Christina Bergey - Photos

Photos from Bolivia

Christina Bergey with Spider Monkey
Very friendly rescued spider monkey (Ateles chamek) on Serere Reserve's "Gringo Island."
Christina Bergey Pretending to be Tarzan
Swinging on a liana.
Spider Monkeys
Two rescued spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) on Serere Reserve's "Gringo Island." The younger one was adopted by an older female.
Christina Bergey in the Southern Altiplano
A vista in Bolivia's Southern Altiplano, near Tupiza, from La Silla.
Me llamo Llama
Llama in the Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa.
Arbol de Piedra
Árbol de Piedra ("tree of stone") formed by strong winds in the Siloli Desert within the Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa.
Laguna Negra
Laguna Negra in the Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa.
Christina Bergey in Salt Hotel
A hotel made entirely of salt near the Salar de Uyuni.
Salar de Uyuni
The cactus-filled "island," Incahuasi, overlooking the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest saltflat.
Christina Bergey in Train Graveyard
A train graveyard in Uyuni filled with train cars abandoned since the 1940s and rusting in the salty air.
Train Graveyard
Train graveyard in Uyuni. Nearby was graffiti that said, "NO GRINGOS."
Puebla Fantasma
Puebla Fantasma, a ghost-town, was built during colonial times but abandoned in the 16th century. At 4,690 meters and climbing, I would soon be feeling the effects of altitude sickness, so I can understand the relocation.

Photos from Dem. Rep. of Congo

Black Crested Mangabey Infant
This infant black crested mangabey (Lophocebus aterrimus) pet was seized by the wildlife authority.
Lesula Juvenile
Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis) captive juvenile in Obenge, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lesula Juvenile
Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis) captive juvenile in Obenge, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Motobike
Motobikes were the best way to get around at times. I was glad my drivers, Sale and Willy, had longer legs than mine, since we often had to ford streams and rivers. I risked a peek over Sale's shoulder at one point and saw the speedometer registering 60 kmh (37 mph) as we flew along a jungle path barely wide enough for two people to walk abreast.
River Crossing with Motobike in Dug-Out Canoe
The motorbikes were loaded into dug-out canoes to cross the larger rivers. Memorably, we crossed the Congo with six motobikes in massive pirogues under nightfall when we entered Kisangani.
Lomami River Panorama
A panorama of the Lomami River at Katopa Camp. We later spent several days in the large pirogue shown.
Bank of Lomami River
The bank of the Lomami River at Katopa Camp with swallowtails and other butterflies on the sand.
Wolf's Guenon
Wolf's guenon (Cercopithecus wolfi) near Obenge Camp.
Bonobo
Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary.
Bonobo
Bonobo (Pan paniscus) mother and infant at Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary.
Bonobo
Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary.
Bird
Dr. Hart was nice enough to let me hang out as he mist-netted birds in the proposed park.
D.R.C. Team
The team for an early leg of the journey, including expert guide Pablo Ayali (back row, far right), Kate Detwiler (next to him) of Florida Atlantic University, and me (front row, second from left). We're at KK/4, pronouced "Kakabar Caaht."
Christina Bergey with Monkey Poo
There's visible pride on my face after a successful thirty minute search for elusive red colobus monkey (Procolobus tholloni) feces. (Photo by Pablo Ayali.)
Christina Bergey with Katopa Village Obama Palm Tree
I wasn't the only one in the Congolese village of Katopa that wanted their photo taken in front of the Obama tree. (Photo by Kate Detwiler.)
Christina Bergey Doing Computer Work in D.R.C.
Working on a laptop in Obenge, Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo by Kate Detwiler.)

Photos from Namibia

Namibian Fence
So much empty space surrounded by fences in Namibia.
Christina Bergey on Dune 45
Me climbing the 170 meter tall Dune 45, found in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib Desert, Namibia.
Namibian Sunset
Sunset in Namibia.
Adder
While quad biking in the Namib Desert outside Swakopmund, we almost hit this snake, which I think is Peringuey's adder (Bitis peringueyi). Shortly after taking this photo, I missed the bus and got my dumb self stranded in Swakopmund.

Photos from South Africa

Table Mountain
A waterfall seen partway through the hike up Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.
Christina Bergey Atop Table Mountain
Me enjoying the view atop Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.
Christina Bergey Relaxing Atop Table Mountain
My trusty boots and me resting after climbing Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.
Cape Chacma
A Cape Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) mother and infant in Tokai Forest.
Cape Chacma with Pinecone
A Cape Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) eating pine cones in Tokai Forest.

