Savanna of Kenya

Lion yawn

This lioness may appear to be roaring, but it is an early morning yawn, as flies buzz around her face.

After leaving Uganda our photography safari led us to the Kenya savanna.  Seeing the big cats in the wild, up close and personal, was to be a high point, culminating with the wondrous wildebeest crossing of the Mara River.  Someone forgot to tell the wildebeest.  There was no crossing.  None, nada.  Continue reading

Kenya is for the Birds

King fisher

The Giant Kingfisher of Kenya.  I was just as surprised as this poor fish.  Yes, he eventually swallowed the fish whole.

Kenya is for the Birds

From the ugly marabou stork and the very gross hornbills to the beautiful weavers and shiny Guineafowls, Kenya has quite the variety of birds.  Taking advantage of my camera which will take up to 20 frames a second, these bird photos will often be shown here as a series of photos.  To not lose my audience too quickly, I’ll start off with the attractive African weaver birds before getting into the ugly and gross.

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Kenya Photo Safari

elephant ears

Elephant portrait

Kenya Photo Safari Begins

The next couple weeks were spent bouncing around Kenya exploring the savanna from the window of a Land Rover.  I was the only person in our ten photographer group to not print off the correct travel documents for entry into Kenya from Uganda.  Fortunately, we had gotten to the airport in time to correct this oversight.  More African travel frustrations.  Continue reading