Bogoria
(Kenya) (1990)

Bogoria : a natural park situated in the African Rift Valley. A new ocean is being born here, courtesy of the fracturing land mass. Several lakes have formed in the depression, and millions of flamingos colonise the shallow, slightly caustic water and banks. Impossible to approach closely, we take a crack at the slihtly unorthodox manoeuvre of charging along the banks in our little rented car in order to get close enough to take some photos. after reaching the outer limit of the silt, we leap and race towards these rapidly evaporating creatures, hoping to catch them in our lenses.

Stretching out on the lush grass, we admired the splendour of Africa in the raw.
In the background, the foothills of the African rift valley seem to take on the appearance of a theatre where the original creation of the world is playing. From the edge of the lake, thick white tendrils rise lazily, marking the presence of geysers, boiling, gurgling, hissing water that spurts out in bluish fountains.
Indifferent to it all, the millions flamingos create a moving tapestry on the mirrored surface of the lake : arabesque colours rippling and unfolding, creating ephemeral islands with fluid borders.

* Back to Kenya and Tanzania ("Personal volcanic trips").

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