Wild4 African Photographic Safaris

Wild4 African Photo Safaris

Specialist small group photo safaris to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia

CUSTOM photo safari KENYA MIGRATION - September 2014

Posted by Wild4 Photo Safaris on 5th Sep 2014

Here are a few photos from a bespoke photo tour to Kenya's Maasai Mara Reserve. The tour coincided with the great migration which was the focus for the trip. Luckily we had some good crossing action in the first few days which allowed us to venture out away from the river on the remaining days where we managed to photograph some of the other interesting inhabitants of the Mara.

Many thanks to our Guide - James, its always a pleasure to work with you Mr Mande !! and thanks to Andrei for coming on this private safari, it was a pleasure to shoot along side you and witness some magic during the migration in the Masai Mara !!

Enjoy some of the favourites !!

Giraffe fighting - Maasai Mara
Giraffe fighting - Maasai Mara
Lioness - Maasai Mara
Lioness - Maasai Mara
Thompsons Gazelle - Maasai Mara
Thompsons Gazelle - Maasai Mara
Lappet Faced Vultures - Maasai Mara
Lappet Faced Vultures - Maasai Mara
Two male Lions - Maasai Mara
Two male Lions - Maasai Mara
Giraffe - Maasai Mara
Giraffe - Maasai Mara
Lionees - Maasai Mara
Lionees - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest near the Mara River - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest near the Mara River - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest running - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest running - Maasai Mara
Hippo with baby - Maasai Mara
Hippo with baby - Maasai Mara
Gathering at the river - Maasai Mara
Gathering at the river - Maasai Mara
River Crossing - Maasai Mara
River Crossing - Maasai Mara
Mass exodus - Maasai Mara
Mass exodus - Maasai Mara
Nature's clean up crew - Maasai Mara
Nature's clean up crew - Maasai Mara
Eland - Maasai Mara
Eland - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest - Maasai Mara
River Crossing from Ashnil Camp - Maasai Mara
River Crossing from Ashnil Camp - Maasai Mara
Sunrise - Maasai Mara
Sunrise - Maasai Mara
Mating pair - Maasai Mara
Mating pair - Maasai Mara
Male Ostrich in display - Maasai Mara
Male Ostrich in display - Maasai Mara
Malaika Cheetah mum with her cubs - Maasai Mara
Malaika Cheetah mum with her cubs - Maasai Mara
Cheetah cubs - Maasai Mara
Cheetah cubs - Maasai Mara
Mailaike moving her cubs through a herd of Wildebeest - Maasai Mara
Mailaike moving her cubs through a herd of Wildebeest - Maasai Mara
Giraffe at sunrise - Maasai Mara
Giraffe at sunrise - Maasai Mara
Cheetah with cubs - Maasai Mara
Cheetah with cubs - Maasai Mara

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Testimonials The wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm Stu shared was priceless, from identifying birds and pointing out animal behaviours, to stories about Kruger Park past, and of course, answering photography questions day in and day out. You were so patient! I really appreciated the custom photo safari vehicle and thoughtful design and extra space it afforded, and the advantage and flexibility of travelling with such a small number of people. I learnt so much, and I look forward to sorting through the images and enjoying remembering all the things we did during our busy safari.

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Testimonials Kruger North to South 16 days of photo safari gone off like a wink of an eye especially when it was fun and memorable. Like an aciton-packed movie, the opening scene at the Skukuza Airport reception by Wild4 Team : Stefan and Sandrine was delightful and the afternoon game drive was filled with excitements with shots of wildlife encountered as we travelled to our first camp in Satara. The numerous sightings we experienced over the next two weeks were nothing less than thrilling and of course capturing the Big 5 was fulfilling. The teamwork of Stefan and Sandrine was excellent giving the traveling photographers absolutely nothing to worry except to be trigger happy. Each day I shot approximately 1,500 images as each day bought new surprises. As a photographer I used the Sony A9 with the 2x teleconverter on the 100-400mm G Master zoom for distant & fast-moving subjects like eagles' flights, lions, leopards, rhinos and the smaller birds in flights while my Leica SL on a APO Vario Elmarit 90-280mm zoom for intermediate distance subjects like elephants, hippos, zebras, Impalas, Kudus and various animals within close quarters of the vehicle, and finally my Leica Q for the panoramic shots of landscape and daily point and shoot. A memorable trip ending with almost 4 TB of mobile hard disk storage. I will re-live my memories when I sort out the images and I look forward to my next trip with Stu on the Tanzania & Elephants of Amboseli and many other trips with Wild4.

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