wildlife Category

Resurrecting the Bare-Bottomed Zebra

Have you ever heard of a “quagga?” What’s black, and white, and red all over? Answers to these questions within my newly published essay at travel website, iExplore! Click here (or the photo above) to join me as I search for these “extinct” zebra, the elusive pygmy falcon, and capture a bit of travel photography […]

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A Honey Badger for Your Weekend

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Just a couple quick photos from my recent travels in Botswana, coming across a honey badger in Moremi Game Reserve. He wasn’t having any of us, and as quick as we could snap some photos and video, he was gone.

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Tuesdays in Tshwane: Collared Barbet

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Happy Tuesday, readers! Sharing a few snaps of a couple collared barbets. These two might be a mating pair. Does this surprise you? If so, you’re probably familiar with birds, and know that many male birds have more color, or striking variation in color, than females. The generally accepted explanation for this is that males […]

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Elephant in Camp

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We knew that Botswana would be wild camping, and although we adjusted to elephants roaming our campsite

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Come With Me to Botswana?

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We’re going to try our hand at real bush camping, in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. No fences. No bathrooms. No showers. Just a couple crazy Americans and a shovel to dig a loo. Want to come? You might die. You might get eaten.

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Lions in The Kruger

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Kurt and I have been discussing how we’re currently both in “Kruger withdrawal.” It’s been several months since our last visit, and I’m not quite sure how we’re coping. Some recent lion activity on one of the sightings websites we follow had me thinking about the lions we saw there on our last trip. We […]

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The Tiniest Giraffe in the Whole Wide World?

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We came across this baby giraffe with its mother in Pilanesberg last year. One of the youngest we’ve seen yet.

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Things Unknown but Longed For Still

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I don’t think after living in South Africa that I could ever keep a caged bird. They are so incredibly happy flying in the trees, and fluttering back and forth to the feeder, and eating together as a large, social unit. Lately, love birds are my most abundant visitors.

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Hyena in a Puddle

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January in South Africa is summertime, and this past January during a trip to Kruger, we came across a hyena enjoying a midday soak in a cool puddle among rocks beside the S114 in the southern part of the park.

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Leopard at Letaba

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Came across a young leopard on a recent journey to Mozambique from South Africa. We took the route through Kruger National Park and the Giryondo Border Post. We were just north of Letaba Rest Camp, headed for the border crossing… Beautiful, no? And speaking of beauty, here is a story about a leopard, or maybe […]

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