Tag Archives: Wildlife and Nature

The strangest animal you’ve (probably) never seen!

Meet the bizarre, but wonderful aye-aye.  It’s an odd nocturnal lemur with a kind of creepily long middle finger and a bizarre, wild and wide-eyed expression.  We were lucky enough to see a few of these in the wild and … Continue reading

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Check Out my Entries for the B&H Wilderness Photo Contest!

B&H Photo (I really should own stock in that company, as much money as I send them) is hosting a Wilderness Photo Competition – and the grand prize(s) are safari trips to Namibia and Botswana.  Yes, I’m sending mainly wildlife … Continue reading

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Short Film: Kinabatangan

I’ve been talking a lot about photography and vintage cameras on this blog, but originally this was all about video editing and production.  This is the first “real” video I’ve done in some time – a short documentary film as … Continue reading

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More Adventures in ‘Murr’ca

Today was an eventful day in our Western States RV Odyssey.  For those just tuning in, we are touring Oregon, California, Nevada and Idaho in a rented monstrosity of an RV, in order to satisfy a Congressionally mandated Foreign Service … Continue reading

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Exploring Madagascar’s Jungles at Night

If you ever find yourself in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in Madagascar, be sure and check out the “night walk”.  You can hire a tour guide who will walk you down a quiet, dark road flanked by thick jungle, and alert … Continue reading

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Filming Bee-Eaters in my Yard

I remember one day walking into my back yard at dusk and seeing an odd flash of blue in a tree – out of the corner of my eye.  Imagine my surprise when I realized it was a group of … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Caprivi: Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

There’s this cool new tent lodge “in the middle of nowhere” up in the Caprivi.  So named because it sits just along the edge of the national park of the same name (formerly known as Mamili), this cluster of luxury … Continue reading

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Caprivi is for the Birds

Caprivi is that northeasternmost region in Namibia that looks so odd on a map.  I’m sure there is a really interesting historical reason dating from the colonial days for Caprivi being part of Namibia.  But for now it just sticks … Continue reading

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Best music for hanging out with giraffes

When you’re editing vacation videos, it’s always fun to come up with the best music – ideally one that conveys the right mood, maybe something that relates to the place you’re visiting.  But sometimes the best music to convey the … Continue reading

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Life and Death at Avis

We have this pretty amazing reservoir just outside Windhoek created by Avis dam – it’s a wildlife protected area / bird sanctuary / dog walking area / jogging area.  And fishing/boating pond.  And you can get some awesome pictures out … Continue reading

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Video: 24 Hours at Etosha

Along the southern fringes of Etosha National Park, Namibia’s flagship park, are scattered a handful of camps and watering holes. The oldest of these is Okaukuejo, 18 km from Anderson gate in the southwest corner of the park. At Okaukuejo, … Continue reading

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Video – Elephants at Okaukuejo

We spotted the first elephant in the distance, and soon noticed he was followed by many more, all neatly in line, ears flapping and trunks swinging in that crazy, bouncy, elephant way.  Eventually 32 of them arrived at the watering hole at … Continue reading

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Supporting Africa’s Dwindling Wild Dog Population

Today I’ll be participating in N/a’ankuse Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary’s “Corporate Eco-Challenge” to help raise money for their efforts to advocate on behalf of Africa’s dwindling wild dog population.  African wild dogs, also known as “painted dogs“, are the second … Continue reading

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African Water Scorpion?

Today we came across the largest “digging scorpion” I’ve seen so far – about 3.5 inches or so from “nose” to tail. They burrow down in our garden, and this one apparently decided to burrow down into our pool. Apparently … Continue reading

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Wildlife through a Loupe – Micro goes Macro

For my latest video, I noticed I had gradually been collecting random footage of “micro-wildlife” I have come across while working in my new garden here in Windhoek.  One of the creatures I had been continually running across is the … Continue reading

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Photos of Namibia

Now that internet access has become somewhat reliable (and not prohibitively expensive) I’ve started uploading some of the photos I’ve managed to collect from our travels in Namibia.  The original photos were taken by my family, but I did some … Continue reading

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The Blackbirds Came Back – Wildlife Videography

I was pretty excited about the opportunity to do a little more “wildlife photography” in my back yard. The blackbird pair that I featured in the video “Learning to Fly” came back for another brood. I saw one of them … Continue reading

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