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Mirror, mirror

[singlepic id=131 w= h= float=center] A house sparrow that, whenever he had a minute, tried madly to defend his territory against his mirror image. Fortunately for me, every now and then his dropping energy levels forced him to take a … Continue reading

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Beauty it ain’t

[singlepic id=125 w= h= float=center] Let’s just say that marabou storks (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) will never win a beauty competition, at least not if members of any other species participate. Like vultures they’re mainly scavengers and adapted to sticking their heads into … Continue reading

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Hell’s Gate National Park

[singlepic id=120 w= h= float=center] One of the great things about Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya is that you can ride through the park on a bicycle, or take a guided walking tour. The other great thing is the … Continue reading

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Fading glory

[singlepic id=119 w= h= float=center] One of the many kites that frequent the Wildebeest Camp in Nairobi. We have seen many kites in Nairobi and also in Addis Ababa that seem to have adapted to city life by becoming scavengers. … Continue reading

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Taking off

[singlepic id=106 w= h= float=center] This will be my last shot from Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. It was also one of the last pictures I took in the park. Fortunately, just before he took off in sneak-mode, the leopard … Continue reading

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Hunters

[singlepic id=87 w= h= float=center] In Samburu we also ran into a pack of 14 African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Some of the wild dogs’ faces were covered in blood and we assume that the pack was coming from a … Continue reading

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Encounter

[singlepic id=86 w= h= float=center] Even though we have arrived in Ethiopia already, I am still working on my backlog. This shot was also taken in Samburu. The elephant in the back is a young male that seemed to be … Continue reading

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Spotty

[singlepic id=85 w= h= float=center] Our guide Samy spotted this leopard in a tree close to the path when we were about to leave Samburu National Reserve. Whenever a car stops in the park, it doesn’t take long until more … Continue reading

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Sundowner

[singlepic id=84 w= h= float=center] This group went for a sundowner at the river. We really enjoyed the weather changes in Samburu. Compared to cool Nairobi (21 ºC at noon), Samburu was quite hot with about 33 ºC at noon. … Continue reading

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Puff adder

[singlepic id=83 w= h= float=center] On one of our tours in Samburu we encountered a traffic jam of safari vehicles, but couldn’t see why the other cars had stopped. When we finally reached the front of the line, we saw … Continue reading

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