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01 Dec 2015

The Story of Lorain and her lost cub

The Leopard. (Panthera pardus) is one of the five BIG CATS. They are elusive, solitary and largely nocturnal. In the classical era a leopard was believed to be a hybrid of a lion and a panther, as is reflected in its name. The Leopard owes its huge hunting success to its well camouflaged fur, remarkable vision, exceptional hearing, good sense of smell, its opportunistic hunting behavior, broad diet, strength to move heavy carcasses into trees and its ability to adapt to various habitats to mention […]

30 Sep 2015

Golden Selfie with a top predator

Am seated in my car, its about 6:20pm, my camera pointed at the sunset, a bit to my left is a family of cheetahs, one of the most famous cheetah families, in the Maasai Mara, I am praying that they’ll give me a great series of silhouette photos. I took my eyes off the scene for a few seconds to confirm i had the right settings, I look up from my camera and see the cheetahs climbing one of the […]

13 Aug 2015

The Kill Sequence

The wilder beast are in their millions, grazing the maasai mara plains. This is the great migration, the 7th wonder of the world. This period though dangerous is very necessary. These herbivorous together with their cousins the zebras, are hunted day and night by the big cats. Effortlessly too, due to their large numbers. But the other equally dangerous aspect is the crossing, the dangerous swim across the Mara river. If you have witnessed the crossing you will agree that […]

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