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  • Welcome to the Falkland Islands

    Dr. P took Dr. K and two assistant photographers to tour the Falkland Islands (they should be renamed the Breezy Islands) on a three-week personal tour in January of 2018. Our tour guide was Georgina Strange, a Falklands native. She was trained by her father Ian, the man who wrote the book (actually ten books) on ...
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  • King Penguins of the Falkland Islands

    King penguins are the largest penguins after the Emperor. Even though you can find an occasional one on different small islands within the Falkland Islands, most of them congregate at Volunteer Point. Derek and Trudy Patterson run the show here, and we stayed in their house with them. They are a wealth of knowledge regarding the ...
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  • Cormorants of the Falkland Islands

    These birds go by several names: Imperial Shag, Imperial Cormorant, King Cormorants, Blue-eyed shag, Blue-eyed Cormorant. They are graceful fliers, but ungainly on land due to the position of their legs. They streak past as they pursue a diet of fish and squid It’s a different story when they come in for a landing. As they get near ...
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  • Falklands Elephant Seals

    On Sea Lion Island we came across groups of juvenile male elephant seals that were resting and molting. They had been feeding out in the open ocean for several months, and were resting up for their next journey into the sea. These juveniles are big boys, weighing up to 2,000 pounds. After seeing how big these ...
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  • Magellanic Penguins of the Falkland Islands

    These guys are characters, and are sometimes called Jackass penguins due to the braying sound they make and their silly antics. Unlike the rookeries where the Gentoo, Rockhopper and King penguins raise their chicks, the Magellanic penguins raise their chicks in burrows. Our first encounter with them was while walking towards the the beach where the ...
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  • Falkland Islands Gentoo Penguins

    We left Los Angeles on a Wednesday night, and finally got to see penguins on Sunday when we took our first trip out to the Gentoo penguin rookery, a 5 minute walk from the Sea Lion Lodge. Our crew, ready for our first encounter with the Gentoo penguins There was a mixture of adults and molting chicks that ...
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  • Sailing to New Island with Jerome Poncet

    Jerome is the man when it comes to the waters of the south Atlantic. He is 72 years young, and has been taking researchers, tourists, and film crews to the Falklands for decades. In 1973 Jerome and a friend were the first people to sail a yacht into Antarctica. Jerome is French, and as such, has ...
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  • Rockhopper Penguins of the Falkland Islands

    These are the athletes of the penguin world, braving the stormy ocean get to get a meal for their chicks, then literally hopping up cliffs that are up to 600 feet high to feed their chicks at a rookery. And they do this every day while the chicks are growing! The first time we saw them ...
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  • Black-browed Albatross of the Falkland Islands

    After a 30 minute walk from Georgina’s digs we were surrounded by Black-browed albatross adults and chicks. They did not seem to be bothered by our presence, and went about their business right in front of us. At the start of our walk we passed some of the original buildings in the New Island settlement We felt like we were ...
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  • The Rogue Sea Lion of New Island

    This page has graphic photos of a sea lion hunting Gentoo penguins. It is nature at its rawest.  This dude is famous, and he has been seen in documentaries before like the BBC’s Frozen Planet series. Learn about his behavior from Georgina as she talks about him at the beach where he does his hunting. It is ...
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  • Our Falkland Islands Photographic Team

    We brought plenty of camera equipment, and needed all the help we could get to lug it through airports, on to airplanes, and out in the field. It took 4 people to accomplish this. Here they are in action. At the end of this page there is a list of the equipment we used. Our Enthusiastic ...
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  • The Charles Barnhard Museum at New Island

    There is a quaint museum on New Island restored by Ian Strange, with the help of his daughter Georgina and other local people. It is a short walk from the settlement in New Island, and explains some of the history of the area in regards to whaling and conservation. It is well worth a visit ...
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  • Southern Sea Lions of the Falkland Islands

    The Southern Sea Lions in the Falklands are huge. When you look at the adult males you can see what looks like a mane on their huge heads, which is why they are called lions. Jerome Poncet from Golden Fleece Expeditions, our sailboat captain, made a stop at Stinker Island where these sea lions congregate, before ...
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  • Namibia- Where Desert and Ocean Meet

