Cheetah of the Southern Serengeti

2020-02-13T06:42:20-08:00February 12th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

Cheetahs tend to be daytime hunters, and with their beautiful markings and haircoats make good photographic subjects. In February of every year they take advantage of the easy pickings of very young Thompson and Grant's gazelle, along with wildebeest calves and zebra foals. This is an ideal time to teach young cheetah how to hunt. The end of this page has graphic photos of a cheetah eating a baby gazelle that are not suitable to all viewers They scan for prey constantly and never seem to notice us These youngsters came down to Lake Ndutu for an early morning drink of the

Birds of the Southern Serengeti

2020-02-13T06:45:28-08:00February 12th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

East Africa is a mecca for birders. In addition to the normal residents there were a significant number of migrators in February. This page has a few of the more interesting and colorful birds. European roller Juvenile Bateleur eagle Augur buzzard Augur buzzard melanistic phase Flamingo heaven at Lake Ndutu Hildebrant's starling Ruppell's vulture Click on the picture below to watch short video of how intensely they feed alongside a hyena Marsh owl Nubian vulture Pygmy falcon Secretary bird Spotted Thick-knee Speckled pigeon Lilac-breasted roller

Tanzania 2011

2020-02-13T06:47:58-08:00February 12th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

It is in February of every year in the southern Serengeti that the wildebeests try to overwhelm the predators by calving in the tens of thousands. It is during this time that the predators have a feast, which you will see on this page. On this same trip we saw the gorillas in Rwanda on the way to the Serengeti, and ended our trip with the Hadzabe in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We were in the Lake Ndutu region of the Serengeti (black arrow at the bottom). In mid-February, as the rains start to return, the mineral rich grasses sprout