Travel Theme: Animals – The Wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Travel Theme: Animals – The Wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Zebras with Flamingos

Ngorongoro Crater, near the Serengeti Plain in northern Tanzania ,contains one of the most magnificent wildlife reserves in Africa. This volcanic crater is home to about 25,000 large mammals.

Formation of Ngorongoro Crater is what remains of an extinct volcano that erupted some 25 million years ago, at a time when the Great Rift Valley was also being formed.

Unlike the Serengeti Plain to the west, where more than two million animals must migrate when the wet season is over, the Ngorongoro is blessed with an almost continuous supply of water. This natural irrigation maintains the habitat through the year and prevents the herbivorous animals seeking grazing lands beyond the crater’s rim.

Here are a few images from Ngorongoro done to impart a vintage feel reminiscent of the era of Hemingway‘s “Green Hills of Africa” for this week’s Travel Theme

Click on a thumbnail for a larger photo and slide show.

Related Galleries:

  1. Ngorongoro Crater
  2. Serengeti Safari No. 1
  3. Serengeti Safari No. 2
  4. Great Wildebeest Migration

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 19 Comments

    1. Thank you Ad and thanks for visiting.

  1. It is impossible to pick a favorite! Awe-inspiring shots. ~ Kat

  2. Beautitful photos in an interesting and informative post – love that giraffe close-up!

    1. Thank you for your kind and encouraging comment.

  3. These are fabulous. The giraffe’s head, elephants in the bush and the zebra bottoms are my particular favourites. I like the black and white but found myself curious about the color images.

    1. Thank you Anna Marie. I am glad you enjoyed the collection.

  4. Awesome shots.. I love the back of 2 zebra shot. very interesting perspective… are there any colored shots 🙂

    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, the original images are in color though the area was not particularly colorful. I want to create a feeling of a bygone period.

  5. Beautiful images – how lucky to experience that

    1. Thank you for your comment and thanks for your visit.

  6. how oh how did i miss this post?!!!!

    of course i love every image! many people have told me if i ever went to africa, i would not want to leave. your photos are strong proof that they are right!


    1. Lisa, I truly hope you will be able to go. You would love it.

  7. Wow! Simply spectacular.

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