The Deer in the Meadow

In my recent stay in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, my friend and I went in search of White-tailed deer several times. Known to spend time at Big Meadows and the roads leading to the lodge we would troll the roads in hopes of finding one. The past two years that I’ve been, the deer…

Assateague Island National Seashore

Maryland, my Maryland. A truly unique area where within a two-hour drive we can go from the mountains to the seashore. With the Nation’s Capital just a short drive away as well as Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation. It’s a wondrous area with endless places to explore. At the end of September, we were…

Hey Foxy!

It’s fox season ! Actually all the time is fox season for me, but in particular this is the time of year that all area nature photographers are out on a fox hunt. Really what we’re looking for are darling little fox kits like the ones we get to enjoy at Bombay Hook National Wildlife…

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

I love cats, I love cats of all cats. Big ones, small ones, ones with spots, ones with stripes, ones with a plain coat. Some of these big cats can be enjoyed in regional zoos like the National Zoo in Washington D.C. or the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Lounging around these cats get to warm…

A Caracal

Meeting a Caracal lynx today, I must say that I think they are the most adorable wild cats ever. With tufts of fur from their ears and inquisitive nature, to their short tail and dog like size, the Caracal is truly a charming creature. The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word “karakulak” meaning…

A Morning Run

The morning was a brisk morning, the air fresh and cool from lower humidity and temperatures. A wonderful respite after the hot and humid summer Maryland has held. The African exhibit at the Maryland Zoo is hosting a new family addition to the grazing animals. Feeling frisky, the little one began running around, which made…

A Little Bat

I’ve seen them fly overhead at dusk, zipping around catching bugs for dinner. But I’ve never been able to see a bat close up. There have been some close encounters of bats in Costa Rica at Selva Verde Lodge where there are several species that fly in and out of the buildings. The first time…

Pokemon at the Maryland Zoo

Call me shameless, but what can I say? I’m an American. And as an American, I love games, and I love to explore. I love games that make me explore. If you haven’t caught the worldwide bug already, let me introduce you to the new game introduced by Nintendo POKEMON GO A fun game that…

Jackals of the Serengeti

While on game drives, many animals choose to spend time near the road. An intriguing fact as they have miles and miles of vast plains that they can wander to with no human interaction. Jackals were one of the animals that we saw most days while out. Whether it was at Lake Manyara, Ndutu Conservation…

Arusha National Park Wildlife

The small Arusha National Park near Arusha is teeming with a wide variety of wildlife. Upon driving into the park a wide prairie reveals some of the treasures inside. In one scene, Masai Giraffes, Zebras, Warthogs, and Baboons coexist peacefully. The Baboons calmly walk across the road knowing that the tourist jeeps will wait for…