Last week we visited Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. It was great to see and photograph so many rhinos roaming about in a natural habitat protected from poachers. They are doing a fabulous job with rhino conservation and we are happy to support that. Join our Kenya Adventure and you will be supporting this too. More on Kenya later as well as a lot from the Mara Crossing Adventure from Tanzania. We were a month out in the field, but we will catch up on this adventure with many stories and photos.
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The Greater Kruger Area –
In the “backcountry” at Sabi Sands, away from crowds known to flock to Kruger National Park, we had amazing animal experiences.
A leopard walked right beside our open vehicle. It was close enough to reach down and pet. Of course I wouldn’t, I just sat there holding my 200-400 lens that couldn’t focus at such a close distance. Fortunately before it moved in so close, we all had a good time photographing the leopard. The guide told us that all of us in a vehicle presented a large unit that it wouldn’t mess with.
We saw a mother and cub every day. We never tired of watching and photographing the interaction.
Post 1 – Tanzania is a land of much excitement. Animals move about in search of food and water – some for a few miles, while others are on the great migration. Sometimes we waited for light, sometimes we waited for action. Many times we witnessed how the animals behaved in a variety of situations, which gave us opportunities for some special photography.
Leopards and rhinos, very difficult to find and this year we were lucky to get both at reasonable distances. It did take some patience, waiting for this leopard to get up and walk out of the shade, and only for a few seconds.
Our group had a lot of fun learning this technique. It does take some practice. You must pan with the animal as you shoot at a slow shutter speed.
Join us in February 2017 for our next safari to Tanzania!
This has been an awesome safari so far. The group is doing well with photography and we have been treated to many rare experiences. We saw the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, cape buffalo, lion) by day 2. We watched and photographed rhinos mating! Our guide has never even seen this in the 15 years he has guided. Another rare sighting, the serval, stalked birds for a few minutes right in front of us. Then there were zebras fighting and lions “dating”. More to come, moving now to the Serengeti.