June Safari Update – Day 7
June 7, 2014
We broke camp today just as the sun started coming through the clouds. Our home for four nights, Robanda Camp and the wonderful staff, coupled with an incredible location and stunning views, was simply hard to leave. Bidding our farewells to the staff, we were off to the Ngorongoro Crater and our next chapter of our safari. Driving through the Serengeti, the Wildebeest population exploded all around us. With three days of heavy rains, we saw first hand, the explosion of fresh green grass shoots. Following a very dry spring, this was just what the animals needed. We stopped briefly at Nobi Gate to take in a killer view of the endless plains of the Serengeti. As we said so long to the Serengeti, we headed for an educational stop at Oldupai Gorge where we learned all about the archeological significance of this site. After lunch we were off the the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. On the way to our camp, we paused at a local Maasai Village for a bit of an education on how the Maasai live. At the end of the village visit, I gathered up several of the Maasai warriors as models for some instructions on field portraits. Lessons that we covered at this location included how to keep the distant horizons from going directly through the head and or necks of the warriors as well as how to balance your exposures between the sky and the dark skin color of the warriors.
After a wonderful meal at our campsite located on the rim of the crater, it was time for bed in prep for an early rise tomorrow as we explore the Ngorongoro Crater for the entire day.
Cheers and happy photo’ing
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