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Cheetas!

Cheetas!

Move over pictures of kittens on Facebook, now there’s something more feline I bet this cat could accelerate at 4 times the rate of a human being, obtain speeds of 70-75 mph or 120km/hr, and could retract its claws it it was playing with another cheetah. That is if it were chasing something and not … Continue reading

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ― Franz Kafka

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ― Franz Kafka

This is a retrospective of my first day in Ethiopia… Girls came running at our Tuk-tuk (motorcycle type taxi) “Sir! Sir!”  They did not shout though rather whispered loudly. “Give me pen, sir, buy my cross”.  They sold cheap crosses to get money for school supplies. I was instantly charmed to death bu this whispering … Continue reading

The Nkuringo Mountain Gorilla babies

The Nkuringo Mountain Gorilla babies

Here are a few more shots of mountain gorillas from the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.  There are two youngsters in the troop of 14 that are under the age of 2. See the rest of the photos here or check out the video of the gorillas. If you re interested in viewing mountain … Continue reading

The Coffee Ceremony: An Ethiopian Tradition

The Coffee Ceremony: An Ethiopian Tradition

Ethiopia is the cradle of humanity, Rastafarianism, Queen of Sheba, the Land of Lucy, and most importantly, the place where coffee was first brewed. On any street in Ethiopia you can find “buna” (pronounced bun-ah). It’s not what you get at home or from the coffee shop. In the West you may only find it … Continue reading

Hanging out with gorillas, no kidding (video)

Hanging out with gorillas, no kidding (video)

 I shot this video of Nkuringo Mountain gorillas while traveling in Uganda, December 2013.  This is about 20km from the Congo border in SW Uganda. If you are thinking about seeing mountain gorillas, think about doing it with Nkuringo Walking Safaris and go to this post to find out why… Please share!!! Here is the … Continue reading

African safari from December 2013 (part 2)

African safari from December 2013 (part 2)

The sheer numbers of animals in Masai Mara National Park was astonishing.  I could not have expected to see the hundreds of zebra, wildebeest, and other antelope we did.  Also, maybe 40 individual lions in 3 days?  Amazing.  With regard to lions, I was surprised to learn there a ~400 lions remaining in all of … Continue reading