Here’s a blog post that hits two of the WPC photo challenge topics at once. When I read the description for the edge challenge, I knew that some of the shots I took while flying between camps in Kenya would be a great choice to share. But being on those planes ties so well into the topic of nostalgia for me. Being in a small plane (especially up front) takes me right back to being a kid, heading up with my Dad in a two or four seater plane, and flying around either sightseeing, or heading to my Grandparent’s cottage. Great memories and such fun times 🙂
Every month the photo club I belong to has a photo topic of the month, as well as being able to submit a further 5 photos for review and discussion. Since all I have captured since I returned home are a few grainy images of one of the local deer (and lots of my dog) I thought I would share them here as well. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things with my “What I’ve seen this week” Sunday post very soon.
Until then, I hope you enjoy some images of Uganda and Kenya.
I’ve seen secretary birds on my past trips to Southern Africa, but it seemed that I always encountered them either in terrible light, or at such a far distance they were little more than specks (or both!). This past trip I was spoiled for choice, and saw them several times in Uganda, and every day while in Kenya. It was very interesting to watch them high-stepping through the grass, looking for prey.
The difference good light makes is amazing. The same camera and lens combo was used for both photos.
As everyone surely knows by now, elephants are my very favourite animal to spend time with and to photograph. My time in both Uganda and Kenya did not disappoint with elephant sightings. From seeing their footprints in the forest while tracking gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda, having a large male outside my tent at my camp in Amboseli, or being surrounded by the largest herd I have ever see while in the Mara, I had a little bit of everything.
Here are a few images of my favourite animal. I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful day.
I returned home Monday night from a fabulous trip to Uganda and Kenya. While I’ve been spending the week trying to get back into my normal routine, I have had some time to edit a few photo from the trip. There will be lots more of photos (and stories) over the coming weeks and months. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come.