    After my Botswana trip I met up with a different assistant photographer and went to Namibia. My overall observations of Namibia are very positive; great guide, friendly people, interesting desert, and great wildlife viewing. If you like landscape photography, in addition to great wildlife viewing and photography, Namibia is for you. Namibia is a desert country, with ...
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  • Botswana and the Okavango Delta

    It’s the people (including our excellent guides and camp staff) that make the trip, and the 14 people that joined me on this trip were some of the best guests I have ever taken to Africa. I would know, I have been taking people like this on trips for decades. Hopefully, we will be traveling ...
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  • Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Once we got through customs and brought our bags to the hotel, our African adventure started by going on a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river. It was a great way to start the trip. On the cruise we had our first encounter with guides from Zimbabwe. They were fantastic in their warmth, knowledge, and professionalism.  I kept an extra hand ...
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  • Camp Moremi- Okavango, Delta

    There are few roads, so the best way to get from Victoria Falls to Camp Moremi is by flying Walking to your room, you never know who or what (a bushbuck) might be waiting for you at these camps. You are in the bush, surrounded by wildlife, and can hear the lions and other animals at ...
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  • Camp Okavango- Okavango, Delta

    After four nights at Camp Moremi our next stop was Camp Okavango, with another set of great guides and staff At this camp there are no Landcruisers. If you walk, it’s with  an unarmed guide, since no guns are allowed The mokoro rides are with a guide that moves you through the reeds with a large pole  They had powerboats ...
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  • Botswana 2017 Guests

    A few photos of the peeps in our group doing their thing, some of them courtesy of Hal Gosling. Don’t miss the two videos of Dominic; one singing in a canoe, the other dancing with the locals. Dominic singing “Amore”  Return to Botswana page
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  • The Active Zebra of the Okavango Delta

    The zebra in this part of Africa are called the Common Zebra, also known as the Burchell’s Zebra. These are the same ones you see throughout East Africa. The other species of zebra I have seen on prior trips are the Grevy’s Zebra in northern Kenya. Zebra’s faces have lots of expression Zebra have this uncanny ability ...
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  • Elephants of the Okavango Delta

    The waterways of the Okavango Delta attract large numbers of elephants for obvious reasons. You will frequently see them on land, on the islands, at the water’s edge, and in the water. We saw them from our vehicle and our boat, and we even walked amongst them. If you are an elephant fan like us, ...
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  • Hippopotamus of the Okavango Delta

    They look so cute and adorable, especially when they are cuddling in the water. Don’t be fooled by their “three stooges” look, they are quite dangerous as most people know. They are responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other larger mammal. You don’t want to get between them and their escape route, a bull’s ...
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  • Cape Buffalo of the Okavango Delta

    Cape Buffalo (some people mistakenly call them water buffalo) are know by two other names; African Buffalo, and Black Death. The Black Death comes from their propensity to consciously charge hunters after they have been wounded in an attempt (successfully sometimes) to kill the hunter. We took the powerboats to an island for a walking tour with ...
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  • There are Lions on the Airstrip

    Our guides drove us to the airstrip at Camp Moremi to see some male lions. Sure enough, when we got there we saw two lazy male lions enjoying their peace and quiet (which would soon be interrupted). One male was sitting under the fire buckets, while the other was at the passenger loading area. Neither had a ...
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  • Leopards of the Okavango Delta

    We had more leopard sightings in our four days at Camp Moremi in Botswana than I have seen in all my other eight Africa trips combined. During the daytime leopards like to rest in a tree, hunting under the cover of darkness at night. Apparently the leopards we saw did not know this, because they were quite active ...
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  • Wild Dogs of the Okavango Delta

    Wild dogs are also known as cape hunting dogs and painted dogs. Even though they are not large, their speed, stamina, and teamwork make them highly efficient predators. It took me 7 trips to Africa to see them for the first time, in 2015 in Tanzania.  In Botswana we saw them many times in our 4 days ...
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  • The Black Mamba

    Most people have heard of this snake, and know how dangerous it is due to its size, speed, toxicity, and aggressiveness. It can outrun most people, easily goes up a tree, and does not seem to have fear when it is aroused. The snake is greenish-grey in color; it gets its name from the black ...
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  • Cape Town and the Great White Sharks (almost)

