We saw hundreds of wildebeest, giraffe, zebras, antelope, the elusive leopard, elephants all morning long.. We enjoyed breakfast among the animals, watching two lionesses look over the Maasai Mara for breakfast. It is a wonder to see. all what we see. in a matter of a couple of hours! I am so busy looking through the binoculars and the long lens on the camera my eyes get weary. Now we are back at camp for lunch from the vegetable garden under the trees. Last night I had a lion very close to my tent! they patrol with a gun and a flashlight all night because the camp is not fenced and I have to have a Maasai escort anywhere. The game is one of patience waiting for just the right light and position to get the best shot. . We all compare photographs at the end of the day. I'm attaching my photo of the...
I awoke to another lovely sunny and warm morning listening to the birds sing and served hot tea and biscuits on my personal patio which overlooks the Ewasongiro River and I got to feed the wee smack dik dies their cabbage breakfast. I had breakfast of fresh eggs and fruit and now I am scheduled for a massage. Then we will visit the Samburu village. Such a quiet lovely life, Sleeping in was a treat! No image is attached but some will be later.
Another stunning sunrise and a search for the first animals enjoying the very early light. We saw first the hyena and lovely birds who came out to greet us with their songs, some elephants, water buck, giraffe, and rhinos1 The light for shooting is beautiful, sometimes silhouettes and sometimes back-lit ears of zebras in the bush.
Each corner brings us a new sight and more adventures. The expanse of 90,000 acres of this conservancy is amazing...so many animals and birds and scenery that takes one's breath way! The regal giraffe, the lumbering elephant, the plodding rhino mudding through the swamp grsss...all great to witness. The photograph of the morning is the white headed bufflalo. weaver.
It's almost time for me to leave on my wonderful safaris through Kenya, Tanzania and then trek in Rwanda
to photograph gorillas. I've been planning this trip in my mind for three years since I last went there. I am packed and ready and thrilled to be able to take this wonderful trip. By posting on may blog, I will taking
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