Having left the Mara a few days ago under heavy rains and in tall grass, I am now in Nairobi doing following up on logistics and paperwork. Not very interesting but necessary. Without new images for the Today on Safari page, I thought it could be nice to revive some characters of the Mara and other Kenyan parks which I have been lucky enough to encounter in my early days of safari, when the Today on Safari page didn’t exist.
In this image taken in November 2007, a female Leopard called Supu, with her two months’ old cubs. This beautiful female Leopard lives way out of the reserve, in what is now called Mara North Conservancy, not far from the village of Aitong. From my camp in Talek it is about one hour drive. I had first seen her in June 2006 with two cubs, of which one female survived to independence and is still regularly seen today. In November 2007 I heard news that she had given birth to a new litter of three cubs. So I headed up there without hesitation and found her with the cubs in exactly the same spot where I saw her the year before. I spent some days waiting for them all to come out in the open, and it was a brief sighting that late afternoon, with very low light, and that’s when high ISOs camera did not exist yet!
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