In winter at the Equator, Africa comes in many kinds of monochrome. At first light all is sepia. This lioness was captured at dawn in the Maasai Mara. She is watching out for hyena that are moving in on the Marsh Pride’s kill.
At sundown in Lewa, in Northern Kenya, all is old gold as these kudu stop for a moment before melting away into the thorn scrub. Did we really see them?
21 thoughts on “Mara Dawn, Lewa Sundown: Monochromatic Africa”
Love the lions.
They can’t help but be impressive, can they. Essence of lion, and they don’t give a fig for us humans.
The first photo fascinates me!
It was a captivating moment.
The colors in the lion photo are so very different yet lovely.
Great shots Tish.
The predator and its prey, both beautiful.
Absolutely perfect photos to interpret the challenge. Superlative shots, Tish.
Such very kind comments, Lucile. Thank you.
You’re welcome, Tish.
Can’t beat Mother Nature when it comes to choosing the right colour!
She gets it spot on every time 🙂 Though hang on, I’m not sure this applies to slugs. The big fat orange fringed ones freak me out.
I love the Kudus running away particularly!
Thank you, eklastic.
Such a difference in color from dawn to dusk. I couldn’t help but giggle about the Mother Nature and slugs. Well it’s hard to be perfect. 🙂
Perfect examples of monochrome
Thank you, Pauline. Actually I keep thinking of your photo of the Taj Mahal posted on the 5 stories 5 photos challenge: there’s just been a brilliant BBC series on the Treasures of the Indus with Dr Sona Dutta, and naturally the Taj Mahal cropped up in the Mughal Dynasty episode.
That is quite a compliment that you remembered that post Tish and yes it was very monochromatic in the mist.BBC documentaries are so good we’ve just been watching one on Greek art.
Really enjoyed your approach to monochromatic…
I thought you’d you’d especially like the lioness.