    Our shark dive was cancelled due to rough sea conditions, so we did the next best thing, and went to the beach and learned about sharks. It was a nice beach with lots of surfers, just like in California! After the surfers we saw the African penguins There is lots of educational material to learn about their behavior There are many more ...
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  • Birds of the Okavango Delta

    Pelican, yellow-billed stork and spoonbill Spoon bill Darter drying its wings Darter eating a fish breakfast (headfirst) Wattled crane adults Wattled crane chicks Egret Owl Jacana Ibis Carmine bee-eaters Heron Little Bee-eater Malachite kingfisher Immature malachite kingfisher catching a fish The results of trying to photograph this fast-diving bird coming out of the water Pied kingfisher hovering over a fish before diving after it Pied kingfisher coming out of the water after ...
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  • Nomads of the Summer and the Golden Eagle Chicks

    We went back to Mongolia in June of 2016 to continue the filming of our documentary called “The Twelfth Eagle”. The two main reasons we went back in the summer were to watch Ardak release his current eagle of 6 years for good, and watch him capture a new golden eagle chick to train. The capital, Ulan Bataar, ...
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  • Filming a Documentary Under Extreme Conditions

    To say it was cold was an understatement. The early mornings, when the natural light was good for our photography, hovered around -20 F.  Thank goodness there was no wind and the sun was out to help warm us up. Mornings were so cold that glasses were frosted and not usable Ardak’s horse had some frost also I dressed ...
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  • The Eagle in Action

    Action shots of golden eagles do not come easily. They don’t feel obliged to follow the script for our movie most times, so filming them can be seat-of-the-pants. My experience with wildlife photography in general was a big help. The biggest help was Ardak, the master eagle falconer we stayed with. Without his significant help ...
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  • Ardak- the Master Eagle Falconer

    Ardak’s skills were taught by his father, a tradition that goes back thousands of years. The female eagle lives with him literally, and he takes it out almost every day. It is a major commitment of time for a nomad that has grazing livestock to attend to. Our first view of his eagle when we first arrived and ...
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  • Mongolia 2016

    Dr. Palazzolo and Dr. Kennedy  went to Mongolia in February of 2016, when it was bitterly cold, in order to watch a master falconer use his golden eagle to hunt foxes and rabbits. It was a preliminary trip for an indie movie we are making on the relationship between a Kazakh nomad and his golden eagle. We ...
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  • Logistics of Going to Mongolia

    Wildlife documentaries are unscripted, and take hundreds of  hours filming to produce a 2 hour movie.  Golden eagles don’t tend to know their lines all that well, so patience is the most important piece of equipment to pack into your bags. Before we left we worked on a script for the documentary in order to give us an idea ...
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  • Peter and Kallie – Masai Mara Trip October 2007

    Kallie was a birthday girl, so she gets extra photos
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  • Lions of Tsavo

    In September of 2005 Dr. P joined an Earthwatch group headed by Dr. Bruce Patterson of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. His team helped gather research data on the maneless lions of Tsavo National Park in Kenya. These lions are the descendants of the lions that killed 140 railway workers in Kenya ...
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  • Red Footed Boobies

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  • Our Guides

    Boli was quite knowledgeable. He gave us a great presentation every day using the high definition plasma display to teach us the history, flora, and fauna of Galapagos. Now, about his jokes…… He was also a good photographer. Some of his photos are on this Galapagos page. Christina was just as charming and knowledgeable Its fun to bust the ...
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  • Lions of the Southern Serengeti

    Lions tend to be evening hunters, although our guides told us several prides in this area hunt in the daytime frequently. Even though I love the cheetahs, nothing is more intense than a lion that is in the act of hunting. You will encounter playful lion cubs on this page. Those babies had to come from somewhere…. When ...
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  • Masai Mara 2007 Birds

    Kenya has well over a thousand species of birds. We would awaken in the morning to their calls, and see them all day long in the air and on the ground. This page has a few of the more interesting ones. At the end of the page we have a sequence of a martial eagle, the ...
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  • Predators

