Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Serengeti Splendor

I'm back home in Arizona, and almost back onto the right time zone. Jaime and I got home around 11pm on Monday night, having travelled for 43 hours to get home from Stone Town in Zanzibar, the last spot on our two week family safari to northern Tanzania and Zanzibar.

The trip was awesome. I shot 3250 pictures with my new SLR, and another 170 image pairs with my 3D camera rig. Now I've got to go through and process them all. Step one, downloading them onto my computer, is complete. Next I've got to back it all up to DVD, then start the big sort/tag where I throw out the less appealing ones, and keep the better ones. Then I can try optimizing some for printing, and others for posting on the blog. I haven't looked at them all yet, but here's one I found from a quick glance through the pictures I took on our first day in the Serengeti (which was something like our fifth day on safari, having previously visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro crater, and Olduvai parks/camps). This was just before sunset on what was probably our most spectacular day, in terms of packs of big animals, including a pride of nine lions who had just finished a hunt (they caught and killed a cape buffalo), and a large herd of elephant grazing near a water hole. Pictures of those will get posted soon, I promise, once I figure out what sort of theme or order I want to put into the posts.

Oh, and I'll be posting a goodly number of 3D pics as well, in cross-eyed format, so start relaxing those eye muscles now.

Right, and a comment on the above picture. That's a Thomson Gazelle grazing under an acacia tree (one of the 100+ acacia varieties which grow in that part of the world).


chrism71 said...

That's a lot cooler than Animal Kingdom....

Eva said...

Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures and read the stories that go with them!

I'm worried about the 3D ones though, I still cannot figure out how to see them.