I went to Africa in June of 2001 to see the Eclipse in Zambia.
Go to the page about my eclipse trip to see pictures of the eclipse. Most of the non-eclipse pictures, I've decided to put here. Enjoy!

Go here to see an update on the terrible illness I brought back with me!

Couldn't leave this one out. Star trails around the South Pole, taken by leaving
the camera shutter open for about 45 minutes, and letting the earth move.

Victoria Falls is just plain unbelievable. Take Niagara Falls, triple its height, and make it a mile wide.
What you're looking at above is just one small section, and yes, there is a pretty strong secondary rainbow there.
When you're there, and you hear and feel the power of the water, there is no doubt how that deep gorge got cut out!
(And those rapids at the base are every bit of Level 6!)

I don't usually put my ugly mug in a picture, but when you're at a natural wonder of
the world, you can be forgiven for indulging yourself just a little bit, I'd think.

The Zambezi River at sunset.

The quintessential African stereotypical picture:
A Baobab tree amid the scrub of the bush.

This, we didn't take part in!

Michael Gill walking on Kariba Dam.

Flying into Nairobi.

At the lodge, watching the River go by.

You're in his element now.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, from the comfort of an airplane.

What happens if you don't know how to cross a river.
(We made it across just fine. Nya-nya-nya.)

This one's about 3 meters!

The only picture I took, or will ever take, in Malawi.

Here, kitty, kitty....

Yes, he was that close.

Him, too.

That's not a yawn; it means, "Get away from my harem!"

What trip to the Zambezi would be complete
without a visit from this guy?

And, some lion pictures, from the Lower Zambezi National Park (these are all video captures, so sorry about the quality):

I'd like to make note in no uncertain terms that the pictures of animals above (except for the croc) were taken in their natural settings, with no staging, no cages, no zoos, no nothing between us and them but a car or boat. (We did see a croc on a sandbar, but I didn't include his picture here.) We came across every one of the critters while boating or driving, and stayed around only long enough to get pictures á la The Wild Thornberrys. The crocodile pic was taken in a reptile park outside Lusaka, where crocs are raised for food (and I can tell you from personal experience, they taste good!). As in all farming programs, though, some of the best are not harvested for food, but are allowed to lie around and serve stud purposes. Since crocs can live a long time, I noted that it wouldn't be such a bad life to be fed, sheltered, and womanized all you wanted, at the ripe old age of 80!

© 2001 Dan McGlaun