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  1. Looking down around 80', but still well off the forest floor

    Snapshot Title: Looking down around 80', but still well off the forest floor
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: A Birds-eye view of Kibale NP forest, Uganda
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

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  2. Ficus mucuso fruit, a favorite of the chimps

    Snapshot Title: Ficus mucuso fruit, a favorite of the chimps
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: A Birds-eye view of Kibale NP forest, Uganda
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    When I first arrived at this tree, it was full of fruit. There were very few when the chimps were through with it.



  3. Mist over the forest

    Snapshot Title: Mist over the forest
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Gombe's rift looking west into the park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    I love the way the forest creates it's own clouds as the sun heats the wet earth after a rain.



  4. Individual tobaco plants and a stump

    Snapshot Title: Individual tobaco plants and a stump
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Tobacco Field in Chimp Habitat
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Another good reason to stop smoking........



  5. Mosque

    Snapshot Title: Mosque
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Zanzibar Rooftops 2
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Note the speakers which call the city to prayer.



  6. The Bagh Muharmi Mosque

    Snapshot Title: The Bagh Muharmi Mosque
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Zanzibar Rooftops 2
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    I could not find much on the history of this Mosque. It stands tall among the surrounding buildings.



  7. BEIT EL AJAIB - The House of Wonders

    Snapshot Title: BEIT EL AJAIB - The House of Wonders
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Zanzibar Rooftops 2
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This huge building was built by The Sultan of Zanzibar in the 1880's as a ceremonial palace. It was named 'House of Wonders' because it was the first building in Stonetown to have electric lights.



  8. The Old and the New

    Snapshot Title: The Old and the New
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Zanzibar Rooftops 2
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Throughout Stonetown, the skyline is dotted with round satalite dishes, a testament to the changing times.



  9. St. Joseph's Cathedral

    Snapshot Title: St. Joseph's Cathedral
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Zanzibar Rooftops 2
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This beautiful Cathedral can be seen from any high position in Stonetown. It is remarkable inside and out. St. Joseoh's was built in the late 1800's.



  10. Shree Shiv Shakti Temple

    Snapshot Title: Shree Shiv Shakti Temple
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: More scenes from Stone Town
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This Hindu temple is one of only two remaining in Zanzibar.



  11. Another Chimp

    Snapshot Title: Another Chimp
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Tarzan hangs out
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    There was a large group of chimps in a nearby tree. Most were hidden by leaves. I am not sure who this is, possibly Apollo.



  12. TARZAN IN NEST

    Snapshot Title: TARZAN IN NEST
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Tarzan hangs out
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Tarzan built a little day nest for himself in the fork of this tree. Not the most comfortable nest I have ever seen, but what he lacks in style, he makes up in location. His view overlooking Mkenke ...



  13. Channel Erosion

    Snapshot Title: Channel Erosion
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Deforestation near Gombe NP
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Channel Erosion is caused by a combination of heavy rain, steep slopes and removal of vegetation. In the forests of Gombe, the tree canopy slows the force of the rain and the ground cover and roots h...



  14. Like farming on a cliff

    Snapshot Title: Like farming on a cliff
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: FROM GOMBE'S RIFT LOOKING EAST
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This is actually steeper than it looks.



  15. Fomer Chimp Habitat

    Snapshot Title: Fomer Chimp Habitat
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: FROM GOMBE'S RIFT LOOKING EAST
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    When Jane Goodall arrived in Gombe in 1960, this area behind the park was inhabited by chimps and other wildlife.



  16. Cleared for Casava

    Snapshot Title: Cleared for Casava
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: FROM GOMBE'S RIFT LOOKING EAST
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Despite the incredibly steep slopes and poor soil conditions, land around Gombe NP is used for growing Casava, a potato-like tuber with little nutritional value.



  17. Lichen

    Snapshot Title: Lichen
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Jane's Peak
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    The rust red and bluish lichens stand out in the sea of green.



  18. Meat Ridge

    Snapshot Title: Meat Ridge
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Jane's Peak
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    From Jane's Peak, Dr. Goodall was the first person to witness chimp hunting behavior (on what is now known as Meat Rdige) in the early 1960's.



  19. Lucky

    Snapshot Title: Lucky
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Baboon on beach
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This baboon looked back just as the shutter snapped



  20. Fuzzy Tree

    Snapshot Title: Fuzzy Tree
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Hippo Pool, Katavi National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    I didn't notice this tree when I took the shot, but it is certainly interesting. I have know idea what species it is.



  21. Spur-Winged Plover

    Snapshot Title: Spur-Winged Plover
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Hippo Pool, Katavi National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Another of the many species of bird that utilize the hippo pool



  22. African Jacana

    Snapshot Title: African Jacana
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Hippo Pool, Katavi National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Dozens of waders use this pool, which is full of mud and made rich with tons of hippo fertilizer.



