The Serengeti Lion Mating Game

So what do you get photographically when you have arguably the largest lion pride in the world – I counted 49 individual members – some large open areas with grass heights ranging from very tall to residential lawn height, thousand of resident Burchell Zebras, thousands of Topis and vast numbers of White-bearded Wildebeest that just […]

Pin-tailed Whydah and a 400mm F2.8 VR

Image 1 – Nikon D800/ 400mm 2.8 + 2.0 x Converter/ ISO 400/ISO 400/F5.6 @ 1/2500sec/EV -1.0   On the CNP Safaris blog ( www.cnpsafaris.com) I gave you some information on the Pin-tailed Whydah as a species. Here I want to talk a bit more about the photography of these magnificent birds. Suffice to say […]

The Marsh Pride – A Killing Machine!

On my CNP Safaris (www.cnpsafaris.com) blog entry on our recce trip to Masai Mara in January 2015 I shared my initial concern for the well being of the Mara pride members in the the Kichwa concession area. On our first encounters the pride looked depressed with some of them seriously underfed or ill. What worried […]

Leopard and Lion stand off in the Mara

There will not be a lot of wildlife photographers arguing that a good opportunity to photograph Africa’s two largest apex predators must rate very high on their all time wish list. Over the years I made a conscious decision not to go out of my way to look for lion and leopard but to linger […]