GRAPHIC PHOTOS IN THIS PAGE They act playful when they are not hunting for their survival In the cool of the early morning, when prey is abundant and within striking distance, Cheetah sometimes do nothing. Only when the sun is higher, and it is getting so hot that heat waves interfere with photographing them with a telephoto lens, do they streak after their prey. Their excessive panting after a chase are an indication of how winded they are in the mid day heat. This is one of those aspects of cheetah behavior that cannot be explained. Why they pass up opportunities in
This was my fist chance to see a close encounter between lions and hyenas. It happened at 9 Am while driving in the central Serengeti. A clan of hyena were feasting on the significant remains of a wildebeest The ripped away and engorged themselves They kept a wary eye in the distance, and we soon found out why As it turns out, a small pride of male lions had killed the wildebeest earlier and already feasted. They were lounging about 100 yards away after gorging on the wildebeest. They left their kill to the hyenas since they could not eat
October 2007 Carl Palazzolo, DVM In October of 2007 I will be leading a digital photography workshop in Kenya to view the wildebeest migration, which will be my 4th time to Africa. It is a tremendous opportunity to view and photograph the age old drama of these animals and their interaction with the predators they encounter during the migration. All adults over 18 are welcome, and even if you are not interested in photography, you are encouraged to join us. You will be able to do what you want without any pressure to take photos or learn about photography. This
On a trip like this you can spend countless hours watching our early ancestors in their daily routine. In Tanjung Puting NP the wild orangutans are given food daily at feeding stations. This gives you a golden opportunity to observe their behavior. In this video you get to meet Doyak, the dominant male in this area. Keep in mind you are seeing him at his more "docile moment", and you need to stay away just in case you cross that invisible line where he feels threatened. He has the strength of 8 men in case you decide to challenge him.
We made it! After 2 years of planning and lots of airplane flights we are finally on safari. Well, almost there. We still had another 45 minute small plane flight to get us to Lake Ndutu, our final destination for the first leg of our trip. Speaking of small planes, do you have any idea of why the pilot puts thorn bushes around this tires? The vastness of the Serengeti is apparent from this view at the visitors center Upon arrival at our camp in Lake Ndutu in the Serengeti we were given an orientation by Peter. He has a