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
Number of views on 19 November 2011: 129

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Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at www.dgcphoto.com.

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  • Olitto
    Olittoover 5 years ago

    Superb EAST AFRICA landscape photography David!!

  • Thanks so much, Olitto. Your bold caps made me smile – I’ll keep the idea very much in mind!

    – David Clarke

  • Yool
    Yoolover 5 years ago

    So very beautiful!!!!

  • Thank so much Yool! :)

    – David Clarke

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful capture, great mood

  • Many thanks, Kathy:)

    – David Clarke

  • orapuntalalak
    orapuntalalakover 5 years ago

    Stunning :))

  • Thanks very much, Orapun:)

    – David Clarke

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    sooo lovely !! this would look great in the ‘shots in the fog’ group too.. :)

  • Many thanks, dinghysailor1, I’ve missed out on that group; I’ll give it a try – thanks for the tip:))

    – David Clarke

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    oooh you have a treat in store….

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, almost surreal and what a fabulous view !

  • Thanks so much, Trudi, thanks for stopping by:))

    – David Clarke

  • Olitto
    Olittoover 5 years ago

  • Thanks, Olitto!

    – David Clarke

  • Tamara Cornell
    Tamara Cornellover 5 years ago

    Congrats on making the Top 10. well done :)

  • Many thanks, Tamara:)

    – David Clarke

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 5 years ago

    Your images of Kenya are spectacular David! How gorgeous is this? :O)

  • Wow, thanks so much, Vanessa! I’m delighted you like them:)) Thanks too for the fav!

    – David Clarke

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