Photos of animals and birds that were seen during an East African safari in Kenya and Tanzania in the month of August, 2012, are presented in this book. This was the time when 'The Great Migration' of wildebeests and zebras was taking place. Lions with their prey, cheetah hunting a gazelle, leopard resting on tree-top, elephants crossing the road we were driving, zebras, giraffes and antelopes grazing freely on vast open areas were some of the highlights of the safari. Colorful birds resting or singing on tree branches added beauty and joy.
I was born and raised in Shillong, India. I graduated from Cotton College, Guwahati and obtained a Ph.D. degree from Gauhati University in 1965 for my research in carotenoids and vitamin A. In 1965, I became a faculty member in chemistry at Gauhati Universsity. In 1980 I moved with my family to Ames, IA, U.S.A. to join the Biochemistry and Biophysics department, Iowa State University. I continued my research in vitamin A and carotenoids until I retired as an adjunct professor in 2004. I enjoy photography and I owned my first film camera when I started earning. It was an expensive hobby but I did not mind spending on films and developing the photos. Most of my photos are portraits of my relatives and friends I used to meet during special occasions like weddings and similar events. With the availability and affordability of digital cameras, photography has become one of my most favorite activities . I enjoy close up photos of anything, flowers, human faces, wild life, to name a few.