The Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are some of the best places in the world to see wildlife. The photographs I present here are just a few of the many species that roam these beautiful areas in Tanzania. To be able to see animals roaming freely is thrilling and heartwarming, and I never lose my excitement for seeing them in the wild.
Notes on the photographs:
The wildebeest migration is represented in the first photograph below, as a stream of wildebeest walk silhouetted against a cloudy and rainy sky. The late afternoon sun bathes the lions in golden light as they walk along the road and drink from a stream. The young lion sits peacefully enjoying the view. The paws of a resting lion are "huge." A zebra walks past lions laying in the grass without a care in the world, while two lions give my tour group a passing glance. A giraffe peeks out at us above the treetops, while another one stares directly at us. A leopard walks almost hidden in the tall grass, while a family of rock hyrax gives me the "once over." Look closely at this stream and you'll see it is teeming with hippos. One hippo "opens wide" allowing us to see his canines and razor-sharp incisors.