The lions of Lake Nakuru NP sleep in the trees

You may have noticed that there are a lot more photos of predators, and that the predators look a lot fatter, in my recent photos from Kenya, as compared to my photos from Tsavo NP earlier this year. The reason for this has a lot to do with the size of the parks, and whether […]

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 […]

Gorgeous mantis

I believe this exquisite mantis lady is a Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis). She was so beautiful, I wanted to keep her as a pet, but that’s gone poorly in the past, so I left her on a tree branch and wished her well. Isn’t she perfect? She’s dancing (please ignore my dirty thumb) Please note […]

Robber Fly

I love the robber flies…they are aggressive and impressive predators, and they tend to sit still from a perch and then launch themselves suddenly at insect prey. I finally got a decent photo of one, so I putting up three of basically the same pose (sorry?). I think this is Proctacanthus… Hey, these photos are…subtly […]