Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Heard a Lion roar!

My adventure in Africa 2012
Excerpts from my field sketchbook/journal
 
 
Day 4 (Day 3 in Tarangire)
"5:16am -- Heard a Lion roar last night around 2:30am --- NOT too far from my tent?"
Day four started off very early although I don't think I ever fell completely back to sleep after being awoken at 2:30 in the morning of  a loud running sound accompanied with very dramatic rustling and ending with the roar of what I believed to be a lion.

 A fast field sketch of a Crowned Lapwing (Plover).
Drawn in Africa, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa

We explored the west side of the Silale swamp in the morning looking for Leapoards, Lions and Cheetahs, sadly we did not see any but saw plenty of other wildlife. We stopped mid morning at the Silale Pinic area for a pinic breakfast which was great but the landscape was just incredible. After breakfast we did another slow game drive back to Kikoti camp where we had lunch, some much needed down time, I sketched and then we went back out for an afternoon game drive. This time we went on the east side of Silale swamp more up in the acacia forest/scrub where we were able to view some really nice Giraffe, one of which came so close to the Land Cruiser that it could have sat down next to me!

"5pm -- Caught  between two herds of Elephants!"
Day 3's track in the Tarangire park

The track was not used as often in fact ours were the only fresh tracks on the road and the wildlife was a lot more skittish than the other parts of the park that I had been in so far. We couldn't get as close to the animals but I did get to see a different type of behavior, that being the animals alertness was much higher and added to the excitement of the day.  

  

4 comments:

oakleyses said...

ugg boots, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, nike air max, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, polo ralph lauren, nike free, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet, uggs on sale, christian louboutin shoes, jordan shoes, prada handbags, air max, christian louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet online, louboutin pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, nike roshe, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, longchamp pas cher, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, kate spade outlet, replica watches, burberry pas cher, nike free run, louis vuitton, christian louboutin, oakley sunglasses wholesale, ray ban sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, gucci handbags, replica watches, christian louboutin uk, nike outlet, polo outlet, michael kors pas cher, jordan pas cher, tory burch outlet, prada outlet

oakleyses said...

sac vanessa bruno, abercrombie and fitch uk, true religion outlet, nike blazer pas cher, michael kors outlet online, nike roshe run uk, oakley pas cher, new balance, vans pas cher, uggs outlet, coach outlet, nike tn, michael kors, nike free uk, north face uk, ray ban pas cher, michael kors outlet online, burberry handbags, uggs outlet, replica handbags, mulberry uk, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, kate spade, sac hermes, nike air max uk, coach outlet store online, hogan outlet, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet online, timberland pas cher, north face, michael kors outlet, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, hollister uk, michael kors outlet, michael kors, coach purses, burberry outlet, nike air max uk, guess pas cher, hollister pas cher, lululemon canada, polo lacoste, ralph lauren uk, nike air force

oakleyses said...

gucci, converse, new balance shoes, mont blanc pens, lululemon, nfl jerseys, babyliss, nike roshe run, iphone cases, ghd hair, timberland boots, nike huaraches, nike air max, ralph lauren, north face outlet, beats by dre, nike air max, baseball bats, hermes belt, jimmy choo outlet, celine handbags, vans, reebok outlet, instyler, converse outlet, hollister, north face outlet, mac cosmetics, ray ban, valentino shoes, longchamp uk, chi flat iron, p90x workout, oakley, insanity workout, louboutin, lancel, soccer jerseys, mcm handbags, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, wedding dresses, asics running shoes, herve leger, hollister clothing, soccer shoes, bottega veneta, vans outlet, ferragamo shoes, nike trainers uk

oakleyses said...

pandora jewelry, montre pas cher, wedding dresses, canada goose uk, moncler, pandora jewelry, canada goose, swarovski crystal, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, moncler, moncler, swarovski, juicy couture outlet, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, moncler, karen millen uk, toms shoes, canada goose outlet, thomas sabo, marc jacobs, replica watches, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, coach outlet, doudoune moncler, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, canada goose jackets, supra shoes, hollister, links of london, canada goose, canada goose, canada goose outlet, pandora charms, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, pandora uk, ugg, moncler outlet, moncler uk, canada goose outlet, ugg pas cher, ugg uk, louis vuitton