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12 days…

We are pretty well organized for this trip so for now at least, there isn’t much to do. So I went on to Mt. Kenya Safari Club’s web site. This is where we will be for the last 4 days of the trip and is the only part that is not laid out in detail by the guide. He will have left us at this point and I think it is a time when we are supposed to be taking it easy and recovering.

Yea right! The web site has some interesting options for extending my photographic opportunities. The first one that caught my eye is Aberdare National Park. This is from the hotel’s website.

“Traveling through the Salient, you gradually climb in your vehicle to the National Park gate at a height of about 8000 feet. As you ascend, you see the vegetation change to tall cedars, Podo trees, thick Bamboo forest and varieties of Alpine trees. Wild mountain flowers bloom in a riot of color. Profuse bird-life (including such species as the scarlet tufted malachite sunbird) reside here. Despite the dense vegetation, you may have glimpses of elephant, buffalo, zebra, colobus monkey and waterbuck. At 10,000 feet in the upper tundra region you see the majestic peaks of Mt. Kenya, Batian and Nelion.”

Sounds like a great time for a photographer.

Tonight’s photo is from the Palm Beach Zoo.


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