2012 Field Season

  • Amanda and Geemi collecting gas samples 
  • Wes checking a fish trap 
  • Hyena researchers helping us collect bugs 
  • Collecting bugs with Frank Masese 
  • Resting giraffes 
  • Working with WWF to install a telemetry kit for our water quality meter 
  • Nile monitor 
  • Chris and the Warden 
  • Amanda checking our tiles... destroyed again! 
  • Paradise flycatcher nesting in our camp 
  • Amanda pulling an experiment 
  • Chris deploying carcass litterbags 
  • Wildebeest carcasses floating downstream after a drowning event 
  • Pulling a carcass out of the river 
  • Wildebeest migration in the Mara 
  • Acid washing bottles at camp 
  • Mara Conservancy staff installing a permanent housing for our water quality meter 
  • Hot air balloon ride with friends from WWF and Fisi Camp 
  • WWF Mara Life project filming our research 
  • Hippo carcass in the Mara, next to a wildebeest carcass 
  • Chris downloading data next to wildebeest carcasses 
  • Vulture and maribou storks roosting near the river 
  • A Mara Conservancy ranger next to our ISCO, sampling downstream of carcasses 
  • Collecting water samples downstream of wildebeest carcasses 
  • Wildebeest carcasses in the Mara River after a drowning event 
  • Collecting samples in the Mara River with an armed ranger nearby 
  • Male lion near Governor's Camp 
  • Female lions and their cubs near Governor's Camp 
  • Amanda, Emma, and Pat entering the Mara Triangle 
  • Emma collecting bugs in the Mara River 
  • Pushing Brian Heath's plane into place for a trip to the upper Talek 
  • Brian Heath and Emma at a hippo pool in the upper Talek 
  • Hippo pool on the Talek River 
  • Emma and Amanda with the WRMA guys installing new monitoring stations 
  • The first annual Mara Day at the Mara River Water Users Association in Mulot 
  • A hippo grazing during the day 
  • Emma running nutrient chemistry in a tent in the Maasai Mara 
  • Wildebeest crossing the Mara River 
  • Wildebeest crossing the Mara River 
  • Wildebeest having trouble getting out of the river 
  • Wildebeest jumping into the Mara River 
  • Wary zebra 
  • Chris, KT, and David enjoying a sundowner in the Mara 
  • Maribou storks feeding on wildebeest carcasses 
  • Amanda and a Mara Conservancy ranger, Charles, walking the river and counting carcasses 
  • Crocodiles basking among wildebeest carcasses 
  • Amanda scrubbing tiles 
  • A hippo walking upstream in the Mara River 
  • Chris collecting benthic samples from a hippo pool 
  • Amanda collecting benthic microbe samples 
  • Amanda collecting hippo feces 
  • A cheetah and her cubs in the Mara Triangle 
  • A hippo trail through the savanna 
  • Chris, Amanda, and Iman in the Mara Triangle 
  • Wildebeest migration 
  • Mwanza flat-headed rock agama 
  • Ruppell's griffon vultures overlooking the Mara River 
  • Lions chasing a wildebeest 
  • Zebras in the Mara Triangle 
  • Lazy lions in the Mara Triangle 
  • Hippo pool in the Mara River 
  • Nile crocodile basking in the Mara River 
  • Female ostrich in the Mara 
  • A male lion feeding on a kill 
December 14, 2012