In the Serengeti you can always seem to find Hyrax around rocky outcroppings. They seem like rodents but are actually related to Elephants.
They can climb anything and the grippy pads on their feet allow them to scale nearly vertical branches.
Here is a closer look at those phenomenal feet.
You can also find them at most visitor centers. This one takes an afternoon rest cradled in a cozy rain gutter.
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.