Archive for October, 2013

A wide angle view of an Elephant in the Masai Mara…

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Here is a wider view of an Elephant taken on this years trip to the Masai Mara.

I am far more comfortable when I have a long lens attached to my camera. However, there are many opportunities when a shorter lens will give an alternative view. It is not uncommon for the skies to darken in the late afternoon, just before the short rains start. The light becomes very dramatic at times and quite often a rainbow or two will appear. On this occasion there were no rainbows to be seen so I went in search of a Giraffe or Elephant to form my foreground subject.

Having found this Elephant I selected a wider angle lens to include the dramatic sky. In an attempt to add further impact to the picture I positioned the camera as low down as possible to emphasise this powerful, yet gentle, animal from Africa.


I’m back from Kenya 2013 and will start with a Lion Cub…

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Apologies for the limited updates last month. I spent a fair portion of September in Kenya on a Photographic Safari holiday, so had very little computer time.

This years trip was just as wonderful as I imagined it would be. The Big Five were all seen and I also had some great opportunities to photograph some of the rarer Cats in the Masai Mara, but more of those in a later post.

I will start my collection with one of this years new born Lion cubs. This one is around three months old and was relaxing on mums back. One of three cubs that had taken up residence in the Mara North conservancy, which was conveniently very close to where I was staying.