lake Natron sits in northern Tanzania, it is a salt lake part of the Rift Valley. Here are details of the rich salt patterns.
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I’m pretty sure it was an innocent game. Lake Manyara.
Mahale park…the best place in the world to see the chimpanzees from close, who haven’t been tampered with and in a wonderful tropical forest. (Nope, I’m not on anybody’s payroll there anymore)
A rare big-tusker that hunters have missed…Ngorongoro crater.
A Rüppell’s griffon vulture.
Marabou storks feeding on a dead wildebeest while a vulture circles over, Mara river.
Hippo rolling in the mud, Katavi park.
Fish eagle (left) chasing a foe (which I haven’t been able to identify)
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When you have a guide-friend, you get closer shots.
Goliath heron, Mahale park.
Though the Mahale park is more famous for the chimpanzees.
A saddled-bill stork just caught a fish, Ngorongoro crater. Un jabiru d’Afrique, famille des cigognes.
Self healed scar for this zebra.
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A wet airstrip on lake Natron.
Maasai women are busy on laundry thanks to a non perennial pond.
Nearby some airstrips….
Detail of the salt lake Natron.
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2 impromptu portraits.
A truck parks in a C130 tail to get offloaded..
USAid was there, delivered 1000’s of these 50kg bags.
Bullet hole in a military vehicle. The fate of the driver is unknown.
A nice smile from a passenger.
The Billy Boys.
This traditional Spanish dress has travelled a long way….
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Traffic jam in the sky, lake Manyara.
A malachite kingfisher, immature according to his dark beak. Bright red for the adults. Katavi park. (Un martin pêcheur huppé)
In the Ngorongoro crater.
Miserable chimpanzee in the rain.
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Grey crowned crane. Une grue royale.
Hippos playing in the mud.
A vulture over lake Manyara.
African open-billed stork aka the preacher. Un bec-ouvert africain, famille de la cigogne.
Flamingoes in Ngorongoro crater.
Yellow-billed stork landing. Tantale ibis, ici aussi une cigogne.
Safe haven for this young elephant.
2 young males playing but not performing intercourse. Dominating game though I was told.
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Sumbazi river in the Selous reserve.
Mount Meru near Arusha.
Pemba island, Indian Ocean.
Rufiji river, Selous.
Volcano Oldonyo Lengai, Rift valley.
A pond in the Selous.
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Monik airstrip, lake Natron. Let’s admire the volcano Lengai in the distance.
Detail of salt patterns, lake Natron.
Low tide in the Indian Ocean.
Sumbazi river, Selous reserve.
Artistic sandbanks in the Selous reserve.
One beach on mafia Island, Indian Ocean.
A dhow on the Rufiji river.
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An old classic but still an impressive show.
A ground hornbill. Un bucorve du sud, famille du calao.
Rüppell’s griffon vulture.
A marabou stork on a dead wildebeest.
A woodland kingfisher. Un martin-chasseur du Sénégal.
A knob-billed duck on take off. Un canard à bosse.
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