Remembering The Masai Mara On The Cusp Of My Return
In about 7 hours I will be heading back to one of my favorite places on the planet, the Masai Mara in Kenya. I cannot wait. The conclusion of an intense project for work, and the death of my beloved 18 year-old kitty Satchmo, has made this escape a sorely needed and blessed event.
I’ll be camping on the edge of the Mara River in the Mara Triangle with 12 + other Africa fanatics and photographic enthusiasts under the watchful eye of wildlife photographers Marlon du Toit and Morkel Erasmus. The wi-fi there is sketchy at best but I will post on Instagram and Facebook if you’d like to follow. I hope to have enough of a connection to post here as well.
As I consider the next 10 days ahead, I remember last year’s trip with great fondness and look forward to creating some exciting new memories.
But until then, here’s a brief look back to 2013.
Wildebeest crossing the Mara River near our camp
Cub playing with its momma
The chaos of a crossing
My jeep-mates: Chris and Jashika
Lots and lots of Wildebeest
Sunset + Rain + Tree + Vultures = Great ending to a day
Elephants at Twilight
Our fearless leader: Gerry van der Walt
The Mara after a light rain
I just love giraffes
Nothing like a nice silhouette
Wildebeest diving off an escarpment on their way to the Mara River
The Wild Eye team
Evening cross of the Mara
Loved capturing this cheetah walking
A leopard and his kill
One of the Maasai from Wild Eye: Dykson at camp
A cheetah runs toward wildebeest in the distance
Ribbons of color and a lot of speckles of wildebeest
Two elephants playing
Flying over the Mara
A lovely woman I met in a Maasai village
One of the most incredible sunsets I’ve ever seen
Maasai warriors doing the “jumping dance”
Two lions getting it on..
A color-blocked afternoon
A very handsome king of the jungle, er.. Mara