Beautiful Grey-headed Kingfisher sitting on a colorful bush waiting for some movement in the pond below.
The sun striking the yellow grass and giving the Bustard a warm glow. This morning the Bustard was walking in the grasslands picking locusts, grasshoppers, dung beetles and other insects hiding on the fertile grounds of the Amboseli National Park. The Kori Bustar has a impressive size, with a wingspan up to 275 cm. Impressions from the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The open savanna at Amboseli National Park with the foot hills of mount Kilimanjaro in the background
A small flock of zebras standing on the savanna with the blue foot hills of mount Kilimanjaro in the background. The park is know for its free-ranging elephants, a very large natural swamp the elephants love to traverse and the beautiful views of Kilimanjaro. Ideal place for a weekend safari.
A lioness resting on a small hill on a cold and moist morning in the Masai Mara game reserve. Very early in the day with the dew only partly evaporated a proud lioness was relaxing on a small hill just outside a scanty collection of trees.
While driving around the Mara river on a early morning a pretty Lilac-breasted Roller was sitting on top of a bush looking for a tasty meal of maybe some insects, scorpions, snails or a meaty lizards. The Lilac-breasted Roller is quite a common bird but still the colors of the feathers still makes it quite a spectacular sight on the open savanna.
Here is a series of pictures from the Masai Mara river during the migration where thousands of animals cross the crocodile infested waters of the Mara river. In this instance the water level was quite high due to a recent rain fall and a number of the smaller zebras was literally swept away down stream of the river. Mother nature in all its glory.
Large male elephant in Tsavo East National Park. The park is largely arid bush where the Galana River passes trough as an oasis and lifeline for the many birds and wild animals in the park. Tsavo East is one of the largest National parks in the world and cover a wast expanse of semi arid landscape with the impressive Yatta plateau as a stunning backdrop.
The Buffalo Springs National Reserve lies south of the Samburu National Reserve, next to the Ewaso Ngiro river. The name comes from an oasis situated at its western end. The size of the reserve is 131 square kilometres, and is lying at an altitude of between 850 metres and 1,230 metres above sea level. It is compromised of gently rolling old lava flow lowland plains. The main attraction is the Champagne Ride in the south-east, an ancient lava-terrace that raises from the plain. The area is semi-arid and is normally hot and dry. Wildlife to be found include the the endangered Grevy’s Zebra, while Other species of mammal include reticulated giraffe, elephant, oryx, gerenuk, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. The river is home to crocodiles and hippos.