A Guarded View

Cape Buffalo Arusha National Park, Arusha, Tanzania February 7, 2008

Cape Buffalo – Arusha National Park, Arusha, Tanzania – January 27, 2008

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Force of Nature

Serengeti Plain, Tanzania, February 2008

Serengeti Plain, Tanzania, February 2008

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

They seem to Treasure each other and I Treasure having had the opportunity to see them. It also seems to be appropriate for Valentines Day  Tanzania - Arusha National Park

They seem to treasure each other and I treasure having had the opportunity to see them. It also seems to be appropriate for Valentines Day
Tanzania – Arusha National Park

Masai Running

Maisie Running

This image was selected as first prize in the Santa Rosa Photographic Society’s Travel competition for the B Group. The juror Gene Morita commented that to improve the image it needed more saturation and cropping from the bottom and top. I’ve now done both of those in the image presented here. He also said that he liked the image because it showed the Masai’s legs moving. Although most photographers would try to leave more space for where this runner is going, Gene indicated that by having more space behind, it helped show the runner was moving fast.
The photo was shot from a moving safari vehicle with me standing up through the open top. It was a one-shot opportunity on a very rough road.

Nature

Tanzania - Serengeti

I’m generally not a nature photographer. Some of these photos were taken on safari while in Tanzania. The others were taken when I saw something interesting.  When I see other photographers carrying  huge lenses and tripods, I suspect that they are out trying to find that elusive bird that few have seen. Since I mostly shoot with a 18 – 200 mm lens, I have to be pretty close to my subject. Birds and animals are not very cooperative when it comes to coming close. Plus it requires patience to wait for exactly the right shot. My deepest respects to all of you that shoot nature photographs.

Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania – Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park

Tanzania - Arusha National Park

Tanzania – Arusha National Park

U.S.A. - Oregon Beaches - Lincoln City

U.S.A. – Oregon Beaches – Lincoln City

Tanzania - Serengeti

Tanzania – Serengeti National Park

National Park

National Park

Tanzania - Serengeti

Tanzania – Serengeti National Park

Taiwan - Ching long

Taiwan – Cheng Long

Tanzania - Serengeti

Tanzania – Serengeti National Park

U.S.A. - Fungus on a Log

U.S.A. – Fungus on a Log

Tanzania - Lake Manyara National Park

Tanzania – Lake Manyara National Park

Sitka spruce grove-blog

I took this November 06, 2013 in the Suislaw National Forest between Lincoln City and Neskowin, Oregon. This 50-year growth followed the 1962 Columbus Day wind storm called the Big Blow that destroyed all the trees here. The trees from the Big Blow were salvage-logged, and natural seeding took place. This forest had an eerie quality to it with almost no large vegetation on the forest floor and no sounds of birds. What this picture does not show is that this forest was all around us.

Elk mooning the photographer-9698

U.S.A. – Near Sitka Center for the Arts and Ecology, Otis, Oregon

 

Sunset on the Serengeti

Sunset on the Serengeti

I was looking back through my photos of our safari to Tanzania and the Serengeti plain. It was very striking. This photo, I usually don’t like sunsets, was taken from the tent resort where were staying.

Elephant Eye

Elephant Eye

This photo was taken at Tanzania’s Lake Manyana National Park. This baby elephant and his mother passed within touching distance from the safari vehicle. I also submitted it to Photos Win Prizes. If you would like to go to this website http://www.photoswinprizes.com/2013/06/03/elephant-eye/ and vote for it, I would greatly appreciate that.

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