lørdag 13. oktober 2018

MAASAI MARA APERITIF


The first glimpse of one of my wet dreams : the rare Serval Cat in the high savannah grass 
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 450

My main "African ambition" this year will be October as I will stay 2 full weeks in Oltepesi Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya. This will be my third visit to Mara & Oltepesi in 12 months. The pictures in this post are from my second visit to the Mara : Aug / Sept. It was "only" a week ... serving like an appetiser for my upcoming longer stay.  However I'm especially happy with the serval cat.

Hope you like the pictures.

Cross my fingers for October !!!

Serval cat
D7, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 1400



Serval Cat
D 5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 1250


Serval Cat
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/64, ISO 250


A serval cat shot at almost complete darkness at incredible ISO 81 275 !! 
D5, 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/320, ISO 81275


Topi Sunset
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1250, ISO 360


Topi sunset
D5, 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/200, ISO 100


A magic moment .... !?
D5, 400 2,8, f/6,3, 1/1600, ISO 900 


Hippo !!
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/800, ISO 640


Portrait of a young giraffe
D5, 600,4,0, f/5,6, 1/1250 ISO 2200 


The biggest African vulture : Lapped Faced Vulture
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 900


Nile Monitor Lizard can grow up to 2 m !!
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/1000, ISO 450 


A punch in the head !! ... zoom in !!
D5, 400 2,8, f/3,5, 1/1000, ISO 800


Boring life on the savannah ! Cheetah brothers ...
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1250, ISO 800


Male ostricht. Check blood pressure ??
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/800, ISO 180


Dung beetle
D5, 400 2,8, f/5,6, 1/1000, ISO 1250


Seen this animal before ? Probably not. It was my first time to see an Ardwolf !
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/500, ISO 107 000 (!!!)


A short moment of magic light, and there was no compromise in the mud for my friend Arnfinn Johansen ! My respect !!
iPhone


Team picture : Sandip Gupta, Big John Siololo, Tom & Arnfinn Johansen

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