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2015, Scenery

1st Place Scenery - Jim Kleeman - I envisioned this picture in my mind before our trip to Africa. The herds are kicking up dust as they foraged for food, backlit by the sun rising over the Serengeti. We really felt connected to the spectacle.2nd Place Scenery: Eric Gurwin - Based at Jack’s Camp in Botswana’s Kalahari, the night time skies were quite something. I even was able to get my first Milky Way images.Elissa Warantz - A lucky chance encounter! Thanks to the fantastic spotting abilities of our guide, Mkenda, who saw the tip of the leopard’s tail moving through the long grass of the Serengeti.  We saw him spot the lion and climb on the log.
Jim Kleeman - The evening sun casts a warm glow over a mother giraffe and her offspring in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.Chris Swindal - Spotting a coalition of cheetah, they moved from one termite mound to the next. Thankfully having a private guide and vehicle allowed me to spend the day with them. (Serengeti, Tanzania)Ronnie Goyette - Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park has a great abundance and diversity of animals; but the baobab trees make it especially beautiful. Our afternoon drives usually ended with gorgeous sunsets much like this.
Paul Hechmer- We happened upon this tree and discovered two leopards.  We waited patiently and were rewarded when the first finally came down, back feet first.  The second leopard came down front first!    Serengeti, Tanzania.Mark Greenberg - The running of the wildebeests from our hot air balloon taken during the great migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.Ronnie Goyette - This photo from our final night in Africa is especially meaningful to me. After trying several location on the Serengeti plains, the golden rays popped through the clouds and I captured the perfect ending shot of our safari.
Alex Kostich - Probably my favorite picture from our trip to Kenya. This leopard just looked like someone's pet relaxing on a log as the sun set over the Maasai Mara.Jim Kleeman - Somebody seems to be upset so mom and her foal decide to move on. The black rhino in the distance are unperturbed. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.Alex Kostich - As the sun rose over the Maasai Mara for our day's first game drive, the symmetry of these two affectionate elephants struck me.
Ronnie Goyette - This photo presents the essence of how I always have pictured Africa. In September the grass is low in the Serengeti and the larger animals really stand out.John Burke - Elephants under a baobab tree. The quiet and serenity were astounding. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.Chris Swindal - One of the Four Killers, a strong lion coalition that controls the area around Namiri Plains, Serengeti.
William Webb - Dusk near Rhino Ridge, Maasai Mara, Kenya.Chris Swindal - With a setting sun and poor light, we thought it was the end of a fabulous day at Namiri Plains. Suddenly a lioness jumped onto this kopje, walked to the top and paused to look across the plains with a stunning sunset behind her.Cristina Ulvert - This photo was taken on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, where the surrounding beauty leaves you speechless.
Jim Kleeman - As we left the crater late in the day a solitary rhino scampered - yes they move very fast - across the trail as we headed up to the Lemala Camp on the rim of the crater. Ngorongoro Crater.Mark Greenberg - Our first African sunset that we experienced in Amboseli, Kenya.  It was a portent of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that we would experience for our entire trip.Jim Kleeman - Evening descends on Tarangire National Park after another wonderful day in the bush.
Natalia Karassina - The Serengeti in a haze.Mark Greenberg - A view of the great migration in the Maasai Mara from our hot air balloon.John Burke - Fisheye view from the Ngorongoro Crater rim at dawn. If you look carefully, you can see a Maasai village.
Alex Kostich - Before our first gorilla trek, the layered mountains in the mist gave the illusion of a watercolor painting. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.Betsy Richardson - A majestic view of the shoreline just south of Cape Town. At virtually every turn on the road to the Cape of Good Hope, the scenery was absolutely breathtaking.Richard and Carolyn Hayman - Our guide, Andrew Brink, gave us a great two days showing the sights in Cape Town from the winelands down to Cape of Good Hope. Here we are at Ernie Els Winery.
Gretchen Douglas - Table Mountain was viewed from the boat on the way Robben Island. It was such a beautiful perspective of Table Mountain and wonderful light that time of day. This is one of my favorite photos from the trip!Marie Caner - A solitary giraffe enjoying sundown at the waterhole in the Nxai Pan, Botswana.Reid Dusenberry - This mother cheetah, her three sons and a daughter were entertaining for us for well over an hour. Here they were lounging around on top of a hill, posing for photographs at Mashatu, Botswana.
Bruce Kingsbury - Taken just as the sun was rising, I like the way the mist hangs over the plains and the lechwe are seen grazing in the distance while one of the ‘Musanze Boys’ surveys the scene. (Kafue, Zambia).Bruce Kingsbury - One of the big attractions of Somalisa Camp is the water ''trough'' for the elephants.  The elephants prefer the clean water in the trough to the muddy pan nearby and they drink within 15-20 feet of guests - very special. (Zimbabwe)David Rosoff - Baobab during night Safari at Malilangwe, Zimbabwe.  Beautiful starry night with the 1000 year old tree.
