Tanzania 2008: Ngorongoro Crater




Ngorongoro Crater lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA). It is the world's largest unbroken and unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater formed when a volcano collapsed on itself two to three million years ago. The highlands of the crater extends 610m down onto the caldera floor. While traveling from the highlands into the crater, you can begin to see why it is so biologically diverse. Entering the crater rim is like traveling downward through a montane rainforest. Thickets of acacia trees give way to savannah, lakes, and river carved valleys. The crater is a microcosm of Northeastern Tanzania and concentrates the diverse megafauna into a confined area. As a result, wildlife is more easily accessible than on the open plains of the Serengeti.  

I lack both the vocabulary and eloquence of style to adequately describe our photographic experience in Ngorongoro Crater, as such, I will let the pictures do the talking for me... please visit the Ngorongoro Crater Gallery at http://www.btleventhal.com

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