On the way to Nguruman town we passed a number of Masais herding their cattle around on the dry plains along the Nguruman dirt road. We stopped for a drink of water and asked if we could take a picture.
There is plenty of small fish and other critters that the Pelican can feed on in the mineral rich waters of Lake Magadi
Black-winged Stilt hunting in the salty Lake Magadi waters on a hot morning
An example of a small lake fed by hot springs where the water is bubbling out of the ground below an escarpment. The water has been making its way deep in the underground picking up minerals and heat from the earth layers close to the magma. Due to the mineral rich waters the lakes are small oasis for a rich variety of birds.
Yellow-billed Stork traversing the mineral rich hot springs for small fish and other creatures that thrives in the waters. Near Nguruman Conservatory
Flamingoes feeding on the algae rich waters in one of the lakes created by the underground hot springs.
In one of the small lakes created by the hot mineralsprings that bubbles out of the ground near the Nguruman Escarpment you will find rich bird life including the mighty Marabou Stork. The specimen on the picture has a beautiful small top of fine white hair.
Usually a arid landscape at Lake Magadi but recent rain have turned the acacia trees green creating a stark contrast to the dry soil
A flamingo standing in the simmering heat near the Nguruman Escarpment. In the picture it is quite easy to spot the rigid bone structure for the neck.
A view over the barren landscape near lake Magadi. A few Masais on the road and in the background some scattered acacia trees with dusty rugged hills as a fitting backdrop
A closeup of a dung beetle rolling a large piece of feces along on the ground. Most likely it will used for a breeding chambers or as a food source in time of scarcity.
Excellent view over the mineral rich lake from one of the southern view points
On a very hot February afternoon in Magadi the birds are standing still in the stale air that has the characteristic smell of sulfur from the mineral rich waters
A Grey Heron sitting in the simmering heat at the shore line of Lake Magadi with its eyes closed
Lake Magadi has a vibrant bird life due to the extraordinary mineral rich waters. Here’s a Black-winged Stilt roaming around in the swallow waters
In the shimmering heat the flamingos are slowly moving around feeding on the alge and other lifeforms found in the swallow waters. The birds form contrasting pink colors against the blue waters.