A couple of months ago, I treated myself with an excursion into the only park within a capital city – Nairobi National Park. My friends and I did’t get to see the lions we were after but we did get to take in a lot of beauty during our game drive.
After a year’s break, the weekly wallpaper giveaway has made a comeback!
After experiencing several cases of plagiarism, I decided to go on sabbatical and with the cases nearing conclusion, I’m happy to get back to sharing images of Africa’s beauty for personal enjoyment.
Nairobi’s beauty lurks behind every corner. It takes a keen eye to see it, and an adventurous leg to find it. Take Uhuru Park for example: it is no more than a clearing in a concrete jungle, yet presents countless beauty options, each calling on you to click away at them.
Bujumbura is Burundi’s commercial and administrative capital. Surrounded by rift valley hills on one side and Lake Tanganyika on the other, it is a pleasant town to tour. It’s main attraction – hands down – are the beautiful beaches, reputed to be some of the best inland in Africa.
This image from Turkana graces the 53rd issue of the African Screens Wallpaper Series. This means you can now have a different wallpaper for your device every week for a whole year! When the series started in June 2013, I thought it would be easy. I went through my library of images, selected about 80 that could make great wallpapers and without much planning, hit the internet superhighway, only to find bumps, barriers and detours.
Located west of Nairobi and east of Naivasha, Mt Longonot is a spectacle to behold as you cruise along the A104. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s and gets it’s name from the Maasai word oloonong’ot which translates into steep ridges or mountain of many spurs. Just by looking at it, you immediately know why.
Kenya has at many times been referred to as the World’s Safari Capital, with a number of prime options to spot wildlife roaming freely in its natural habitat. In today’s developing world where concrete is fast replacing anthills, steel outgrowing trees and cars surpassing animals, being in a Kenyan park is something to marvel about.
I have learnt to live my life the fearless way. Whatever I do, I do without fear, knowing I am more than a conqueror. Put me in a cage with a lion and I will stare it down to a kitty. Polar bear? I will show it why they make cute toys. One fear that I’m yet to conquer is that of heights. Yes, I have serious acrophobia. That’s why I can’t be an angel.
A very good day to you!
This week’s wallpaper comes from the Athi 4 X 4 Challenge that was held in March. What stood out for me was the determination each driver had to conquer the obstacles in their way, no matter how impossible they looked to them and their machines. And when they did conquer, there was delight all round, starting from the excitement within their hearts, spreading to high fives with their navigators, and deafening cheers from spectators who showered them with heaps of praise. Even when the challenges proved too much to conquer, the spectators still cheered the drivers, acknowledging the great effort.
Hello and welcome to this week’s wallpaper!
As we celebrate Easter, I’d like to share this image of a sunrise over Mt Kenya from Ol Pejeta Conservancy. May this new dawn remind you of Christ’s resurrection and reassure you that because you are in Christ and Christ in you, and since not even the grave could hold Him back, nothing – not even the fear of death – should hold you back from experiencing his love!
A good day to you!
This week’s wallpaper sees us return to Kinale Forest near Kijabe along the A104. The image was shot during a #OnetouchLive trip to Lake Elementaita in under 10 degrees celsius. Fingers frozen to numb with warm air being blown into clasped palms to resuscitate them, we shot away at the beauty Kenya holds.
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This week’s wallpaper comes as I turn the first pages of my 37th calendar. This year, I hope to kiss more places with my photography and showcase what a blessed world we live in, as testified by this elephant we spotted in Amboseli during February’s #OnetouchLive expedition.
I hope you are doing well today.
Minimalism is a style of photography that I truly love. Instead of filling my frame with the subject, I give it enough breathing space, especially when the surrounding is plain and free off clutter. It works very well with landscapes where you can have a little ground and massive skies.
I got to spend the best part of last week in Amboseli National Park with Onetouch.
On the way there, we all marvelled at the clear view of Mt Kilimanjaro and were individually drooling at the thoughts of taking shots of it. When the drool run out, one of us asked our tour guide to stop the car so that we could click away and to everyone’s delight, he obliged.