Will present photos and narrative describing railfan photo trips as well as general travel photos
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tanzania, Africa - 7B
Hi, As we continued our game drive we came across a family of Cheetahs.
It appeared that a mother had killed a young zebra and brought her 4 cubs to the kill (above and 6 below). We remained watching as they fed for 1/2 an hour. They would eat for a few minutes and then walk away. After a few minutes they would come back. Based on the size of their bellies they had been eating for quite awhile. We were the only vehicle watching.
As we approached a kopie Mkenda spotted a couple of Tawny Eagles; one of them in a tree.
Further on was huge harem of Impala with
the male keeping watch.
Later we came upon this cub and
a couple of females. It was interesting how many times we saw lionesses on their backs.
If I could add a balloon to the photo the zebra would be saying "gotta keep my eye on this guy."
Finally, another pretty sunset. Thanks for looking.
I am 77 years old. I took my first railroad photos in the mid 50's although active photography really took hold in 1971 when I moved to the Washington, DC area.
I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
I am married with 2 grown daughters and 4 grandsons. Professionally, I worked for the United States Bureau of Mines until the organization was shut down in 1996. In my last assignment I managed the Bureau's Minerals and Materials Science Research Program.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We have had a number of really great trips to South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan, and Africa. Photos from these trip will be included. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org