Many bird species gather in large numbers. I often hear a chorus of sparrows when I pass by their favorite trees or hedges. Copious gathering of cattle egrets (Tarangire National Park, Tanzania): along the lakeshore and even in the trees! Copious gathering of flamingos (Amsterdam zoo): Posted for photo challenges RDP 9/17/18: Copious and Becky’s […]Read More Copious Gatherings
The Ragtag Daily Prompt today is bird. We saw and photographed a variety of colorful and unusual birds while on safari in Tanzania last February. Here is a sample.Read More RDP: Birds of Tanzania
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is about reflections. Egrets on the shore of a lake, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania The gleaming new Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Water lilies and lily pads, Chicago Botanic Gardens Trees over a stream, Sabino Canyon, Tucson, ArizonaRead More CB&WPC: Reflections
Feb. 5, 2018 Tarangire National Park, Day 2: WP Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “I’d Rather Be…” Back in the winter (although admittedly mild) weather in Chicago, I look back on our sojourn to Tanzania with longing, as I do with any trip we take, so I’d Rather Be Traveling. I’d rather be riding […]Read More WPC: Hit the Road!
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is sunrises/sunsets/night photos. Africa is a great place for sunrises and sunsets! Even on the plane, which arrived at Kilimanjaro after dark, I captured a pretty sunset: Sunset over Tarangire National Park, taken with Samsung Galaxy 7: That same sunset (this is classic!) taken with my camera, Sony 380:One […]Read More CFFC: Sunrise, Sunset
Feb. 4, 2018 In Tarangire National Park, the tall grass offers cover for animals to hide. Today, in fact, we saw our FIRST LION! Here’s what we could see of what seems to be a young male: A young impala also has cover, but prefers to raise her head and look around: On our first […]Read More Where the Tall Grass Grows
Elephants are fascinating and intelligent animals. We saw many on our safari: in herds, small groups, and alone. They are social animals and usually travel in matriarchal herds, consisting of several females and their offspring of varying ages. Male elephants leave the herd when they are adolescents. They are sometimes alone, like this young bull, […]Read More Giants of Tarangire
I did not expect to see so many beautiful birds while on safari in Tanzania! It was hard to choose the best of these, and I will showcase more birds in future posts that we encountered on our safari. The birds included here were sighted at Arusha National Park and Tarangire National Park. One of […]Read More CFFC: Birds of Tanzania: Arusha and Tarangire National Parks