Baboons are brilliant. Scary. Cute. Smart. Crass. Social. Intriguing. Below are a few images from the Serengeti. The one above is from Lake Manyara.
What an interesting substance. Satisfying curiosity is the main activity of baby Baboons.
While the adults are slaking their thirst the youngster tries to remind them that it’s also a pool.
After cooling off it’s time for a quick grooming session.
The kids begin to play and an older sibling quickly asserts his dominance.
Fully recovered from being pinned down. Time to investigate something else.
A baby Baboon looks up from the security of its mothers arms.
With any luck, that little baboon will transform into this someday.
This baby Zebra is so young its stripes are still wrinkled.
I thought someone had left a plastic toy tortoise in my parents backyard… until it started walking toward me.
A Blue Monkey in the canopy near Lake Manyara.
Cape Buffalo at the water’s edge. Early morning at Lake Manyara.
A closer look at a Cape Buffalo.
A Cheetah waits out the rain in Ngorongoro Crater.
In the Serengeti, afternoon sunlight and a Cheetah at rest.
Our tiniest antelope, the Dik Dik. They are often seen in pairs near the roadside where good cover is plentiful.
Elephants are thrilling to encounter. Sometimes peaceful, sometimes dangerous, always astounding.
A Giraffe feeds in Mikumi National Park.
In Zanzibar glowing worms pulse and crawl across rocks as the Indian Ocean rumbles in the darkness.
Hyenas are the definition of tough. They have immense jaw strength and can snap bones like toothpicks.
Closing out the Tanzania series, a Hyrax (related to the elephant) seeks relief from the blazing sun under our car.