I try to think of a relevant reason to post seemingly random photos each week, because they are often not representative of where I am at that very moment. I put up a Syrian shot the week troubles started in Syria, for example. This week’s photo is of a Rhinoceros Hornbill, one of 13 species of hornbills in Thailand, and one of seven species that are endangered. I shot this when TWO species showed up on the rooftop of our bungalow in Koh Phangan. (The other was a Great Hornbill and they seemed to hop around very clumsily checking each other out.)
Now the reason for the photo selection: this week Peung and I will fly — and we will likely be seeing rhinoceroses where we are going. It’s a long trip, starting with Kenya (on Kenya Airlines), moving on to Istanbul (on Turkish Airlines) and other parts of Turkey, and then on to Chicago for our bus to Madison. Kenya plans have been erratic due to some article assignments and lining up safari arrangements to include our good friend currently stationed in Nairobi, but things are starting to fall into place. (Talk about last minute!) I will try to blog (or even Tweet?) throughout but that will depend a lot on internet access. We’ll have it in Nairobi but I’m thinking there aren’t a lot of internet cafes in the Masai Mara. Either way I will post material from our trip and information on the safari outfitters and guides we travel with. Stay tuned!