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A young female leopard calls for a mate – Maasai Mara 2024

A young female leopard calls for a mate – Maasai Mara 2024

A young female leopard calls for a mate. Late one evening in Kenya’s Maasai Mara we came across this young female leopard lying close to a small ditch. As we watched she gave a big yawn and then to our surprise started to call. It seems this was the first time she had...

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A leopard goes for an evening stroll  – Maasai Mara 2024

A leopard goes for an evening stroll – Maasai Mara 2024

A leopard goes for an evening stroll.  As the sun was going down in Kenya’s Maasai Mara we found this young female Leopard in the sunshine. Our guide, David, was very skilful in positioning our vehicle so we had great views of this lovely leopard walking towards us in...

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A lovely female leopard on a windy day – Maasai Mara 2024

A lovely female leopard on a windy day – Maasai Mara 2024

A lovely female leopard on a windy day. In Kenya’s Maasai Mara we had been searching for this female leopard for some time. This was a challenge because the extensive recent rains had caused the grass to grow very tall. We eventually found her hunkered down from the...

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Leopard on a kill in a tree – Maasai Mara 2024

Leopard on a kill in a tree – Maasai Mara 2024

Leopard on a kill in a tree. In Kenya’s Maasai Mara, the previous day we had seen a leopard with a kill in the tree. We knew the leopard was resting during the day in some dense bushes close by. We thought in the afternoon she would return to her kill because there...

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Leopard on the rocks – Maasai Mara 2024

Leopard on the rocks – Maasai Mara 2024

Leopard on the rocks. As the day drew to a close in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, we suspected the female leopard we had seen much earlier was resting in the bushes. So, with the thought she might emerge and head towards a tree where she had stashed a kill, we positioned the...

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Hippos battle in the river – Maasai Mara 2024

Hippos battle in the river – Maasai Mara 2024

Hippos battle 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...

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Sparring Hippos on the river bank – Maasai Mara 2024

Sparring Hippos on the river bank – Maasai Mara 2024

Sparring Hippos on the river bank. 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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Lion cubs fool around – Maasai Mara 2024

Lion cubs fool around – Maasai Mara 2024

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...

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