The WordPress post prompt for this week is “It IS easy being green” and when I saw that, I immediately thought of Uganda. Many of the places I visited in Uganda were amazingly lush forested areas, with varying tones of green as far as the eye could see.
I hope you enjoy my selection of green images 🙂
A hamerkop fishing at the edge of the Kazinga Channel. If I had to guess, I’d say it caught a tilapia.
A black and white colobus monkey eyes us from the treetops. My wonderful guide JP spotted this beauty while driving between Ishasha Wilderness Camp and the Mweya Lodge, overlooking the Kazinga Channel.
One of the pathways through the Kibale Forest, where I searched for chimpanzees.
A young chimpanzee in the treetops, munching on the tiny fruits that were in abundance on that particular tree variety. Photographing the chimpanzees was even more challenging than the gorillas, and I came away with only a few shots I could use, but memories that will last a lifetime.
A rather sizeable monitor lizard, steps from my tent door at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp. When I showed this photo to others in my group at lunch, one woman commented she was very glad it had not been outside her tent.
A beautiful vista while heading into the Bwindi region. Terraced fields growing tea, coffee, bananas and an assortment of other fruits and vegetables.
A L’hoests monkey seen from the deck at Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi. These monkeys were plentiful in the village, and gorged themselves on the avocados growing on the property.
My first day in Bwindi, I took a village tour and we took a walk into the hills to visit a Batwa village (a pygmy community). I snapped this shot of the community fields below and plots up the opposite hillside… but mostly I think I was stopped to catch my breath as the walk was very steep and our guide kept a fairly vigorous pace!
And last, but certainly not least, a gorilla sleeping amongst the leaves, in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
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