I haven't spent much time in Tsavo of late, having been working elsewhere around the country (see my photos from Laikipia) but one thing I can tell you is that the rain in Tsavo has been patchy so far. A heavy storm near Voi filled up the waterholes, launched the frogs into overdrive and gave the giraffes a few fresh green shoots to munch on. So here, in haste it has to be said, are a few snapshots of a just-rained Tsavo with its rust-red earth and rust-red waterholes:
A delonix elatior tree in full flower.
Full to bursting! (And by the time I photographed this waterhole, it had already receded somewhat.)
Giraffes getting busy...
With the first rain storm, the tree frogs start laying eggs. They create this frothy ball, into which they lay their eggs. Hanging it over water ensures that, when the tadpoles hatch, they fall straight into their new liquid home. (Above and below)
New plant life is never slow to get going either...but the rain obviously has other effects too. It seems to have gone to the head of this Kori Bustard, who was walking up and down in amongst a flock of Ostriches, trying to attract the females with his flamboyant display. Perhaps the moral of the story is this: if you've got the confidence, then size really doesn't matter!