ARCHIVE 226 – NAKURU DAWN
April 13, 2016 28 Comments
The large, white birds with huge bills in the foreground are White Pelicans. In the lake behind them are the trunks of trees that, flooded by the lake, have been killed by the high concentration of sodium bicarbonate in its waters. Cormorants (the same bird as in the UK) perch on these dead trunks, and a nest of sticks is also visible.
This lake is over a mile above sea level and so, particularly after a clear night, the whole place can be pretty chilly by first light – standing around taking pictures, waiting for the sunrise, we were well wrapped up! At altitudes a little above this – and right on the equator – frosts can occur.
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Vivitar 400mm telephoto on Olympus SLR, mounted on a tripod; colour transparency.