September 21, 2008 Kenya , Travel
Yesterday we went on a half day Safari. Safaris are usually 2 days minimum but we didn't have that much time to spare so we tried to make the most of our time and got to the preserve about 6:30am.

We were soooooooo incredibly lucky! We saw pretty much everything there is to see in Kenya (as far as wildlife is concerned) except for hippos, rhinos and elephants. We saw giraffes, a million zebras, monkeys, antelope, impalas, water buffalo, wildabeasts, ostriches, crocodiles, a leopard (which I'm told is the rarest of all to see, in fact, the rangers didn't believe we saw one until I showed them the picture) and most importantly LIONS. We saw a whole pride of lions, about 9 in all.

I've shot wildlife a few times previously and felt like a total failure as a photographer.  I don't know why but I found it so hard.  Well this time I feel like I finally succeeded... at least with this one image. I'm going through the images right now and I had to share it before I went to bed. I'll share more images from the safari tomorrow.

I can't tell you how excited I am about this image... well about seeing this scene at all, really. It was so amazing to see first hand and I'm so excited that I got an image that actually captured what I saw.lion.jpg

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[September 21, 2008] Helen (Dogeared) said:
I'm sure you (general you, I mean) could spend a lifetime there, and still improve each day, never getting the same photo twice. All it means, is that you have another excuse to go back! But if it helps, I think it's a wonderful photo :-)
[September 21, 2008] Mark Brooke said:
UNREAL!
[September 21, 2008] April said:
Awesome Picture. I would love to have this on my wall.
[September 21, 2008] cyndie said:
wow, that is incredible. truly an amazing picture.
[September 21, 2008] Natalie Williams said:
Wow that is unreal! Can't wait to see more from your trip!
[September 21, 2008] AmyC said:
Really nice, Norwood. Just gorgeous! And, I LOVE the shots from day one, especially the series of the kids. Have a great time, Michael!
[September 21, 2008] Shy said:
You are like capturing my heart and putting it on display with this Africa teasers. I am drooling with every post..... more More MORE... please? ;)
[September 21, 2008] jeret said:
That is pretty crazy... knowing at anytime those guys could eat you for lunch.... Great shot norwood.
[September 22, 2008] jessica claire said:
absolutely drop dead gorgeous! can't wait to see more from the whole trip when you get back!
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