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Photographer's Note

The Seronera Lodge as its name suggests is in the Seronera area of the Serengeti. More information about the Seronera area here It has been cleverly designed and built around a large kopje or rocky outcrop. The building you can glimpse is the bar and dining room. The bedrooms are behind me.

As I indicated in the link above, kopjes are lions favourite resting places. This particular kopje was owned by a pride of lions, who decided to take up residence again shortly after the lodge was built. That resulted in the lodge having to be closed until the lions departed. That kind of thing is a big negative of tourism in such a wild area, but it is the money brought in by the tourists that sustains and supports the National Park and its wildlife. Kind of a Catch 22.

This was taken pre-dawn on our last morning at this lodge as we were leaving for a dawn drive. I couldnt resist taking a photo when I saw the moon. Without a tripod I zapped up the ISO and rested on a fence.

There is a shot of one of the lodge inhabitants in the WS

ISO800, FL 38mm

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