A wide view of Ngorongoro crater from the rim
A leopard calmly eying the crowd from his perch in the tree trunk on the Serengeti.
A long line of wildebeest moves across the floor of the crater. Enlarge this to see them in detail
The sun rising quickly over a kopje in the Serengeti
A female lioness and two young cubs enjoying the first rays of sunlight
Two youngsters starting off to conquer the world
Well maybe we'd better stick with mom for now. She is bigger.
It's okay mom, I'm right here beside you -- spots and all.
An elusive Serval cat mid jump as she pounces on a rodent in the grass
Perhaps this gives you some idea of the endless scope of the Serengeti -- dotted with Kopjes and animals inlcuding the two cheetahs here (mother and son) who have just killed a gazelle.
Most often the cheetahs are to be found up on the rocks surveying the plain or hidden in the tall grass.
This mother had four playful cubs to keep her busy
Playful they were
And busy they kept her. I think she was asking if I knew what she was supposed to do with these guys when she needed to go hunting.
Long rows of rocks in the Muro Kopje region
An African grass owl looks out from a crevice where it is sheltering from the mid day sun
The lion pride was enjoying the early morning warmth on the rocks
But they were quick to move to the shade as it got warmer. Going up
The leopard face vultures were in no hurry to move on
A last look for any chance of a quick meal before moving to shelter
d'Arnaud's Barbet. Colorful in everyway
There are many beautiful birds in the trees. These are village weavers
Fisher's lovebird watching carefully from the entrance to his nest.
This brown parrot was clearly enjoying the seeds he was finding.
A lesser masked weaver relaxing on a branch.
Lesser kestrel coming in for a landing
black chested snake eagle in flight
Rufous naped lark
A secretary bird bringing nesting material to its mate
Verreaux's Eagle Owl resting quietly under a tree.
Two helmeted guinea fowl anxiously watching over their chicks.
A white capped vulture enjoying the warmth of the sun.
This hyena took to the water for a wash in the heat of the day.
Clearly she was enjoying her relaxing bath when we arrived
But shy and embarrassed that we caught her "in her bath"
Her compatriot preferred the mud treatment
A baby elephant crossing the road.
You know they're small, but it's only when you see them with mom that you realize how small
Nonetheless this one climbed the embankment without help
Bat eared foxes huddled together for warmth on a cold morning.
More adventurous outside their den once it was warmer
A curious golden jackal watching as we went by.
The more common black backed jackal watching from the grass.
A very shy side striped jackal comes down for a morning drink. He winced with every click of the shutter.
The elusive caracal. They're out there and plenty of them see you, but it's a treat for you to see them. Look at those ears.