Safari Day 1 (26 Sept 2013) Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Safari Day 1 ( 26 Sept 2013) – Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Cloudy with light rain, overcast to partial clearing around noon and for the rest of the day.

After our  orientation to just how the safari works, we were off to Tarangire for our first real day of safari. With our lunch completed at the visitor center, may of the guests had there fill of photographing Vervet monkeys. With the speed of lightening, one of the monkeys stole a power bar that was laying next to Thomas. Early into the day we photographed a female lion. Posing for us under a tree, she walked right between the trucks and presented us with some very nice photo ops. Not long after this, we sighted a leopard with a kill climbing up a tree. He was so fast that most of us only captured a tail. Back at camp it was time to look at everyone’s sensors and load a quick photo of the day.

Nikon D3x, 200-400 f/4.5 at 400mm, ISO 400, f/8 at 1/640 se

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Cheers and it is great to be on safari once again.