Betsy Richardson - Sunset at Mombo Camp. Our Guide, Sefo, had just set us up for our daily ‘sundowners’ experience when we had the unexpected pleasure of witnessing a mother elephant guide her two babies across the river. Moremi Reserve, BotswanaRichard and Carolyn Hayman - During our visit to Victoria Falls, it was September and this is known as the dry season.  The falls were spectacular. The advantage of the reduced water flow is better views with minimum spray.Barbara Lyndrup - This leopard was one of 12 that we watched over 4 days with our guide at MalaMala. The elephants kept a wary eye on him and moved closer to the calf. Sabi Sand, South Africa.
David Rosoff - One of 6 rhinos we saw while we were stayed at Singita Pamushana,  Malilangwe, Zimbabwe.  He posed for me right as the sun went down.Bruce Kingsbury - Anyone who has been on safari in Africa probably remembers the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  In Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park we witnessed groups of elephant had come in for their afternoon drink as the sun was setting.Bruce Kingsbury - We stayed with the Papyrus pride for over an hour, until they crossed a marshy area which we could not cross.  We watched as both of the males one at a time jumped the water at this same spot. Kafue NP, Zambia.
Betty Petersen - We spent six magical nights at Tongabezi Lodge, near Livingstone, Zambia. This special moment was on our last night at the lodge.Bruce Kingsbury - This photo was taken our first evening in South Luangwa, Zambia.  The sun was going down over the Luangwa River with the beautiful color of an African sunset and the silhouettes of the herons on the sandbars.Richard and Carolyn Hayman - Our morning river cruise on the Chobe River in Botswana treated us to a fantastic elephant crossing. It was amazing to watch as they organized themselves into a long line to cross the river.
Gary LaBonte - We enjoyed four nights of private mobile camping in the Khwai Concession, a remote corner of Botswana.Nell and Phil Schaefer - There is nothing finer than an African sunset. This gorgeous sunset was taken from Singita Ebony Lodge, South Africa.Kimberly Griffin - The scenery from South Africa's Panorama Route is truly spectacular!
Gillian Weatherhead - After a thrilling afternoon off-roading at DumaTau we stopped for sundowners near the river.  While watching the gorgeous sunset develop, a pod of hippos emerged from behind the reeds and grasses.Dale Davis - On the 3 ½ hour ride from Namibia’s Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp to the Atlantic Ocean, we passed over nothing but endless dunes for at least an hour and finally came to rest at this place for a tea/coffee break.Dale Davis - Taken at the famous Dead Vlei in Namibia’s Sossusvlei area. The area is an other-worldly experience where trees are over 900 years old but cannot decay because of lack of moisture.
Chris Donovan - Sunset and (here) sunrise in Sossusvlei are like nowhere else, given the uniqueness of the landscape.  It's hard to move on for more travels as you want to continue to lose yourself in the place for every second that you can.Dale Davis - During our stay at Little Kulala Camp near the Sossusvlei area, we were surrounded by the most amazing dune formations. The curvatures of this particular dune really captured my attention.Chris Donovan - Namibia’s Sossusvlei sand dunes are among the highest in the world... and feel like it.  I admit I didn't head up this one!
Chris Donovan - The amazing dunescape of Sossusvlei makes for an inspiring beginning to a safari, especially as the colors can change dramatically with the shifting light.Chris Donovan - Climbing Sossusvlei's towering dune known as Big Daddy, which allows for wonderful views of the desert and the mysterious bleached earth of Deadvlei.  It's a tough tread, though!Chris Donovan - The twisted trees and bold colors of Deadvlei add to the impression that one is visiting another world. (Sossusvlei, Namibia)
Chris Donovan - A glorious Sossusvlei sunrise illuminates fairy circles, the origin of which still remains unknown.  That's good, as far as I'm concerned; the mystery adds to the magic.Chris Donovan - A line of oryx throttle across the spectacular Damaraland landscape.  To this novice eye, photography in Damaraland is more about capturing wildlife within the vast, glorious vistas instead of close-ups.Chris Donovan - This was my first ever sighting of an oryx, spotted on our way to Sossusvlei during our first night on the road, and it was perfect.  Seemed a prototypical Namibian image!
Debbie Meitin - The view from the airplane as we flew from Soussusvlei to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, the vast Namibian landscape of dunes and calcified clay for miles and miles.Chris Donovan - One of several spectacular shipwrecks along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.  One is not likely to catch sights like these on other safaris!Debbie Meitin -  The untouched dunes during a game drive from the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, miles and miles of windswept dunes, with only occasional animal and jeep tracks.
Debbie Meitin - The dry river bed near Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (one of the camp’s tents in the left background) during an afternoon game drive as the sun was going down.Debbie Meitin - During one of the game drives from Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, the vast deposits of dried clay everywhere.Chris Donovan - The waterholes in Etosha are stunning sights, as a multitude of animals closely share territory in a way I'd never seen on another safari.