Lilac Breasted Roller in Vertical Roll
Roller in Vertical Roll - A beautiful Lilac Breasted Roller bird in flight with wings in vertical position. Ndutu, Tanzania, Africa.
The lilac breasted roller bird is a difficult bird to photograph in flight. It flies quickly and erratically. While standing in the safari vehicle we drove and scanned for the bright, beautiful blue colors of the roller bird. Trying not to disturb the bird we would drive to as close as we dared. Then we waited for the bird to fly. I was rewarded with this flight shot.
Lilac Breasted Roller Flies Face Forward
Fly Face Forward - A lilac breasted roller bird flies face forward and wings up. Ndutu, Arusha Region, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Zebra Dust Storm
Zebra Dust Storm - Two zebras chase each other creating a dust storm. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Buffalo Bonanza - A herd of cape buffalo rest and relax along the shore of Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, Africa.
Klipspringer Springing- A klipspringer antelope also known as a "rock jumper" springs over the gap between two rocks. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa.
Wary Woodland Kingfisher
Wary Woodland Kingfisher - An adult Woodland Kingfisher warily watches for both prey and threats. Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Dove Pair Prepare For Landing
Dove Pair Prepare For Landing - A pair of Ring-Neck Doves with wings extended prepare to land. Ndutu, Arusha Region, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Short-Eared Over Short Grass
Short Ear Over Short Grass - A short-eared owl with wings spread out glides over the short grass on the savanna plain. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa. Our guide spotted an owl flying in the distance. We drove to the location where the owl landed. As we approached the owl launched and flew past and in-front of our vehicle. I was ready and was able to get this image of the wings spread as it glided over the grassland.
Gored in the Ngorongoro
Gored in the Ngorongoro - A bull eland loses the chase when it is gored by the horns of an opponent bull eland. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Bee-Eater Chasing a Bee
Bee-Eater Bee Chasing - A bee-eater in flight in search of a bee, wasp or hornet that it will catch in mid-flight. Ntudu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Aftica.
Bee-Eater Watching for Bees
Bee-Eater Watching for Insects - A beautiful bee-eater bird is attentively watching for bees, wasps, hornets or any other insects that it can chase and eat. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservatiion Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Serengeti Sunrise - The sun rises over the Serengeti grassland under an Acacia tree. Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservatioin Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Six Giraffes on Alert
Six Giraffes on Alert - A small herd of six giraffes stop and watch for any threats as they approach their watering hole. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa.
Lilac Breasted Roller on Bug Watch #2
A Lilac Breasted Roller bird watches and waits for insects, its main food source. Ntudu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa
Lilac Breasted Roller on Bug Watch #1
Otter Perplexitty - A river otter on the shore of Lake Quinault in the Olympic National Park in Washington State stares at an approaching kayak perplexed as to run or freeze. Fortunately it froze long enough to get this image before it ran and disappeared behind a log.
Otter Consternation - A river otter pair look up to see what is interrrupting them from their early morning breakfast on the shore of Lake Quinault in Olympic National Park in Washington State.
White Missile - An ermine (weasel) runs, dives and leaps through the newly fallen fresh snow. Seven Mile Bridge, Madison river, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Nose Nuzzle - A mother polar bear and its yearling cub nuzzle each other.
Arctic Fox in Transition
Arctic fox in Transition - An arctic fox has a blue-gray color as it transitions from the brownish color of summer to its white fur of winter.
Stealthy Strike - A great blue heron stretches its neck out very slowly as it prepares for stealthy strike
Firey Fall Foliage
Fiery Fall Foliage - The sun set over the San Juan and San Miguel mountain ranges during the peak of the golden colors of the aspens during the fall foliage season. Photographed from Last Dollar Road, Telluride, Colorado.
Sailing Through The Ice Timelapse
Sailing Through The Ice - A timelapse video of the ship Freya sailing through the ice fields.
Zodiacs Head Back To The Mother Ship
Back To The Ship - Three zodiacs drive at high speed back to the mother ship, Freya, before the fog engulfs the group.
Ice Stew - Sailing by zodiac in the ice stew along the Monaco glacier. Glaciial melt due to climate change is apparent from the new island that has appeared since 3 years.
Light Flow - Spectral light flows with a glacial river. There are over 2100 glaciers in Svalbard.
Ice River's Reach
Ice River Reach - This glacial river of ice reaches to the sea. There are over 2100 glaciers in Svalbard.
Glacier in the Clouds
Glacier in the Clouds - There are over 2100 glaciers in Svalbard. Many of them appear to be in the clouds.
Freya Dwarfted by Glacier
Freya Dwarfted by Glacier - Ship Freya is anchored near one of the 2100 glaciers in Svalbard as it waits for the return of the zodiacs.