Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

We haven't got to the crater yet; I just want to share with you some of the beauty on route. These first three images of Ngorongoro Crater are color enhanced, but the place does really look that magical. The descent into the 18 by 20 kilometer crater is a touch...

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Rock Lions, Serengeti

Rock Lions, Serengeti

There are some beautiful places on the Serengeti. Sometimes those places are deserted. But sometimes there are lovely beasts hanging out in unexpected places.We suspect that these two had escaped from the pride to have, well, some time together. My suspicion is that...

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Africa Photos and Thoughts

Africa Photos and Thoughts

As my suspected time on this mysterious continent winds down, I hope to gather a few thoughts and images in this piece. Frankly, I just don't know where else to store the photos, so they might as well be here. This image from a museum in Tanzania catches the sad...

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Of Wildebeest and Zebra

Of Wildebeest and Zebra

  The great migration of wildebeest is known as the largest movement of any species, or something like that. But what struck me while on the Serengeti and watching these large numbers of animals move together is that it's not just wildebeest, but also zebra...

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Amboseli Park, Kenya

Amboseli Park, Kenya

Like many places in the world, Amboseli is largely ignored by most of the planet. Yet when you go there, you feel like you've already been, because the images live in our collective unconscious. Perhaps these thoughts from Laurens van der Post from Venture to the...

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Tarangire Park, Tanzania

Tarangire Park, Tanzania

  This lesser known park in the north of Tanzania is best known for it's elephants and Baobab trees. It is a beautiful place. I've never noticed the intensity and toughness of an elephant's skin. Similarly, the power and unique beauty of an...

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Serengeti Leopard

Serengeti Leopard

While doing the usual high-priced tour through the Serengeti I had resigned myself not to see the elusive and rarely seen leopard. That was until this episode. The Serengeti is both a pleasant and disappointing experience. It is only disappointing if you envisage a...

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Mothers and Children

Mothers and Children

One thing about life that is both fair and unfair is that we do not sign up for the job. At least as far as we know, we just arrive in whatever form we arrive: human, animal, or some other living consciousness. But what seems common is that those of us who survive had...

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Sometimes Life is Lonely

Sometimes Life is Lonely

We as humans and our primate cousins seem to have evolved so that we need friends, companions, and even soul mates, if we're lucky. Sometimes we never find them. Or sometimes they go away. That leaves us alone. Sometimes it is easy to be alone. And sometimes it is...

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About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."

The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.

The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.