Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Serengeti: A Return to Ngorongoro Crater, February 2012

It was hot and dusty. I stood on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, surveying the spectacular landscape with its savannah stretching out below. The crater is in fact a large caldera, which has several ecosystems and contains various types of land mammals; including the densest population of large predators in Africa. It was formed by a huge earthquake millions of years ago and it lies in the midst of the Great Rift Valley, which runs for 3000km down the eastern side of Africa.

As we had been in the vicinity, we had decided to make another journey to the crater. This was my second visit - the first venture having taken place in 2009 during my maiden trip to Tanzania.

Anyway, here are some photos taken of the surroundings and the ‘local residents’.






5 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Awesome images of a magic place!

Thanks for sharing -

Khyra's Mom ;-)

My Life in Blog Years said...

Wow! Looks amazing!

Mitch and Molly said...

What awesome photos!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Sam said...

Beautiful! I'm amazed at how many animals you are seeing!

Sam

ladyfi said...

What amazing skies and scenery. Love that ostrich running!