The Hills in New York City

April 2018 visit to NYC – lots of tourism, a Hamilton show, and Nate Bargatze.

Leopards

I had hoped we would at least catch a glimpse of a leopard during our time at MalaMala. As it turned out, we saw at least one per day and a couple were within arm’s reach of the Land Rover. We watched one pounce at a rabbit but miss. (Another group bragged at lunch that they saw him catch it right after we left.) Beautiful animals!

My favorite photo was one my dad captured at sunset –

Leopard yawn at sunset

Here are some video clips –

And more photos –

Safari

I’m waist deep in footage from the South African photo safari we went on last week at MalaMala Game Reserve next to Kruger National Park. Here are a few videos and some of my favorite photos so far –

Elephant and rhinoceros mud bath (safe for all stomachs) –

Lions vs. vultures (warning: a little bit of raw meat) –

Overstuffed lions try to protect the leftovers of a Cape buffalo meal from hungry and persistent vultures.

Zebra feast (warning: medium graphic but super interesting. Noisy eaters!) –

Another Land Rover pulled up behind us and a woman said, “Wait, what are they doing?! Are they eating a zebra?! I do NOT want to see that. I thought they were just hanging out!”

Photos –

 

 

Eclipse!

We witnessed the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, from Rexburg, Idaho. It was worth the miserable drive home!

Quick summary, with some drone footage, GoPro time-lapse, and photos.

Just the time-lapse of the front yard getting dark and light again –

 

Bear Lake 2017

Had a great and slightly chilly time at Bear Lake! Here’s a quick video, including some drone footage –

And a bunch of photos –