Postcard: My Yearning For A Romantic Landscape

A stunning late afternoon on the Masai Mara - Mara Triangle

I’ve had the good fortune to see places around the world where the colors of a morning sunrise or a lazy sunset have stopped me in my tracks, but the Masai Mara after a rain, when the sun just peeks through the clouds, has haunted me (in the best possible way) since my first visit in 2013.

I’m not sure why exactly, perhaps its the depth of the hues: each so rich and vivid that the world loses its myriad colors and becomes blocked in blue (nearly purple) and yellow. Or maybe it’s simply because the Mara radiates a moody, epic quality that appeals to my romantic heart. All I know is that I longed to see this view as much as I wanted to see a lion or an elephant.

And thankfully, the Mara didn’t disappoint…

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