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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...
Grey Crowned Cranes in Amboseli National Park

Grey Crowned Cranes in Amboseli National Park

On an evening game drive in Amboseli National Park, we saw a pair of Grey Crowned Cranes foraging close to the road and we stopped to get a picture. I waited till the famous Crown was perfectly spread by the wind and took a few pictures. I timed a capture when the...
Grey Crowned Cranes in Maasai Mara

Grey Crowned Cranes in Maasai Mara

We spotted and photographed many birds on this trip of ours to Maasai Mara. The Grey Crowned Crane that was foraging along the safari tracks took the feature image slot thanks to its gorgeous crown. We also caught a glimpse of the ever wary Black-bellied Bustard, that...
Birding safari in Lake Nakuru

Birding safari in Lake Nakuru

After the White Rhinoceros encounter the previous evening, we set out early this foggy morning in what turned out to be a birding safari. For the first 45 minutes, the soft misty light made bird photography impossible. Finally when the light got better, we spotted a...
Pair of Grey Crowned Cranes

Pair of Grey Crowned Cranes

The first time we saw the Grey Crowned Cranes of Africa, it was near a waterhole in the plains of the world famous Serengeti national park. We were delighted to see these stunningly beautiful but endangered Cranes. We saw this Grey Crowned Crane couple foraging in the...
Birds of Africa #1 – Grey Crowned Cranes

Birds of Africa #1 – Grey Crowned Cranes

We started our journey of Wild Tanzania with some stunning landscapes that left us breathless. Then we were lucky to have witnessed the memorable Leopard kill and also to have spent a morning with a pride of Lions. And this is just the beginning as Serengeti –...