Elephants; big & enthralling

Please consider the images (excepting the one that I note in the caption) as being copyrighted and ask permission before using in any way. Thank you. DEC The largest land mammal wears a baggy gray suit and has more wrinkles than a botox doctor’s waiting room. They are not colorful. They eat all the time.Continue reading “Elephants; big & enthralling”

Sleek and graceful – Impala

Please consider all images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use or copy. Thank you, DEClapp The antelope are a common part of the African scene because of the grasses and shrubbery of the African plains. The vegetation drives (allows) all sorts of things to survive by providing nourishment and moisture. Unlike the GiantContinue reading “Sleek and graceful – Impala”

Africa, Tanzania, Lions; lion sex, #3

Please consider all images as copyrighted and contact me for permission to use them, Thank you, DEC. Female lions have a gestation period of about three and a half months. They can hunt right up until they deliver their kittens. The young are like house cats, small and sightless at birth. They are in aContinue reading “Africa, Tanzania, Lions; lion sex, #3”

Africa, Tanzania, Serengeti; Lions #2

PLEASE CONSIDER ALL IMAGES AS COPYRIGHTED. CONTACT ME FOR PERMISSION TO USE THESE IMAGES. THANK YOU. DEC This is a short bit about males, it will be similar to the post from July 13. The previous post is about females and the pride this one will emphasize males but the overlapping roles and territories ofContinue reading “Africa, Tanzania, Serengeti; Lions #2”

Africa, Tanzania, Serengeti; The Secretary Bird

Please consider all photographs as copyrighted and contact me for permission to use them. Thank you, DEC. Walking with measured pace over the short grass plains of the Serengeti (and Maasai Mara) the Secretary Bird simply exudes elegance and style. It is large, softly gray, with long legs, long tail, and an array of disheveled feather erupting from its ferociously beakedContinue reading “Africa, Tanzania, Serengeti; The Secretary Bird”

Africa; Elephants – teeth and tusks

Please consider all images as copyrighted and contact me for permission to use or reproduce. Thank you, DEC. For most of us elephants have only two teeth – the tusks. But they also have a most interesting progression of grinding teeth. Elephants eat branches, twigs, leaves, and clumps of grass. At a minimum the dietContinue reading “Africa; Elephants – teeth and tusks”

Africa; Elephants – family life

Please consider all images as copyrighted; please contact me for permission to use these pictures. I will be doing at least five pages on elephants (family, teeth and tusks, human interactions, water, and simply their majesty) over the next few days. This will likely open the door to many questions about other African animals andContinue reading “Africa; Elephants – family life”