Out of Africa Part 1 - Drawings

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I traveled to Tanzania this past June. It was a most inspiring journey. We took safari's on the Serengeti (the Endless Plain) and in the Selous Reserve (located in Southeastern Tanzania). Here are some of the pictures from these experiences and the drawings they inspired. 

 This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip. I used it as a source for a drawing - do you see the little bird in the upper right area?   

This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip. I used it as a source for a drawing - do you see the little bird in the upper right area?

 

 Sleeping lion with bird.

Sleeping lion with bird.

 I watched this Crown Crane for quite a while in the Ngorongoro Crater. Of course I had to draw one of these beautiful Secretary birds!

I watched this Crown Crane for quite a while in the Ngorongoro Crater. Of course I had to draw one of these beautiful Secretary birds!

 This was a most amazing creature to observe and draw.

This was a most amazing creature to observe and draw.

 Lilac Breasted Roller

Lilac Breasted Roller

This is a small portion of the amazing and beautiful animals I witnessed while on this journey - time will tell what types of prints occur as a result of this experience!

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 I combined various pictures I took of zebras and acacia trees for this drawing.

I combined various pictures I took of zebras and acacia trees for this drawing.

 I so loved these beautiful creatures!

I so loved these beautiful creatures!

 I just had to put the little bird on the giraffe's back - something that often happens. They eat insects off of the giraffes - while 'hitching' a ride!

I just had to put the little bird on the giraffe's back - something that often happens. They eat insects off of the giraffes - while 'hitching' a ride!

 I observed Bee Eaters on the banks of the Rufij River.

I observed Bee Eaters on the banks of the Rufij River.

 The numerous birds I saw inspired these drawings. 

The numerous birds I saw inspired these drawings.