Monday, September 19, 2011

Ngorongoro Crater

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ngorongoro is a volcanic crater some 2000 feet deep and 100 square miles in area. Although animals do pass in and out of the crater, it takes some doing, so most of the animals here are born and die in the Crater. It gets quite a bit of rainfall annually, although we were there in the dry season, so you can't see much evidence of the water from these photos. When I was here in the 70s, you could see huge herds of animals spread across the floor of the crater from high up on the rim, but not nowadays.

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