On my 2018 photo-safari trip to Kenya I revisited some of the sites where certain photographs were captured which form now part of my limited edition collection Pride of Africa™ . Watch here how I reveal four picture stories from the Maasai Mara while on location.
It was a remarkable experience for me, standing in the exact same spot, in the same location in the Masai Mara, Kenya, where I had previously taken pictures, some many years ago. There is a sense of nostalgia and excitement as the original stories of these photos come flooding back into my memory. Also being here is like a continuation of the story, as new and exiting things are happening all the time. All these are unique moments of time that live now on in my photographic prints and in an artwork on the wall – they are lasting memories.
Spirit of Discovery
We are early today, the pride has just arrived from their morning kill and while the older lions are already looking for a comfortable spot under the trees the youngsters are still full of energy. The cubs are about 6 month old. They are a busy bundle. Climbing up the trees, ducking under them, teasing and chasing each other….
What was so magical about this scene is that this tree is in the middle of the vast openness of the Maasai Mara. Finding these two cheetahs perched on a termite hill with the large branch (that has broken off now) framing them.
It was a hot and sunny day in the Mara, Kenya. After many days spent to get a picture of the migration, a longing sight for many visitors and wildlife enthusiasts. I felt frustrated not getting a great shot of this wonderful happening of nature. The fascinating thing it is that nobody can explain when the wildebeest and many zebras will pass the river and what is giving the starting shot for them to eventually move into the water….
My eyes are tired from being on the lookout for an interesting scenery all day. It is my favourite area of this trip. The past three weeks it always felt like a special and magical territory. Hills on the left are the habitat of a leopard with one cub and on the right of the valley lives a lioness with three cubs on some rock formations. In between nests a family of vultures high up on tree…