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Birds of Maasai Mara

Birds of Maasai Mara

This post is all about the many birds that we spotted in Maasai Mara in between the hustle and bustle of searching for and spotting the Big 5. The White-browed Coucal perched on a bush getting itself warmed in the early morning sun was a lovely composition. The...
A day in Mara with a patient Leopard

A day in Mara with a patient Leopard

After the exciting sightings of the Caracal and the Serval, we reached the area of the most popular Leopardess of Maasai Mara. But she wasn’t on her favourite tree and we moved ahead in search of her. After going around for a while, we got news that she was...
Serval on the prowl in Maasai Mara

Serval on the prowl in Maasai Mara

After the amazing sighting of the Caracal, we drove towards the territory of a bold Leopard only to be stopped in our tracks by a Serval that was busy hunting her breakfast. This is one cat that didn’t like wet paws, as captured in the image below. It was a...
Chance sighting of a Caracal in Maasai Mara

Chance sighting of a Caracal in Maasai Mara

We set off on a morning game drive in Maasai Mara National Park – the sun was just about to rise over the distant mountains when Emanuel, our driver and naturalist, spotted something sitting by the road. When we got within shooting range we stopped the vehicle...
Mischievous African Elephant calf in Maasai Mara

Mischievous African Elephant calf in Maasai Mara

We were driving along on an afternoon game drive in Maasai Mara National Park when we noticed a Topi along with its calf close to road. We switched to our telephoto lens and zoomed in to get a nice composition of the mother and calf. We then drove to another area of...
Pied Kingfishers in Maasai Mara

Pied Kingfishers in Maasai Mara

On this afternoon drive into Maasai Mara, we reached the general area known for the African Lion brothers – but they were nowhere in sight. However to our pleasant surprise, we spotted a pair of Pied Kingfishers. This is the last place in the world that I...
Portraits of a Grey crowned crane in Maasai Mara

Portraits of a Grey crowned crane in Maasai Mara

Grey crowned cranes are found in most parks of East Africa, and we saw a pair of them not far from the safari road in Maasai Mara. We approached them carefully and switched off the engine as soon as they were in range of my 600mm f4. While foraging, one of the cranes...
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...
Best Wildlife experiences of 2019

Best Wildlife experiences of 2019

We wish all our readers a very Happy New Year! In this blog, we share our “Best Wildlife Experiences” of 2019. Maasai Mara, Kabini, Bandipur and Tadoba have been our favourite wildlife destinations and that’s probably why they are featured in this...
Black Rhinoceros in Maasai Mara

Black Rhinoceros in Maasai Mara

On this safari in the Maasai Mara National Park, we went searching for the elusive and endangered Black Rhinoceros. We had to drive far away to one corner of the park to find this fellow. Most of the times, the Black Rhinoceros keep themselves far away from the road...