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Nov 4th, 2005, 09:59 AM
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Can anyone identify the location in Kenya where this picture was taken?

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...&x=0&y=-6ysuz4

It looks like a volcanic crater in the middle of a lake(?). Anyone know where?
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Nov 4th, 2005, 10:09 AM
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What's the prize if we guess correctly?
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Nov 4th, 2005, 10:31 AM
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Leely,
I somehow knew you'd ask that question Do you like bunnies? I'm still trying to find a home for this pair -

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...&x=0&y=-x64mua

I'd be happy to drive them up to the Bay area if you win
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Nov 4th, 2005, 10:31 AM
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Google knows all...

Cinder Cone, Lake Turkana
http://www.und.edu/instruct/mineral/...nic/slide7.htm

So, what do I win?
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Nov 4th, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Aha! Thanks. See above post for what you've just won
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Nov 4th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Rabbits? I dunno - do they taste good?
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Nov 4th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Cute, fuzzy, delicious rabbits in a nice Madeira sauce.

Lake Turkana, how beautiful. Did you see "The Constant Gardener"? Didn't they film at Lake Turkana?
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Nov 4th, 2005, 11:18 AM
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If you have google earth or world wind, it looks like the cone at the South end of the Lake.
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Nov 4th, 2005, 11:27 AM
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I saw the Constant Gardener a few weeks ago. I believe they did film at Lake Turkana. They probably even had a shot of that cinder cone somewhere in the movie and I just forgot.

I went to the screening of Masai the Rain Warriors last night and found it quite enjoyable. The screening was part of a 2 week multi city promotional tour by the Kenya Tourist Bureau in the US but they only screened the film in LA and NY. They gave out these bags with a promotional KTB DVD and some safari brochures (more fodder ) to everyone and that cinder cone pic is from the outside of the bag. Had I noticed it last night, I could've asked one of the 30+ KTB staff there where it was taken.

They filmed in the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo West though I think it's actually supposed to take place in northern Kenya as there's a fight scene between the young Masai warriors and the Turkana tribe. They also come upon a Somali village.

It was interesting to have the director there to answer questions. I think they tried to stick very closely to Masai cultural traditions. The warriors in the film are actually Masai warriors not actors. They had to change a scene toward the end because the Masai said that in real life it couldn't have happened the way it was originally scripted and they would've walked out on the film.

I hope the film gets picked up for distribution in the US. It's supposed to be released in Japan in January.

On another note, what kind of wine do you pair with rabbits in Madeira sauce?
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Nov 4th, 2005, 11:40 AM
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lifelist,
As you can see from the photos, I've been feeding them lots of hay and fresh vegetables so they're nice and plump and tender
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Nov 4th, 2005, 12:25 PM
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You knew I had to jump in here. You're not really planning to stew Bunnie and Clyde, are you? ;-)

(I'm going to make my cats a condo like that. They will love me for it!)
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Nov 4th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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Just checked out Google Earth, located the cone and did a 3D flyover. How cool is that! (sorry Leely)

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Nov 4th, 2005, 01:20 PM
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I can't wait to get to Lake Baringo with my GPS, then I'll be able to pinpoint exactly which little island we're staying on in the lake.
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Nov 4th, 2005, 01:33 PM
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Just a few more weeks 'til takeoff, right Patty? You must be getting excited.
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Nov 4th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Only 9 days and 19 hours to go! Time seems to be slowing down to a crawl
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Nov 4th, 2005, 05:24 PM
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Take gps coordinates as you go(and pics of camps/lodges). Maybe someday in the near future someone like go-safari.com will be displaying locations on google earth all the safari points of interest. I love visuals anyway. For you, consider recording where you take pics to enhance your photo exhibition. There are gps cameras that mark locations with the digital pics-more toys.
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