We are home from safari in Tanzania and are recovering from jet lag. The three of us took about 5,000 pictures on two cameras and three cell phones. Bill took over 60 videos on his phone which he compiled into a 30 minute movie. I'll be sorting through my photos for days! Here are some of my favorite close ups.
Everyone wants to see the big cats on safari and we weren't disappointed. We saw more lions than we could count! This big boy was napping with his brother so close to the road we could hear him breathing!
Lion cubs are the cutest! Julia decided she could be a lion because they sleep most of the day. Our guide taught us to be patient. Eventually, someone will wake up and do something interesting or at least open his eyes.
Our guide really wanted me to see a cheetah on my birthday. Finally on the way out of the Serengeti, he spotted this beauty perched on a termite mound. We watched her (him?) stalk some prey, but she gave up after a short chase. There were a few lions not far away watching the action, hoping to steal dinner away from the cheetah.
I could watch zebras all day. I just think they are beautiful and fun.
We saw lots of pregnant mamas and cute babies.
We were so close to some of the animals that I couldn't fit them into the frame of the photo!
Giraffes are goofy and gorgeous at the same time.
Impala are just too cool.
We had several magical elephant encounters.
Can you even stand the cuteness?
Being this close to buffaloes is slightly terrifying.
The hippos have to show you how big and mean they are.
I hope you enjoyed this little sample of our trip. I'll have more for you soon.