Setting Moon Over The Floor of the Ngorongoro Crater

If someone told I had to make a choice about my most favorite place in Tanzania, I would be hard pressed to decided between the Serengeti Plains and the Ngorongoro Crater.  The image below was taken shortly after our descent into the floor of the crater.  With the sun about to peek over the rim, we pulled the trucks to the side of the road and watched the moon slip behind the opposite rim, while a mysterious layer of fog lay at the base of the west side of the rim.  This morning,  we were the only vehicles in the crater for the first hour or so and it was like we had the entire park to ourselves – the beauty of an early morning rise.   Shortly after the moon fell behind the rim, the sun was up and the beauty of the Crater floor unfolded before our eyes.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm f/2.8, @ 200mm, ISO 2000, 1/100 sec at f/11.  This image was taken here.

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