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The first few minutes in the life of a giraffe – Maasai Mara 2024

The first few minutes in the life of a giraffe – Maasai Mara 2024

The first few minutes in the life of a giraffe. We came upon this newly born giraffe calf just a minute or two after it had been born. It was still wet and very unsteady on its feet. It was mid afternoon near Kicheche Bush Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy,...

A pride of lions on a rocky outcrop – Maasai Mara 2024

A pride of lions on a rocky outcrop – Maasai Mara 2024

A pride of lions on a rocky outcrop. In the nice morning light, we found this pride of lions moving across the open plain. It looked like they were about to cross a small valley so we positioned our vehicle on the far side to get views of them crossing the valley and...

Giraffe with her newly born calf – Maasai Mara 2024

Giraffe with her newly born calf – Maasai Mara 2024

Giraffe with her newly born calf. We first found this giraffe calf only a few minutes after it had been born in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy near Kicheche Bush Camp in the Maasai Mara. It had quickly learned to walk and within one hour was a proficient walker. After...

Lion cubs at play – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion cubs at play – Maasai Mara 2024

Lions cubs at play. It is always great fun to watch lion cubs at play. We found a pride of lions early one morning in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The adults were resting but the cubs had lots of energy. We had met up with this pride on several occasions in the early morning....

Lion pride crosses the open plain – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion pride crosses the open plain – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion pride crosses the open plain. Over several mornings we had spent time with this pride of lions in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Often our time with them was short as they were normally on the move to find a suitable resting place for the day. We ended up following the...

Lion cubs fool around

Lion cubs fool around

Lion cubs fool around.  It is always great fun to watch lion cubs fool around. We found a pride of lions early one morning in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The adults were resting but the cubs had lots of energy. We had met up with this pride on several occasions in the early...

Hippos in the river – Maasai Mara 2024

Hippos in the river – Maasai Mara 2024

Hippos in the river. There had been an enormous amount of rain in Kenya’s Maasai Mara in January 2024. This river, which is normally running at a trickle at best, was in full spate and now a raging torrent. One creature very happy with the rain and the very full river...

Time with a pride of lions – Maasai Mara 2024

Time with a pride of lions – Maasai Mara 2024

Time with a pride of lions. We found a pride of lions just relaxing in the chill of the early morning. The cubs played with the females and there was much grooming. It is always impressive to spend time with a pride of lions and marvel at the power and beauty of these...

A cheetah family on a chilly morning

A cheetah family on a chilly morning

A cheetah family on a chilly morning. It was a chilly morning when we found this cheetah family in Kenya’s Maasai Mara close to Kicheche Bush Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The four, four month old cubs huddled together with their mother to warm up and do...