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…

Dust Bath

  Elephants never forget. This is a popular saying that most of us have probably heard. The implication is that the world’s largest land animal is also very smart and remembers everything. They do have the largest brain of any land creature on the planet and have been observed displaying knowledge based on their roaming…

Giraffe Highway

I guess this gives the term highway a whole new meaning… (get it…cause the giraffe is so high). 🙂 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…

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.