Our 'room' from the bar. We stayed here the Thursday night after landing, then had the Friday and Friday night before leaving on the Saturday morning for Samburu.
On a drive from the lodge.
Lion near Emakoko; we heard them during the night.
Converted to Mono in Lightroom.
Mother and youngster; Emakoko
"The elephants came in two by two".
At the Sheldrick elephant orphanage.
Young orphan with handler
He sleeps with the youngster for three years.
On the way back from the orphanage, almost dark, stalled and ran backwards. Had to get another to pull him out. They took us back in another vehicle.
Meal on the Friday night. Lodge owner, Anthony, is the guy in the middle.
Elephant Bedroom Lodge, Samburu; our home for the week.
Warren (our guide and photo tutor), June, Susi (what the hell is she saying!) and Brian.
Jesse (Warren's son) and Amin, Ranger and guide.
Pale Chanting Goshawk with kill.
Goshawk at take-off.
Not 100% sharp but I was so pleased to get it.
The landscape of the Samburu area we were in.
Zebra hears one of Brian's jokes.
Think its a Gerenuk
The business end.
A pride of females.
Yellow necked Spurfowl.
Brother and sister.
We saw this pair quite a lot.
Some days are just plain boring.
The pair out hunting.
They were hunting, but not so well - a bit inexperienced.
Vulturine Guinea fowl
Warren checks it out
We usually got back about 11-11:30 after the morning drive -we started at 6.00! The cold beer was a lifesaver.
Golden breasted starling
"How you do'in?"
Very small, with spindly legs, but we saw one give the slip to a cheetah. "Go, dick-dick, go!"
Spent ages trying to get a shot of one flying.