Golden Orb

Golden Orb

I ran into this Golden Orb spider in the door of our camel boma last week.  Fortunately i ran into a small strand first and was able to stop before putting my face  right through her beautiful web. Golden Orb spiders in New Guinea have such strong webs that they are woven and used locals […]

Goatsucker with young

Goatsucker with young

Goatsucker is a traditional name given to birds in the order Caprimulgiformes – the nightjars. The term was based on a belief that the birds drank the milk of goats. Fortunately for the local masai this belief was long ago proven erroneous. Nightjars are insectivores predominantly nocturnal and closely related to owls. The other day […]

7 Lesser Kudu on Tumaren

7 Lesser Kudu on Tumaren

Just back from a walk along our boundary with the neighboring ranch Male. Along the boundary i ran into this male Lesser Kudu. He was with a herd of 6 other females/young and one beautiful dark male that only showed himself once. When we first told people about our lesser kudu here many did not believe they […]