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African Lion – Hyena standoff in Maasai Mara

African Lion – Hyena standoff in Maasai Mara

After the amazing sighting of the Black-backed Jackals, we headed in the direction of the area where we had spotted the trio of African Lions. Thats when we saw a vehicle parked by the side of the road. It was clear that they were watching something. As we got closer...
Jackal pack dynamics in Maasai Mara

Jackal pack dynamics in Maasai Mara

We set out on a safari in Maasai Mara on a cloudy morning with rain in the air. Soon enough it started to rain and the drizzle drenched the African Savannah in a blank of water droplets. We didn’t see much except for a lost Hippo that crossed the jungle tracks....
Drama at a Buffalo kill in Masai Mara

Drama at a Buffalo kill in Masai Mara

The circumspect Hyena that we talked about in the previous post led us to a fresh Buffalo kill (above) on the plains of Masai Mara. The Hyena seemed to have the half eaten Buffalo carcass all to itself. However, instead of gorging on the bounty, he seemed very...
Spotted Hyena cubs in Masai Mara

Spotted Hyena cubs in Masai Mara

After the spectacular sightings of the courting Lions the previous evening, we started today’s morning safari even more excited. As we soaked in the gorgeous sight of the sunrise over the Masai Mara savannah, some movement in the tall grass ahead caught our...
African Safari in Masai Mara Reserve

African Safari in Masai Mara Reserve

In this final post on our first visit to Masai Mara Reserve, we want to showcase some animals and birds in their natural habitat that made captivating portrait compositions. We spotted a pair of sparring Thomson Gazelle (above). And the flies flying from one Thomson...
Animals of Africa #25 – Spotted Hyena in Masai Mara

Animals of Africa #25 – Spotted Hyena in Masai Mara

With all the attention on the antics of the curious Hyena cub, the adult Hyena picked up the remains of the Wildebeest carcass and walked away from the jeep and closer to the den site. The Spotted Hyena walking with the Wildebeest skull was an gruesome sight, but we...
Animals of Africa #24 – Curious Hyena cub in Masai Mara

Animals of Africa #24 – Curious Hyena cub in Masai Mara

Our morning safari started with the antics of the male Topi and that was followed with the serene atmosphere of the hot air balloons floating across the Masai Mara horizon. The morning got even better when we sighted a Spotted Hyena at a distance but close to the...