Kenya 2019. Part 4.

We saw a lot of hyenas in Kenya and whilst they are part of the ‘Ugly 5’, I don’t always think that they are ugly. We actually heard one ‘laughing’ and it’s a great sound. Top right is the head of a wildebeest, and bottom right are two hyenas hanging onto a baby impala. One of them won and ran […]

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Kenya. Part 3. Big Cats.

I was lucky enough to see and hear many lions on this trip to Kenya. There were some huge paw prints very close to camp one morning so it was good that we’d been warned about the need to shine a powerful torch around before making any nocturnal trips to the toilet block! Lions are magnificent beasts and I always […]

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“A Maasai warrior is a fine sight. Those young men have, to the utmost extent, that particular form of intelligence which we call chic; daring and wildly fantastical as they seem, they are still unswervingly true to their own nature, and to an immanent ideal. Their style is not an assumed manner, nor an imitation of a foreign perfection; it […]

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Kenya 2019. Part 1.

In November I celebrated a ‘milestone’ birthday, and the very next day I escaped the dreary UK weather and flew out to the continent that I have come to love and that has well and truly got ‘under my skin’. I spent nearly 5 weeks in Kenya and Zanzibar, volunteering with African Impact who I have volunteered and worked for […]

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Birds of Kenya

I still have absolutely zero interest in photographing birds when I’m at home, but in Africa they are often brightly coloured, pretty, or very very big!   And one of my favourites – the lilac breasted roller.       Whilst in Kenya I saw more Eagles in two weeks than I have in the rest of my years put […]

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Just before dusk one evening we were lucky enough to spot a cheetah mother and her two cubs who were exceptionally cute.  In any gallery, click on the thumbnails to see each image at full size.   Elephant babies are great fun to watch.  They don’t know how to control the muscles in their trunks and they swing them around […]

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The food chain

One day we saw a newborn Grant’s gazelle. Its mother ran off as soon as we started approaching, and the newborn’s instincts kicked it and it dropped to the ground, camouflaging itself and looking like a stone from the distance.  The mother seemed unperturbed and was grazing quite a distance away – probably to deflect attention from her newborn in the […]

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African Impact Mara Project

All except two of my trips to the continent of Africa have been with African Impact. Going with an organisation like them is an excellent way of taking part in wildlife conservation and being able to photograph completely different animals, landscapes and people to when I’m back home.  It’s also a fantastic way to meet other likeminded people from all over […]

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Kenya – at last

Kenya – the land that first sparked my interest in Africa and lodged itself deep inside me for nearly 40 years until I had the opportunity to come here.  Those of you who have read the ‘about me’ section on this blog will know that it was the film ‘Born Free’  that did it, and since then I’ve wanted to […]

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