    As you can imagine there are many predators in the Mara. We saw and have photos of hyena, mongoose, bat-eared fox, jackals, serval, and the rare caracal. I even had a mongoose visit my tent one night as he pitter-pattered around the sides. I did not know what it was at first, and when I ...
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  • Ol Seki Camp

    Ol Seki was even more luxurious than Rekero. This is because it is a permanent camp and does not have to be taken down yearly. At Ol Seki you can go on long walks and you can go on night drives because you are outside the Mara National Reserve. Just like in Rekero, the food is ...
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  • Rekero Camp

    Here are a few photos of this wonderful camp at the Talek river. It is run by Gerard Beaton and his very competent (but funny-talking) manger Rob Stower. If you plan on a trip at the Mara we highly recommend it. The food is great, the staff are great, the accomodations are very comfortable, and the ...
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  • Selous 2015

    Siwandu Camp This is a luxurious camp with gourmet food and a personal chef. Its ideas for small groups, honeymooners, and special occasions Upon arrival you are greeted by an enthusiastic and professional staff Accommodations are excellent You eat overlooking a lake At the end of a morning game drive or walking tour they surprise you with breakfast in the ...
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  • Wild dogs of Tanzania

      Wild dogs are endangered with extinction in Tanzania (they number 2,000 in the whole country. They are usually found on the move, and as such can be difficult to photograph. We were lucky to catch them while they were resting. The next goal is to catch them while hunting. As was to be expected, we first came ...
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  • Tanzania 2015

    My 8th time to Africa.  In addition to another great trip to the Serengeti we visited the Selous in Tanzania. You can see details of my 7 prior Africa trips in the Wildlife Photography section of the LBAH web site. In the first half of the trip we went back to Lake Ndutu in the Serengeti. After the Serengeti ...
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  • Tanzania 2015 Guests and Guides

    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 ...
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  • Lions at play

      Tanzania has more lions than any other country. They number around 20,000, although they were well over 100,000 in the recent past. Habitat destruction, persecution from herders, and poaching have been the biggest reason for their decline The lions in the Serengeti have been studied extensively for decades. This is a photo of the vehicle they ...
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  • Cheetah on the run

      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 ...
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  • Lion-Hyena encounter

      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 ...
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  • Serengeti 2013 Group

      Carole Jan Janelle Mark Les and Cindy Yuriko Greg and Claudia Return to Photographer’a Africa page
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  • Photographer’s Africa

    In February of 2013 I took 10 people to Lake Ndutu in the southern Serengeti of Tanzania to photograph the wildlife, particularly the big cats.  The Serengeti is a wildlife photographers dream, and will spoil you when you travel to other parts of the world to photograph wildlife. Click here to see my prior page on the ...
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  • Young cheetahs hunting a baby wildebeest

    GRAPHIC PHOTOS IN THIS PAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES All photos are in low resolution saved as jpeg medium compression. Click on them to see them in greater resolution. They were taken with (unless otherwise noted): Canon 1 DX Canon 500mm f/4 IS  II with 1.4X TC ver III Bean bag and hand holding In the late afternoon we came across ...
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  • Orangutans of Borneo

    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 ...
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  • Tom (the king)

    Tom is the orangutan that displaced Kusasi, the reigning king for many years. Kusasi has quite a story about how he overcame adversity and had the personality needed to be the dominant male. Rumor has it that Doyak is displacing Tom, which is the natural course of mature orangutan males. We did not expect to encounter ...
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  • Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine

      The orangutans at the care center range from babies to adults, and are here for a multitude of reasons. Some have chronic disease and will not survive in the wild. Others are young orphans and need a place to call home in the denuded rain forest. Their mothers were killed because they wandered into the ...
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  • Feeding Stations

     Time to eat! When going up the Sekonyer river to Camp Leakey you pass several feeding stations where the semi-wild orangutans are fed twice daily. Once the large and dominant males like Doyak, who eat first, leave the feeding station the other orangutans, pigs, squirrels, and gibbons move in for their feast. They are not afraid ...
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  • Camp Leakey

    Much has changed in Camp Leakey since my last trip. This is not surprising due to the decades that have passed, the major changes in the rainforest, and the tremendous pressure put on the environment by the logging industry and palm oil plantations. If you haven’t already checked out the web page on my 1991 trip ...
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  • Doyak

