Aardwolf Improved

Aardwolf Improved

When it rains it pours – Aardwolves, that is (we are still waiting for a good rainfall).  These images were taken after we flushed another Aardwolf at dusk from his burrow and set the camera to record his return.  We photographed not one byt two adults going in and out of the hole and we […]

Aardwolf Anyone?

Aardwolf Anyone?

I finally got my Aardwolf picture. While biking i flushed this guy from this hole as he was leaving at dusk to forage for termites and other insect tidbits.  I returned with the camera trap and after three days/nights he made this one and only showing.  I assume by his tracks that he has been […]

Vulturine Guineafowl

Vulturine Guineafowl

It was nice to find these fellows in the camera trap this morning.  Vulturine Guinefowl are some of the areas most distinguished birds.  Fly Tyers love to get their hands on Vulturine skins. The blue, it turns out is rather irresistible to not only the camera but also certain atlantic salmon.  We often use the […]

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 […]

Zebra Stallions Up in Arms

Zebra Stallions Up in Arms

It appears that the rains that we received a few weeks back and the grass that we now have as a result have kick-started the zebras hormonal systems. Everywhere i went today on an early morning walk there were zebra stallions fighting, rearing, biting and then falling to their knees as they each strike at […]

Striped Hyena Confirmed Breeding on Tumaren

Striped Hyena Confirmed Breeding on Tumaren

Not less than a month after our first observation of this species we have confirmed breeding within Tumaren. The pups were slightly nervous of the camera at first but within two hours they were relaxed – relaxed enough to chew through the camera’s strap then toss it around for an hour or so exposing some […]

Wildcat – The Original Meow

Wildcat – The Original Meow

A week ago a lion killed a zebra near camp. When the rangers found the carcass the next day they positioned the camera trap on the carcass to see if the lions returned. The big cats, nervous of people around here, did not return but as luck would have it a smaller version walked by. […]