We had been driving through rather dense foliage since entering the park, half expecting to see elephants plow through the trees, my eyes were tired from darting back and forth. It was the last day of a three day safari in and around Ngorogoro Crater in Tanzania and we had seen virtually every animal on the safari “checklist” and plenty of animals that weren’t. If you look closely, the horizon of this picture is dotted with hundreds upon thousands of pink birds. That’s right, flamingos. Anyway, it had been a very interesting educational Tanzanian Safari.
As we came out of the foliage the lake bed spread out before as. The expanse was virtually limitless, we had a hard time spotting animals from the truck because they truly were that far away. Usually when you’re on safari you aren’t aloud to alight from the vehicle, but at this spot our driver told us to get out and stretch our legs. I was definitely looking over my shoulder as we got out, but when we spotted this small group of giraffes in the distance I forgot about potential predators and crept quietly forward. To be honest, this was still shot with a long-range lens, but I love the composition of the picture, it really captures the atmosphere of the expansive lake bed.
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