Tarangire Nat'l Park, Tanzania

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by KillRamsey, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I'm back. Africa was pretty incredible. I had allllllmost 3,000 images to sort through, and I've only edited a little over half. But here's a beginning... the first park we visited, Tarangire.

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    He walked right past the truck. I could barely breathe.
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    I spared you the one where he's picking his nose with his tongue.
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    Kit zoom on the borrowed XE2
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    When the light stops being VERY bright, the cheap XC 50-230 zoom quickly gets "painterly" with the details. But sometimes painterly is nice.
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    I'll start other threads for other places, I guess.
     
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  2. What a fun trip and some great images to go along with it.

    The one of the girl holding an elephant, with an elephant in the background is a crowd pleaser for sure.
     
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  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    wow! You guys were off to a great start, with some beautiful animals! I've had a lifelong fascination with cats, and leopards in particular... I'd love to see them in the wild one day! The one with your daughter and the 2 elephants is priceless!
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    this is where the word "wow" seems to fall a little short.

    I WANT that camper-looking van thingie!
     
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    This was my favorite park. So many pictures to weed through, so many not posted here. Agree about big cats - those were the most exciting thing we saw, for me.
     
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    The vehicles are Toyota Land Cruisers. You see almost nothing else out there. They start off as diesel pickups, and an outfitter puts an entirely new back end and top on them, plus seats, powered coolers, windows, and roof.
     
  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
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  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Beautiful lush green landscapes - were you there shortly after the rainy season? Or is it simply one of the permanently green parts of Africa?
     
  9. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Great stuff, Kyle. I'm officially jealous on the one hand, and happy on the other hand that you went and took those images to share.
     
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  10. Itchybiscuit

    Itchybiscuit SC Regular

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    Ivor
    Beguiling. :bravo-009:
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer [email protected]@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    What a wonderful trip, and fabulous images. Can't wait to see more :)
     
  12. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Truly awesome images, Kyle.
     
  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Wow, what a trip! What great shots! I love the animal shots, but my favorite, for no reason I can come up with, is the third one in the second group with the tree on the right and open plain beyond. Really kind of a zen shot...

    -Ray
     
  14. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    Very cool, looks like a great trip
     
  15. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Thank VERY much, all. More to come. Have been very busy editing.
     
  16. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

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    Jun 3, 2012
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    Joe
    Good work Kyle...really vibrant color to these.
    I really think the lazy leopard from the first set and the family of elephants in the second set are two fine shots.
     
  17. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Maybe I'll just add photos here instead? These are from Lake Manyara, or that region.

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  18. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    And the Ngorongoro Crater (which is actually not a crater, but a caldera)...

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    Clouds always roll over the rim
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  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    The Serengeti... Sorry guys, this is as far as I could whittle it down.

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    Spot the hidden giraffe. or maybe it was a brontosaurus...
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    Birthday girl. They baked her a (gluten free, no less) cake out here. Amazing.
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  20. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Paul
    Wow that second shot (lion in tree) is great.
     
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