Saturday, September 27, 2014

Africa 26: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli National Park is quite a bit south of Lake Nakuru, near the Tanzanian border.

On our way to Amboseli National Park, we encountered others using the same back roads as us.

We seldom share our roads with herds of livestock in the U.S.  Here, it was common.

As always, predators were never far from prey animals.
 Lioness carts away a nice chunk of meal before hyenas take over her kill.

A Cheetah settles down with her kill.

While vultures, like this Griffon, wait patiently for them to finish.

If you are a prey animal, like this female Bushbuck, you go about your daily business, hoping you aren't someone's next meal.

Problem is, in the dry season, everyone gathers around the same watering holes.  There is safety in numbers.  Still, it never pays to take chances.

As soon as we drove up, this entire herd of Wildebeests, spooked by the sound of our trucks, left the water and disappeared over the hill.

However, in spite of the constant danger, there is still time for affection. 

Next time Elephants block the road in Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.

Continue on to Post 27: Elephants Block the Road, by clicking here.


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