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

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 […]

Honeybadger Returns

Honeybadger Returns

Last week we had only three bee hives left near our offices.  We love our local honey here, particularly what we are able to collect after the Acacia mellifera flower(wait – a – bit – thorn).  Unfortunately, our honey has also been very popular with our friend the Honeybadger.  Today, there only hangs one bee […]

Aardvark Atlast!

Aardvark Atlast!

After months of trying we have finally caught up with our resident Aardvark.  Aardvarks have a tendency to sleep in one hole one night and another hole another night. This made camera trapping our quarry rather difficult.  During the day of July 28th one of our Rangers named Losorogol tracked Mr. Aardvark to a particular […]