African Skies

Africa is a land where the skies stretch out endlessly in all directions, and the weather systems are as interesting to photograph as the landscape.


Puffy white clouds dot the endless skies of the Maasai Mara, Kenya

A break in the clouds light the golden landscape of the Maasai Mara, Kenya

A rhino and an elephant seek shade under African skies of the Maasai Mara, Kenya


Wispy clouds reach toward the Atlas Mountains, Morocco


Clear blue sky compliments red sand dune of Sussusvlei, Namibia

Pink skies welcome full moon rising over the Sussusvlei landscape, Namibia


Stormy skies loom over windswept coast of Die Plaat, South Africa


African rains approaching Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Tanzania

Setting sun slices through dark clouds to light Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Infinite blue sky reflects in infinity pool overlooking Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Rains sweeping across the parched dry Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Storm clouds gather as the sun sets over the Serengeti, Tanzania

There are several reasons for this post today.

1) Weather is the theme for #frifotos (founded by Epstein Travels) on twitter today, so I thought I’d share some of my contributions here on my blog for everyone else to enjoy.

2) This post is linked to two of my favorite travel photo blog-sharing groups – where you’ll find more links to travel photography themed blog posts.

Budget Travelers Sandbox’s Travel Photo Thursday
Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday

1) I’m getting in the spirit for my next travels, to Africa, this month! I’m so excited to be returning to my beloved Kenya and Tanzania, leading a photographic safari, and I wanted to re-visit these images before I return home with loads of new ones. Please stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing my adventures right here on the Mira Terra Travel Blog!


  1. Sailor

    You have some beautiful pictures!

  2. Cathy Sweeney

    Love your photos — gorgeous captures of places I’m longing to go! Must be exciting to be leaving for Africa soon. I’ll look forward to seeing your photos.

  3. Muza-chan

    Great photos 🙂

  4. Eileen Ludwig

    Love Traveling the World on Thursday – Come visit

  5. Leigh

    A great selection of photos. I particularly like the ones of the Namibian sand dunes.

  6. Jim

    Would love to be coming with you! Just got back from Namibia/Botswana and been blogging it. Hope to get back within 12 months.

  7. Michael Figueiredo (StruxTravel)

    Beautiful photos!

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    The sand dunes are spectacular but every single shot is amazing and must have been even more incredible seeing them in person.

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