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Life of a Leopard

500mm 1/160 f5.6 iso 400   When it comes to the Big Five, Leopards (Panthera pardus) are among the most difficult to photograph. My first digital capture was back in 2007 when I came across a unique encounter with two lions at the base of a tree eagerly watching a leopard way up in the foliage. You can see this …

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10 Tips for the Best Photo Safari

The variety and number of photo safaris and workshops on the market has ballooned over the last five years. With so many travel agents, tour operators and individuals wanting to make money from photography this is not surprising. So how do you separate the amateurs from the professionals so that YOU get the best experience? Here are 10 points based …

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Cheetah Revisited – Malika

  40mm 1/500 f7.1 iso 640 – One of the cubs kisses my lens 121mm 1/1250 f7.1 iso 250 – At one point we had 4 cheetahs on the vehicle   I’ve been lucky to meet Malika on every photo safari. Last year we had a unique encounter with her so I was looking forward to seeing how she and …

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24 Hours in The Mara

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 will go on safari to …

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A Birdwatchers Paradise

               According to the Guinness Book of Records Kenya stands above all other countries when it comes to bird watching. It has held the record for the most species sighted in a 24 hr period (342) since 1986!   Combined with outstanding wildlife it’s truly both a nature watcher and a birdwatchers paradise. On safari we …

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