Tanzanian Hippos

21 09 2012

Having just finished our giraffe pictures, I figured I’d dive right into the hippo shots. Here are our Hippos from 2009 in the Serengeti and Lake Manyara national parks, Tanzania. My wife and I shot them while travelling on safari with "Tropical Trails"

1. Just being hornery.

Hippos of Tanzania by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. You stepped on my toes!

Hippos of Tanzania by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Hanging out with mom

Hippos of Tanzania by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. You could walk over them – it’s so crowded!

Hippos of Tanzania by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. What a mug!

Hippos of Tanzania by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

All of our hippo shots can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8010570018/

While the whole Africa trip (still being updated) here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…7621906615382/

I hope you enjoy them!





Giraffes of Tanzania

17 09 2012

We went on a safari of northern Tanzania back in 2009. Yes, it has taken this long to get these done… Well, at least here they are, the magnificent, long necked animals of Africa….

(photos taken by my wife and I)

Giraffa camelopardalis!

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Tanzanian Giraffes by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Tanzanian Giraffes by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Tanzanian Giraffes by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Tanzanian Giraffes by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Native Peoples of Ecuador

4 09 2012

Living in the harsh alpine sun and wind of Ecuador takes it’s toll on the people that are idigenous to Ecuador. Nonetheless, they manage to have a quiet, reserved dignity with a lovely dash of colour in their clothing, and can be easily spotted by their hats.


Ecuadorian Native by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Ecuadorian Native by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Ecuadorian Native by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Ecuadorian Native by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Ecuadorian Native by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Native woman at Quilotoa by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Native woman at Quilotoa by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Ecuador Pictures done!

2 09 2012

Finally, our entire Ecuador trip – edited, distilled down to its essence and uploaded to Flickr.

· 21 days of travelling
· 5 of us together from 2 separate continents
· 10 different cities/towns and villages from the Metropolis of Quito to the tiny mountain village of Chugchilan
· paved roads, dirt roads, roads of questionable status
· Tortoises, goats, hummingbirds, llamas, iguanas, sealions and everything seemingly in between.
· sea level to 4800m
· Baking Sun to chilling mountain fog.
· Crammed taxis, comfortable private ride, “cruise boat”, zodiac… feet.

Irene and I took over 6000 photos combined.

All this, we managed to distill down to the best 791 photos of the trip… Sit back, grab a snack and enjoy the slideshow!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157629476591628/show/

You might want to put on some pan flute music in the background as well to get that authentic South American feeling 😉

Thanks for taking the trip with us to Ecuador. Who knows where our next trip will take us but the world is big and there are many interesting parts that call us to see them!








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