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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Meru Scenery and Sunsets I (June)

Much of Meru is flat bushy plain1449 Much of Meru is flat bushy plain

The distinctive doum palm, silhouetted by the setting sun1450 The distinctive doum palm, silhouetted by the setting sun

The very red lateritic soil is a feature of the area1451 The very red lateritic soil is a feature of the area

Many small rivers cross the Park1452 Many small rivers cross the Park

Hot and dusty, late afternoon1453 Hot and dusty, late afternoon

The sun sets behind the Nyambene Hills1454 The sun sets behind the Nyambene Hills

Giraffes love this shrubby bushland1455 Giraffes love this shrubby bushland

There are large areas of open grassy savannah1456 There are large areas of open grassy savannah

The Nyambene Hills1457 The Nyambene Hills

The very thick bush is a favourite place to find large herds of buffalos1459 The very thick bush is a favourite place to find large herds of buffalos

Late afternoon sun on a prominent rocky outcrop1459 Late afternoon sun on a prominent rocky outcrop

This small hill is known as Leopard rock1460 This small hill is known as Leopard rock

Umbrella thorn1461 Umbrella thorn

The savannah areas support a good population of zebras1462 The savannah areas support a good population of zebras

Many trees grow along the course of the streams and produce these lines of rich green1463 Many trees grow along the course of the streams and produce these lines of rich green

Fever trees and doum palms1464 Fever trees and doum palms

Acacias and croton thickets are a common feature in Meru1465 Acacias and croton thickets are a common feature in Meru

Another pretty sunset1466 Another pretty sunset

Savannah1467 Savannah

Short grass plains attract herds of Grant's gazelles1468 Short grass plains attract herds of Grant's gazelles

Some areas are very thick bush and game spotting is difficult1469 Some areas are very thick bush and game spotting is difficult

This is the Rojowero river1470 This is the Rojowero river

In some locations there are lots of these large termite mounds1471 In some locations there are lots of these large termite mounds

The Nyambene hills are the catchment for Meru's many rivers1472 The Nyambene hills are the catchment for Meru's many rivers