Two of the Four Nomads chased and bought down a buffalo today during our Big Cat Photo Safari here in the Maasai Mara. It's an encounter seldom seen, so we were priveleged to have witnessed it. It follows on from yesterday's aardvark and Tuesday's wild dogs and rhinos. It's been a remarkable week so far.
It's a Big Cat Photo Safari, but the little cats are proving to be just as popular. We are seeing servals twice or thrice weekly here in the Maasai Mara this season, to add to the elusive caracal we encountered during our first week.
The Four Nomads are the new lions on the block, and it looks like they are here to stay. Here are two of them, photographed last week on out Big Cat Photo Safari here in the Maasai Mara.
We did not expect to see wild dogs in the Maasai Mara on our Big Cat Photo Safari this morning. And this after encountering three rhinos together too. Finishing the morning with a leopard meant we saw the big five plus wild dogs. That can't happen too often.
Our Big Cat Photo Safari this year has had two good weeks out of two so far, with the usual lions, cheetahs and leopards, plus three rhino, three servals, and one caracal. This caracal was a real treat, they are rare to see, and this one may well be the first seen this year by anybody.
As seen on the first hour of the first drive of the first day of the first safari of our Big Cat Photo Safari this season. A very photogenic leopard is always a good way to begin. I had left my shorter lens behind – I only had my 400mm with me, so this picture was the result of a four image stitch.
We are heading to the Maasai Mara again soon to begin our Big Cat Photo Safari season there. Here is a picture from last year, during a very typical sunset just before heading back to camp.

I have a few places left. If you are interested, please let me know.

This picture: 70mm, 1/1000th, f/6.7, ISO 100
We are heading to the Maasai Mara again soon to begin our Big Cat Photo Safari season there. And where we hope to see either Caesar or Notch II, the last two of the Notch Boys.

I have a few places left. If you are interested, let me know.

This picture: 400mm, 1/500th, f/3.3, ISO 250
Heading down to the River

This is one from last year during our Great Migration Photo Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Wildebeest can appear to offer little in the way of picture opportunities, but a little familiarity with them soon reveals possibilities not always apparent initially.
Maasai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari 2017

We still have a few places remaining on our Big Cat Photo Safaris next February and March. This is where we can see and photograph lions, cheetahs and leopards on an almost daily basis from a prime location in the Maasai Mara.

Places are filling up so if you're interested then please email or contact us via this page, or follow the link below.

Maasai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari

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Maasai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari 2017

We still have places on our Big Cat Photo Safaris next February and March. Have a look to see what we offer and if you are interested, please email or contact us via this page. Some weeks are booked already, and others are filling so you'll need to be quick.

For more info, please follow the link below.

Maasai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari

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A Long Way Down

One from one of our Big Cat photo safaris last March.

This picture: 400mm, 1/500th, f/8, ISO 220
When anybody ever asks what my favourite animals
are to photograph, ox-peckers are always on my list

This picture: 550mm, 1/1000th, f/6.7, ISO 200
Tigers of India Photo Tour

We still have places on our Tigers of India Photo Tour for next May. We spend five full days in Bandhavgarh photographing tigers with the best guides and drivers. Have a look to see what we offer and if you are interested, please email or contact us via this page.

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Tigers of India Photo Tour

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Wildlife of India Photo Tour

We still have places on our Wildlife of India Photo Tour for next April and May. We not only look for tigers, but elephant, rhino, leopard and bear too. Have a look to see what we offer and if you are interested, please email or contact us via this page.

For more info, please follow any of the links below.

Wildlife of India Photo Tour

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An African Big Cat Photo Safari

We still have places on our Big Cat Photo Safaris next February and March. Have a look to see what we offer and if you are interested, please email or contact us via this page. Some weeks have been booked already, and others are filling so you'll need to be quick.

For more info, please follow any of the links below.

An African Big Cat Photo Safari

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One from the archive, so to speak, taken in 2013. Here was one of the Musiara area's bull elephants, who began his walk from afar, and came straight to us. I took pictures all along the way. This picture is a multi picture stitch, of about five pictures.

Its also one of around 60 pictures in my book AS LONG AS THERE ARE ANIMALS of which I posted about on my FB page yesterday.

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I find hippopotamuses to be hard work, you never can know when they will wake from their slumber and do something interesting. But in the case of these two, they gently displayed their intentions towards each other long enough for me to make the picture.

This is one of around 60 pictures in my book AS LONG AS THERE ARE ANIMALS of which I posted about on my FB page today.

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