Tanzania in pictures

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by Cynthia Vukets on February 15, 2010

 

Hungry zebra unaware of large safari truck two feet away in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

Hungry zebra unaware of large safari truck two feet away in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

 

This elephant is over 60 years old. He lives on the floor of the Ngorongoro crater with all the other males. The females and babies live on the rim and just invite the men up for one week a year. Sounds ideal.

This elephant is over 60 years old. He lives on the floor of the Ngorongoro crater with all the other males. The females and babies live on the rim and just invite the men up for one week a year. Sounds ideal.

 

Morning over the Ngorongoro Crater. Maasai herdsmen bring their cattle down every morning to drink from this saline lake because they believe it has medicinal properties.

Morning over the Ngorongoro Crater. Maasai herdsmen bring their cattle down every morning to drink from this saline lake because they believe it has medicinal properties.

We spotted this cheetah just before dusk in the Serengeti. They're usually pretty hard to find because they like hiding in the tall grasses, so we were lucky.

We spotted this cheetah just before dusk in the Serengeti. They're usually pretty hard to find because they like hiding in the tall grasses, so we were lucky.

img_1360This lioness was perched up in a tree, watching a herd of water buffalo. She later jumped down and went hunting with six other lions. They didn't catch anything, but it was quite a sight.

This lioness was perched up in a tree, watching a herd of water buffalo. She later jumped down and went hunting with six other lions. They didn't catch anything, but it was quite a sight.

 

Life isn't always easy when you have such long legs and neck. This giraffe was taking a morning drink near Lake Manyara.

Life isn't always easy when you have such long legs and neck. This giraffe was taking a morning drink near Lake Manyara.

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A morning piggyback at Lake Manyara