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Monday, February 20, 2017

Home Again, Home Again

Yes, I'm home, but my heart remains in Africa.

Lion cub

Lion cub and mother

The magnificent kori bustard, among the world's heaviest and largest flying birds, on display.

A Maribou stork with vultures at a hippo carcass.   The stork looks like it has a bad, bad sunburn, but the naked head is an adaptation to prevent liquids and offal from clogging head

The Serval cat, only 20 to 24 inches at the shoulder.

Mother cheetah and her cubs, slowly walking back after a failed hunt.   She will not have the energy to hunt again until the next day.

The moving affection between cub and lioness.

Lion cubs.

A cheetah seeks privacy and shade with her kill.

A leopard cub near the ravine where it lives.

An elusive leopard emerges silently from the brush.

A baboon carrying its infant beneath its chest.


  1. It looks like you had a fantastic and enjoyable trip, Jeanne. Great pictures and I'm looking forward to more.

  2. I feel as though I have one foot in Africa and I love it.

  3. Welcome home back from Africa to Alaska from what would appear, based upon the above photos, to have been a great trip. We have been periodically (pretty much on a daily basis recently) checking your site here eagerly awaiting for confirmation you are home safe and we hope sound. Stunning photos. Cap.
    As Cap said, the pictures are awesome. Glad you are home safely, if reluctantly! Love, Patti