Photos from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater

I have just returned from a short, but very productive, trip to Tanzania. First up: photos from Ngorongoro Crater, which is the world’s largest inactive caldera covering an area of 100 square miles. The crater is a highly productive grassland, home to thousands of large animals, including wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, rhinos, lions, servals, and hyenas.

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The Ngorongoro Crater

No trip to east Africa is complete without a visit to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. It is the largest unfilled, inactive volcanic caldera in the world. Various hominids have lived here for 3 million years and currently about 25000 large mammals from rhinos to hippos to zebras make this area home.

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On Location: Tanzania

BLOG: Tanzania #1 January 2012 – Images by Art Wolfe

Here are some of the first images from this expedition. Lots of wildlife.

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