So this post in no way constitutes a contract between us for me to post my pictures of beautiful exotic animals in their natural habitats on a daily basis. I'll do it when I want, how I want. To paraphrase John Scalzi and channel Jesse Pinkman, Dr Emilio Lizardo is not your bitch.

The first in this series can be found here, animal lovers. I will keep posting back to the last one if I can and I will tag them all with "Africa" which should be fairly uncommon on io9.

Also, not every post will have cats. Sorry Mythbri.

Edit. These pics are from the Masai Mara National park in southern Kenya. It is contiguous with the Serengeti National Park but was much greener and there were more animals since the migration was just getting under way. Despite the fact that you could have driven from one to the other in under an hour, we had to take four puddle-jumper planes and travel a half day to go a hundred miles or so because nobody has set up a border crossing in the national park. The developing world has bureaucracy down cold. Especially between former British and German crown colonies.

So, without further ado, a herd of thirsty wildebeest that are part of the great migration from Kenya to Tanzania and back again every year. Millions of animals, more than half of them wildebeest eating, defecating and breeding their way across the Serengeti.


But they are not alone. See the shadow just to the right of center? It is subtle.


Don't mind me, Mr Wildebeest. I'm just a harmless log floating down this lovely river

I would never dream of hurting you. I just want to be frien...


Run away!! Run Away!!

Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.


Must be safe now

Everybody knows that wildebeest are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.