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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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