This post brings to a close my week-long posts on my recent photo safari to Kenya's wonderful Masai Mara. The adventure was organized by &Beyond - a leader in Africa travel and tours.
It was truly an amazing experience - made even more amazing by the entire staff at our base camp, Bateleur, and the adjacent camp, Kichwa Tembo.
Scroll down to see my other six posts about the trip.
I am currently planning a 2012 photo workshop/tour to Tanzania. Shoot me an email if you are interested.
A few special "thank you" notes are in order - in addition to thanking YOU for following along here on my blog.
Above: Thank you Moses Kibet. Moses was our guide/drive/naturalist for six to seven hours each day. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge.
Above: Moses was also was our on-safari chef. Great yogurt/honey, coffee, buns, fruit, eggs and sausage! And, what a location . . right next to the Mara river that's filled with hungry crocks. :-)
Above left: Thank you Jackson Tunai. Jackson was our expert walking safari guide, who, along with Francis Nkulet, made our on-foot adventures a real, well, adventure. Click here to see Jackson and Francis in action. Don't worry, we out-ran the lions! Thanks guys for keeping us safe. In the photo on the right, Jackson, and his friend Johnston, pose for a photograph.
Above: Thanks to Milka Kerubo, operations manager at Bateleur Camp, and Joseph Masibo, Camp Manager, for keeping on the lights for us after a long day on safari. And, thanks for the room/tent service.
Above: Thanks to the band/staff who gave us a special pre-dinner performance on the Mara. Even the chef joined the fun.
Below: One more thank you goes to Boniface Oduor (left) who made each and every meal a real treat. Boniface now knows all my best magic tricks, which is why they now call him the "Magic Man." Yes, that's Moses on the right.
Again, thanks to everyone at &Beyond, especially Tarryn Gibson, Market Manger at &Beyond in South Africa, for making our stay so very special.
If you'd like to join me on my 2012 photo safari to Tanzania, shoot me an email.
Explore the light,
P.S. One more tip, illustrated with a photograph from a previous trip to the Mara: Remember that "Composition is the Strongest Way of Seeing." Compose carefully.
More on composition on my next Kelby Training class, coming December 4th, called: "Composition is the Strongest Way of Seeing." Stay tuned.