ARCHIVE 158 – SOMETIME EARLIER IN THE WORLD
June 30, 2015 4 Comments
Sunrise at the mouth of the Njoro River at Lake Nakuru, Kenya; Jan 1978.
Early morning mists rise above the lake and, as the sun appears, everything is flooded by warm, golden light – a scene seemingly from long ago in the world that has always fascinated me. Here is something primeval, here we are an irrelevance.
The gaunt skeletons of trees out in the lake are Yellow-barked Acacias that were killed as the lake’s soda-rich waters rose up around them.
There are two types of birds here. Those holding their wings out to dry, and those perching on the dead trees, and those very faintly seen bottom right, are Cormorants – the same species as found in Europe. The dark scrum of larger birds at the lake’s edge are White Pelicans – one great head and neck can be seen as, preening, a bird reaches deep into its plumage.
Tripod-mounted OM-2 with 400mm Vivitar; Agfa CT 18 colour slide, rated at 64 ISO.