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 … More Kenya 2019. Part 4.
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 … More Kenya. Part 3. Big Cats.
“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 … More Kenya. Part 2. The Maasai People.
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 … More Kenya 2019. Part 1.
Mondays are market day in the nearest town which is a 30 minute drive away. We had asked if we could join the vehicles going to get provisions, so we spent an hour wandering round. This is definitely not a tourist place! I took the photo of the car as it amused me to … More The local town and women’s project.
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 … More Birds of Kenya
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 … More Babies
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 … More The food chain
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 … More African Impact Mara Project
Weekends are free time, so on the first Saturday, five of us made a trip to the Masai Mara reserve itself, which adjoins our conservancy, but is about an hour’s drive away. We were up at 5.30 and had the most fantastic start to the day – 30- 50 meters away was a small herd … More A day in the Masai Mara