The wildlife in the Masai Mara was just as amazing as it looks in all the nature programs that I watch. Here is a selection of images from my time there.
The chaos of a river crossing.
Waiting somewhat patiently for the chance to move up the steep slope.
As more an more animals moved up the banks, the ones that had slipped and fallen were stepped on.
A sad group of wildebeest too weak or injured to get up the banks. We left shortly after this, so I don;t know if any of them found the strength to continue, or if they ended up as food for the crocs.
A gazelle attempts the crossing.
These are what were waiting for the gazelle…
Thankfully this one made it back out alive. Of the five I saw try, only two made it out.
Clean up crew on the plains.
A topi with two little ones. They are a very stately looking antelope.
A cheetah on the prowl.
A lone wildebeest grazing.
A group of mongoose that took over a termite mound.
A rare photo (for me) of a wildebeest where you can actually see it’s eyes.
A lone set of stripes amongst the wildebeest.
Animals as far as the eye (and camera) could see.
A kori bustard looking for breakfast.
A pair of elephants checking out the vehicle.
A beautiful Mara sunrise.
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