On the shores of Lake Nakuru

During my trip to Kenya in November i stopped for 2 nights at Lake Nakuru, one of the many salty lakes that dot the rift valley north of Nairobi. Lake Nakuru is mostly famous for its huge colony of flamingos, but at the time the water level was very high, leaving little space for the birds to feed and a large majority of them had flown to other nearby lakes. There were still hundreds of them left though, plus the supporting cast of water birds and mammals, enough for a fascinating sight, and providing great photography opportunities especially at dusk when the sunlight goes through all the hues of reds and yellows, and at dawn when the thin layer of mist above the lake gives a delightful soft touch to the rising light. Here is a selection of pictures taken during the four sessions of photography, lying in the mud to get the birds to come close with the lowest possible shooting angle. Hope you like them !

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