Out of Africa

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

I am back from an incredible safari in Kenya and Tanzania. It would be more accurate to say I am only partially back, as jet lag persists. I should not be surprised: it took four days to get used to being nine hours ahead. Only now I am nine hours behind.

Cokes Hartebeest, Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Cokes Hartebeest, Nairobi National Park, Kenya

In any event, I wanted to begin sharing a few images from the last few weeks. It will take me some time to go through all the pictures, but I will be posting more as soon as I am able.

Secretary Bird, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Secretary Bird, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

As it turns out my laptop died shortly after I arrived in Nairobi so I started editing on the camera to save room on the flash memory cards. I think I only accidentally deleted one better photograph of a less-than-flashy bird…

Zebras and Wildebeest, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Zebras and Wildebeest, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Not wanting to take any chances, today I downloaded all the pictures to my desktop, which machine has also been unreliable. I then copied everything onto an external hard drive.

Lions, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lions, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

I look forward to a new laptop, namely one that is not confused by software updates. I am contemplating switching to a MacBook Pro. One adventure after another.

Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Please click on the pictures for larger images.

Yellow-Collared Lovebird, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Yellow-Collared Lovebird, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

With luck I will have a sizable collection on my flickr page by Christmas… Except I get redirected away from the flickr page login from every other machine except the dead laptop. What to do, what to do…

P.S. It’s snowing in Chicago!

House Finches through the back window

House Finches through the back window

8 thoughts on “Out of Africa

  1. What an amazing trip, you are truly an adventurous soul. I want a yellow collared love bird right now! On the other hand, whoever named the secretary bird must not have liked her secretary. Looking forward to seeing more from your trip!

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