Wednesday, 12 November 2008

TDI07: Gorillas in the mist

This day in 2007:

Gorilla Baby

We got up to see the Gorillas today.  The weather cleared for us and luckily the Gorillas were in a clearing so I managed to get some good shots (it was very glary so it was hard to meter the shots right with their black hair).  The group we saw had a Silverback, 4 large females each with babies, the youngest being just 3 weeks old.

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This is a bit delays to this will be my last TDI for a while.  To see all my Africa shots go to this post.

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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

TDI07: The road to Rwanda

This day in 2007:


Uganda, Africa: We set off in vans on our way to Rwanda, passing right by where the Congo, Uganda and Rwanda intersect.  What is amazing about the photo of the kids above is not the photo but their attitude.  What you cant see is these kids are refuges from the Congo living in a UN tent camp.  What is sad about it is that one year later and the Congo still has refugees. The two photos below are the country side just before the Rwanda boarder and a girl selling Bananas.  She was their two days in a row with wonderful smile. Click through for more photos of Africa or Uganda.

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Monday, 10 November 2008

TDI07: Candy, the international language

This day in 2007:


Uganda, Africa: A lollipop makes every kid smile.  And below, a Ugandan sunrise, unfortunately we were on the truck travelling to out next destination. Click through for more photos of Africa or Uganda.


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Sunday, 9 November 2008

TDI07: Chimp Island

This day in 2007:


Uganda, Africa: From Entebbe, we drove to Lake Victoria and caught a boat across the lake (and the equator) to Ngamba Island, a refuge for Chimps.  They still have to feed them as the forest on the Island is only enough to support 1 chimp full time, but all the chimps have been rescued so it is a better life from what they would other wise have had.  This the old guy of the group, if you couldn’t tell from the grey hair.


The bird below is the Ugandan Crown Crane, their national bird and the little monkey is from the zoo on the shore of lake Victoria where we caught the boat from. Click through for more photos of Africa or Uganda.

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Saturday, 8 November 2008

TDI07: African drive through fast food

This day in 2007:


Uganda, Africa: We pulled at a road side market and our truck was swarmed by people trying to sell us Chicken and beef on skewers.  It was straight from the grill, cheap and tasty.  The whole time we were there, there was a constant flow of trucks and busses stopping on their way through for food. Click through for more photos of Africa or Uganda.

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Friday, 7 November 2008

TDI07: The people of Uganda

This day in 2007:


Uganda, Africa: After Lake Baringo, we crossed the boarder into Uganda. Through the countryside we passed many locals.  They were extremely friendly.  Some we passed quickly in truck, some we stopped and tried to talk too.  The last photo is the truck we travelled on – while we enjoyed our trip immensely, there is NO way we could recommend the company  At this stage all I will say is NEVER travel with Overland Club. Click through for more photos of Africa or Uganda.

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TDI07: Birds

This day in 2007:

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Lake Baringo, Kenya, Africa: Africa isn't just about wild animals so it was another early morning to go bird watching by boat on Lake Baringo. The combination of low light, a long lens and a rocking boat meant there were a few blurry photos. The photo of the Fishing Eagle is a sequence, though 5 shoots per second and 1/800 exposure were quite fast enough (full sequence on Flickr). Click through for more photos of Africa or Kenya.

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Thursday, 6 November 2008


This day in 2007:

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Lake Naivasha, Kenya, Africa: We finally made it to Africa and on our home stretch back home. After leaving Nairobi, we camped at Lake Naivasha and when for a game walk in the early morning. My first real experience with my new lens. Some of the photos dont show the full picture so click through to go to Flickr or click through for more photos of Africa or Kenya.

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