baboon eyes

On the road to Ngorongoro

We traveled from Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater in three Land Cruisers. Each person had a window seat and a roof hatch to pop your head up.

We stopped at the gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for paperwork, where a troop of baboons wandered by.  The baboon seems almost human.  The image is cropped from a photo taken with a 400 mm lens. The baby baboon looks safe and secure atop the mother.

baboon eyes
baboon eyes
baboon mother and baby
baboon mother and baby

We drove into the Conservation Area and stopped to watch elephants grazing at dusk. The elephants got closer and closer…

elephant at dusk
elephant at dusk
elephant next to our car
elephant next to our car
elephant with Bob and Toni
elephant with Bob and Toni

Our car moved forward, and the elephant walked behind our car. In the photo you can see our car and the car behind us.  The elephant passed between the cars. From the car and people, you can see how large the elephant and tusks are.

elephant behind our car
elephant behind our car

An exciting end to our first day on safari.

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charley280

I enjoy travel, art, food, photography, nature, California native plants, history, and yoga. I am a retired software engineer. The gravatar is a Nuttall's woodpecker that visited our backyard.

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