Hyperinflation – A View from the Dark Continent

Many years ago I had the privilege to visit the Dark Continent, specifically the country of Zimbabwe in the midst of their darkest time. This was an experience that changed my perspective on the world in many profound ways. It grew my understanding of what true poverty looked like. What true beauty there is in…

Zebra Crossing

What’s not to love about a place where Zebras stand in the middle of the road and stop traffic… not that there’s much traffic here. I found this Zebra crossing the worn down dusty road in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This is a safari park inside a giant extinct volcanic caldera. It is perhaps…

Hidden Speed

When you see a big African cat in the zoo, you really don’t get a sense for how these creatures¬†blend into their environment. When you catch a glimpse of them passing through the tall grass in Tanzania, it is an otherworldly experience. This cheetah was passing at a slow trot and yet he was still…

Giraffe Highway

I guess this gives the term highway a whole new meaning… (get it…cause the giraffe is so high). ūüôā I took this image of the world’s tallest land animal while visiting Tanzania with Compassion International over a decade ago. The majestic creature seemed to pose in the road immediately after this car passed by. I…

Cape Buffalo

I must admit that I have a fascination with close-ups on creature’s eyes. Afterall, the eye is the window to the soul. I personally think eyes give away the¬†emotion more than anything. This particular¬†eye belonged to a rather large African water buffalo. These creatures are one of Africa’s “Big Five.” A term originally used to…

Ngorongoro Elephant

An African elephant saunters¬†through an open plain inside the Ngorongoro¬†crater in Tanzania. The Ngorongoro is the world’s largest inactive volcanic crater (3,200 square miles). It is stunning in its size and beauty. This¬†wildlife conservation area became¬†a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1979.

Snake Eater

The hunting guides my group and I¬†had while on Safari in Zimbabwe referred to this as the Snake Eater Eagle. I’m not really sure of¬†its official name. The locals in Zimbabwe¬†do not like snakes¬†(for good reason) and therefore, seem to like anything that has the potential to eat snakes. We actually found this eagle¬†injured in…

African Python

African pythons, like all pythons, aren’t¬†poisonous. With that knowledge in mind, I laid flat on my stomach¬†face-to-face with this baby python while on safari in Zimbabwe. Our local Trackers had a healthy fear of snakes and thought I was crazy. They kept telling me, “You shouldn’t get so close to snake. They dangerous!” Their fear…