Day 2 was here with us :-).
I really miss this place because all we had to worry about was catching the sunrise. No other responsibilities whatsoever. Life was good *sigh*.
So after much stalking I think he realized we were onto him. So he decided to cross to the other side where there was a huge thicket *sob*. Anyway, we continued with our game drive thereafter. We were not worried about find another elephant because they were in plenty here in Amboseli.
Then the most amazing thing happened :-O… LIONS!!! We came across 4 sub-adult lions, 3 male and 1 female. Can you believe I didn’t get a shot of any of them? I was sooo mad! So what happened is that morning, there happened to be a number of people on game drives so there were tons of tour vans. One particular tour van decided “nooooo, we are not close enough, why not move so close to the lions, to the point of being all up in their faces.” Yup, that’s what they did. They sped right into the lions’ personal space. As a result,the lions, just like domestic cats, were spooked by the tour van and in turn hurried off to the other side. I was using a 24-105mm lens so no matter how much I zoomed in on them I was not able to get a clear shot. I muttered a couple of not-so-good words under my breath in frustration… but HEY, I have since made peace with that tour van driver.
We got tired of seeing things eye-view level and decided we wanted to see Amboseli from a higher point; so we made our way to The Observation Hill, and boy wasn’t the view all that and a bag of chips (I have never understood that phrase by the way, lol).
While we were busy enjoying the grandiose view, we happened to spot a small family of ellies making their way across the national park. For a moment we debated whether or not to go meet them as they were crossing…
You can imagine how fast we descended that hill just so that we could catch them. We also had to drive for about 1 kilometer to get to them.