Recognized by SATW for writing and photos

It’s easy to get a good shot of these lovely creatures.

I’m honored to learn today that I won three first-place awards in a Society of American Travel Writers contest, as well as the overall Henry and Vera Bradshaw writing award, selected from among all first-place winners.

The prizes, in three different categories, are for my Chicago Tribune story and photos on a safari in Kenya.

I’m rarely satisfied with my stories. But I was proud of this one, in part because I thought I came close, if only in a few parts, to capturing the magic of the experience. And that I was able to come close in only 1,000 words.

Sunset is gorgeous and a fine prompt for the tradition of sundowners, cocktails in the bush at the end of the day.

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