Wood mouse friend and the death of my macro lens

Can you spot him hiding in the nettles? This guy was checking me out while I was sampling in the field the other day! Always fun to see urban wildlife. He gradually got so comfortable with me that he ended up sitting right next to my foot, munching on seeds while I was sampling. But […]

Lions of the Maasai Mara

I had the privilege of seeing quite a few lions when we were traveling around the Maasai Mara. Here are some of my better photos from there… This lion just looks so happy A lot of the lions look like they’re about to sneeze Does the spottiness mean they are juveniles? I am not a […]

Jackals in Tsavo NP

The thing that surprised me most about seeing jackals in the wild for the first time this January was how beautiful they are. I guess jackal is a slang term with a kind of negative connotation, so I always grew up under the false assumption that jackals were ugly. Then I saw one in Tsavo…and […]

A bunch of big, fat cheetahs

Okay, maybe that’s a bit mean, but the predators of the Maasai Mara were fat, at least compared to the lean, lean cheetah I saw in Tsavo earlier this year. We were lucky enough to watch this group of five/four? rather chubby cheetahs choke and devour a wildebeest in the Maasai Mara on the recent […]