Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Lemur LOVE

Lemur LOVE

I fell in love with a monkey at a very young age and have been obsessed with monkeys ever since. We first met at the county fair, she was wearing a red and white gingham dress and matching bonnet. I was wearing pigtails and Velcro sneakers. I squealed in delight as she pinched a penny […]

Exploring a Stone Forest – Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Madagascar

Exploring a Stone Forest – Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Madagascar

Tsingy is the Malagasy word for “walking on tiptoes.” And tiptoe we did, ever so carefully while exploring the spiky labrinth of limestone pillars characteristic to the national park appropriately named Tsingy de Bemaraha. The fortress of pinnacles makes it difficult to penetrate the reserve located in Western Madagascar.  We were equipped with a guide, headlamps, and […]

Cool Chameleon

Cool Chameleon

Photo of the week: A cool chameleon takes a ride in my canoe as we paddle down the Tsiribihina River in Western Madagascar.

Madagascar … where all the cool creatures live

Madagascar … where all the cool creatures live

Dancing lemurs, colorful chameleons, hump back cattle (zebu) are just a few of the crazy cool creatures that call Madagascar home. Nowhere else on earth (aside from a zoo) will you find a single lemur or it’s predator the carnivourous fossa. Nowhere else on earth can you hold the world’s smallest chameleon in the palm of your […]

Serengeti Safari

Serengeti Safari

I love animals, all kinds, but I am particularly fond of monkeys. I have always wanted one as a pet and still do. When I recently found myself in Tanzania in July (said to be one of the best times for wildlife viewing with the chance of encountering the great wildebeest migration) I knew I […]

Bird Poop Island – Yasawa, Fiji

Bird Poop Island – Yasawa, Fiji

The beautiful islands of the Yasawa island group are abundant in marine life housing beautiful coral, turtles, manta rays and colorful fish. There are also more than 100 species of birds throughout the Yasawas. We cruised by a tiny island that seemed to be a favorite for many birds!

Counting Sheep in Tawharanui

Counting Sheep in Tawharanui

Photos of the week: Adorable sheep in Tawharani National Park. Twaharanui Regional Park is an open sanctuary with lush green farmland running along an awesome coastline.  It is a great place to camp and hike among Kiwi wildlife. I couldn’t decide which photo was better to be “photo of the week” … which do you […]

Aussie RT Day 27 – Pinnacles Hide and Seek

Aussie RT Day 27 – Pinnacles Hide and Seek

Nambung National Park is home to the Pinnacles Desert, where thousands of limestone pillars rise mysteriously over vast yellow sand dunes. No one knows for certain where they came from and scientist have a few theories of their creation. The Pinnacles are believed to have formed underground, possibly up to 500,000 years ago during the […]

Aussie RT Day 18-20: Cape Range National Park

Aussie RT Day 18-20: Cape Range National Park

We were starting to get the feeling that perhaps Joel wasn’t enjoying traveling with two girls. Whenever he spotted another guy, he would immediately ditch us to hang with a bloke. We kept running into a group of four he had met in Darwin that were on our same route. We weren’t too surprised when […]

Ran over a big snake …

Ran over a big snake …

and it somehow survived and slivered away?!

Thelma & Louise battle the flies!

Thelma & Louise battle the flies!

Australian flies are relentless in their persuit of entering all holes in your face. I have eaten more flies than I wish to recount. They often emerge at the most beautiful of settings, determined to challenge your will be be one with nature.  They will pester you until you find yourself cursing and having ongoing […]

Aussie RT Day 9: Tunnel Creek & Windjana Gorge

Aussie RT Day 9:  Tunnel Creek & Windjana Gorge

Tunnel Creek flows through a water-worn tunnel beneath the limestone of the Napier Range – part of an extensive fossilized barrier reef from Devonian times 360 million years ago. The tunnel is the most ancient cave system in Western Australia. The 750 meter trek through the pitch black tunnel had us wading through waist high […]

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