Foto's

Photographer's Note

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in central Kenya and is protected by a small Lake Nakuru National Park.

The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and white rhinos have also been introduced.

The lake's level dropped dramatically in the early 1990s but has since largely recovered.

Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in the Maasai language.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nakuru

Cropped, increased sharpness.

Kofman heeft deze opmerking als nuttig gemarkeerd

Photo Information
Viewed: 3257
Points: 0
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 105 N: 604] (3931)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH