Kenya Safari 2011

 Lake Elementeita

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Sunbird Lodge
Blue eared starling
Lake Elementeita
Baglafecht weaver
Augur buzzard
Augur buzzard
Augur buzzard

 Lake Nakuru

Thomsons gazelle
White pelicans
Greater cormorant
Pintail whydah

 Masai Mara National Reserve

Zebra at sunrise
Young male lion

Cheetah catching its breath...
...after catching its breakfast
Rock hyrax
Impala buck
Lilac breasted roller in flight
Governor's Camp...
...where lions prowl at night
African jacana
Portrait of an elephant
Lilac breasted roller
With a windswept mane ...
... what a majestic beast
Martial eagle
Fluffy zebra
Three lions...
...having a good streeeeetch
Brothers play fighting

Then they see a warthog...
...time for an afternoon snack?
The hunt is on... one centre...
two left... one flanks to the right

 Some panoramas...

Flamingo at Lake Nakuru
Pelicans at Lake Nakuru
Sunrise on the Masai Mara
Stormy sunset on the Masai Mara

All wildlife images taken with a Nikon D200 digital SLR camera + 28-300mm lens

If you would like to experience a safari like this then email David Karanja who was our guide and driver.

You book a flight to Nairobi, and he will take care of everything else.

Tell him you got his name from me.

 Under African Skies

Milky Way in Sagittarius
Mosaics of two images, each 8 x 1m exposures.
The LagoonNebula (M8) and Trifid Nebula (M20) are just above centre.

Milky Way in Scorpius
A mosaic of two images, each 8 x 1m exposures.
The scoprion's sting is left of centre and Antares is bottom right.

Sagittarius and Scorpius

A mosaic of five images, each 8 x 1m exposures.
Sagittarius at the top,
Scorpius is at the bottom.

All astrophotography images were taken with a Nikon D200 and a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens. Each of the images is a sum of one-minute exposures as indicated in the captions. The camera was mounted on a motor-driven platform (which I designed and built) to track the stars as they moved slowly across the sky. See K2 star tracker for details.

Steve Barrett    September 2011

All images Steve Barrett 2011
( except those marked with * )

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