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 […]

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 […]