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Vulture on the River

This picture was taken at the Amazon Ecopark in Brazil. The lodge here offers a few day trips that you can go do, as well as jungle walks led by a guide. In our experience, the ecopark also had a plethora of wildlife in the surrounding areas. Of course with nature there’s no guarantee that you’ll see something, but we had great luck here. We saw a few different varieties of monkeys, including the endangered Pied Tamarin, as well as two sloths, and a ton of birds including this really cool vulture. The Amazon is not the easiest place to spot animals, a lot of areas have such dense forest that it becomes difficult to see things, but the wide variety of bird life that can be spotted here is absolutely astonishing. If you’re up for the challenge of spotting some very cool wildlife this is a great area to visit!

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This is our beautiful little tent cabin in Kibale, Uganda. We stayed at the Primate Lodge, which was absolutely fantastic. When we weren’t out trekking we were relaxing here; on the porch drinking tea, reading, and just enjoying the jungle view. When we were trekking we saw SO much; lots of beautiful natural scenery, birds, and tons of different primates, including chimps. This place was great, and Kibale is an AMAZING place to visit. If you have the opportunity, absolutely go to Kibale, it’s an incredible experience. Also, if you are in Uganda go visit the Impenetrable Forest to see the Gorillas. We had a better viewing of the gorillas, just because they weren’t moving as much as the chimps, but both are wonderful!!!!!

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This is a Yellow Necked Spurfowl, which are are native to Kenya, and can be seen in many of the parks in Kenya. I think these birds are really pretty, and I like seeing all the different birdlife in Kenya. This was taken in Buffalo Springs National Reserve, which is a really nice park, located really close to Shaba National park. You can visit both in one day; do a morning game drive in one park and an afternoon game drive in the other.

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Moving Spots

This photography was taken at Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. We went out on an early morning game drive and found this young cheetah along with it’s brother, just laying down along side the dirt road. We found these two not too far from where we were staying, a place called Fig Tree Camp. The camp is beautiful, the staff were really friendly, and the location was great; we saw tons of wildlife on the game drives that we took from this hotel, and the view from our tent cabin was really beautiful. Maasai Mara is my favorite park, and having stayed in more than one hotel there, i’d still recommend this one, it’s further from the gates of the park than some of the other hotels, but it’s well worth the drive.

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Chimpanzee

This photo was take in the Kibale Forest in Uganda. Seeing the chimps at Kibale is similar to seeing the gorillas at Bwindi impenetrable forest; in order to see either of these amazing animals you need to trek, which means walk through the forest (no paths) and follow a tracker until you find what you are looking for. When we went we had a little bit more difficulty seeing the chimps than we had seeing the gorillas, but as with seeing any animals, it really just depends on your luck. Even though it was a bit hard, we still got a really good look at the chimps, and the trek was absolutely beautiful. As with seeing the gorillas, you want to make sure you are prepared before you do the trek; bring water and make sure you have appropriate hiking attire. I recommend a go if you’re up for the hike!

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Spotted Eel

Taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Butting Heads

Two male Impalas in a minor head lock, they were butting heads for a little, but it was a play fight, nothing too bad. This photo was taken in Kenya at Masai Mara.

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