|Cheetah Learning school. An eight month old cheetah hones his hunting skills while mom supervise.|
|Lion Lenses and Little Planes, an Africa Geographic article on flying safaris through Kenya|
Although its always very special observing leopards, merely photographing them as a portrait doesn't do the animal much justice.
|A young leopard strolls through the grassland backlit by the setting sun.|
In order to capture its true character and although a much trickier shot, opting for a motion blur image is a more accurate reflection of their character in the dense undergrowth where it makes its home.
|A trickier shot but when done well a motion blur image really stands out.|
|A lioness pause momentarily as the rest of her pride devours a wildebeest. The mist in this scene comes from the freshly killed wildebeest.|
|A lioness about to grab a young Topi.|
|Playing Lions are allways very photogenic.|
|Because its allways a rare sight one can be forgiven for doing for the safe crispy portraits of Serval Cats. But Motion Blur captivates the essence of the cat staliking throught its grassy domain.|
|Beautifull light and nothing else makes even the misunderstood Hyena look stunning.|
We were privileged to follow this mother and her only surviving cub belwo for two weeks. During this time she used our vehicles several times as vantage points to scan for prey and remarkably were were treated to one of nature’s most emotional dramas as she released her kill for the cub to hone its hunting skills (Check out the first pic above). Being such a dramatic event I will post more images in a next post to share the entire event.
|Her breath condensates in the cold mornuing air. We followed this mother cheetah and her cub for a few weeks.|
Then the Mara is nothing without the dramatic and well known wildebeest crossings. Sitting in the heat of the day with 30 other cars only to get harshly lit images is certainly not my way of having fun on safari. Only a handful of places offer you the ultimate experience and C4 Safaris’ location provided the perfect platform to view our “own” crossings. Yet how does one capture this well photographed phenomenon in a unique way. Here is my latest take on it.
|A nice new angle of a familiar scene|
|The highly threatened and endangered Black Rhino|
So thats it for now. For those interested in joining us on Safari next year, contact us by clicking on the below links for a wide variety of trips. Cheers Albie
|Private Photographic Safaris throughout East and Southern Africa|