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.
2 Lion Cubs playing on the fields while their lionesses watches from a distance.
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.
Lionesses in the same pride tend to ‘synchronize’ their births of their litter for advantageous reasons.
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 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
Mother and cub Cheetah keep a look out for any threats/scavengers while while they eat their catch.
An African dawn.
Colors of the world
Sunrise in Maasai Mara, Kenya with a beautiful reflection from a lake
Little Color in the world
A Lilac-breasted Roller, the national bird of Kenya
Black Headed Weaver Bird Caught in the moment
Africa… waking up to this is not difficult
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
Buffalo on a stroll early in the morning.
Sunrise, Clouds and Birds...
What's for lunch?
Mother Cheetah and her 2 cubs scout for lunch.
Zebras enjoying a walk down a path.
2 Gazelles fighting. Only the younger males tend to fight one another more often, as they grow older, fighting is more rare.
Newborn cubs are usually kept away for a month or two from the pride before actually being introduced
Run and live together
Captured during a mini-lioness hunt. Once one animal starts running, everyone starts running
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?
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?
Wildebeests travel in very, very large packs. During their migration periods (May-June), they will travel from 500-1000miles together
Vultures roosting in one of Africa’s famous acasia trees.
Rhinos usually travel alone, but occasionally they will form a group, known as a crash.
Just a typical view of Africa in the morning.
Animal Silhouettes behind a surreal background.
A Steppe Eagle looking across the plains
A Rhino and her daughter snacking by a waterhole
A Rhino’s horn is actually made up of Keratin, the same component that makes up our hair and nails.
A pride of lionesses waking up from an afternoon nap. During the summer, it is too hot to hunt during mid-day
Taken soon after her nap. This lioness spent around 5 minutes just drinking water
Taken soon after their naps. First thing they did was make their way over to rehydrate.
Adult Lion wakes up from one of his many long naps. On average, a lion will sleep 20 hours a day
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'
Lion poses in a way that shows all his power. This adult lion’s roar can be heard over 8km away
Hyena’s have a strict hierarchy, and in their ‘laughs’, they give out a tone or a pitch which echoes their social status.
Taken in the early hours at a swamp in Maasai Mara, Kenya
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
This giraffe looks around as it makes it’s way to a near-by waterhole
Endless opportunities ahead
Mother Gazelle and her fawn traveling the open road, looking for a herd to join until the fawn is of age.
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.
3 Baby Baboons playing on a fallen tree.
Giraffe and Warthogs share a waterhole in Maasai Mara, Kenya
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.
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.
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
Silhouette of a bird about to wake up during sunrise
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
There isn’t a wide enough lens to capture all the beauty Africa has in one shot