Today is the last day in my photo safari series here on my blog. Scroll down to see earlier posts.
All the photographs were taken while we were on a photo safari with our good friends Jonathan and Angela Scott – known and respected around the world as "The Big Cat People."
Today is Day 5: The Main Event
The main event during our stay on the Masai Mara was photographing the migration of the zebra and wildebeest. One morning we saw more than 5,000 animals on the move. The animals follow the rain so they always have something to eat.
In this post I'll share some, only some, my favorite migration photographs, along with some photo tips. I'll be sharing all my Masai Mara photographs at my upcoming seminars.
The photographs were taken on three different days at three different locations.
Above: Check your aperture to make sure you have the desired depth of field. Lens: Canon 24-105mm IS.
Above: Use foreground elements to add a sense of scale and depth to a photograph. Lens: Canon 70-300mm IS.
Above: Wildlife photography requires patience. One morning we waited more than three hours for the animals to cross the Mara River. Here I am deep in thought - planning the next trip! :-) Lens: Canon 15mm, but I recommend the Canon 8-15mm lens. Oh yeah, they never crossed.
Above: The team that made my photographs possible.
I'm feeling a bit sad as this series comes to a close. I miss the Mara and my friends Jonathan and Angela Scott, as well as our guide Simon Sitienei. I also miss our home away from home for the safari, Governors' Camp.
The good news is that we'll be back!