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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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Hippo along the river bank – Maasai Mara 2024

Hippo along the river bank – Maasai Mara 2024

Hippo along 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 very...

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Lioness with small cubs – Maasai Mara 2024

Lioness with small cubs – Maasai Mara 2024

Lioness with small cubs. The Olare Motorogi Conservancy in Kenya’s Maasai Mara is a great place to see lions. On this quite chilly morning we found a pride of lions and the cubs enjoyed playing with one of the pride female lions. Such a lovely sight seeing a lioness...

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Cheetah and her four, four month old cubs – Maasai Mara 2024

Cheetah and her four, four month old cubs – Maasai Mara 2024

Cheetah and her four, four month old cubs. We had seen this cheetah and her four cubs in the Naboisho Conservancy whilst at Kicheche Valley Camp but they had left the area and gone to the Maasai Mara National Reserve and we thought we had seen the last of them. So it...

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Leopard climbs a tree at sunset – Maasai Mara

Leopard climbs a tree at sunset – Maasai Mara

Leopard climbs a tree at sunse.  We had been tracking this leopard for a while in Kenya’s Maasai Mara not far from Kicheche Bush Camp. The day was drawing to a close and we suspected that the leopard would rest in a tree overnight. Would the light fail before we could...

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Young Lions play around a tree – Maasai Mara 2024

Young Lions play around a tree – Maasai Mara 2024

Young Lions play around a tree.  In Kenya’s Maasai Mara not far from Kicheche Bush camp, we found a ride of lions. Some of the cubs and juveniles decided it was time for some play. They found a suitable dead tree and began to play. As the rest of the pride carried on...

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One hour old giraffe calf and its mother – Maasai Mara 2024

One hour old giraffe calf and its mother – Maasai Mara 2024

One hour old giraffe calf and its mother. 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...

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Young Lions fool around on a rock – Maasai Mara 2024

Young Lions fool around on a rock – Maasai Mara 2024

Young Lions fool around on a rock. We had spent some time with a pride of lions in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy close to Kicheche Bush Camp, in the Maasai, Mara. Two of the young lions spotted a rock a short distance away and could not resist using it as a...

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A newly born giraffe – Maasai Mara 2024

A newly born giraffe – Maasai Mara 2024

A newly born 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, Maasai Mara, Kenya. The...

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Elephant herd enjoys the fresh grass – Maasai Mara 2024

Elephant herd enjoys the fresh grass – Maasai Mara 2024

Elephant herd enjoys the fresh grass. Coming towards the end of the day in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy and close to Kicheche Bush Camp we came across this herd of elephants. We could hear the elephants ripping up the long grass as they slowly made their way along....

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Elephant herd with a tiny calf – Maasai Mara 2024

Elephant herd with a tiny calf – Maasai Mara 2024

Elephant herd with a tiny calf. Coming towards the end of the day in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy and close to Kicheche Bush Camp we came across this herd of elephants with a very small calf. It was always close to its mother and the rest of the herd made sure, for...

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