Zimbabwe Sunset

A look at the setting sun through the dense under brush in Zimbabwe… a Zimbabwe sunset. Many people dread the idea of ever having to step foot on the dark continent. The entire continent is seemingly a place full of tragic misery, but it has beauty that is hard to match in the rest of…

World’s Largest Wall of Falling Water

At over a mile wide and 354 feet tall this is the world’s largest wall of falling water. It is Victoria Falls in Africa as seen from the Zimbabwe side of the falls. This natural wonder nearly defies explanation. The massive amount of water of the Zambezi River plummets into a scar in the earth’s surface…

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…

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…

Camouflaged Croc

I took this picture on the bank of the Zambezi River in Zambia, above Victoria Falls. The crocodile is the apex predator of the reptile family. They are ferocious and deadly hunters in water and on land. Their main diet consists of fish, but they are opportunistic creatures and will eat wildebeests and even humans if…

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…

Victoria Falls

At twice the height of Niagara Falls, this is a view of the largest waterfall in the world—Victoria Falls. It is formed as the Zambezi River falls into the First Gorge. This image really doesn’t do justice to the massive nature of this epic wonder. (No image I’ve ever seen does.) Located on the border of…

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…