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Regular Game drive in Maasai Mara

Regular Game drive in Maasai Mara

A game drive in Maasai Mara, when you don’t spot any big cats, looks something like this. You will most likely see a herd of Impalas standing, normally with their backs to the sun, so that they can shield their heads in the shadow cast by their body. When you...
Wildlife at Mara Serena in Maasai Mara

Wildlife at Mara Serena in Maasai Mara

After a sumptuous lunch at Mara Serena, I was looking out into the Mara Savannah from the comfort of the verandah in my room. The uniqueness of Mara Serena is that it is the only resort to be situated within the Mara Triangle, on top of a hillock. And every room...
Annual Migration – River crossing that did not happen

Annual Migration – River crossing that did not happen

Today was the last day in the Masai Mara Reserve and I was ready before dawn, patiently waiting for the Sunrise. We wanted to see and photograph the gorgeous Sunrise as it lit up the Masai Mara plains. As the sun rose, the entire landscape was slowly getting lit and...
Animals of Africa #27: Dominant Impala behavior

Animals of Africa #27: Dominant Impala behavior

It is interesting to watch male Impalas. Especially when there are two males guarding their territories separated by just the safari road. The staring and posturing make for lovely portrait images. This display takes a different turn when a herd of female Impalas move...
Sparring Impalas in Serengeti National Park

Sparring Impalas in Serengeti National Park

We spotted herds of Impalas almost everywhere in the Serengeti national park. They are the most abundant Antelopes in Africa. However, photographing them was quite a challenge. On spotting a herd, our guide cum driver would slow down and stop the jeep about 30-50 feet...