PhotoBlog : A Taste of the Maasai Mara

      My first taste of safari was 15 years ago, when I visited the Serengeti in Tanzania. At the time I was surprised to discover how much I loved it. Bouncing in the back of a jeep; spotting animals you normally see behind bars at the zoo, but with complete freedom; it is absolutely wonderful and you never know what animal encounters you will have. The Maasai Mara game park also did not disappoint, I was very lucky and saw lions and cheetahs lazing in the sun; my favourite on this trip, very photo genetic zebras; inquisitive elephants; the tail end of the wildebeest migration; plus many more. I took a gazillion photos, which I happy to say are heaps better than my first safari where most animals were just dots, but have since upgraded to a camera with a good zoom. Enjoy my photo blog, a taste of the Maasai Mara.

Zebras

Head shot of a zebra, Maasai Mara

Mohican magic

Zebras grazing in the Savannah, Maasai Mara

Grazing in the Savannah

Zebra lying down

Sun baking zebra

Wildebeest and a zebra

Just love the photo bombing zebra

Zebra photograph in black and white

Black and white

Elephants & Giraffes

Elephants walk in front of the truck, Maasai Mara

Getting up close to the elephants

Two african elephants, Maasai Mara

Seeing Double

A close up picture of an African elephant, Maasai Mara

Grey and wrinkly

The savannah with a giraffe and 2 elephants

Spot the giraffe and the elephants

Giraffe peeping above trees, Maasai Mara

Peeka Boo

Mara River

A oicture of me at the Mara River with a monkey running behind

Photo bombing monkey at Mara River

A monkey with blue balls, Mara River, Maasai Mara

Blue balls monkey

Wildebeest waiting to cross the Mara River, Maasai Mara

Wildebeest waiting to cross Mara River

Animals of the Savannah

African Buffalo

Don’t mess with me (African Buffalo)

Spotted Hyena, Maasai Mara

Spotted Hyena

Water buck, Maasai Mara

Water buck

Warthog, Maasai Mara

Pumbaa (Warthog)

The Big Cats

Female lion rolling on its back

Couldn’t you just rub it’s belly.

Close up of a lions face, Maasai Mara

Are you looking at me.

Cheetah lying in the shade after a kill

A very full belly after a recent kill.

Close up of a cheetahs face

Just beautiful

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