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Lion on the hunt

Lion on the hunt

Marty’s photo of the day #2379: I watched this lion and two others hunt Cape buffalo in Zimbabwe. The lions didn’t make a kill during the hour I was there, but hunting isn’t simple when you are a lion. Perhaps she and her hunting party had success later that evening.

Watch out for the man-eating trees!

Watch out for the man-eating trees!

Marty’s photo of the day #1799: When I speak at colleges, students often ask me what was the most dangerous creature we encountered during our 53-mile hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. Was it hippos, crocodiles, elephants, lions, or Cape Buffalo? Sure they are all dangerous, but what we really had to watch […]

Lions in grass

Lions in grass

Marty’s photo of the day #1766: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is from Zimbabwe, and the below excerpt from my book tells the story of the shot: “Lions!” announced Humphrey in a hushed shout. Everyone wanted to […]

The most dangerous animal in the bush

The most dangerous animal in the bush

Marty’s photo of the day #1758: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is of a Cape buffalo in Zimbabwe. I lifted the below quote from my book. Brian, our guide, is giving us instructions before our 53-mile hike […]

C is for Cape Buffalo

C is for Cape Buffalo

Marty’s photo of the day #1454: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in June, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. The name of every animal must start with the letter, and no letters will be skipped. C is for Cape Buffalo. What is the most dangerous animal […]

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