  23. Hippos at Home, Katavi National Park

    Snapshot Title: Hippos at Home, Katavi National Park
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Hippo Pool, Katavi National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This hippo pool is often full of hundreds of hippos.



  24. Nature's Art

    Snapshot Title: Nature's Art
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Tree, Gombe National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    The color texture and shape of this snapshot is better than anything one could invent or compose.



  25. Habitat Diversity

    Snapshot Title: Habitat Diversity
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Windy Ridge
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    In contrast to the thick valleys below, the high slopes of Gombe are woodland habitat. The chimps use this area in July and August when the Uapaca trees are in full fruit.



  26. Yes, the lake really is that color

    Snapshot Title: Yes, the lake really is that color
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Windy Ridge
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Lake Tanganyika holds about 18% of the worlds standing fresh water. Hard to imagine, but it is over 400 miles long, 30 miles wide and nearly a mile deep. I spend much of my off time snorkeling al...



  27. Cargo Boat

    Snapshot Title: Cargo Boat
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Windy Ridge
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Lake Tanganika provides a link between Tanzania, Burundia, Zambia, and Congo. This cargo boat is on its way from Kigoma, Tanzania (closest market town to Gombe NP) to Burundi loaded with goods to be ...



  28. Oil Palm Tree

    Snapshot Title: Oil Palm Tree
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Windy Ridge
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    The orange fruit of this palm provides a year round source of food for the Gombe chimpanzees.



  29. Chimp Habitat

    Snapshot Title: Chimp Habitat
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Windy Ridge
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This is chimp habitat at it's best. Wonderful tall canopy trees with layers of vegetation below. Chimpanzees eat dozens of species of fruit and leaves as well as insects and occasionally meat. The...



  30. Bare Slopes

    Snapshot Title: Bare Slopes
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: High Ridge, Gombe National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Outside of the park, the slopes have been cleared for agriculture. Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute have initiated programs to reverse this trend.



  31. Lone Tree

    Snapshot Title: Lone Tree
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: High Ridge, Gombe National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    In a way this old dead snag makes the shot. The red contrasting with the sea of green grass, woodland, and forest. When I am feeling forest claustrophobia (though beautiful, the dense forest can ha...



  32. Jane's Peak

    Snapshot Title: Jane's Peak
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: High Ridge, Gombe National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This is where it all began. In 1960, Jane Goodall walked daily to this point on the ridge to begin her observations of wild chimpanzees. Occasionally she spent the night here. Over time the chimps ...



  33. Cleared for Agriculture

    Snapshot Title: Cleared for Agriculture
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Top of the Rift, Gombe National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    While in the wide shot you may not notice the difference between the two sides of the whole image, when you zoom into the left you will see that there is no longer suitable habitat outside of the park...



  34. Cliff in Kahama Valley

    Snapshot Title: Cliff in Kahama Valley
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Top of the Rift, Gombe National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Gombe National Park is very steep, but quite easy to navigate. When I want to go back to my hut, I simple walk downhill. Having said that, it is best to know exactly where you are, the entire park ...



  35. Water Taxi

    Snapshot Title: Water Taxi
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Top of the Rift, Gombe National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    There are no roads along the lake shore so people travel to and from their homes in water taxis. The fare is 1500 shillling (just over a dollar)



  36. Gombe's Beautiful Forest

    Snapshot Title: Gombe's Beautiful Forest
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Top of the Rift, Gombe National Park
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    Gombe is one of the most altogether scenic places on the planet. Though very small, it harbors many vegetation types, hundreds of species of birds, and of course, chimps (as well as seven other prim...



  37. Give that chimp and hand

    Snapshot Title: Give that chimp and hand
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Pax climbs Down
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    I didn't notice at the time that another chimp sitting nearby had put his hand into my frame. I love the detail in the knuckles.



  38. Pax Climbs out of his Day Nest

    Snapshot Title: Pax Climbs out of his Day Nest
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Pax climbs Down
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    I took this shot hoping to get an image of Pax crashed out in his day nest. Just as the Giga lined up on him, he lept out of his nest and climbed down.



  39. lichen

    Snapshot Title: lichen
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Evening over the Misitu Ugalla Conservation Area
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    While the forest and woodlands in this area are spectacular, it is also fun to look at life at ground level. I love the look of these rocks and the many varieties of lichen growing on them.



  40. Chimp Habitat Detail

    Snapshot Title: Chimp Habitat Detail
    Taken by: Bill Wallauer

    Image: Evening over the Misitu Ugalla Conservation Area
    Image Owner: Bill Wallauer



    Description:

    This is chimpanzee habitat typical of the Misitu Ugalla region. Note the large trees and contiguous canopy. This is not like the thick riverine forest you would find in Gombe National Park (Jane Goo...



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