Friday, August 17, 2012

Little Governors' Camp; Kenya, Day Six

Day Six: Aug 15: Little Governors’ Camp Day Three:
I was going to mention that we had a pretty non-eventful morning which we did, but we still saw three lion cubs by the Musaria airstrip and another two lion cubs from the Paradise pride, so it was still a fun morning.

We spent the afternoon scouting for a cheetah and her eight month old cub. We finally found her at around 5:30p.m. just when the light was getting nice. We didn’t have very long with them, but they posed a bit andplayed a bit and I think we likely got a really nice couple of shots. Tomorrow we get up early to take a hot air balloon ride over the Mara. The people at the camp think I’m a little strange because I don’t want to have the “champagne breakfast” where we land. I was trying to explain to them that light is precious that time of the morning. Our guide will pick us up from the landing site so we can still get our photo session in. Or at least that is the plan anyway.

This is a picture of today's sunrise. The birds landing on this tree are called marabou storks. They are huge, very ugly scavenger birds. There are so many here that I wanted to take a picture of them. This is the only way I could figure out how to make them look even remotely nice.

More images from this year's safari can be found in the "African Wildlife" section of our wildlife photography website.

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