It is amazing, absolutely amazing, to observe the African animals in their natural habitat. Each having very unique characteristics, behaviors and survival instincts. Blending into their surroundings. Relying on one another with their different strengths and weaknesses. Sensing danger. Providing food. Protecting the young. It’s survival of the fittest.
Observing and photographing. Wishing at times you were closer, could place the animal in that perfect light or turn them a certain way…but this is just shooting, where they are and how they are. Sometimes patiently waiting out that perfect shot, that may or may not happen. But sometimes those lions cross the road right infront of your Land Cruiser. Cats are feasting on a kill. That cheetah by the road poses so perfectly. Giraffes come to the watering hole at the same time as you. A lion or leopard is sleeping up in a tree.
My husband’s comment to someone the other day was that he doesn’t think anyone could go to East Africa and be disappointed. I agree!
Being out in the African wilderness…it’s magic.
On our walking safari at Lake Naivasha…
(Stripes is for zebras, not tigers…contrary to what many think, there are no wild tigers in Africa). All of the following images were taken in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Keep scrolling down for more posts of our recent Afrikan adventure!