From Dik-Dik to Eland, there is an Antelope for Everything

“One of the most impressive aspects of the African wildlife experience is the presence of up to a dozen different antelopes in the same area. Yet it was by taking measures to minimize competition by becoming different species that such a diverse array of antelopes came to exist in the first place.” -Robert D. Estes,…

Expert Advice on Bird Photography from Someone that is Not Very Good at It

“Oh, for the wings of a dove, men, envious, cry. What bones, what muscles, have birds and not I, That give them freedom of the boundless sky?” – Joel Peters I imagine you would ask yourself, then, why should I read this?…Well for starters there are good pictures of amazing and unique African birds, and…

The Greatest Spectacle on Earth…

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature…” By Frank Lloyd Wright Yes, indeed…Every year millions of us along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles are responsible for the most spectacular mass movement of terrestrial mammals anywhere in the world. Thousands of people around the world come to the Masai Mara between…

Falling in Love with Black and White All Over Again…

“Life is like a good black and white photograph, there’s black, there’s white, and lots of shades in between.” -Karl Heiner My passion for photography began many years ago, too many to count, inspired by the B&W work of the great masters. Besides collecting portfolios by Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Amsel Adams and…

Jellyfishes: Terrifying Beauties

“From nearly microscopic tinkerbells to golden giants whose bells loom larger than beach umbrellas, you couldn’t dream up more exotic jellies than already exists” -Nora Danes, Jellies Living Art And terrifying they are, particularly if you happen to be swimming in the ocean and finding one or more pulsating their way in the water right…

The Majestic Lion: Royalty of the Animal Kingdom on Its way to Extintion in the Wild?

Between August and September of last year the two lionesses of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC gave birth to two litters of seven cubs between them. Since the cubs began to be allowed to go out to the exhibit along with its parents I’ve been dying to go to the zoo and spend…