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06 July 2008 @ 09:57 pm
The Serengetti...  
When driving past the eastern Sierra-Nevada on the beautiful highway 395, we came across a grassland at the base of a mountain. "Wildlife viewing area" a board said and when we pulled over and looked towards the mountain, the beautiful sight an elk herd greeted us. There must have been hundreds in that herd, roaming the fenced grassland, shielded from the busy highway. The setting resembled that of the vast herbivore herds roaming the grasslands of East Africa...

They seem to be interested in those water pipes...

...and they wouldn't look at a photographer getting roasted in the desert sun. :(

The Sierra-Nevada towers over the grassland

Margaretrivendweller on July 7th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
That is beautiful! When did you take these photos?
Yathinyathin on July 7th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
I photographed these on the july 4th weekend...
depontideponti on July 7th, 2008 06:40 am (UTC)
few photographs give the impression of size and scale, esp in the mountains...but yours are very impressive. Beautiful light, too. Thanks Y of Y.
kejnkejn on July 7th, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
oh, look, elk butts! :-)

sunithreddysunithreddy on July 7th, 2008 10:48 am (UTC)
love the last pic with the mountains towering over the grasslands...
reminds me of a similar view when i saw the himalayas towering over the plains...
btw, jus curious, are you on an indefinite leave from work ?
Yathinyathin on July 7th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
what are weekends for? :-)
ZuZusuzan_s on July 7th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooooh, beautiful photos.
shahnaz_kimi on July 7th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Ruth: Birdlaruth on July 7th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Anush Shettyanushsh on July 8th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
soooper :)
Preethifiveonehalf on July 8th, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
The landscape is so amazing. The photographs are so real that I can almost feel the crisp air and smell the dust
echoofthoughtsechoofthoughts on July 14th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Lovely snaps Yathin, especially the last one. :)