Up, Up and Away – Ballooning Over the Serengeti

Up, Up and Away – Ballooning Over the Serengeti

Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
The world’s a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
                                              The Fifth Dimension

Balloning Over the SerengetiBallooning over the Serengeti Plain in the early morning light is an experience of a lifetime.

Balloning Over the Serengeti

Unhappy Hippo

Gliding silently, watching the wildlife watch us.

Tree Top View of a VultureEnjoying treetop views.

Shadow Play

Shadow play.

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Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. Looks magical Ron – and as always super photographs for us to enjoy. 🙂

    1. Thanks. It was cool having the second balloon up with us.

  2. Guau!!! That is the kind of thing I would love to do…Really the world you see from the top shows the beauty and magic we ignore because it is at our level everyday…Great pics!

    1. Thanks. It was cool having a bird’s eye view and to just gilde along silently.

    1. Thank you. I’ve been enjoying your Belize trip.

  3. i was telling someone a few days ago that i’d love to see the nazca lines/peru via a balloon. this looks equally tempting! i loved the bird’s eye view of the bird in the treetop, andi loved he shadows in the final image!

    tis raining cats and dogs and goats this week! i’m shocked that the power and cyber are still working! i’m catching up on WP while i can!

    1. We were much more impressed with seeing the bird at her level than she was with seeing us!

      You said today that the rain had stopped. Rainy season ending or just pausing?

      1. rainy season is just starting, and it’s been a brisk start. we had another inch and one half last night, and it’s drizzling again now. earlier we had 3 inches one day, and probably three the day before that. the rainy season will last thru march, and if an el nino eases in, that rainy season will continue for another month or so – so i have been told. i’ve yet to experience an el nino year.

        1. Well don’t forget you umbrella. 🙂

  4. Beautiful! And I thought nothing would beat ballooning over Cappadocia!

    1. Hot air balloons are fantastic no matter where.

  5. Having ridden in a balloon in France’s Loire Valley, I can attest that it is an extraordinary experience! I love your dramatic closing shot in particular. Was this your first hot air balloon ride?

  6. That’s a good looking hippo. If you haven’t won some awards for these, something is wrong with the world.

    1. Thanks Kerbey for your generous comment.

  7. Now that’s the way to see it. I especially loved the bird atop the tree going about his business. Thanks for sharing:)

    1. It was a tremendous experience. Thank you for visiting and thank you for your comment.

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