søndag 17. november 2019

MAASAI MARA KENYA, OKT 19th - 26th 2019


Elephant in sunset light with local rain shower
D5, 70-200 2,8 / 200 mm, f/8,0, 1/640, ISO 280


Once again I've had the pleasure to have a project in Maasai Mara with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. This was my African project no 30 in Eastern & Southern Africa ... so over the years I have earned a certain amount of experience with different camps and photographic networks, and I can say with integrity that Oltepesi is the best solution for ambitious photographers I have ever experienced. The landscapes may be more complex and beautiful in other NP`s, but the wildlife of Maasai Mara is overwhelming and the camp's approach to photography is unique.

I'm going back to Oltepesi in Nov/ Dec and also bringing groups in May/June 2020 & Oct 2020. For those who have already booked and for possible clients in Oct 2020 : this post with 20 pics is meant as a teaser showing what I had accomplished in 7 days shooting. It was difficult to pick out 20, it could have been 20 others ! 


Elephant in same situation as first picture, but later and the colours have changed completely.
D5, 70-200 2,8 / 70 mm, f/8,0, 1/640, ISO 450


Male Elephant with first sunrise and superlow angle
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/250, ISO 10 000


Female Leopard
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/640, ISO 1 600


Female Leopard
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 1000


Female Leopard
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/640, ISO 1600


Breakfast discussion between mother and cub over last night's Impala kill
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/400, ISO 1600


It was a cold morning ... the warm breath from mom is visible
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/400, ISO 1250


Long shutter speeds is really not my style ... but I tried !
 D5, 400 2,8, f/5,6, 1/10, ISO 400


Backlight Leopard
D5, 600 4,0, f/8,0, 1/1600, ISO 5600


Cheetah yawn !!
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/1250, ISO 360


Brown eyes and blue eyes ! Cheetah with Thompson Gazelle calf
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/640, ISO 640


The 5 Cheetah "brothers" of Maasai Mara are famous for bringing down bigger prey ! 
D5, 400 2,8, f/6,3, 1/2500, ISO 1000


5 "brothers" killing a full grown Wildebeest
D5, 400 2,8, f/6,3, 1/2500, ISO 2800


Male Ground Hornbill
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/640, ISO 900


Secretary Bird
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1250, ISO 450


Male Baboon. I have a big respect for these guys since I was once attacked by one and in a miraculous way avoided bad injuries !
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/2000, ISO 2000


Spotted Hyena mom carrying a cub from one den to the other. It looked painful for the little one ....
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1250, ISO 560


Spotted Hyena with topi calf
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1600, ISO 640


Flirting Lions
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/800, ISO 2200


Young Lion playing with a Thompson gazelle calf
D5, 400 2,8, f/4,0, 1/2500, ISO 220


Serval Cat
D5, 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/320, ISO 3600


Topis having evening toilet !
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/640, ISO 360

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