Dawn over the Nyeri area just south of Mount Kenya. The plateau is around 6000 feet above sea level, so although it is very close to the equator, the climate is very temperate, with cool nights and mornings. In the shot, taken at around 7.30 a.m. from a helicopter flying south from Nanyuki to Nairobi, the mist is rising from the numerous rivers in the area that drain from the mountain, giving the view a haunting beauty.
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Canon 40D with Canon 10-22mm EFS lens at 22mm; ISO 400 f4.5 1/2500
Uploaded 15 May 2009
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