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Featured Article: Serengeti Plain

The Serengeti Plain.
The Serengeti Plain, located in north-central Tanzania, (Africa) is world renowned as an ideal location for wildlife and nature photography. Much of the beauty is attributed to its sweeping vistas and dramatic natural features that extend over 60,000 square kilometers. The Serengeti has more than 2 million herbivores and thousands of predators. Blue Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos are the animals most commonly found in the region.

A significant portion of the Serengeti Plain is protected and preserved from the ravages of modern society in the Serengeti National Park. This park, which extends for roughly 12,950 square kilometers, contains a diverse selection of habitats and wildlife. For the sake of comparison, the Serengeti National Park is approximately the size of Northern Ireland. It offers some of the most spectacular and undisturbed natural habitats found anywhere on the globe. The Serengeti National Park is bordered by Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east.

The area is also home to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which contains the Olduvai Gorge, where some of the oldest hominid fossils are found, as well as the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera.

Popular Article: T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born poet, dramatist, and literary critic whose works are considered defining achievements of twentieth century modernist poetry. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and educated at Harvard, the Sorbonne, and Merton College, Oxford. He eventually settled in England, converting to the Anglican faith and obtaining British citizenship in 1927.

Perhaps more so than any other modernist, Eliot crafted poems that echo the beauty of classical poetry, yet at the same express the harrowing feelings of doubt and desolation in the aftermath of two world wars—feelings that would become part of the spiritual landscape in Eliot's time.

The alienation informing his early works would give way to more hopeful themes following Eliot's conversion to Christianity. In his later writings, Eliot explored the religious aspects of time and redemption, and came to see the Christian faith and European cultural tradition as necessary responses to the anomie he had explored in such groundbreaking works as The Waste Land and The Hollow Men. T.S. Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1948.