Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys

26 08 2016

Day 3 of our time on Zanzibar took us down to the Jozani forest reserve to see the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys.  For many years, the local farmers have had an ongoing battle with the Zanzibar Red Colobus monkeys due to the monkeys’ predilection for unripened fruit.  However, due to the increasing popularity of the tourist center for visiting the monkeys, more money has been able to reach the villages from tourism, meaning that a small crop loss is outweighed by the tourist value of the monkeys. Slowly, more and more locals are becoming accepting of these primates which are endemic to this part of Zanzibar.

1. The little guy, sticking with mom

Safe with Mom
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. Wide Eyed

Wide Eyed
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. Grabbing a bite

Checking out the food
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. Playful – More fun than a barrel of monkeys

More fun than….
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. There’s always ONE stoner in the crowd

Stoned?
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Fiddler Crab – bonus

Fiddler Crab (Uca annulipes)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

The whole day’s pictures, including the Mangroves and our wanderings in Stone Town can be found in the Flickr album https://flic.kr/s/aHskFHsYos

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First Day on Zanzibar

22 08 2016

After a 7 day Safari, we headed to Zanzibar for some R&R….

1. The coastline as we approached

West Coast of Zanzibar
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. With all those patches, does it float?

Patching the Boat
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. Sunset at dinner

Sunset over the Indian Ocean
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. Ornate Doors are a Zanzibar tradition

Zanzibar Door
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. The meat market at the Darajani Barzaar

Meat Market at Stonetown Darajani Bazaar
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Corrugated Steel roofs of Stonetown

Stonetown from above
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

There are many others from our first day on the island. You can see the whole set at: https://flic.kr/s/aHskC7d4Ux

I hope you enjoy them!





Sunrises and Sunsets in Tanzania

14 06 2016

Was on a 7 day safari with African Wildcats Expeditions up in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania and then spent 10 days on Zanzibar.

Haven’t had a lot of time to go through ALL the photos, but some struck me as quick easy winners….  Hope you enjoy.

1. The Boabab and the Sunset in Tarangire

The Boabab and the Sunset
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. Sunset among the Boababs in Tarangire

Sunset among the Boababs
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. Sunset over Muyuni Forest (Zanzibar)

The sun sets over the Muyuni Forest
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. Sunset and the Fishermen

Fishermen heading out for the night
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. You can almost hear the sun sizzle as it sets.

Another awesome sunset from Stonetown
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Serengeti Sunset

Serengeti Sunset
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

And a couple of Sunrises for good measure.

7. Sunrise with Stork

Serengeti Sunrise
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

8. Sunrise on the plains of Africa

Serengeti Sunrise
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

Thanks for checking them out!

For other shots that I’ve managed to get done, so far, please check out the album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskxvgdt3





Sunset on Zanzibar

1 05 2013

Another cool sunset that we managed to get when we were in Africa.  This one taken with an S60 Smile


Sunset on Zanzibar by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Catching up on some Tanzania 2009 editing

29 04 2013

Yes, I’m STILL ediing photos from our trip to Africa in 2009… Here’s some of Zanzibar…. not just a map in Halo :)

1. The World’s game

The World’s game by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. A helping hand

A Helping Hand by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Sunset

Sunset on Zanzibar by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Mrs Dragonspeed with two kids happy to ham it up for the camera

Mrs Dragonspeed and a couple of local kids by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Zanzibar door

Zanzibar Door by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Sunset

Sunset on Zanzibar by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Mrs Dragonspeed dwarfed by a Giant Aldabra Tortoise.

The Giant Aldabra Tortoise Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Oh my, there are just so many amazing memories. Please feel free to browse the Flickr set at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633384611500/with/8685991911/

Enjoy the tropical visit!





Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys!

11 02 2013

More from our 2009 Safari!

The Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) is endemic to the southern end of the main island of the Zamzibar archipelago, Unguja. The monkeys like to eat the unripened fruit from the trees in the forest and, of course, from the farmers’ trees too. This propensity for fruit put them in direct conflict with local farmers that used to kill them as pests. With the establishment of the Jozani Forest preserve, the government is able to pay farmers to help preserve the monkeys. The monkeys are no longer seen as pests but as vital tourist attractors. On the ground, the monkeys like to eat charcoal to help their digestive system. They are quite human friendly!

1. Lounging around

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Curiosity

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Mrs Dragonspeed and the Monkeys

Mrs Dragonspeed hanging with the Monkeys! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. You’ve disturbed my lunch!

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. High Flying

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. A young’un

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Whoops – upside down!

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

8. Just Checking things out

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

For all the Monkey shots, you can see the set at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8458364261/

The rapidly swelling set which has all the pics from our Africa trip as we add them:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8458364261/





Africa 2009 – Updated photos!

18 03 2012
Sunset on the SerengetiYellow-billed KitePied CrowYellow-billed KiteSpeckled MousebirdMrs Dragonspeed at the Norfolk Hotel
Olive ThrushCollared SunbirdOlive ThrushKenya Rufous SparrowCape Robin-ChatBaglafecht Weaver
Hadeda IbisRest stop on the way to ArushaMrs Dragonspeed and JacobMartial EagleMartial EagleMasai Ostrich
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleuA weaver's nestHunter's SunbirdDik DikDik DikTawny Eagle

Africa 2009, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:

Trip to Tanzania May 21-June 10, 2009

I have uploaded more photos to our Flickr Album.

Nile Crocodile, Dik Dik, Hot Air balloons over the Serengeti, and a seafood BBQ in Stonetown!








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