Shadow Shot Sunday 004: African buffaloes

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Visited Lake Nakuru last year with expat friends. It was my first visit to Lake Nakuru, a shallow body of water in the Rift Valley that attracts thousands of flamingos and pelicans and also provides refuge for the rhinos.

The most popular image of Lake Nakuri has always been the breath-taking swathe of pink flamingos feeding on algae that carpets the lake-bed. However, Lake Nakuru has more than flamingos – it is one of Kenya’s major national parts and is an important sanctuary for black and white rhinos. The entire park is also teeming with game – zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, impalas, warthogs, hyenas, baboons, among others, and, of course, the African buffalo (below)…

My first encounter with African game animals was a mixed-bag of emotions. Nervous, excited, and frightened at the same time. Moreso when we’re told that leopards and lions seek refuge in this park.

I used to watch these animals on television and I could not believe it that I was actually looking at them with my own two eyes, within safe distance, of course. I could not forget how giddy I was 🙂

I thank the Lord for the opportunity He has given me (and continues to give me)…  to go to places where I’ve only dreamed of going, to see things that I never imagined I would be able to, and to meet fantastic people from all walks of like.

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