On this tranquil Sunday, we stopped around 50 kilometres from Magadi to explore the rift feeding into lake Magadi. A Masai that had a small homestead near the escarpment’s edge, agreed to take us down into the Magadi inlet together with his son. Once we reached the bottom of the rift, we realised how much hotter it was in the base of the feature, and you can see the heat waves distorting this photograph of the Masai. It must have been around 40 degrees Celcius.
On the way to the peak of Ol Donyo Lesatima (3,999m), you will pass what is called the dragon’s teeth (situated in the Aberdares moorlands). The Dragons teeth are visible from far away when approaching the Aberdares mountain range. Although on our trip, we had mixed weather with sun and dramatic clouds, in the picture, it is the dramatic clouds that dominate the view.
In the blue hour just before the sun disappeared behind the horizon, a small leopard baby was sitting on the other side of the river, calling for its mother on the opposite riverbank. Finally, it gained courage and swam across to reach its mother, another beautiful snapshot from the great grass plains of East Africa.
A herd of was coming down some small hills in the Masai Mara and started moving right toward us for a spectacular view. It is not too often that I get pictures of herds/groups of elephants facing you head on, normally they will pass you at an angle not giving a ideal view.
Sitting right outside my window I couldn’t get outside before it had gone, although still got a nice picture trough the window
Perched high in the trees a number of Bee Eaters where alternating between relaxing and diving down catching insects
Yellow billed kite staring right into the camera. Perched high in blue gum tree this Yellow billed kite turned its head and looked straight into the camera.
Either a female or immature Cinnamon Chested Bee Eaters being fed with insects. Perfect day with clean skies and warm sunlight
View from the the bottom of the gorge looking at the Central tower
Small Sykes Monkey clinging tightly to its mother
In the bright backlight a small Sykes Monkey is playing around
Weaver Bird sitting in profile in a acacia tree lit with light from the afternoon sun
Yellow-billed Kite sitting on a Blue Gum tree in the warm morning sunlight
View on the way up Ol Donyo Sabuk on a sunny morning. Ol Donyo Sabuk is situated in an area that is generally quite dry and that from time to time experiences limited rainfall. Although dry at the foot of the mountain the top part is covered in dense forest that is fed from perspiration that occurs at the higher altitude.