At the end of March I took a group of 12 friends and veterinarians to Galapagos. If it is on your bucket list this trip is well worth the time and effort. The guides are awesome, the wildlife viewing is just about as good as it gets, the water is warm and clear, and the Ecuadorian people are gracious (and prepare great meals). Some of my guests were repeats from my African safari trips and their photographic expertise is increasing (finally). We will share some of their pictures, although this page has just a small fraction of the wildlife we
These guys are quick, and to freeze them in action while they are flying takes some good equipment and plenty of practice.
This page has a sequence of photos of a lioness stalking and killing a wildebeest in the Serengeti of Tanzania in July of 2009. The powerful primal instincts of this predator are readily seen. Nature's brutality is also apparent so be prepared to see the death of the wildebeest. Our guide Proteus noticed her in the grass on the right as we slowly drove a road near a marsh around 9 AM. Do you see her towards the center right? She is not easy to spot hidden in the grass. Linda is pointing the 500 mm lens right at her.
Dr. P spent one week in Alaska Brown bear viewing in August of 2005. It was near the location depicted in the movie "Grizzly". You can call them Grizzlies or Kodiak bears also, since in this part of Alaska they are one in the same. You can sometimes get this close to the bears. This bear was 10 feet away. This is Alaska, and everything is huge, so the smaller size of these photographs for easier downloading on a web page don't begin to do justice to the area and bears. At the end of this page you can link
This is the beginning of the trip so we are still smiling. Robert and Lela Rick and Joan Dominic The Dinkers (don't ask why they got this nickname)