Teaser Post

Mar. 6th, 2013 04:09 pm
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I'm slowly, slowly putting together my notes and photos, but I've had to focus first on my blog for the African Wildlife Foundation's site, which will be shorter and very photo-light compared to what I'll be doing here. But I've resized a few photos, so here's a sneak peek. These are nothing compared to some of the photos I'll post later, because except for the cheetahs, they're from our first day in our first park, Tarangire. (OK, the roller is from Day 2, but it's still Tarangire.) So...here you go.

Our first sighting was a pair of mostly nocturnal bat-eared foxes, so seeing them out at midday was pretty cool.


This is a lilac-breasted roller coming in for a landing with lunch (an insect, I think) in his beak. Rollers get their name from the way the males roll in the air to show off for females.


How about a lioness, one of a group of four (one was a young male, iirc) who were gazing intently at an impala on a nearby hillside?


And here's our first leopard. Though lions will also climb trees (photographic proof coming later), only leopards have the jaw strength to drag their prey up with them.


And here's a shot some of you have already seen: a female cheetah with her two semi-adult cubs in the Serengeti.

Date: 2013-03-06 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] re-vised.livejournal.com
The roller is gorgeous! If these are "bad", I cannot wait to see the good ones! I loved all of these! Especially the leopard in the tree... d'aww.

Date: 2013-03-06 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petzipellepingo.livejournal.com
Petzi Sis has been oohing and aahing for the last ten minutes over these, thanks for posting these great photos.

Date: 2013-03-06 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ww1614.livejournal.com
These are amazing! I can't wait for more!

Date: 2013-03-06 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Oh wow! What an amazing trip it must have been.

Date: 2013-03-06 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenlev.livejournal.com
HOLY BAT DREN, THAT ROLLER SHOT ROCKS!!!!! And thus deserves caplocks of glee. All of the photos of great, looking forward to more. *hugs*

Date: 2013-03-06 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamsterwoman.livejournal.com
Oh wow! The roller is gorgeous, and the fox is such a cutie! And the cats are awesome, too, of course, but the fox! and the bird!

Can't wait to see more!

Date: 2013-03-06 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildrider.livejournal.com
Oh, what amazing shots! How beautiful everything is!

The roller is breathtaking, and I adore the leopard -- these are WONDERFUL!

More, please!

Date: 2013-03-06 11:48 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-03-06 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavidaessueno.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing these.

I want to go back someday! Tarangire was amazing.

Date: 2013-03-07 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wetnosedkisses.livejournal.com
Oh wow! The bird is gorgeous and that is an amazing pic of the leopard!

Date: 2013-03-07 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nverland
How beautiful.

Date: 2013-03-07 12:42 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] girl-undone.livejournal.com
This is breathtaking! I can't wait to see more!

Date: 2013-03-07 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shimmerngspirit.livejournal.com
I am so bouncing in my chair. So awesome!!!!!

Date: 2013-03-07 02:48 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-03-07 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] resonant.livejournal.com
AWESOME! In the original sense - full of wonder, full of awe.

Date: 2013-03-07 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bubblebobble.livejournal.com
So jealous! Amazing pictures though.

Date: 2013-03-07 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rustydog.livejournal.com
Squeeeee, bat eared fox! And the Roller photo is amazing.

Date: 2013-03-07 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sadme4b.livejournal.com
Fantastic teaser pics - can't wait for the rest!

Date: 2013-03-09 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenofattolia.livejournal.com
Wow. Awesome. All of them so beautiful.

Can't wait for the next batch. Thanks for sharing.

Date: 2013-03-13 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yeuxdebleu.livejournal.com
...these are nothing compared to some of the photos I'll post later...

Wow! You mean it gets better? Then I can hardly wait because these are gorgeous. That lilac=breasted roller shot is especially stunning as is the cheetah mum with her two teenagers.

Date: 2013-03-20 11:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deeplyunhip.livejournal.com
These are all just gorgeous!

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