Uganda/1 – East Africa

Most of us think of East Africa with grand images of migrating wildebeest and zebra moving from the Maasai Mara in Kenya heading down the slopes of the Tanzanian highlands and onto the great grassy plains of the Serengeti. Politically East Africa has more than one configuration – and that is changing and has changedContinue reading “Uganda/1 – East Africa”

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; 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”

New Zealand; limestone cave

New Zealand has been under the sea for millions of years during the past eons. It is up and down based on the pressure being applied to the edges of the continental plates of which it is part. Actually New Zealand is at a junction of two plates and it slides, bumps, jumps, and changesContinue reading “New Zealand; limestone cave”

Alaska; Homer the Town

Alaska has few towns and almost no towns that are like we are used to in the lower forty-eight. Anchorage is a city. Fairbanks is a small city,┬áJuneau is a small island tourist town. Then there are the string of towns between Anchorage and Fairbanks; Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Healy. There are a few moreContinue reading “Alaska; Homer the Town”

Alaska; a boat ride out of Homer

Please consider all images as copyrighted and ask permission if you want to use them in some way. Thank you, DEClapp. I should first say that Homer is a very crisp town at the end of the Kenai Peninsula about 225 miles from Anchorage and up against the waters of the Cook Inlet. The SewardContinue reading “Alaska; a boat ride out of Homer”