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Serengeti, May 31, 2009

Packing up this morning, we set off for our 'day of flying' to get from the Mara to the Serengeti. Not sure why, but it didn't seem as long this year to get on & off of various flights & through various airports & airstrips. Maybe because Jamie was with us, and that's his everyday job, after all! Leaving Bateleur at 10:15, we arrived at Seronera at 3:30, where our driver from Warrior Trails, Jackson greeted us. First thing, right of the bat Jackson and Daniel spotted two lioness in a tree - our first tree climbing lions! But the highlight was later on, when a mom carrying a cub came strolling past our vehicle! What a thrill!
Stanley, manager at Bateleur says goodbye to Jim
Stanley, manager at Bateleur says goodbye to Jim
Hibiscus growing wild
Hibiscus growing wild
Jamie takes the co-pilot's seat & remembers back
Jamie takes the co-pilot's seat & remembers back
Flying over the Rift Valley
Flying over the Rift Valley
Deplaning at the Serengeti Seronera airstrip
Deplaning at the Serengeti Seronera airstrip
African fish eagle
African fish eagle
Just relaxing in a tree - no flies up here!
Just relaxing in a tree - no flies up here!
Time to come down now
Time to come down now
Further down the trunk she goes
Further down the trunk she goes
Jumping to the ground
Jumping to the ground
I'm the King - flies don't bother me!
"I'm the King - flies don't bother me!"
What a cool pose - couldn't have asked for better!
What a cool pose - couldn't have asked for better!
Relaxing in the afternoon sun
Relaxing in the afternoon sun
Such a regal pose
Such a regal pose
Olive baboon
Olive baboon
Vereaux vultures in a tree
Vereaux vultures in a tree
Two more lions hanging around in a sausage tree!
Two more lions hanging around in a sausage tree!
Ohmigosh!  A mom carries her sleeping cub
Ohmigosh! A mom carries her sleeping cub
Must change positions, this little guy is heavy!
"Must change positions, this little guy is heavy!"
There, that's better
"There, that's better"
She paused for a moment right beside us so Jamie could get a good shot
She paused for a moment right beside us so Jamie could get a good shot
Mom, you're embarassing me!
"Mom, you're embarassing me!"
What an incredible sight this was to see!
What an incredible sight this was to see!
Serengeti sunset
Serengeti sunset