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1000 ways to die in Ecuador

Way #256: Becoming Arapaima food
These carnivorous arapaima were 2.5 meters long and very hungry

Thankfully they don’t have any teeth so all their food has to fit down their throats, so we were relatively safe.

Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After making the long journey to the picturesque Bwindi National Park (tightly clutching our gorilla tracking permits), and hiking down 600 metres to the valley bottom where the Mountain Gorillas were busy eating their breakfast we got to spend 1 hour (which was definitely not enough, but is all that is allowed) with the amazing apes.

Hunting on New Year’s Eve

This lion (along with 4 others) were hunting 200 metres from our tent on New Year’s eve on the bank of the Nile at Murchison Falls, Uganda

Black-headed weaver

Amazing little birds that weave basket like nests.

Building a nest
Leaving in search of more nesting material:

Taken in Bigodi, Uganda.

More pics from Uganda

Back In Kampala after spending several nights in a tent in Queen Elizabeth National Park surrounded by lions, hyenas and Hippos.

Here are a few pictures of the amazing wildlife we have seen.


I am currently sitting at the airport waiting for my flight. I’ll spend the next six weeks somewhere in Uganda trying to see things like this:

Taken at the Vancouver Zoo

I’ll be mostly out of internet range so updates will be few and far between, and comments will likely be help up in moderation for a very long time.

Uganda teaser pic

So far I have taken over 2500 pictures. But the internet here is too slow for me to upload much, and you probably want me to go through the mountain of pictures and only show the ones worth showing (who needs to see 75 almost identical pictures of the shoebill?)

So for now enjoy this teaser pic of an African Jacana flying over the Mabamba swamp just after sunrise:

Home sweet home

I am back from my trip to the loveliest fleet of islands anchored in the pacific, and while I didn’t find them to be that exactly, they were indeed nice, if over-developed.