Tanzania 2004 - Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro crater is the remains of a volcano that collapsed about 2.5 million years ago. The crater rim has a diameter of about 20 kilometers. Inside, the land is flat and open. Apart from the lakes and some trees, it is mainly grassland. The Ngorongoro crater is full of animals, making it one of the most spectacular national parks in Africa. If you search for 'Ngorongoro' in a search engine like Google, you'll get thousands of links to sites loaded with the most beautiful pictures of animals. Driving to the crater rim, you'll find a small memorial, dedicated to the famous German wild life researcher Bernhard Grzimek. [1] This memorial cites an old Chinese proverb: 'Better light a candle than curse the darkness'. When I read this proverb on this memorial for the first time, back in 1999, it had a serieus impact on me. As already stated before, there are many web sites dedicated to Ngorongoro Crater National Park. Unfortunately most links are to safari companies and lodges.

View on the Ngorongoro crater from the crater rim
Buffalo
Thomson's gazelle
Crane
Young Thomson's gazelle
Cheetahs
Cheetahs
Zebras
Lake with Flamingos
Flamingos
Lions
Fox
Wildebeest
Hippos
Hippo Making a Roll
Ibisses
Hippos
Warthog with Piglets
Fox
Buffalo
Tourists
Grasslands
Bird
Cheetah
Cheetah
Cheetah
Cheetah
Cheetah
Young Zebra
Mother Zebra with Young
Rhino

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