I just found a folder of pics that I forgot to post back in MAY! What was wrong with me? Oh right – the Yearbook chewed me up and spit me out.
These are from a trip I took up to Lake Nakuru National Park and the Menangai Crater. Over a long weekend, a friend and I went up for a little R&R at a lovely tented camp that is on a volcanic crater. We also did a drive through the park and saw a few interesting creatures.
The view from my bed: the Menangai Crater
A rock badger. Also known as a rock hyrax. My grandparents used to have these as pets. Or their tree cousins, I’m not sure.
I’m not good with bird names, but I do think they are cool looking.
A female water buck.
That giraffes are able to wrap their tongues around the two-inch spines of acacia trees and find the leaves is an amazing feat.
That bird doesn’t look like a baby … but one is definitely feeding the other.
Cape Buffalo. Mean creatures. Ugly too … with bee-hive horn-do’s. Always makes me think of a cross between the “Viking fat lady” of a Wagner opera and a 1950’s hair ad.