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dropmyload May 3, 2011 4:14 AM

Samburu National Reserve Day 1
 
It was yet another long weekend here in Kenya, so we planned on taking the kids away to Samburu, up in the Northern Frontier!

A long ride of 5.5 hours saw us passing the Equator, past Mount Kenya and descended into Isiolo town, the last outpost.

From there we went to Archer's Post, and into Samburu.

Straight to the lodge, and a game drive where we hoped and prayed to spot Leopard, the most elusive of cats. Our luck was good!!

We also came across a lonely elephant that charged our car, the driver had to reverse out of there quick smart.

Hope you like the shots.....my fav subject wildlife once again!! Full set on Flickr if you like.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5062/...fd45074d_b.jpg
Police post check -in after Isiolo by babasujaan, on Flickr

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Archer's Post Gate by babasujaan, on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5226/...da2330f3_b.jpg
what eyes! by babasujaan, on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/...fa722f21_b.jpg
Maribou storks in Ewaso Nyiro River by babasujaan, on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5106/...143cafb6_b.jpg
suddenly got irritated by us by babasujaan, on Flickr

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hmmmm...should I charge or not? by babasujaan, on Flickr

BackyardPermaculture May 3, 2011 7:48 AM

That big cat is absolutely awesome - I love it!

dropmyload May 3, 2011 9:21 AM

Thanks Mick...that big cat is so rare in the wild we were very lucky to catch it!

The last time I saw a wild leopard was in 1993 in Tanzania.

TD Cole May 3, 2011 9:47 AM

Very nice shots DML ;)

MartinSykes May 3, 2011 10:30 AM

I'll second that - excellent leopard shot.

saly May 3, 2011 10:42 AM

Wow, all absolutely beautiful shots! I also have agree the leopard is gorgeous!!! Wow, nice job!

StefanS May 3, 2011 12:55 PM

Absolutely beautiful shots, I like especially the Leopard.

Thanks for sharing the shots.

Cheers,

Stefan

banksy May 3, 2011 6:55 PM

Fantastic, especially the look on the leopard's face. Keep posting.

dropmyload May 4, 2011 1:24 AM

Thanks everyone...that leopard was high up in a tree...I wasn't even sure I'd get a decent shot.

He looks a little bored of being spotted, doesn't he?

Square one May 4, 2011 5:40 PM

Sorry to repeat what everyone else has said.....

Excellent shots of the reserve, the leopard is just that bit more special


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