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…