During the night a storm raged and when we came out of our tents that early morning the mountain had completely changed, now covered in snow all the way for the alpine range. A beautiful sight, all glittering in the morning sun.
We started climbing Kilimanjaro at 23:00 in the night, the sky was completely clear with the Milky Way fully visible. In clear nights like this the temperature drops very quickly as the cold from the universe has no barriers to pass. Our water bottles frozen solid within two hours and the temperature must have been in the minus 10-20 range.
The scarred landscape after a small bush fire. The fire takes away all the old dry vegetation and makes way for fresh green grass for the animals.
Elephant closeup with the rough cracked skin and areas partly covered in dry mud.
Deterministic chaos unfolding in a flock of sea birds as they weave in and out at great speed
The Mara escarpment provides a magnificent backdrop for this single giraffe passing trough the frame.
At the Mara river a large group of Wildebeests are crossing the river moving frantically to get to safety on the shore line.
In the bone dry Tsavo West on the ochre colored soil, a slim Olive Baboon is passing the water hole. A little earlier it was foraging for insects, spiders and scorpions on the ground.
In the Mara conservatory on an early morning, one giraffe mother and two giraffe cubs are standing relaxed in the foreground of this great vista.
Millions of small reflections flickering in the surface of the lake on this cold and clear morning standing high on the rim surrounding the lake.
On this rainy day two hippos floating relaxed in the Mara river.
On a morning like this the mountain looks nearly unreal with the characteristic highland flora and the sharp shadows in the thin clear air.
The lion ate my tail last night. Juvenile zebra that had been lucky to escape a attack the night before. Only missing part was the tail and there was also some heavy scratch marks from two lion claws.
Huge Elephant herd passing over the savanna in Amboseli National Park Kenya.
Beautiful Kingfish caught Indian Ocean Watamu on a cool October day in the fishing season.
Heavy snowfall on Mount Kenya is not uncommon. Like here covering all of the Shipton camp in a thick layer of damp snow.