We came across this cheetah mother and cub in the short-grass plains of Ndutu on one of my photo safaris. In this photo, she patiently scanned the horizon for game to feed this and three other cubs and that patience paid off. We watched her hunt from the beginning, when she stalked a herd of gazelle, to the end when she walked out of the dust cloud that her running she had created. She carried one back to her cubs in her mouth and we stayed with them while the sun set and they fed – about another hour or so. One of the most magical moments I’ve had on my many safaris.
We came across this elephant on my photo safari last October in Tarangire National Park. While the elephants in the northern part of the park are more accustomed to safari vehicles, we took a long drive that day to the southern areas near the Gursi Swamp where the elephants are more skittish. This one turned from browsing this tree and I waited for him to flare his ears at me before I snapped the shutter.
I intentionally left the elephant smaller in the frame so that the photograph shows the surrounding environment and I love the look that my infrared camera gives to the trees and sky.
Found this in my files from Barcelona. Photographing La Sagrada Familia is a blast because it has infinite combinations of patterns, lines, and tones. You can spend a few hours just playing with compositions there (and I did!).
Something colorful for a gray day here in New England. I took this photograph of a Lilac-Breasted Roller in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania on my March 2012 safari. He very generously turned his head to the side which gave me the catch-light highlight in his eye which always adds life to a wildlife photograph.
For all my New England friends still braving the cold, there’s nothing like ice cream to warm you up. Here’s a mug and gelati sign I saw while walking through Boston’s North End.
One morning in the Ngorongoro Crater, we had an amazing sighting of lion cubs near tall grass. This one cooperated long enough to pose for a portrait.
After spending Christmas in Charleston, SC, I spent a morning walking the city and photographing. White Point Garden is at the southern tip and has amazing light hitting the trees at sunrise.
How about a lion-sized yawn for Friday? Taken at sunset in Tarangire NP, Tanzania.
Walking down the Greenway and loved the patterns on this building.
Beautiful light this morning coming through trees near my house.