I am still on break in Nairobi sorting out logistic issues in preparation for the upcoming season. In a few days I’ll be leaving to Zambia’s South Luangwa NP where I will lead a Photographic Workshop in collaboration with Africa Wild Truck (www.africawildtruck.com). These are a few more images from the Mara this past month. People often tend to use long lenses extensively to portray close-ups of the animals and their behavior. However, the Mara landscape is so beautiful and so much part of the overall experience that is really worth using the wide angles as much as possible to give a better sense of the endless space of the African plains. In the first image, the Rhino Ridge pride of Lions heard the noise of a clan of Hyenas feeding on a fresh kill. They got up from their resting place and rushed to the scene to the chase the Hyena and conquer the kill. In the second image, the Lionesses of the Ridge pride sit on termite mounds to scan the horizon for prey, still scarce before the migration. In the third image, the Three Brothers Cheetahs survey the landscape as the sun sets behind the Isiria Escarpment.
2010-06-30 – Nairobi