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African Sunset

By Costy  
This was taken on a recent 2 week safari in Kenya. It was the first real African sunset I saw and so it is special to me. After a couple of days in the city of Nairobi and spending time in the orphanages there, I made the 7 hour drive north to the Samburu Region (home of the latest BBC show on Elephants). I arrived at around 3pm and headed straight out into the little known Shaba Reserve for my first game drive. The reserve was arid and almost deprived of life, and so different to anything else I saw in Kenya, but it did offer this on the way back to our lodge.

Image is unedited and uncropped.

Hope you enjoy...

Tags: Sunset Photo journalism Africa Tree Night Dusk Evening Kenya Acacia Glow Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: cats_123, money123, Grimm and 42 more

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
10 Nov 2008 11:39AM
fine silhouette
10 Nov 2008 11:41AM
nice shot good work
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 12:13PM
Really lovely - on my list of to do's visit this place, thanks for sharing it
janet 18 27 England
10 Nov 2008 2:23PM
Wow! This is a stunning image!

10 Nov 2008 2:45PM
Amazing colours. Looks great
AlanBW 15 20 England
10 Nov 2008 2:46PM
Fantastic image, love the golden tones and the shape of the tree is superb
Nick-T 15 45 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 3:18PM
Love it, would love to goto Kenya.

Fantastic shot!!
Mikenya 12 13 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 4:53PM
Lovely capture of Kenyan sunset. Will be going to Samburu & Meru
in feb 2009, can't wait to go back again. Hope you got some great
photo's and memories.
iancam 12 23 England
10 Nov 2008 5:46PM
Super sunset reminds me of my visits to Kenya.
foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
10 Nov 2008 8:50PM
Fantastic sky in this super sunset Ryan,the silhouetted foreground and trees look super against the sky.
ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 9:36PM
Great shot...
Love the colours...
Well done...

10 Nov 2008 10:48PM
The CLASSIC sunset. Beautiful. JNC
Costy 13 483 6 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 11:01AM
Thanks guys Smile
lostintime Plus
13 13 5 Germany
11 Nov 2008 2:54PM
A gorgeous tree silhouette and wonderful tones.
AlanC1 14 1 England
11 Nov 2008 7:40PM
Fine shot certainly the best place for sunsets/rise
Costy 13 483 6 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 8:44PM
Don't be fooled Alan! They almost dont happen! Blink and you will miss it! It is like someone turning out the light.
MickS 16 23 14 England
16 Nov 2008 1:30PM
Watcha Ryan,
if I could spell silhouette, I'd say excellent silhouette, but as I can't, I'll just say excellent sonsetSmile
RTDS 12 Cyprus
26 Nov 2008 10:50AM
Excellent capture.
Awsome the silhuette.
Excellent colours.
Superb...well done.
IFIMAGE 12 143 Wales
28 Nov 2008 9:16PM
Cracking image, would look good on any wall

PeelNStick 16 4 United States
6 Dec 2008 1:43AM
Fantastic shot and write-up.
sketch 13 1.5k United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 11:01PM
Beautiful costy

sarah x
m3lem 15 England
30 Dec 2008 6:16PM
Stunning shot
jonathanbp 12 99 Thailand
8 Jan 2009 11:11PM
Superb composition - Jonathan
26 Jan 2009 2:11PM
Amazing this picture brings back so many good memories. Great picture.


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