Kenya 2018

12th - 22nd November 2018

Our visit to the Masai Mara in Kenya was primarily to photograph the predators and their prey that the Mara is famous for. We stayed 9-days at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in a Masai village situated just outside the Masai Mara NP boundary and had the exclusive use of a Land Cruiser safari vehicle with driver/guide. The vehicle has been specially modified to suit wildlife photographers requirements including low angle photography and battery charging facilities. We also purchased an 'off-road license' which was really necessary to get the most out of a

visit and our daily itineraries were arranged to suit what subjects we wanted to photograph.

All the superb meals, and beverages were included in this package which was purchased from Arnfinn Johansen Wildlife Photography AS. Unfortunately, due to an unexpected situation, joint owner and guide John Siololo was unavailable during our week and was substituted by three other capable guides.

The amazing Masai Mara and its wildlife must be experienced to be appreciated and staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in a genuine Masai village made this a perfect and unforgettable visit and which can be thoroughly recommended to all serious wildlife photographers. In all about 100 species of birds were identified although not all could be photographed and many LBJ’s just had to be ignored unfortunately.

A selection of mammal images from this trip may be found under Diverse Nature, Mammals - Kenya 2018

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White-bellied Bustard

White-bellied Bustard

(Eupodotis senegalensis erlangeri) male - Masai Mara 15th November 2018

White-bellied Bustard

White-bellied Bustard

(Eupodotis senegalensis erlangeri) female - Masai Mara 15th November 2018

Gray Crowned-Crane

Gray Crowned-Crane

(Balearica regulorum gibbericeps) - Masai Mara 14th November 2018

Spur-winged Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing

(Vanellus spinosus) - Masia Mara 18th November 2018

Crowned Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing

(Vanellus coronatus coronatus) - Masai Mara 18th November 2018

Caspian Plover

Caspian Plover

(Charadrius asiaticus) - Masai Mara 19th November 2018.

Bateleur

Bateleur

(Terathopius ecaudatus) juvenile - Masai Mara 19th November 2018

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle

(Aquila rapax rapax) - Masai Mara 19th November 2018

Yellow-billed Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

(Mycteria ibis) - Masai Mara 14th November 2018

Secretarybird

Secretarybird

(Sagittarius serpentarius) - Masai Mara 14th November 2018

Secretarybird

Secretarybird

(Sagittarius serpentarius) juvenile - Masai Mara 14th November 2018

Lappet-faced Vulture

Lappet-faced Vulture

(Torgos tracheliotos tracheliotos) - Masia Mara 18th November 2018

White-backed Vulture

White-backed Vulture

(Gyps africanus) - Masai Mara 19th November 2018

Rüppell's Griffon

Rüppell's Griffon

(Gyps rueppelli rueppelli) - Masai Mara 17th November 2018

Rüppell's Griffon

Rüppell's Griffon

(Gyps rueppelli rueppelli) - Masai Mara 18th November 2018

Southern Ground Hornbill

Southern Ground Hornbill

(Bucorvus leadbeateri) - Masai Mara 15th November 2018

Woodland Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher

(Halcyon senegalensis cyanoleuca) - Masai Mara 17th November 2018

Little Bee-eater

Little Bee-eater

(Merops pusillus meridionalis) - Masai Mara 15th November 2018

Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

(Coracias caudatus caudatus) - Masai Mara 17th November 2018

Slate-coloured Boubou

Slate-coloured Boubou

(Laniarius funebris) male - Masai Mara 14th November 2018

Northern Fiscal

Northern Fiscal

(Lanius humeralis humeralis) - Masai Mara 16th November 2018

Rufous-naped Lark

Rufous-naped Lark

(Mirafra Africana tropicalis) - Masai Mara 21st November 2018

Sooty Chat

Sooty Chat

(Myrmecocichla nigra) male - Masai Mara 20th November 2018

Capped Wheatear

Capped Wheatear

(Oenanthe pileata livingstonii) male - Masai Mara 17th November 2018

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