Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Samburu people

We stayed in South Horr for a few days, the local tribes are really friendly and as the photos show they wear very colourful clothes and massive necklaces.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Grevy's zebra

Probably the highlight of my visit to Africa was this pair of Grevy's zebra, this desert species is becoming increasingly rare and there is believed to be only around 2500 left with numbers decreasing rapidly.  These fine animals are taller and more graceful than common zebra with much more delicate stripes.  The ears are larger and used for signalling as well as listerning in all directions, note one of these is listerning behind while watching us.

first pic uploaded after 5 attempts!

Africa update

Having trouble posting pics, so this is a test post featuring the sought after Quail-plover.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Lake Turkana Africa

I have recently got back from at few days staying near Lake Turkana in Africa, I only had basic camera gear with me but managed a few decent shots. Birds are from top to bottom: Tawny eagle, Somali Courser, Olive thrush, Nubian woodpecker, Kori Bustard, eastern-chanting gosshawk, crowned plover and buff-creasted bustard.