Lake Nakuru is famous for its masses of flamingos on the shore (occasionally dubbed the “Pink Carpet”), but in recent years major shifts – due to both climate change and the geologic impact of greater rains – have led to a significant rise in water level, sending many of the flamingos elsewhere and submerging buildings that once stood along the shore – including the original park gate!
Lake Naivasha has also seen recent rises in its water level that have killed off trees along the shore. This impact – while a potentially disturbing sign of changes to the planet – did leave a few visually interesting shoreline features and fortunately there was plenty of wildlife still hanging around and willing to “pose” (yeah that’s right I’m looking at you, zebras) for the camera.
p.s. – you may notice below it was raining at one point during our Lake Nakuru visit. Yes, I made sure to bless the rains.
AF-S Nikkor 200-500 5.6E ED VR
AF-S Nikkor 20mm 1.8G ED
AF-S Nikkor 28-300 3.5-5.6G ED VR