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Through personal narratives and recommendations the focus is photography and specifically photo safaris.

  • Nikon 200-500 f5.6 Lens Review

    Nikon 200-500 f5.6 Lens Review

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    Gallery Check out the images from our recent Africa Photo Safari On a past photo safari I left my 200-400 f4 and decided to try out the new Nikon 200-500 f5.6. Coming in at 81.2 oz (2300 g) its certainly is lighter, should be easier to handle and has a newer VR system. Given the…

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  • Safari Photography – OPC Magazine

    Safari Photography – OPC Magazine

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      Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine have published a well put together 5 page spread covering my Mara Safari. Here are some of my favorite images and some I liked that didn’t quite make the cut. The article highlights the gear and techniques I commonly use as well as the essentials for booking a photo safari.…

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  • Elephants of Amboseli

    Elephants of Amboseli

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    Located near the Tanzania border in the shadow of Mt Kilmanjaro, Amboseli is one of the lesser known African game parks. It covers over 292 sq km  and has a vast ecosystem. It is home to some of the biggest and oldest Elephants in Africa, on past visits I’ve spotted well over a hundred.. .The…

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  • Two Lions, One Leopard

    Two Lions, One Leopard

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    Over the last 30 years I’ve been lucky enough to see many amazing things while on safari. Lion kills, cheetah kills, various animal interactions. This encounter featuring two lions and one leopard has to be one of the most unique. While leading a group in 2007 we were heading back to camp and came across…

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  • Aerial Photo Safari

    Aerial Photo Safari

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    The majority of my safari photography is at ground level. However, once in a while I take a group that’s looking to expand their creativity a aerial photo or two. Typically we take a small single prop and fly over several areas where the landscape and wildlife will provide some interesting compositions and scenes. Aerial…

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  • Running With The Beasts

    Running With The Beasts

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    It’s great to capture a standard set of wildebeest images in the Mara or Serengeti. At Exposure Tours I like to help guests push things further by experimenting with different styles and techniques. As we travel in a small group with each vehicle having only two photographers we have lots of time to get creative!…

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  • Spotted Hyena Encounter

    Spotted Hyena Encounter

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    Normally spotted hyenas don’t draw more than a few pictures unless they are with a kill or in pursuit of some prey. This active family was living under a rock outcrop in Amboseli. Three very young cubs still without their spots, Several a year or two older and three adults. The cubs were extremely inquisitive…

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  • Mara Six – Cheetah Family

    Mara Six – Cheetah Family

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    After a gestation period of around three months a cheetah can give birth to up to nine cubs. Unfortunately it’s common for 70% of her litter to be killed by hyenas and other predators. When I see cheetah cubs on safari I see an average of three, occasionally four cubs. Last month while leading a…

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  • Monkey Business

    Monkey Business

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    The Olive Baboon (Pabio anubis) Is quite common in Kenya. Having few predators except humans, crocodiles, lions and hyenas, troops can grow from around 50 to several hundred. On a recent visit to amboseli after an early morning game run and lunch in the field we came back to camp, most guests take this opportunity…

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  • 24 Hours in The Mara

    24 Hours in The Mara

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    The Mara is a relatively small park (1,510 sq. km) when compared to Kruger (19,455 sq km) or the Serengeti (14,763 sq km). For me this is a huge advantage, after numerous visits over the the last 30 years I’ve grown accustomed to seeing the ‘Big Five’ after only one or two days. Many visitors…

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