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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Naivasha and Hell's Gate (June)

Papyrus growing on the banks of Lake Naivasha1651 Papyrus growing on the banks of Lake Naivasha

Hippos in Lake Naivasha1652 Hippos in Lake Naivasha

Hippopotamus1653 Hippopotamus

The ichneumon, or Egyptian mongoose is the largest species found in Africa1654 The ichneumon, or Egyptian mongoose is the largest species found in Africa

Long-tailed cormorants drying their wings on a dead tree in Naivasha1655 Long-tailed cormorants drying their wings on a dead tree in Naivasha

Black and white colobus monkeys below the fever trees at the lake side1656 Black and white colobus monkeys below the fever trees at the lake side

We spotted a giraffe as we drifted past in our boat1657 We spotted a giraffe as we drifted past in our boat

The entrance to Hell's Gate National Park1658 The entrance to Hell's Gate National Park

Fischer's tower (right) is a volcanic plug originally injected into the surrounding rock, which has since weathered away1659 Fischer's tower (right) is a volcanic plug originally injected into the surrounding rock, which has since weathered away

Steep valley walls at Hell's Gate. A variety of large mammals live in the Park1660 Steep valley walls at Hell's Gate. A variety of large mammals live in the Park

The flat bottom of the valley was once a large lake1661 The flat bottom of the valley was once a large lake

Impressive cliffs1662 Impressive cliffs

Cliffs at Hell's Gate1663 Cliffs at Hell's Gate

The valley winds back several kilometres1664 The valley winds back several kilometres

1665 Ruppell's griffon vulture nesting on the cliff1665 Ruppell's griffon vulture nesting on the cliff

Grant's gazelles were very common here1666 Grant's gazelles were very common here

A male Kori Bustard1667 A male Kori bustard

This warthog had the biggest tusks we've ever seen1668 This warthog had the biggest tusks we've ever seen

A Grant's zebra1669 A Grant's zebra

Eland with impalas behind1670 Eland with impalas behind

Eland taking it easy1671 Eland taking it easy

1672 Black and white colobus monkey in a fever tree at Naivasha1672 Black and white colobus monkey in a fever tree at Naivasha

1673 Fischer's tower1673 Fischer's tower

Lake Naivasha1674 Lake Naivasha