DAILY PHOTO: Little Rhino in the Grass, Kaziranga

Taken in April of 2017 in Kaziranga National Park, Assam

 

DAILY PHOTO: Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Taken in May of 2017 at Kalimba Reptile Park outside Lusaka

DAILY PHOTO: White-throated Kingfishers of the Backwaters

Taken in July of 2017 in the Backwaters of Kerala









POEM: Tigericity

a tiger on the prowl doesn’t reflect upon its tigerness

that’s what makes it feared and fearless

it doesn’t think it’s a tiger

it doesn’t know it’s a tiger

it certainly never wishes it was more tiger-like

it is tiger

a tiger

the tiger

questions of tigericity never arise

DAILY PHOTO: Spur-Winged Goose on the Prowl

I was going to call this “Duck – duck – goose [-goose]” until I discovered that the smaller birds are also geese (i.e. Egyptian Geese)

 

A Spur-winged Goose hunting

 

Two Spur-winged geese in a row; Taken in the Chobe River between Botswana and Namibia in April of 2017

DAILY PHOTO: Eyed by an Adolescent Elephant

Taken in April of 2017 in Chobe National Park, Botswana

DAILY PHOTO: Creatures of Victoria Falls National Park

Impala — you can tell by the “M” on their backsides

 

Baby in a tree

 

Gazelle (I think a Puku Gazelle, but I’m no expert.)

 

Water Monitor

 

Warthog

 

Baboon, mother and baby

 

Cape Buffalo

 

Taken in April of 2017 in Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls) National Park; Zebra

POEM: Amboseli

belly-deep in glacial runoff

amid an emerald sea

a mud-caked troupe of elephants

the marsh free of acacia trees

Kilimanjaro looms in the distance

the source of all subsistence

if it should go

they’ll never know

it’s a death they can’t outdistance

DAILY PHOTO: Barachukki Monkey

Taken in July of 2014 at Bharachukki Falls in Karnataka