    This is Doyak in all his splendor (oops, wrong Doyak, this is a guide at the feeding platform pretending to be Doyak) The real Doyak! Males this size range between 250-350 pounds. They are comparable in strength to 8 large men at least, and are not intimidated by much in their jungle. They have a powerful bite ...
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  • Proboscis Monkey

    21 years ago when I first cruised down this river my camera equipment was modest compared to what is available today. I used a Minolta XG-M camera that was manual everything; focus, film advance, and exposure. This camera had slide film at an ASA of 400, which was fast film at that time. It  was ...
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  • Klotok Time

    Klotoks are a wonderful way to travel the Sekonyer to Camp Leakey. They are called klotoks due to the unique sounds of their one cylinder engines. They travel at just the right speed to get you to your destination, while at the same time allow for wildlife viewing and photography in the vegetation along the ...
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  • Back to Borneo

    Dateline: October 2012 In 1991 I went to Borneo to work with the orangutans in the rain forest at Tanjung Puting National Park. It was a fascinating trip that I have chronicled on this web site already. Reading about this prior trip will allow you to get a good perspective when you read this page on ...
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  • Do you really want to fly to Borneo?

    After flying to Jakarta from Los Angeles through Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific we spent a night at the Sheraton Bandara in Jakarta. Its a nice and reasonably priced hotel (for a Sheraton) close to the airport.  The next day we took a one hour jet flight (it was not a jet in 1991) to Pangalan ...
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  • On Top of the World (almost)

    In July of 2012 a group of 11 of us went to Svalbard, Norway and cruised far into the Arctic circle. At the northernmost portion of our trip we were at 82 degrees latitude. The North Pole is 90 degrees latitude, which means we were only 600 miles away. This was true Arctic, with glaciers, icebergs, ...
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  • Penguin Heaven

    The rules state we must stay at least 5 meters away from them. Many of the young are going through what is termed a “catastrophic molt”, which is a stressful time for them and we do not need to add more stress. You will see pictures of the young penguins molting in this page. Penguins do do ...
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  • Northern Michigan

    Some of the wildlife and scenery around Harbor Springs, Michigan Sandhill Cranes Whitetail deer Larks Lake Great Blue Heron Belted kingfisher Osprey Red Fox
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  • Tsavo at Night

    We call this page “nocturnal Africa” since we spent a significant amount of time out in the bush throughout the evening. Its a whole different world at night…. Before we begin lets look as some of our guides par excellence! Simon, guide and budding comedian forgetting to take the lens cap off. Chui, the flat tire king And Alex, ...
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  • Leopard Seal on the Hunt

    The first series of pictures shows a Leopard Seal that was inquisitive and came right up to our zodiak  before diving under us He was not afraid and swam right past us while we just sat there bobbing in the calm water When he got next to us he put his head down and dove under our ...
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  • Masai Mara 2007- Lions

    This page shows pictures of beautiful males, cubs, females, and mating lions. This relaxed male was not bothered by our presence and calmly yawned his boredom. These playful cubs put on a show for us Their mother kept a watchful eye to make sure we did not feed them any junk food These cubs played for each other for ...
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  • Masai Mara 2007- Lewa Downs

    Lewa is not a camp like our other two locations. It has permanent, rustic, and luxurious cottages in a beautiful setting. It has been run by the Craig family for the last 30 years. They have dedicated themselves to conservation of the animals in this part of Africa. At Lewa you can go on horseback rides, ...
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  • Masai Mara 2007- Leopard

    This elusive cat showed up a few times on our trip. Like all the big cats we can watch them for hours. Unlike the lions and cheetahs, leopards prefer to do things in private, so you have to get that shot when you can. One morning this female was found just outside our camp. She was ...
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  • Masai Mara 2007 Group 3

    The Shot Meisters Yea, our final group at Rekero camp. A couple of “Cheetah Chicks” teaching the cheetahs the proper way to pose This group was serious about their photography They also knew how to have fun A nice uphill hike to stretch the legs at Wilderness Trails Lewa They took so many photos we never had time for a photo ...
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  • Masa Mara 2007 Group 2

