Photos from my safari trip to Kenya, an amazing experience of finding one's self and shooting wild life as God intended it to be.
Knowing that I am travelling to Kenya was the best news I've heard in years. Being on a safari, taking photos of the wild life, and being one with nature was more than anyone can ask for. Hope you enjoy my journey as much as I did ...
.... Never forgets ....
African elephants are highly intelligent,and they have a very large and highly convoluted neocortex, a trait also shared by humans, apes,and certain dolphin species. They are amongst the world's most intelligent species. With a mass of just over 5 kg (11 lb), elephant brains are larger than those of any other land animal
Known as one of the "big five", "Black Death" or "widow maker" in Africa, the African buffalo is widely regarded as a very dangerous animal, as it gores and kills over 200 people every year. Buffaloes are sometimes reported to kill more people in Africa than any other animal, although the same claim is also made of hippos and crocodiles. Buffaloes are notorious among big game hunters as very dangerous animals, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.
African elephant society is arranged around family units. In each family unit are around ten individuals made up of closely related females and their calves. Each family unit is led by an old female known as the matriarch.When separate family units bond, they form kinship groups or bond groups. After puberty, male elephants tend to form alliances with other males.
I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
The African Crowned Crane .. These statuesque birds live in wetlands and grasslands throughout eastern and southern Africa. A crowned crane’s elaborate, golden headdress of feathers helps it disappear into its grassland habitat. They are one of the only crane species able to roost in trees, using their long, flexible hind toes to grip onto branches.
an orphan land turtle at the Animal Orphanage in Mt. Kenya Safari Club
Thomson's Falls is a 74 m (243 ft) scenic waterfall on the Ewaso Ngiro river, which drains from the Aberdare Mountain Range. It is situated two miles from the town Nyahururu in central Kenya, at 2,360 m (7,750 ft) elevation. 1883 Joseph Thomson was the first European to reach Thomson Falls, and named them for his father. He was a Scottish geologist and naturalist who was also the first European to walk from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the early 1880s.
Hyenas originated in the jungles of Miocene Eurasia 22 million years ago, when most early feliform species were still largely arboreal.
You can see a bit of blood on its right cheek, could be from a fight or from eating a recent prey..
With their acute eyesight and hearing, Ostriches can sense predators such as lions from far away. When being pursued by a predator, they have been known to reach speeds in excess of 70 km/h (43 mph)
Love in the sunset ..
Like most members of the horse family, zebras are highly social. Their social structure, however, depends on the species. Mountain zebras and plains zebras live in groups, known as 'harems', consisting of one stallion with up to six mares and their foals.
Lonely Safari Car, with a lonely tree
A Maasai young man
The Maasai (sometimes spelled "Masai" or "Masaai") are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania.
Eunoto, the coming of age ceremony of the warrior, can involve ten or more days of singing, dancing and ritual. The warriors of the Il-Oodokilani perform a kind of march-past as well as the adumu, or aigus, sometimes referred as "the jumping dance" by non-Maasai. (both adumu and aigus are Maa verbs meaning "to jump" with adumu meaning "To jump up and down in a dance")