Platypus Robo-Croc Boat Sampling (2014)

  • John, Chris and Abhi at the Rift Valley overlook 
  • Visiting a Maasai manyatta 
  • Putting the boat together at Maji Camp 
  • Working on the crocodile disguise 
  • Ready for the first field trial 
  • Maiden voyage on the Mara River 
  • Boat driver and pit crew 
  • Robo-croc silhouette 
  • Working on the boats in one of the luxury rooms at Amani Mara 
  • Chris processing water samples at Amani Mara 
  • Getting ready to survey the hippo pool at Amani Mara 
  • Robo-croc on the Ntiaktiak River 
  • The Platypus team 
  • High tech work in the bush 
  • Surveying the Ntiaktiak River 
  • Curious onlookers 
  • Launching the boat in the Amani Mara hippo pool 
  • Stand-off 
  • Prepping the boat 
  • Hippos skeptical of the new pool member 
  • Another successful deployment 
  • Watching with fingers crossed 
  • Checking the data collected 
  • Launching the boat on another voyage 
  • Close call! 
  • Troubleshooting in the field 
  • The Platypus team (John, Chris, Paul, and Abhi) 
  • A great day in the field with our friends from WWF 
  • Wouldn't be a true safari without a breakdown 
  • Celebrating a great trip and awesome data! 
May 30, 2014