Cheetahs Looking out

Masai Mara, Africa

I was priveleged enough to have a visit to one of the greatest paradises for photographers, Africa. I spent my time there at an incredible national game reserve. I've always wanted to do wildlife conservational work  - so this was a truly rewarding experience.

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

2 Lion Cubs playing on the fields while their lionesses watches from a distance.

Just can't wait to be king

Just can't wait to be king

In 2 years, these cubs will have joined the hunting crew. In 3-4 years, they will reach their full size.

Childhood Friends

Childhood Friends

Lionesses in the same pride tend to ‘synchronize’ their births of their litter for advantageous reasons.

Cheetah Cub

Cheetah Cub

This cheetah cub has a unique sort of hair that runs down his back, known as a mantle. This helps it blend in with the grass.

Giraffe Portrait

Giraffe Portrait

Giraffe Stares the camera down. A Giraffe has the exact same amount of bones in their necks as humans do

Cheetahs looking out into the wild

Cheetahs looking out into the wild

Mother and cub Cheetah keep a look out for any threats/scavengers while while they eat their catch.

Intense Everything

Intense Everything

An African dawn.

Colors of the world

Colors of the world

Sunrise in Maasai Mara, Kenya with a beautiful reflection from a lake

Little Color in the world

Little Color in the world

A Lilac-breasted Roller, the national bird of Kenya

Flying Colors

Flying Colors

Black Headed Weaver Bird Caught in the moment

Early Bird

Early Bird

Africa… waking up to this is not difficult

Paying Attention

Paying Attention

Cubs learn how to hunt with their mother for about a year – a year and a half. After that, they are usually on their own

Living the life

Living the life

Buffalo on a stroll early in the morning.

God's land

God's land

Sunrise, Clouds and Birds...

What's for lunch?

What's for lunch?

Mother Cheetah and her 2 cubs scout for lunch.

Best Friends

Best Friends

Zebras enjoying a walk down a path.

Gazelles Fighting

Gazelles Fighting

2 Gazelles fighting. Only the younger males tend to fight one another more often, as they grow older, fighting is more rare.

Timeout

Timeout

Newborn cubs are usually kept away for a month or two from the pride before actually being introduced

Run and live together

Run and live together

Captured during a mini-lioness hunt. Once one animal starts running, everyone starts running

Lonely Zebra

Lonely Zebra

Zebras seldom travel alone. They have stripes so when they travel in packs, it makes it seem like there are a lot more of them than there really is

Who sticks out?

Who sticks out?

Zebras and Wildebeests travel together. Zebras have really good eye-sight, while slacking with the sense of smell, the wildebeests are the exact opposite

How many Wildebeests?

How many Wildebeests?

Wildebeests travel in very, very large packs. During their migration periods (May-June), they will travel from 500-1000miles together

Roost

Roost

Vultures roosting in one of Africa’s famous acasia trees.

Rhino poses

Rhino poses

Rhinos usually travel alone, but occasionally they will form a group, known as a crash.

Sunrise... wow

Sunrise... wow

Just a typical view of Africa in the morning.

Line up.

Line up.

Animal Silhouettes behind a surreal background.

Majestic Bird

Majestic Bird

A Steppe Eagle looking across the plains

Rhino family

Rhino family

A Rhino and her daughter snacking by a waterhole

Rhino Zoomed

Rhino Zoomed

A Rhino’s horn is actually made up of Keratin, the same component that makes up our hair and nails.

Morning Yawn

Morning Yawn

Intimdating yawn.

Afternoon Naps

Afternoon Naps

A pride of lionesses waking up from an afternoon nap. During the summer, it is too hot to hunt during mid-day

Too thristy

Too thristy

Taken soon after her nap. This lioness spent around 5 minutes just drinking water

Chug

Chug

Taken soon after their naps. First thing they did was make their way over to rehydrate.

Sleepy Lion

Sleepy Lion

Adult Lion wakes up from one of his many long naps. On average, a lion will sleep 20 hours a day

On the Prowl.

On the Prowl.

Lion wonders around the great plains of Africa. Lions generally don’t hunt, lionesses do, but if they do it would be during dusk till dawn.

'King of the jungle'

'King of the jungle'

Lion poses in a way that shows all his power. This adult lion’s roar can be heard over 8km away

Confused Hyena

Confused Hyena

Hyena’s have a strict hierarchy, and in their ‘laughs’, they give out a tone or a pitch which echoes their social status.

Ominous Swamp

Ominous Swamp

Taken in the early hours at a swamp in Maasai Mara, Kenya

Family is everything

Family is everything

Elephant are very emotional creatures who’s sense in family is stronger than all other animals. Mother elephants could actually die of a broken heart if anything were to happen to her younglings

Look both sides before crossing

Look both sides before crossing

This giraffe looks around as it makes it’s way to a near-by waterhole

Endless opportunities ahead

Endless opportunities ahead

Mother Gazelle and her fawn traveling the open road, looking for a herd to join until the fawn is of age.

Yummm

Yummm

Giraffes eats leaves and flowers on top of trees, they will be rarely eat grass on the bottom as well, but this leads them vulnerable as it’s stance is awkward and does not have the vision to see if there are any predators.

Synchronized walking

Synchronized walking

3 Baby Baboons playing on a fallen tree.

Nature's friendships

Nature's friendships

Giraffe and Warthogs share a waterhole in Maasai Mara, Kenya

Who this?

Who this?

Gazelle spots us taking photos from the grass. A Gazelle actually gets hydrated through the moisture of the grass they eat, so they seldom leave the grassy areas.

Bambi

Bambi

Younger Gazelle blending in with the beautiful surroundings. After 2 months, fawns will stop hiding and come out to spend less time with the mother and more hiding in the grass

Got a bit on your whiskers.

Got a bit on your whiskers.

Taken shortly after a kill… while the cub eats, the mother scouts the area to make sure there are no scavengers or bigger predators lurking around for their lunch

Too early for the early worm

Too early for the early worm

Silhouette of a bird about to wake up during sunrise

Holding on to mother's love

Holding on to mother's love

When a baby baboon reaches 5-6 weeks, it will ride the back of it’s mother, holding on with 4 limbs. When they reach 4-6 months, they will then ride ‘Jockey-style

Across the lands

Across the lands

There isn’t a wide enough lens to capture all the beauty Africa has in one shot