Photos from Zambia

Kinda Baboon
A Kinda baboon (Papio kindae) walks in front of a building at Chunga Camp in Kafue National Park, Zambia.
Lions
Two lions block our road near Chunga Camp in Kafue National Park, Zambia.
Zebra
Zebra stand near the side of the road that runs from Mumbwa to Chunga, Zambia.
Lion's Pawprint
Lions routinely passed through our camp at night.
White Kinda Baby
Some Kinda baboons (Papio kindae), including a baby displaying the Kinda's unique infant white fur.
Vervet
A vervet in Ngoma, Zambia, where they often stole food and broke into houses.
Chibela Sunset
The sun setting over Lake Itezhi-Tezhi as seen from Chibela Camp in Ngoma.

Photos from Madagascar

Christina Bergey in Embassy in Tana
While in Antananarivo, Madagascar, I gave a talk on my research at the U.S. embassy.
Christina Bergey with Microphone
Me with a microphone in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar, studying the vocal communication of the critically endangered greater bamboo lemurs (Prolemur simus). Photo by Sarah Zohdy.
Sahambavy
The tea plantation of Sahambavy, Madagascar. Twenty-three kilometers outside of Fianarantsoa, the tea plantation covers 520 hectares.
Ranomafana Waterfall
The gorgeous waterfall in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.
Infestation
My poor friend's computer, absolutely covered in some swarming insect at Centre ValBio in Ranomfana, Madagascar.
Infestation
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) in Anja Community Reserve.
Christina Bergey with Mouse Lemur
After a night spent trapping mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus), I was so thrilled to get the chance to hold this little guy in a sock as he recovered from the anesthetic. He was released a little later back into Ranomafana National Park, with a banana slice as a parting gift.
Bug on Window in Tana
A cool bug climbing a window that reflects a bit of Antananarivo.
Malagasy Hoopoe
The Malagasy hoopoe (Upupa epops marginata), though not a primate, is cool nonetheless.
Red-Fronted Brown Lemur
The red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus rufus). Taken from the balcony of Centre ValBio Research station, Ranomafana, Madagascar.
Blue-eyed Black Lemur
A female blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur macaco flavifrons) in Tsimbazaza Zoo, Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Andringitra National Park
The flag of Madagascar flying in Andringitra National Park.
Belostomatidae
Crab / Roach Thing

Order - Hemiptera
Suborder - Nepomorpha/Hydrocorisae
Family - Belostomatidae

Centre Valbio, Ranomafana, Madagascar

Wikipedia - "Their bite is considered one of the most painful that can be inflicted by any insect [...] the longer the bug is allowed to inject its saliva, the worse the resulting bite, and as the saliva liquefies muscle tissue, it can in rare instances do permanent damage."
Lanto
Andrianandrasana Lanto Harivelo in Ranomafana National Park, following after the greater bamboo lemur.
Greater Bamboo Lemur
The greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus).
Greater Bamboo Lemur Eating Clay
The subadult greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) from Ranomafana National Park eating mud.

Photos from Peru

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu in Peru.
Machu Picchu Llama
Llama in Machu Picchu, Peru.
Machu Picchu Llama
Llama in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Miscellaneous Photos

Christina Bergey and Tarsier
While at Maker Faire NYC 2012, I had my picture taken with the O'Reilly Tarsier.
Yawning Tiger
Yawning amur tiger at the Bronx Zoo.
Amur Tiger
Amur tiger at the Bronx Zoo. Used in the United Nation's ESCAP publication "Saving the Flagship Species of North-East Asia." (2007).
Silverback Gorilla
Silverback gorilla at the Bronx Zoo.
Gibbon
Gibbon (Nomascus concolor) at the Bronx Zoo.
Ebony Langurs Grooming
A female ebony lanugur grooming a juvenile at the Bronx Zoo. Some members of this group of monkeys have a mutation causing them to retain their infant coat color into adulthood.
Hamadryas Baboon
Male hamadryas baboon (Papio hamadryas) at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn.
Ebony Langurs Relaxation
A female ebony lanugur grooming a juvenile at the Bronx Zoo, who seems to be really enjoying the attention.
Christina Bergey at Staten Island Zoo
Me at the Staten Island Zoo in front of a mural commemorating their collaboration with the zoo I used to volunteer at, Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Wolf's Guenon
Wolf's guenon (Cercopithecus wolfi) at Bronx Zoo.
Christina Bergey with Ring-tailed Lemur on Bench
Me and a ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) on a bench in the Prague Zoo.
Snow Monkey Relaxing
A Japanese macaque or snow monkey (Macaca fuscata) relaxing on a hot day in the Central Park Zoo.
Snow Monkey near Water
A Japanese macaque or snow monkey (Macaca fuscata) near the water in the Central Park Zoo.
Silverback Gorilla at Bronx Zoo
The silverback western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Bronx Zoo.
Interspecies Lemur Encounter
Two ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) fascinated by a baby collared brown lemur (Eulemur collaris) at the Bronx Zoo.