Bat-ear Stops in to Visit

Bat-ear Stops in to Visit

Caught this adult Bat-eared Fox in the camera a while back. You can really see the size of his insect probing ears.  What you cant see is a set of exceptional jaw muscles capable of extremely rapid bug chomping (i think i remember that they set some kind of chomping speed record in the mammal […]

Solifugid From Hell!

Solifugid From Hell!

Solifugids aren’t from hell folks, it just makes a catchy headline. The other day this guy (2.5″ across) roared into our tent. Solifugids or Sun Spiders as they are commonly called move at high speed. They are nocturnal predators of small insects (this post is in the insect category but i realize that solifugids are […]

Vultures Galore

Vultures Galore

Its always nice to see vultures coming into carcasses in our area.  Vultures, are taking such a terrible hit globally and even here in Kenya trends have shown that dramatic declines in particular areas, including Laikipia.  The following images of Ruppel’s Griffon Vultures were taken on a zebra carcass a few months back. Vultures A […]

Mongoose Menagerie

Mongoose Menagerie

We have three species of mongoose on Tumaren and after finally getting a picture of a Slender Mongoose (Black-tipped Mongoose) we can now present all three below. First our only social mongoose, The Dwarf Mongoose, a diurnal small species: Second our nocturnal species, The White-tailed mongoose: And lastly, The Slender Mongoose a species that is […]

More Lions with a Zebra Kill

More Lions with a Zebra Kill

Not long after our images of Lolmelil on the zebra killed by the snare it appears that his lionesses made a zebra kill of their own.  This was not far away and we were able to get the following images on the carcass.  You can see the young cubs in the initial images and an […]

Lolmelil The Lion

Lolmelil The Lion

Lolmelil, a large male lion who we have seen on a number of occasions but never photographed finally made an appearance at a dead common zebra we found a couple weeks back. The zebra had sadly died from a snare that had slowly strangled and cut it.  Parm put the camera out and got these […]

Another Male Leopard on Tumaren

Another Male Leopard on Tumaren

This  Beautiful Male Leopard was  photographed above our offices several weeks ago on a gerenuk kill.  Losorogol was patrolling when he found the stashed kill. Gabriel then went out to set the camera.  This male is larger than the one we photographed before and i think it is also one that i saw 1 year […]

One Horned Lesser Kudu

One Horned Lesser Kudu

Got this picture of a Lesser Kudu with only one horn today.  I’ve seen him on a number of occasions but have not yet had the opportunity to photograph him till today. I have been wondering recently if we might have the most western lesser kudu in Kenya.   Karisia Walking Safaris

Dead Baby Elephant

Dead Baby Elephant

A baby elephant was found dead today on us below our dam in an area the elephants have been spending a good deal of time.  The carcass appears to be about three days old. There were lion tracks nearby as well as Hyena but our rangers felt that neither killed it.  Because not all of […]

Elephant Nearly Destroys Camera-trap

Elephant Nearly Destroys Camera-trap

A mixed group of female elephants with young visited one of our small dams recently at 8 in the morning.  That was nice and we managed to get a number of nice images of them as they drank, many images framed by the legs and belly of a foreground animal. Then one hour later, clearly […]