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Care for a Soda…Lake?

We had eyes on Lake Nakuru long before we physically presented ourselves there, eyeing it from the journey into the (gorgeous) town of Nakuru, as well as from our lofty overnight perch at the Alps hotel. We knew we'd likely get our first glimpses of thousands of flamingos there - not to mention countless other avian species - as well as chances for more big game, even Leopards! But seasoned in the act of wildlife viewing, we knew better than to anticipate what we'd see beforehand. African sunsets are legendary, and sunrises weren't too bad either. Being at a reasonably high elevation, we enjoyed...

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Hot Sun, Cool Breeze

I originally intended to do one of these every few days, keeping everyone up to date with a pseudo-realistic walk-through of our safari, but days turned into weeks, and I sit here desperately trying not to let weeks slip into months. We all know how it can get, life that is. Truth is, it's not that I haven't been getting the time to write, but I've been using that time to pore over fresh images, each time I'm finished with a batch I simply import another, and I must admit that I've been reliving our adventure privately over the past few weeks, sometimes sitting open-mouthed, staring at the computer...

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Pedal to the Metal, Chronicles of Day 1 on Safari

We deliberately arrived in Nairobi a couple days before the scheduled commencement of the safari itself, as there was the mutual understanding that once the birding begins, it begins. All energies replenished during the easy days, everyone was eager for the 6am start at Nairobi National Park. Located in Nairobi itself, the park is over a hundred square kilometres of welcoming African bush comfortably close to the sprawling city. I made somewhere around 110 images (as in keepers, not how many times I clicked the shutter, that's in the thousands) over the course of our twelve-hour extravaganza...

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