March 2011 Archives

March 31, 2011

Maasai woman and child

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March 30, 2011

Adumu

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A group of young men perform the traditional Maasai jumping dance, or adumu. These guys were jumping in tourist photos long before hipsters started doing it.

March 29, 2011

Female engineer

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In Maasai culture, the women are responsible for building houses.

March 28, 2011

Maasai jewellery market

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March 27, 2011

Maasai livestock market

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March 26, 2011

Souvenir market

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Africans are still enamoured with Obama.

March 25, 2011

Bob Marley bike

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Vehicles in Tanzania are often colourfully decorated with decals.

March 24, 2011

Papaya tree

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March 23, 2011

Sunset at Ngorongoro Farmhouse

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March 22, 2011

Yellow-necked spurfowl

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March 21, 2011

Male ostrich

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Male ostriches turn red when they are ready to mate.

March 20, 2011

Bat-eared fox

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March 19, 2011

Crowned plover

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March 18, 2011

Egrets

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March 17, 2011

Rainbow over Maasai village

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 16, 2011

Weaver nests

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March 15, 2011

Dikdik faceoff

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March 14, 2011

Dikdik

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March 13, 2011

Bronze mannikin

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March 12, 2011

Lounging Lions

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March 11, 2011

Blacksmith plover

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March 10, 2011

Elderly Elephant

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Many old elephants spend the remainder of their lives in the marshy areas of the Ngorongoro caldera eating wet, softened plant matter that is easier for them to digest.

March 9, 2011

Fan-tailed widowbird

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This is a male fan-tailed widowbird in non-mating plumage. Special thanks to Nick (cossypha) of BirdForum.net for helping me to identify him!

March 8, 2011

Impala jumping over a bush

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March 7, 2011

Hyena

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March 6, 2011

Warthog taking a mudbath

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March 5, 2011

Vervet monkey picking a flower

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Actually the little fella was probably more interested in the insects crawling on the leaves.

March 4, 2011

Amethyst sunbird

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A sunbird is the old world equivalent of a hummingbird.

March 3, 2011

Vulture

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March 2, 2011

Tawny eagle and marabou stork

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An odd couple considering if they should jump into the fray of vultures who have discovered a fresh corpse.

Eagle: What do you think, stork? I'll go if you do.
Stork: Nah, I'll just hang back here until the vultures are done eating.
Eagle: 'kay.

March 1, 2011

African grey hornbill

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