Monday, July 16, 2007

Photos from Jorge’s safari

OK, not to say Jorge’s life is more interesting than mine, but here’s another Jorge-related post for the week. Jorge returned a week ago from a trip to Northern Tanzania. I’ve finally had time to go through and select some of the best photos from his safari, which I thought I would share here. From the looks of it, they had pretty good luck on safari. They not only saw a wide variety of animals, they also got to watch the everyday life and death cycle of nature: lion cubs, cheetahs on the hunt, vultures devouring a hyena, and lions enjoying a freshly caught meal.

The travellers: Jorge with his brother Ed and friend Tommy

A lion resting in a tree. This is a rare sight in Tanzania, and normally is only seen in Lake Manyara National Park.

Cheetahs on the hunt. They were unsuccessful, thanks to the phalanx of safari vehicles.

Hippos in Ngorongoro Crater. They are a surly bunch.

A mother with her cubs. I was beyond jealous when I saw this photo.

And my favorite of the bunch - a beautiful lion cub.

Vultures eating a hyena carcass. They plucked out the eyes first.

One of three leopards (or "lay-o-pards", as Jorge calls them) that they spotted.

Jorge is good at noticing the little details, like this beautiful lilac-breasted roller.

Jorge's brother Ed with a friendly market seller

I just love this photo.

A pair of male lions eating lunch.

And an odd bit of synchronicity: This is Jorge, standing at the entrance to the Serengeti, in almost the exact same spot where I had this photo taken of me 6 years ago!


Anonymous said...

These are amazing photos Gwyneth! Thanx for sharing!
-Amanda :O)

Jesse said...

HOLY HIPPOS! Stay in Africa so you can take me to hippos! I am sooo jealous! And while I recall seeing you once with your hair dark - that photo is quite strange as you will always be my fair haired friend. Cheers!

Miriam said...

Wow! It looks like they were really successful sighting animals on their trip THREE lay-o-pards and lion cubs!? Did he take any pictures with Flat Stanley?

Dad said...

What lovely pictures!

Brandi said...

Wow, amazing!!!