatures, but a hybrid zebra is a rare and unusual siting, that few people are fortunate to see.  Just minutes after Alex, our safari guide and spotter extraordinaire from Sweetwaters Serena Camp, spotted the rare Grevy’s zebra he also spotted this zebra hybrid.  At first glance, it looks like a […]

Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo One of the “Big Five” the cape buffalo is a force to be reckoned with.  The only buffalo never to have been domesticated because of its aggressive disposition.  It has earned the reputation of one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, goring and killing over 200 people per year.  These imposing beasts […]

Young Baboon

Young Baboon

Young Baboon Much like their human toddler counterparts, the young baboon is curious and playful, shy and daring.  When we approached a large family of baboons (called troops) shading themselves in thick bushes, many young baboons clung to and hid behind their parents and older siblings, peeking out from behind to see us.  Some swung […]

Paper Wasp

Paper Wasp

Paper Wasp The paper wasp tends to nest closely to people and usually under eaves, overhangs and in high-traffic areas.  Exactly where we found this busy construction site (nest), under a porch eave at our tented camp while on safari in Kenya.  These paper wasps can and will sting, but will typically only do so […]

Mt. Kenya

Mt. Kenya

Mt. Kenya Our first three nights on safari were spent at the beautiful Sweetwaters Serena Camp in the shadow of Mt. Kenya.  The camp is located in the Laikipia region, a high plains region located between Mt. Kenya and the deserts of the Great Rift Valley.  Laikipia is home to a substantial number of wildlife including […]