2020-09-07: Monochrome Monday

I felt a bit guilty sharing previously posted photos yesterday, so I edited a few more than usual for my monochrome Monday post today. These bring back such amazing memories for me. Baby gorillas are just the cutest.

Moving around the easy way!
Makes me think of the children’s rhyme “This little piggy went to market…”
One of my favourite images that I have taken so far. Such a beautiful moment to witness.
These youngster were all really precocious and some of the Moms just looked exhausted.

2020-09-06: Bwindi Highlights

I had the chance to get out for a round of golf when I originally planned to be editing images for this post. Given our lack of summer, and how soon winter will be upon us, any chance to be outside seems to be an opportunity well taken. So these images have been shared before, but are all moments from Bwindi that made me smile.

I hope you enjoy them!

2018-04-22: Wide Angles Project

My wide angles only project took a bit of an unexpected detour this week, into video editing.  I took loads of GoPro stills and video during my 2016 trip to Uganda and Kenya, and never did anything with them.  I think I edited one, possibly two GoPro still images.   Since the GoPro is by design a very wide angle camera, I thought going through my archives to find some still shots might be fun, but it turned out that compiling a video was more compelling.

I’ve created a short video that follows my journey through Uganda; from Kihihi to Bwindi, onto Ishasha, the Kazinga Channel, the Kyambura Gorge, Kibale Forest and then ending in Entebbe.  The still image for the post and the video of the Batwa tribe were shot with my Nikon camera, but the balance was all with the GoPro, generally on a head mount or out the window of a vehicle.  Video is not something I’ve ever spent much time on, but it does provide a good feel for what the areas, and a little glimpse into what the gorilla and chimp treks are like.  Pardon the shakiness at times and awkward head bobbing; when I was with the gorillas I was taking stills with my Nikon while wearing the GoPro on a head mount.

I hope you enjoy this week’s project. I’ll be going through my Kenya videos for next week.

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

 

 

 

2017-05-01: Monochrome Monday

This monochrome Monday is features some of the primate images from my time in Uganda.  Trekking to see gorillas and chimpanzees is a bucket list item for many, and it is something that I would highly recommend.

I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful week.

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A young chimpanzee heading towards the fruit at the top of the tree in Kibale National Park.

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A young gorilla peers at me from amongst the foliage in Bwindi National Park.

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A pair of L’hoests monkeys on the roof of Buhoma Lodge.

 

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2017-04-21: Feel Good Friday

I’ve gotten these posts done ahead of time, as today I am heading back to Africa for another amazing adventure.  I am so looking forward to being out in nature, being close to elephants, and frankly, being warm (the winter has dragged on and spring has been slow to start).

I thought I would share a few of my artistic impression images, the ones that I edit to look like paintings or that end up a bit over the top.

I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful day.

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2017-03-26: WPC Green

The WordPress post prompt for this week is “It IS easy being green” and when I saw that, I immediately thought of Uganda.  Many of the places I visited in Uganda were amazingly lush forested areas, with varying tones of green as far as the eye could see.

I hope you enjoy my selection of green images 🙂

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A hamerkop fishing at the edge of the Kazinga Channel.  If I had to guess, I’d say it caught a tilapia.

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A black and white colobus monkey eyes us from the treetops.  My wonderful guide JP spotted this beauty while driving between Ishasha Wilderness Camp and the Mweya Lodge, overlooking the Kazinga Channel.

 

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One of the pathways through the Kibale Forest, where I searched for chimpanzees.

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A young chimpanzee in the treetops, munching on the tiny fruits that were in abundance on that particular tree variety.  Photographing the chimpanzees was even more challenging than the gorillas, and I came away with only a few shots I could use, but memories that will last a lifetime.

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A rather sizeable monitor lizard, steps from my tent door at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp.  When I showed this photo to others in my group at lunch, one woman commented she was very glad it had not been outside her tent.

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A beautiful vista while heading into the Bwindi region.  Terraced fields growing tea, coffee, bananas and an assortment of other fruits and vegetables.

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A L’hoests monkey seen from the deck at Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi.  These monkeys were plentiful in the village, and gorged themselves on the avocados growing on the property.

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My first day in Bwindi, I took a village tour and we took a walk into the hills to visit a Batwa village (a pygmy community).  I snapped this shot of the community fields below and plots up the opposite hillside… but mostly I think I was stopped to catch my breath as the walk was very steep and our guide kept a fairly vigorous pace!

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And last, but certainly not least, a gorilla sleeping amongst the leaves, in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

 

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WPC: Green