2019-08-12: World Elephant Day 2019

Instead of my weekly monochrome Monday post, I decided to share some of my favourite elephant images, in honour of World Elephant Day.

May these beautiful animals roam in peace 🙂

Elephants are my favourite animal to spend time with on safari, so feel free to search my site for elephants to find other posts about these majestic giants, or take a look at the gallery.

2018-04-29: Kenya Highlights Video

I’ve had a great time over the past 10 days reviewing all of my video clips from my time in Kenya and putting together some highlights as the last instalment of my wide angles only project.  With the exception of the lion cub video clip, which was shot on a Panasonic FX1000, all clips were done on the Gopro, and I edited and built the video using the free Gopro studio software.

 

If you missed the video from Uganda, you can find that here.

Wishing everyone a fantastic week ahead.  It’s time for me to ponder what my topic will be for May.

 

2017-05-19: Feel Good Friday

Last week I shared some images from my time in Ishasha, and this week, a mixed bag of images from my time in the Masai Mara region of Kenya.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

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A zebra giving me a quick stare down.  I find it is not too often that I get the opportunity to photograph a zebra straight on, as usually they turn away from the camera.
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A lion cub giving us the once over, before moving off to play with its sibling and a stick!
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A good 50% of the elephants that passed by our vehicle stopped and used this tree as a scratching post.
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Mama topi with a very small baby.
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A cheetah on a wildebeest kill.  The weather was just calming after a torrential downpour, which might account for the miserable look on this cheetah’s face.  That, or the vultures hanging around nearby.

 

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2017-05-05: Feel Good Friday

My images for today are a variety of sunrise and sunset photos from my time in Uganda and Kenya.  Every moment of every day brings some new and different to appreciate 🙂

 

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Giraffes at sunrise in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
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A silhouetted landscape in the Masai Mara.
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A misty morning in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.
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A break in the clouds at sunset in Ishasha.
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Another sunrise over the Mara.

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2017-02-17: WPC Against the Odds

On my first trip to Africa, we spent a very rainy afternoon game drive with a pride of lions, and at one point, all the little ones climbed up onto a fallen tree and were playing with each other.  While I did my best to capture the moment, the photos turned out awful.  Don’t believe me?  You can go into the way back machine and see the post about that first sighting here.

On my most recent trip to Africa, during my time in the Masai Mara I was fortunate enough to spend time with two different lionesses with cubs (including two of the tiniest cubs I have ever seen).  On an afternoon game drive, we first viewed the mother with the tiny cubs, and when they retreated into a thicket we turned our attention to the older cubs and the pride males that were snoozing nearby.  My guide Wilson thought that the males would soon start rousing themselves, so we had a sundowner drink and waited to see what would happen.

And much to my delight, while mama  and the boys lounged nearby, the two cubs climbed up onto a dead tree and began playing with each other.   And while it was growing dark, the camera I was using was  better equipped to deal with it (as was the camera operator!), and I managed to come away with a few usable shots.  And if you checked out that old post, you’ll notice I did say maybe this will happen again someday… You never know what you might find when you’re out on a game drive 🙂

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WPC: Against the Odds