Photo Of The Day – Calm Wild Cats

 Title: Calm Wild Cats Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: A cheetah mother and her growing cubs rest out of the sun in the heat of the African Savannah. Smarter than the humans surrounding them, these cats know to nap during the day when the temperatures rise Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Clouds Over Acacia Trees On The African Savanna

Title: Clouds Over Acacia Trees On The African Savanna Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Description: As the sun approaches the horizon to the West, two lone trees mimic the clouds above during our first night camping in the Serengeti. We had driven for hours along bumpy dirt roads and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wild Lions On A Knoll

Title: Wild Lions (Panthera leo) On A Knoll Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Description: A pride of lions ignores the throng of tourist vehicles at the base of their knoll while the female members search the horizon for their next meal. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Blue

There are beautiful blue skies in California today and maybe that’s why so many of the images in this post are of the gorgeous skies contained therein. Whatever the case, enjoy this trip around the world with the color blue. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this case, orange caught my eye so I started collecting images from the past five years (or so) of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Gazing leopard (Panthera pardus), Tanzania

Title: Gazing leopard (Panthera pardus), Tanzania Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: A leopard waits out the last of the savanna’s heat just before sunset in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/500 Aperture f/7.1 ISO 100 Focal Length 285mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lioness Surveying The Savanna

Title: Lioness Surveying The Savanna Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: A lone lioness, part of a larger pride numbering 17, surveys the savanna for their next meal. The pride this lioness belongs to is unusual as there are two male lions co-existing. Camera Canon 7D Lens Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hyena On The Run

Title: Hyena On The Run Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Scavengers of the Serengeti, hyenas shy from most visitors to the savannah opting instead for an opportune moment to steal a lunch felled by larger predators. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/6 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lazy Lions

Title: Lazy Lions Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Lounging on a sunny morning, a few female members of a 17 lion pride laze for the cameras as they are surrounded by tourists eager to snap a photo. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Speedy Hippo

Title: Speedy Hippo Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa Description: Hippos are amazingly fast animals, deceptively so. I had heard about this before heading to Africa in 2010, but once I witnessed just how fast they can run, and how mean they can be, I made Continue Reading →

How African Lions Hunt – A Guide’s Lesson With Webkinz [VIDEO]

Due to technical difficulties, I haven’t watched much of my own video clips from Africa. The difficulties have been remedied and now all 200 clips are available to be edited into pretty 3 minute length films for your viewing pleasure. While I get working on those videos, here’s Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Horizon

Title: Horizon Description: It has been 11 months since my daughter and I and a friend were in the Serengeti and I’m still finding photos I haven’t edited.  I feel in love with this one for no particular reason.  It reminds me of so many other off road Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset On The Serengeti

Title: Sunset On The Serengeti Location: Dik Dik Campground, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Settings: Canon 7D, Canon 28-300mm L, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 1/160th, Aperture f/5.6, Focal Length 135mm Adobe Lightroom Adjustments: Recovery +38, Fill Light +11, Blacks +10, Brightness +50, Contrast +47, Clarity -64 (softened the clouds), Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lion Pride

(Click On Image For Larger Version) Title: Lion Pride Description: A male lion sits amongst his pride as the lionesses scout for prey. Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Purchase A Print Of This Photo Here (or use the form below)

Serengeti At Sunset

(Click Image For Larger Picture) Title: Serengeti At Sunset Description: Our first night in camp on the Serengti and we were greeted with a dazzling patch of sunset lit clouds. Location: Dik-Dik Campground, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Purchase A Print Of This Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – African Cape Buffalo And Oxpeckers

Title: African Cape Buffalo and Oxpeckers Description: Oxpeckers hang out on African Cape Buffaloes munching on ticks and keeping the beasts generally clean.  Although, they won’t wash off the mud the buffalo rolled in to help stay cool. Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Photograph Copyright Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lazy Lions

Title: Lazy Lions Description: A lazy day in Serengeti National Park, these lions were part of a pride numbering 17 at first count.  As cats are prone to do, they were loafing around while swarmed by trucks filled with camera happy tourists. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Click Continue Reading →

Taking A Break From School To Learn About The World

There’s no wrong time of year to pull your children out of school and offer them the education of a lifetime in the heart of Africa. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lone Lioness

Title: Lone Lioness Location: Serengeti National Park Settings: This one needed a little help.  I started with a fairly dark photo so I jacked up the exposure 1.4 stops. Let’s see, Fill Light -24, Blacks +14, Brightness +17, Contrast +66, Clarity +57, Vibrance +41, Blue Saturation +40 to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Serengeti Savannah, Tanzania

Title: Serengeti Savannah Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ISO 100 Focal Length 90mm (144mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Description: As the sun started to set and we were finding our way to camp, the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – That’s Why Zebras Have Stripes

Title: That’s Why Zebras Have Stripes Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Settings: ISO 250 Focal Length 300mm (480mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/7.1 Exp Comp. – 2/3 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Adjustments: Ok, this one got fiddled with a LOT in Lightoom Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars And The Milky Way

Title: Stars And The Milky Way Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Settings: ISO 400 Focal Length 16mm Shutter Speed 748 seconds Aperture f/2.8 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 16-35mm USM L Description:  Taken at the Dik-Dik campground in  Serengeti National Park, this photo is Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stripes And His Pals

Title: Stripes And His Pals Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Stripes is one of two buddies my daughter brought along on our Africa trip.  He was glad to finally meet up with his real life herd, even though he wished to remain with us for the rest of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Serengeti Savannah

Title: Serengeti Savannah Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Settings: ISO 100 Focal Length 85mm (136mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/20 Aperture f/5.0 Exp Comp -1 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Sunset on the savannah and everything is calm. In Photoshop Lightroom I adjusted: Fill Light Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lazy Leopard

Title: Lazy Leopard Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Settings: ISO 100 Focal Length 285mm (456mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/5.6 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Ok, so this leopard really isn’t lazy.  Obviously he’s eating well and could probably jump Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lions On The Hill

Title: Lions On The Hill Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania A large pride with multiple males, this group of lions was waiting for something more exciting that 4x4s filled with cameras to come by. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Purchase a Print Of This Photo Here Subscribe To Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Head Into The Wind

Title: Head Into The Wind Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania During our safari we were lucky to find a pride of lions large enough to have three males.  Typically a pride will only have one dominant male and maybe a younger sibling.  This pride seemed large enough to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – What’s Lurking

Title: What’s Lurking Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Settings: ISO 100 Focal Length 85mm (136mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f/6.3 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L This shot was captured at the end of our first game drive in Serengeti National Continue Reading →