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Attempts to show the Ngorongoro Crater from the overlook

I brought this lens for this specific purpose purpose

unfortunately, dust and smoke from India and Asia had moved in for several years, my memory is that you could see the far wall from this vantage point

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Attempts to show the Ngorongoro Crater from the overlook
Nice series, Allen.

Skies of early Spring at Lake Grapevine, TX. Super Tak 35/3.5 on K10D:
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Nice series, Allen.. . .
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Ngorongoro Crater, extinct volcanic caldera in the Eastern (Great) Rift Valley, northern Tanzania. It lies 75 miles (120 km) west of the town of Arusha. The caldera measures between 10 and 12 miles (16 and 19 km) across and has an area of 102 square miles (264 square km). Its heavily forested rim rises 2,000 feet (610 metres) above the caldera’s floor to an elevation of 7,500 feet (2,286 metres). Ngorongoro is thought to have formed about 2.5 million years ago from a large active volcano whose cone collapsed inward after a major eruption, leaving the present vast, unbroken caldera as its chief remnant. - Ngorongoro Crater | volcanic crater, Tanzania | Britannica.com
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the floor of the crater has a few fresh water sources, one river and springs, one salt lake ( sliver in the photos) grasslands, forest and swamps

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this is the view from our balcony of some of the Serena Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, which like the other closest lodges sit on the rim of the crater.

[ the better views of the crater are the second story rooms ]

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you can enter the crater at 6 AM and must leave after a set period of time You are charged for each trip. No one is allowed in the crater after 6 PM

the Maasi have been banned from grazing their goats and cattle in the crater ( in 2016 they were still permitted to do that )

it was a lot drier in late July/August 2019 than late June / early July of 2016

and the lack of clear visibility due to dust and smoke ( no memory of smoke at all and really not much dust in 2016 ) did cut down on the opportunity for scenic photos of the landscape unfortunately
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Very nice. Has a very real, "Down Home" appeal. Outstanding.

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Thanks Tony - glad you enjoyed it

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From July at Conejo Mountain Cemetery, Camarillo CA. DA18-135 on K10D:


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lookout tower at Granite Mountain


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Jeannie on the lake trails in early Spring:
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Taken near Pt. Mugu, Calif. Panasonic LX3 yet again (xposted)


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Turnaround at Harbor Village, Ventura Calif.

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These two photos were taken minutes apart about a quarter mile away, there was another herd of deer in another field


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