Here are a few cell phone photos from our recent trip to NYC. Marilyn sings with the Durango Choral Society and they along with the Artistic Director, Dr. Linda Mack Berven were asked to perform at Carnegie Hall with Linda as the conductor. We were there for six days and five nights.
One day we took a walk on the High Line Trail which has lots of native plants growing along the way.
Even though we rode the subways a lot we never encountered a rat except for this one.
We visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It was very powerful. If you decide to go, I would recommend that you spend at least two hours in it. This photo was taken at the outside memorial.
Oculus at the rebuilt World Trade Center site
LInda conducting rehearsal at Carnegie Hall
Tom Miller and Marilyn Outside Carnegie Hall after the concert.
We saw hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and many thousands of them crossing the Mara River and I’ve got dozen of images. Everyone always asks about crocodiles getting a wildebeests so I’ve included one image.
The sight of the large herds stretching from horizon to horizon is awe inspiring and one of the most dramatic wildlife life spectacles on the planet, but unfortunately the Mara is being ruined by the encroachment of livestock grazing and the poisoning of wildlife by the locals.
Four out of seven vulture species found in Kenya are Critically Endangered, while one is Endangered. These birds face a number of threats but the major is poisoning, which accounts to over 60% of their deaths. Over a recent stretch of 2 weeks guides have recorded over 30 vulture deaths.
I’m trying to catch up on sharing some images and events.
Here’s a few images of African Lion cubs in the Masai Mara taken during the photo tour I led to Kenya in August/September of 2017
Unfortunately the Mara is being ruined by the encroachment of livestock grazing and the poisoning of wildlife by the locals. The famous March Price was poisoned by locals a few years ago and these lions are now found further inside the Reserve. There are dozens of new camps and the Mara is overcrowded with vehicles and many are driven by inexperienced guides who care nothing about the well-being of the animals. The Mara is not like it used to be and I am glad that I was able to see it the way it once was.