I just come back from an unforgettable trip to Kenya.
This scene was taken at sunset in Amboseli, one of the southern Kenya park where one can see the Kilimanjaro in the background adding a supernatural atmosphere to the Nature wonders we see around. Here, we passed by a small group of elephants nearby a dustcloud creating a nice effect agains the sun.
I never thought that it was possible to see so many animals in the same place and it made my previous Safari in Northern Cameroun a funny remembrance.
The country itself was incredible with its kind people, extremely various places. We felt very close from the people we met.
It happened that we where there during the Presidential elections. We where told that massive frauds where about to happen in a country which where driving toward Democracy. I just read that after the former President Kibaki was elected again, 18 people where killed in various demonstrations around Nairobi. The United States just congratulated the President while the European Union just issued doubts about the veracity of the result. I just hope this is not a new country going backward in the Democracy path.
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syd1946 (18663) 2007-12-30 23:48
A pleasant composition for sure...I think you captured all the magic of Africa in one shot.Atmospheric with amazing light!
Happy new year!
bracasha75 (24585) 2007-12-31 0:00
Very good image
sevy (15365) 2007-12-31 0:12
Que dire sinon que la photo est tres belle dans son format panoramique. Les 3 elephants se "lisent" tres bien en ombres chinoises et sans chevauchement. La brume permet l etagement dans la profondeur et la dominante rouge du couchant donne la touche finale.
Le type de photo qui donne envi de retourner faire un safari.
arifhuque (491) 2007-12-31 1:18
Really like this one with all the shades of orange. Composition is also great. Very impressive.
rushfan2112 (2965) 2007-12-31 1:33
Been to Kenya twice and would go again every year. I love the place and your photo shows the scene perfectly.
If I have one (minor) criticism it is that the frame is a bit 'heavy'. It attracts a little too much attention and uses pixels that could otherwise be used to enlarge the photo.
Anyway, superb image. Best wishes for 2008. Kind regards, Paul.
romanaa (7966) 2007-12-31 1:59
wonderful picture of family life. Grwat colours and atmosphere.
Happy New Year
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-01-01 9:07
a magic moment with majestic guests. Sorry, YOU were the guest, I think. Great light.
smarcell (19963) 2008-01-02 3:48
A golden atmpsphere. The scene and the light are both very beautiful. I love the fact that only one color, with all its tones, is used.
marietom (34609) 2008-02-02 3:35
Jolie scène, qui doit laisser de bons souvenirs !
Pat69 (112) 2008-05-12 14:31
Very good picture; it's like a painting. Thanks a lot for this view.
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-06-16 13:24
Une ambiance crépusculaire superbe aux couleurs chaudes et suaves. Un instant magique capturé ici
yquem46 (38746) 2009-10-02 12:57
Une que je mettrais volontiers dans mon thème "safaris" si tu n'y vois pas d'inconvénients
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2009-10-06 0:13
Hello Steve, this is really a wonderfull view. I like the layers of various sepis shades maintaining all the details and the elephant family adding life to the composition. Excellent ! Thanks for sharing. Kind regards, Michael
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM IS, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: KENYA SAFARIS
- Theme(s): Safaris [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-30 23:42