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

2017-01-24: WPC Graceful

I can’t think of anything more graceful than watching birds in flight.  Trying to capture that grace and beauty with my camera is a challenge that I am always happy to undertake 🙂

 

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A tawny eagle, Masai Mara, Kenya.
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A pied kingfisher carries home the catch of the day.
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A pair of gulls catch the eye of a marabou stork.
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A pelican soars of the Kazinga Channel in Uganda.
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A fish eagle crosses the river, heading to its mate.

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WPC: Graceful

2016-10-24: Monochrome Monday

Some elephant love on a Monday morning.  This is from my recent trip to Amboseli; what a wonderful place to spend time amongst the ellies.  You can find this available for purchase here.

Have a great week everyone!

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