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Little lion in the tall grass

On our first pass by this spot, the lions were there, or were presumed to be there, as they had been seen a few moments before…but we could not find them in the long grasses. On our way back out, our driver/guide Moses spotted this cub, maybe two years old (practically a teenager in lion terms)…just a set of ears twitching above the grasses…and we watched as it eventually got up and moved around and gave us better views…still in the long grass…but better. The lions of Queen Elizabeth are well studied and monitored. The mom in this small pride wears a radio collar, so the rangers pretty much know where the pride is on a day to day basis. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/800th.

Sunday Supplement: Vervet Monkey

A young Vervet Monkey in a Candelabra Tree in the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda in August of this year. I am not sure what it is looking at…but it is certainly looking! Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 400 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Zitting Cisticola

Zitting Cisticola: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — We saw lots of Zitting Cisticolas, both at Queen Elizabeth and at Murchison Falls. Not always in such good light or posing so nicely 🙂 They do like to get up on the top of acacia bush and zit. Sony Rx10iv at 573mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 250 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Plus .3EV.

Little Greenbul

Little Greenbul: Crater lakes near Kibale National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Another bird from our productive stop between the lakes where the Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaters nest. The Little Greenbul is not as spectacular as a Bee-eater, but it is louder! It is in full song here. I had to wonder why it is a “greenbul” and it turns out it is pretty logical. It is green and it is a member of the bulbul family. I will save finding out what a bulbul is a bulbul for another day. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 250 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Chimpanzee edition #2

A bit closer shot of the infant and mom from our Chimpanzee Trek at Kibale National Park in Uganda last August. I am not a good judge but I would guess this chimp is only a few months old. Certainly it was still very clingy on its mom. Sony Rx10iv at 595mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications with multi-frame noise-reduction. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Equivalent ISO 5000 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Elephant edition: One last early encounter

One last shot from our early morning encounter with this lone bull elephant at Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. The close up as he emerged from the brush. Sony Rx10iv still only at 424mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 2000 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Great Egret views

Great Egret: Kennebunk, Maine, USA, September 2022 — While I have been sharing my photos from Uganda, of course life here in Maine has been going on. The other day I rode my eTrike on one of my loops and took a detour down to our local beach. There were a dozen or more Great Egrets in the marshes behind the dunes…this one quite close to the road. While I watched, it flew from one side of the road out over the tidal creek and back to the other side, even closer. These shots were taken without getting off my trike. 🙂 There was also a constant stream of Monarch Butterflies and Green Darner Dragonflies coming through headed south. I have a feeling that if I had time to sit and count them I would have totaled in the thousands for both for the day. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4.5, f5, and f5.6 @ 1000th.

Elephant edition: early encounter 3

African Elephant: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — I have already shared two images of this solitary bull elephant that we encountered early on our final morning in Murchison Falls National Park. After about 5 minutes of our sitting in the Land Cruiser watching him eat, he got tired of our attention, and turned to move us on. Not quite a mock charge, but he was definitely headed our way, so, of course, our guide let out the clutch and we were off. Sony Rx10iv at 97mm equivalent (we were close!). Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 200 @ f3.5 @ 1/200th.

Elephant Edition: Early encounter 2

African Elephant: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Another shot from our early morning elephant encounter, on our last morning in Murchison Falls National Park. A well grown male posing for us as it plucked leaves from an acacia tree. Uganda’s elephants do not tend to have the huge tusks you see in Kenya (for instance), but the herds are still recovering from the days of Idi Amin when his soldiers slaughtered many thousands for their tusks. After Amin’s overthrow, even more elephants were killed by both sides for food and profit. It has been a hard road back for Ugandan elephants. Sony Rx10iv at 91mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 640 @ f3.5 @ 1/200th.

Elephant Edition: early encounter

African Elephant: Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — We were on our way early on the day we moved from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale, since it would be our longest day on the road. Still we had the safari top up. We did not want to miss our last views of Murchison and its unique habitat and wildlife. We were not yet far from the lodge when we encounter this lone bull elephant feeding at its full reach from the lower branches of a big acacia tree. Lone bulls are likely to be older bulls ejected from the herd by younger rivals, but this one, from the size of the tusks, might be a young bull speaking greener pastures between herds. It was a great encounter and I have more photos to share. Sony Rx10iv at 32mm equivalent. (Gotta love the Sony’s 24-600mm zoom which makes a range of views available with a twist. In this situation I would have hated to be “stuck” with long wildlife lens on a conventional camera.) Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 200 @ f2.8 @ 1/500th.