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16 September 2009 @ 11:45 am
Lake Manyara was a short stopover on the way to the Serengeti from the town of Arusha. We had just enough time there to used to time, weather and the cameras before we headed out to the mighty Serengeti. Here are a few photographs from the place

A White Egret

Young Giraffes near the lake shore

A Blacksmith Plover

Laughing Dove

You know who Tanzania voted for! Obama photographs, shirts and all are on sale in the streets of Tanzania

A Variable Sunbird

Hippo pool near Lake Manyara

IdahoSwedeidahoswede on September 16th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
The colours in that sunbird photo are unbelievable and I LOVE the eyes on that egret.
kejnkejn on September 16th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
ok, just kill me NOW please. it's clear that i won't be able to take the assault of natural beauty that you're going to bring down on us. :)
Mel: Heronkendokamel on September 16th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
So lovely! My favorite is the sunbird. One just doesn't see that sort of thing around here!

(So, was the laughing dove laughing at you or with you? (; )
Yathinyathin on September 16th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Sunbirds are to the old world what Hummingbirds are to the new world!

The laughing dove laughs at everyone from Africa to Asia! It is a common bird in India too.
depontideponti on September 16th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, the treat has begun! :) I am *hoping* that you were able to see a couple of tree-climbing lions...
Yathinyathin on September 16th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Nope, I did not see the tree climbing lions. :(
Margaretrivendweller on September 16th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
I am awestruck, Yathin. You are a genius with your camera. My gratitude knows no bounds for the gifts you give us with your journal. Namaste.
KrisKatskitty_kitty on September 17th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I love how the laughing dove looks so much like a mourning dove, which is one of my favorite birds. Lovely shots, I shall consider this your birthday present to myself. ;D Thanks for sharing.
Yathinyathin on September 18th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, (belated) Happy Birthday then! :-)
Kadambari Devarajankadambarid on September 17th, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
Frikkin' amazing pictures!

*brings back pangs of memories from Africa*

Looking forward to more :)
Aparna: Myselfinspirethoughts on September 17th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)

The hippo looks very relaxed and lazy (the one that is yawning)
sunithreddysunithreddy on September 19th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
hippos are so cute man..
really awesome pics.. makes me wanna go there right now.