We’re in the midst of a brief warm spell here in Calgary, but it’s always warm at this time of year in Africa, and really rainy apparently. Brian Keating isn’t letting a little rain dampen his enthusiasm for the abundance of wildlife in Tanzania. He joined Doug Dirks via satellite phone.

Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/the-homestretch/segment/15516462

Lion pride up in a tree! This is very unusual behaviour to see, and may be related to the thick grass and bugs that live in the grass during these wet months.  Brian took this photo just yesterday!

Lion pride up in a tree! This is very unusual behaviour to see, and may be related to the thick grass and bugs that live in the grass during these wet months. Brian took this photo just yesterday!

Two cheetah siblings, on their own out in the wilds of the Serengeti.   This photo was taken just moments before their successful chase of a young gazelle, as discussed during the CBC radio segment.

Two cheetah siblings, on their own out in the wilds of the Serengeti. This photo was taken just moments before their successful chase of a young gazelle, as discussed during the CBC radio segment.

The leopard in early morning light, moving the remanants of his Thompson’s gazelle kill from the night before.  He had a close encounter with a very keen hyena just moments after Brian took this photo!

The leopard in early morning light, moving the remanants of his Thompson’s gazelle kill from the night before. He had a close encounter with a very keen hyena just moments after Brian took this photo!