Monthly Archives: May 2014

elephants all around

Walking the edge of a narrow savanna late in the afternoon I was alerted to a sudden ripping and snapping in the forest to my right.  Sounding not unlike elephants feeding on lianas forty meters into the forest,  I looked … Continue reading

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elephants feeding at night

Three forest elephants feeding in close proximity to a camera trap.  They showed some initial surprise (backing up, smelling, coming in for a closer look) then calmly stripped vegetation from the tree limbs and ground shrubs for several minutes before … Continue reading

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elephant sequence

Occasionally a camera trap records pictures of an animal as it becomes aware of the camera.  It is fascinating to see the eye contact and the behavior that follows.  A buffalo might flee, a sitatunga might investigate, and there is … Continue reading

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fishing, Nyanga style

Sunday, May 4.  It is 4:15 and I am awake before my alarm.  I’ve been awakened off and on throughout the night by passing rainstorms.  The rains have ended by 5am when Maarten stops by, and we proceed to gather … Continue reading

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sitatunga

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leopard

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