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Photoblog: The Animals of Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Going to #Kenya, it's almost guaranteed you'll want to mount an #active search party for the Big Five: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino. We went out to Lake Nakuru with a group of #nature lovers to see the elusive black rhino, and track down other animals, like the charming pink flamingos that feed off the abundant algae in the lake.
By the time we arrived at Lake Nakuru in Kenya, we had already seen many of the big animals of Africa in the Masai Mara including lions, elephants, buffalos, hippos and even cheetahs. But we’d yet to see all of the Big Five, with just the leopard and rhino missing from our list.
Here on the shores of Lake Nakuru, there are two main stars: the rhinos and the flamingos. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. We just missed the season where millions of birds cover the lake in a blanket of pink, but we were lucky enough to still see quite a few flamingos feeding on algae just next to the driving trail.
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Rhinos on the other hand, are not originally inhabitants of Lake Nakuru — they were introduced into the park as part of a rehabilitation project after years of poaching decimated the rhino population. But thanks to the success of the Lake Nakuru project, there is now a healthy rhino population in the national park and they are one of the reasons why many visit.
Here’s a short photo essay from one of my favorite national parks in Africa.
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the beautiful wildlife we saw at Lake Nakuru.