Monday, March 14, 2011

Africam

I, of course, love critters.  Any kind of critters.  And, I recently rediscovered Africam, which has a series of cameras trained on water holes in Africa.  It's fascinating to watch and stunning to realize that you are seeing elephants, water buffalo, all kinds of antelope, lions and many more of the African animals, live, right before your eyes.  They're six hours ahead of us, so the best time to watch is in the morning, on the East Coast.  But, two of the cameras have night vision capability, so you can see critters come to the water hole all night long.

I have taken to keeping a window open to the Elephant Plains camera all the time, and checking back regularly.  There's sound, also, so, I have the sound of birds and insects as a background, as I use the computer.  You can find the cameras here Africam

Of course, the day I decide to blog about this is the day that the Elephant Plains camera goes down.  They're working on it.  Hopefully, it'll be up again tomorrow.  The other two cameras work fine.

If you haven't found it already, try it, I think you'll like it.

15 comments:

Sandra said...

There were some live cameras from Africa before, but due to financing they went dead. Thank you for sharing this!!!! I love love love African wildlife and the ellies have a special place in my heart.

texwisgirl said...

Oh my gosh. I will NEVER get anything done if I go there!!! :) I already am glued to the pc too many hours each day! :)

Ann Nichols said...

This seems amazing!! Thanks for the link. I will try it out.
I'm with you on loving all animals!
Have a great week!
Ann

Gary said...

Well at least you didn't claim they were at the backyard feeder!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Canyon Girl said...

It sounds like a lot of fun. I loved your Sunday out the window pictures too. I think I like your place the best when the trees are bare. They look so huge and majestic. Pewter day is a wonderful description and something I don't see often here.--Inger

Madi and Mom said...

THANK YOU!!I did not know about this!!!
It has been bookmarked.
13 working days until retirement!!!I'm taking my last day of vacation today. 4 days this week, 5 next week and 4 the next.
Madi has no clue what is in store for her as of 4/1/11. On the weekends she follows me alot becasue she knows I'll do something fun or possible drop some food. She'll be worn out after one day.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Jim said...

Thanks Louise, I'll check it out.

Janet said...

great ! will go and check it out-thank you for sharing this info !

IsobelleGoLightly said...

We like to watch that too. The night sounds are really nice to listen to. Sometimes you'll hear a big "PLOP" when something BIG jumps into the water. ooooooh.

Sharon said...

Hi Louise!
Looks like a cool place to visit!

Sheri said...

It's pretty neat, to be able to watch the action so far away. Thanks!

Vicki Lane said...

Neat-o! I'll give it a look!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

oh, I'm going to tune in, thx

Leontien said...

haha it's always like that right! you decide to do something and they just don't cooperate!

I'll give it a go, but it might take a while because we just got Dish... sooo much TV to catch up on!

Thanks for sharing
leontien

Rebekah said...

That's a great link ... thanks!

On a different note, we get Rochester news 'n stuff on our Fox channel. All the other networks we get Boston.