Sunday, August 1, 2010

Masai Herders

It's mid-November 2009 in Kenya and the "short rains" have brought the Masai Mara back to life.  After a long, devastating drought, the once brown earth and skeletal trees now sport fresh green leaves and in depressed areas, ponds and puddles fill with water. Daily life for the Masai at this time means herding cattle, many of which are emaciated, to greener pastures.  Many don't make it and this is a great loss because wealth and sustenance for a Masai are measured by the number of cattle he owns.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Zebra Stripes Everywhere

Unlike the striking black and white stripes of an adult zebra, the stripe patterns of baby zebras are brown and white.  As they mature into adulthood, they develop the magnificent black and white stripes.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


The Topi is a type of antelope that inhabits the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania.  Some locals claimed that the distinguishing dark patches on the hind legs look like the topi is wearing "blue jeans".

More information about the topi can be found at