Africa – Day 2

Day 2 was going to be our first full day in the Masai Mara.

Since it was my first time photographing these animals, I couldn’t wait to photograph everything.  We were warned that there was a behavior code.  The code required that in setting up to photograph each animal, each of us had to move quickly in placing the camera with lens on the bean bag. Both the bag and the camera lens were quite heavy. So, cautious movement became the norm. You always wanted to be mindful of the others who were in the middle of setting up the “perfect” shot and could not tolerate losing sharp focus.

My van-mates and I happily snapped off photos of many animals that first day, including

Jackal

Jackal
Jackal

Waterbuck

Waterbuck
Waterbuck

Impala

Impala
Impala

Zebra

Zebra
Zebra

 

Giraffe

Giraffe
Giraffe

and, of course Wildebeest.

Wildebeest
Wildebeest

We were very lucky to be able to be present at the Wildebeest River Crossing. Where are the Wildebeest going when they cross the river? The Wildebeest migrate from Tanzania to the south up through the Masai Mara in Kenya and then back down to Tanzania. Since this was late August, our guide told us it was probably their return to Tanzania. The River was the Mara River.

Next post? Day 3

2 Replies to “Africa – Day 2”

  1. Phyl – these are amazing! But I bet the experience was even more so…? Your animals look like they’ve been waiting for you to photograph them! So professional. Love, Anne

    1. Anne,
      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. The experience was amazing–one that I will remember for a long time.
      The animals were really posing for us. They LOVED the attention.

      Phyllis

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