Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shimi's Visit to the Mara

As you saw in one of Chris's posts a few weeks back, we were lucky to have his advisor from Yale, Dr. Shimon Anisfeld, visit us here in Kenya. I've been a bit behind on blogging lately due to our crazy schedule, but I wanted to share some more pictures from his visit. Shimi visited our field sites, helped with sampling and gave us great advice on measuring discharge and sediment loads under some very challenging field conditions. 

We also had a great time traveling through the Mara with him, and we got to see a lot of amazing wildlife.

The timing of his visit also turned out to be perfect, because he was here when the wildebeest migration arrived. Driving through endless savanna with wildebeest spread out in every direction as far as the eye can see really gives you an appreciation for the size of this spectacle.

We were really appreciative Shimi was able to take time out of such a busy schedule to come visit us in the field, and we learned a lot from getting to visit our research sites together. Thanks Shimi!
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