Just after sunrise, this lioness looked directly into my lens before continuing to watch over her pride and their zebra kill.
King and Queen at Sunset
These two lions were only part of the magical scene I witnessed from our safari vehicle as the sun set over Lake Nakuru. As the evening progressed, the full pride of eleven lions rose for the night's hunt.
On the Prowl
This lion arose from its daytime lair for the hunt at sunset.
The lion pictured above became very interested in our safari vehicles and strayed within a few feet.
This young male lion gazed intently at the visitors to his territory.
As the pride gathered around a fresh zebra kill just after sunrise, this young lion looked straight into my lens with an air of curiosity.
The Pride Gathers
The pride came together as their numbers grew.
This baboon decided to descend to ground level to approach our vehicles.
Despite the usual vast population of flamingoes, these flamingoes were the only ones we saw due to the high water level of Lake Nakuru when we visited.
We spotted this young zebra toward the end of our second safari.
The young zebra leans against his mother.
Grey Crowned Crane
This beautiful bird was the only one of its kind that crossed our path.
White Rhino and a Deep Forest
During our visit, this was as close as I was able to get to a rhino.
Deep, Dark Night
A spectacular Milky Way with absolutely zero light pollution above our camp on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River.
While on safari, this acacia captured my attention with its abundant weaver nests.
One of the many elephants we encountered in Samburu National Reserve.
Elephants of Samburu
Many elephants abound in the Samburu region thanks to conservation efforts.
Otherwise known as the Somali giraffe, this giraffe is among the "special five" native to the Samburu region.
This vulture was one of many swarming the carcass of a camel that had strayed into the reserve and been attacked by lions.
Sunrise Over the Ewaso Ngiro
Poised for Action
This cheetah was lying in the grass when we approached and proceeded to rise and hunt nearby impala as we watched.
The less common Grevy's Zebra is exciting to see in its natural habitat.
A very common and beautiful ungulate found in the Samburu region.
A young Vervet monkey forages for food.
Skirmish on the Banks of the Ewaso Ngiro
These elephants fought with each other before taking a dip in the river.