My first wild elephants

I have to specify “wild” because I worked at a zoo for a while, so I was very familiar with elephants (and especially their poop, that was my job). I’m just going to share a bunch of photos today.  You better believe I took hundreds, so I’ve worked hard to narrow these down to some […]

Elephant week: Elephants are scared of bees

I love this photo because you can see the beehive fence, and Wabongo’s hedges look like an elephant in the background, hehe To celebrate Earth Day (or maybe just because I feel like it), I’m going to have a full week of elephants!  I had the opportunity to interact with them pretty closely when I […]

This adorable little chameleon

Please watch this video of true facts about chameleons (parental advisory warning): Did you know that a lot of Kenyans think chameleons are poisonous (or maybe venomous hard to tell)? I was shocked because my Kenyan friends were shocked when I dove at the ground to pick up this chameleon that was sprinting (I know, […]

Some more Tsavo-an birds

I’ve been posting specific subsets of the birds I saw on my trip to Kenya (because I didn’t want to overwhelm you), but here’s a random collection! (Please feel free to correct any of my identifications if I make a mistake! I’m all about the learning) Namaqua Dove White-browed sparrow weaver Spur-winged lapwing Superb Starling […]

Some Kingfishers, Hornbills, and Drongos of Kenya

You guys, I LOVE kingfishers…a gorgeous group of birds. I did see a lot of beautiful kingfishers in Kenya, but I didn’t get very many good photos. Here are a few I did get. These grey-headed kingfishers were most common Beautiful So wish this had been in focus, story of my life Von der Decken’s […]

Birdy Cordon-bleu

(YOU GUYS I KEPT ACCIDENTALLY POSTING THINGS EARLY I’M SORRY) Can you believe there are actually birds called “cordon-bleu”? This bleu* my mind in Africa. Where I come from, cordon-bleu refers to a complicated chicken dish where breast meat is wrapped around cheese and ham and then fried, and then baked. The African cordon-bleus are […]

Photos of the raider dog to cheer up a dreary day

These are the last photos of Rascal I got before I left the US. She’s hilarious! And adorable! What a ham… Her loves to run I love the way her tail goes straight up when she’s paying attention Uh oh, mayday! Incoming puppy! I have no words She has lost control of her hindquarters 😄 […]