Set it thrice. Aim it twice. Fire it once.

From Mara, with….

How’dy do folk!

Hope the start of the year has been kind to you all. Last week some report was published online about how Nairobi is the 2nd worst city in the world to reside in. That article started a major uproar on twitter with many ranting and raving on how inaccurate the report was. And I totally agree. Nairobi, in spite of it’s ups and downs, I believe is one of the best cities in the world to live in. From climate to food to it’s inhabitants; all warm. Not to mention we are the only city to have a National Park at it’s heart, boasting the Big Five.

It is in pursuit of this Big Five that I travelled to the Masai  Mara in December. Now, I have never done wildlife photography before so be gentle on me, but needless to say, the views and wildlife were breathtaking. After 2 game -drives, one of which was full-day, I happily kicked up my feet at what I had seen. Ranging from the majestic pride of lions to schools of elephants to Topis, Gazelles, warthogs, cheetahs, vultures…it was a photography feast out there [sadly though I didn’t spot any Leopards or Black Rhinos].

Hopefully the following pictures will inspire more positive reports about Kenya and in the same breath, encourage each one of you to at least one day make a trip to the Masai Mara. It’s beauty is too lovely to pass off in this lifetime.

Enjoy.

Just grazing..

Grazing in Peace

mara2

Camouflaged. Almost.

who woke me?

“Who woke me?”

"hey baibee.."

“Not today hun”

Motherly Love

Motherly Love

Moving Mountains

Small and majestic

"yaaaaaawn!"

“Is it lunch time yet?”

"Gimme dat!"

Creating the legacy..

Alone

Alone.

Muratina Tree

Muratina Tree

Alone 2

Lone Tree.

We Are Family

We Are Family

we are family 2

..and we move in droves.

Big Momma feeding..

Big Momma feeding..

big momma1

Big Momma

Hidden like a stone..

Slow and steady..

I'm walking away..

“And we’re off!”

Still sleepy..

Still sleepy..

Sleeping King

Sleepy but peeking…

Looking for Rongai

“Going to Rongai. Ciao!”

vulture

I spy..

Chillin'..

Chillin’..

Purposeful poise..

“My better side, no?”

Tall order

A tall, tall, order.

Another tall order..

“You check there, I’ll check here.”

Getting a tan..

Getting a tan..

Head in the grass..

Head in the grass..

Marabou Storks scheming

Marabou Storks scheming

Cloudporn1

Cloudporn

Graceful

Graceful

~El Fin~

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18 responses

  1. Yo, those elephant pics have done it for me…tight!

    January 10, 2013 at 13:40

  2. Love the ‘We are family’ elephants picture. The B&W and framing are perfect!

    January 10, 2013 at 13:48

    • Ahsante sharp shooter!

      January 13, 2013 at 15:20

  3. The Lion cub is too cute!! This post makes me want to go on holiday 🙂

    January 10, 2013 at 13:48

  4. Mwaniki

    This are a great set of pics, just a peek into kenya

    January 11, 2013 at 13:51

    • Thank you! Keep it locked!

      January 13, 2013 at 15:20

  5. Ruth muganda

    Try the wild beast migration in September !!

    January 11, 2013 at 17:56

    • It’s actually any time between June to September..It’s not fixed. Definitely worth the shot if events and time permit.

      January 13, 2013 at 15:19

  6. Robert

    Nairobi is certainly the Eden for tourists

    January 12, 2013 at 12:20

  7. paul Githiri

    it’s permanent joy to them that appreciate nature. they never get bored in life

    January 12, 2013 at 18:38

    • Indeed! Wildlife never gets old..

      January 13, 2013 at 15:18

  8. Viv

    Beautiful Beautiful Pics….

    January 12, 2013 at 21:58

  9. Kazi safi babah…

    January 14, 2013 at 22:44

  10. hi

    January 15, 2013 at 10:00

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