Safari Campfire

Serengeti Campfire It was a very tough day, viewing Mother Nature in its most basic form: new born zebra and wildebeest, the Great Migration, predators, every creature searching for food while avoiding not becoming another's meal, exotic birds, survival of the fittest, circle of life, etc. A full day of watching the Nature Channel in … Continue reading Safari Campfire

Giraffe & Friend

How's the weather up there?  Boy, those giraffes are tall!  I was close to this magnificent creature, felt like within spitting distance (probably was ... for him), no more than 30 yards in the Serengeti Plain, and it took all of my 300 mm lens to get this close-up. I think this is a decent … Continue reading Giraffe & Friend

Ngorongoro Crater

Mt. Ngorongoro was the size of Mt. Kilamanjaro until it blew its top three million years ago, covering the Serengeti Plain with volcanic ash.  The mountain collapsed into itself leaving the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world.  The crater rim is 7,500' above sea level and 12 miles in diameter; 2,000' below, the wooded slopes give … Continue reading Ngorongoro Crater

Rafiki

Thirty minutes before sunrise, I was on a rocky ledge overlooking the Serengeti Plain, hoping to catch some pinks and purples peaking through the clouds.  The lookout point was an extended part of  Lobo Lodge, where we stayed on the second night of safari; it had a railing, which made me feel safe.   (Later, … Continue reading Rafiki