    This page has just a few of the numerous photos we took of our second group at Ol Seki.  The Cheetah Chasers Ol Seki is a beautiful camp with its ambiance and style Our day at Ol Seki started just as early as the other camps. We tried to catch that early morning sun. By 9 AM we were back ...
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  • Masa Mara 2007 Group 1

    The Ibble Dibbles This page has just a few of the numerous photos we took of our first group at Rekero camp. At the end of this page we have links to each of these individuals with more photos. Our day would start at 6 AM with moring wake up call and tea. We would be out in ...
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  • Masai Mara 2007- How We Got The Shot

    This page gives you the technical details of how we took photos of a hunting cheetah trying to bring down a young Topi. We used Canon professional cameras with professional lenses to get these shots. If you are contemplating a trip anywhere in the world where you want to get high quality photos its nice ...
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  • Masai Mara 2007 Camera Equipment

    Everyone brought a point and shoot camera along with their own personal digital SLR camera. These cameras were either the Canon 20D, 30D, 40D, or Rebel Xti. They did great and everyone learned much more about photography and had a ball shooting all those photos I had to edit! A very important part of our equipment ...
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  • Masai Mara 2007- Cheetah

    They are such regal looking animals, and since they are daytime hunters you get an opportunity to capture them in action. These are only a few of the thousands of cheetah photos we took. At the end of this page we have a sequence of cheetahs on an actual hunt as a mother teaches her yearlings ...
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  • Masa Mara Photography Workshop

    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 ...
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  • Scenery of Katmai N. P.

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  • Bears of Katmai National Park

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  • Katmai National Park

    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 ...
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  • King Neptune

    Things were a little slow at the equator this year, so King Neptune and his wife paid us a visit towards the end of our trip. He was none too happy at some of the names we mixed up on his creatures. Things like calling pelicans as penguins, and asking dumb questions like, “who was ...
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  • Flightless Cormorants

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  • Sea Lions

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  • Blue Footed Boobies

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  • Galapagos Hawk

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  • Nazca Boobies

    Naska Boobie posturing for a mate He flaps his wings to get her attention If she can’t see him maybe she can hear him Ever vigilant he scans constantly She appears out of nowhere When he finds her they rapidly make their bond…. …and announce it to the colony And pretty soon its time to feed a newly hatched chick
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  • Colorful and Courting Frigates

    These aerial acrobats make their living by stealing food from other birds, often times Boobies and Tropical birds. They have a vivid courtship display which you will see on this page. Our first encounter with this winged wonder started as soon as we left port. Our guides assured us we would be getting much closer and more personal ...
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  • Marine Iguanas

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  • Pelicans

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  • Our Galapagos Group

    Pat and Karen  Lorna Scott and Mary Dominic Michelle Bill and Kristine Ron and Cindy CP Back to top of page ©1998-2010 CP LTD. all rights reserved.  
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  • Costa Rica 2008

    We stayed at a hotel that was right on the beach It was a good spot for us surfer dudes to practice our technique The hotel had a beautiful garden setting The fisherman took their boats out daily You could walk along the beach and watch the locals doing their “local” thing Large flocks of pelicans would congregate over the ...
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  • Conservation Trips

      Join Dr. P as he shares some his worldwide conservation trips. Lions of Tsavo National Park   Masai Mara October 2007 Bears of Katmai National Park   The Endangered Black Rhino of Zimbabwe   The Endangered Orangutan of Borneo
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  • Cheetah of the Mara

         
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  • Enchanted Galapagos

    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 ...
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  • Lioness on the Hunt

    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 ...
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  • Tanzania 2009 Group 2

      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)
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  • Tanzania July 2009 (redux)

    This 5th trip to Africa was a repeat of my first trip to Africa taken 23 years ago. I have learned a lot about traveling and photographing in Africa since then and put this experience to use.  All the work and attention to detail paid off because this trip was the best one so far. ...
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  • Tanzania 2009 Group 1

    This group sure knew how to eat and boy did they love their wine! Click on the picture above to see them as a group. Click on the individual pictures below to see Group 1 participants at their best (usually). Lorna Joy Mike and Carol Silvia Bob and Linda The Gerutto Family
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