Creston Valley, BC, Canada. This male Double-crested Cormorant was doing his best to impress a female. But she flew off leaving him lookiong a little forlorn on this dead tree
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Manning Park, BC, Canada. Ground Squirrels hibernate for 7 or 8 months a year, spending a short, fast, furious summer breeding and eating
Hunting and Stomping
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This Secretary Bird is hunting for small mammals and snakes in the long grasses of the Masai Mara. They have extremely long legs and hunt by stomping their feet on their prey.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This male lion has just spotted a warthog den and he is working out how best he and his brother can catch a warthog for dinner
Waking up Slowly
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This is the famous, very successful coalition of five male cheetahs, known as the Fast Five. They are just starting to wake up to get ready for their hunt for breakfast.
I'm Too Sexy for this Rock
Stellar Sea Lion, Queen Charlotte Strait, BC, Canada. Male Steller Sea Lions defend a territory during breeding season and mate with sny willing female that passes by.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This bull elephant seemed perfectly happy in the rainstorm and continued to munch grass as he travelled across the savannah
Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada. A Northern Resident killer whale spyhops to get a good look at action above the water. It is the equivalent of a human treading water
In Her Element
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This beautiful female lion was just so totally in her element as she stood surrounded by the long grasses of the savannah
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. The latin name for the African Fish eagle is Haliaeetus vocifer, for its evocative but very loud call.
Swishing Through the Grass
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. After the rains, elephants roam the savannah feasting on the fresh long grass.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Spotted hyenas are highly intelligent and extremely social. They live in matriarchal family groups.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This male lion was patrolling his territory with his brother early one morning.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. A flock of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers hitching a ride on a Cape Buffalo looking like a group of city commuters
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This Black Bellied Bustard is stretching tall and singing to attracte a female to his territory.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Zebra foals have a fuzzy coat until they are about 1 year old. They they shed their baby coat and grow coarse adult hair
Zebra Striped Sky
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. These zebra are standing alert as night falls over the savannah. Just visible are faint cloud ripples starting to form in the sky. These ripples sometimes happen when warm winds flow out from a distant thunderstorm.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Young male zebra often wrestle with each other, practising their moves ready for the breeding season
White on Black
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. One theory on the purpose of a zebras stripes are that they help regulate body temperature by creating mini eddies across the skin.
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