On the great African grass plains a perfect harmony
Climbing through a hail and thunderstorm to the peak of Elephant Hill was actually a quite hard journey at least that was how it felt climbing the slippery stony mountain walls. The Aberdares are covered in thick forest and bamboo at the lower altitudes and at times it looks like a impenetrable green wall in front of you. 3906 meters.
On the Mara open grass plains a large Southern ground Hornbill is hunting for reptiles, frogs, snails, insects. Quite a beautiful bird.
Inside the dense bamboo forest following a Elephant trail we encountered few hours old elephant excrement and plenty of deep foot print. On the muddy stretches it appeared that a large group of elephants had passed a few hours earlier.
The Aberdares are a mountain chain in the Kenyan Rift Valley covered in dense forest on the lower altitudes. Here you will find a rich variety of wildlife including mountain elephant, leopards, buffalo, baboon. The dense forest and extremely steep mountains makes hiking/climbing an difficult endeavor. Elephant tracks are everywhere although it is difficult to actually spot the animals inside the forest.
Behind Wasini island you will find the well preserved Kisite reef, well worth a visit should you pass by Shimoni town on the south coast of Kenya.
One small cloud hanging over the Rift Valley surrounded by clear blue skies, beautiful view from the Ngong Hills.
Hyena relaxing in the tall grass near the Mara river. The warm morning sun is hitting his face displaying the the strength of this predator from the great plains.
Kenya has some of the most beautiful beaches and reefs in the world. The image is from behind Wasini island on the Kisite reef.
A real monster springing into action after seeing a herd of zebras crossing the Mars river.
A line of zebras swimming in calm waters to the other side of the Mara river on a calm late afternoon.
Zebras amassing on the Mara riverbank before a sudden rush makes the whole herd move into the treacherous waters
Three Zebras struggling to swim in the white water of the Mare River after heavy rain fall.