For, Becky’s October Squares challenge: Squares & Lines, here is a rear view of a zebra in Tanzania… the lines that ring a genet’s tail, lines on a lizard, lines that encircle an owl’s face, wrinkled lines on elephant trunks and bodies, ridge lines on impala horns and black markings on their rears and tails, markings […]Read More October Squares: Animals of Tanzania
Feb. 11, 2018 Although we’ve been on the Serengeti Plain since we arrived in Ndutu, we were officially in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Today we would enter Serengeti National Park. A song has been going through my head since we got to Tanzania, one that I like from several years ago. The “one hit wonder” […]Read More Day 1 at Serengeti National Park: Awesome Day!
Feb. 9, 2018 The first thing I saw this morning was a yellow weaver tending to his nest, just outside the main building at Ndutu Safari Lodge. Yellow weaver finishing its nest On our morning drive, we saw some lions – first a female pair, one of whom is pregnant and the other wears a […]Read More Predators and Prey in Ndutu-Serengeti
Feb. 7, 2018 The wildebeests (also known as gnus) in the crater don’t take the long migration of the Serengeti, but they’re always on the move to find better grassland. Large herds of them migrate from one side of the crater to another. Most of the time, you also see zebras migrating alongside the wildebeest […]Read More New Life and Danger in Ngorongoro
Feb. 6, 2018 We stopped for lunch at about 2:00 during a drizzling rain. There were toilets next to a grassy area. Some people headed straight for them, but in spite of the commotion we must have made upon arrival, it did not faze two Marabou storks, who stood stock still several feet apart. This […]Read More Some New Animals in Ngorongoro Crater
For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week, with the topic of Heads or Facial Features, I am featuring animals of Ngorongoro Crater. Photos in black & white (or nearly so) allow one to see details that normally wouldn’t stand out, such as the individual hairs on this vervet monkey’s head: The horns on […]Read More CB&WPC: Animal Heads
Note: I wrote most of these haiku myself and took all the photographs. The haiku “Photography” was written by Dale Berman (my husband); “On Safari” (with slight modification) and “Origins” were written by other members of our Tanzanian Safari group. Posted for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wildlife. Wildebeest Is it possible that the gnu knew? […]Read More CFFC: Safari Haiku