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.

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

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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I took this during our Capture Earth event last week at Marataba. With my evening drive's guests we opted to wait by this waterhole. On day one we had three kudu visit, day two saw three bull elephants, one by one, and on the third evening drive, impala.

This was also the first time I'd used a FujiFilm camera for a wildlife photograph, using a X-Pro2 with a 23mm lens.

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I have just returned from Jonathan Chritchley's Capture Earth event at Marataba Safari Lodge in South Africa. It was such a privilege to work alongside Greg Du Toit, Jan van der Greef and Vincent Munier to inspire ten enthusiastic attendees for a week.

Capture Earth is running again next November and I'm so pleased to be invited back for the 2017 edition.
Two Giraffes

Just to see how simple a picture I could make. Giraffes can be tricky because of their size and the environment they are in. If you can get a bit of sky in the picture then the odds of a good clean picture get better.

This picture: 400mm, 1/250th, f/9.5, ISO 100
A Lion called Caesar

I often use this image on my safaris to illustrate that high ISO is not detrimental to a picture. This one was at 6400 and the noise is barely visible, especially printed. Compromising on ISO just risks blurred or underexposed pictures too much.

This picture: 400mm, 1/250th, f/2.8, ISO 6400