The Serengeti is on many-a photographer's bucket list, but it's not a cheap trip to make. If you're wondering whether it's worth making the investment, photographer Michael Bonocore gives a resounding 'yes.' He made the trip to Tanzania last year and returned with stunning photos from the region.

Michael says:

'It’s hard to really explain the adrenaline rush that will hit you like a ton of bricks the first time you see a herd of elephants or a pride of lions start to walk your way. Staring blankly in awe of such powerful creatures, it can be hard to get your camera at the ready and your settings dialed in before the moment passes. But eventually, you learn that these magnificent animals are indifferent to your presence.'

Serengeti National Park has the 'big five' animals typically seen on safari: rhinos, elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard. An estimated 3000 lions can be found in the park alone. What's harder to find are critically endangered black rhinos and stealthy leopards. Bonocore also spotted 'wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, hyenas, jackals, monkey, birds, and even crocodiles.'

You can see Michael Bonocore's full writeup of his trip to Africa, as well as some truly stunning sunset photos, over at Resource Travel.