© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

A Kick-Ass Day in the Mara

Gerry van der Walt All Authors, Penny 8 Comments

If you know anything about Wild Eye, read our blogs, follow us on our various social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, twitter and more, then I have no doubt in my mind that you know how the Masai Mara is quite a big feature in our photographic safari offerings pretty much throughout the year,

And why?

Follow me on this visual journey as I take you on a kick-ass day in the Mara, and you will know why.

© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

A very iconic scene in the Mara – a Topi gazing across the plains with beautiful cloud buildup

© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

The multitude of patterned wings of Ruppell’s vultures is a common sight

© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

The definition of magnificence

© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

The giants of the Mara River

© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

If you take a closer look, there is always so much more to see.

© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

The time we spent with this pride was so special. The cubs were so full of mischief

© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

And while all the other hippos lay asleep, a baby tried with all its might to stay awake

© Penny Robartes - Masai Mara 2014

The elegance of a cheetah knows no bounds

That was a day in the Mara during one of the Wild Eye Great Migration Photo Safaris that we hosted in 2014. Not too long now and i’ll be back there with my guests for more days filled with amazing moments!

I look forward to seeing you there,


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Gerry van der Walt

I am a private and specialist photographic safari guide, public speaker, co founder of Wild Eye and wildlife photographer. Visit my website at www.gerryvanderwalt.com or follow my journey on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter a look forward to changing the way you see the world.  I also host a Wildlife Photography Podcast and I Vlog!

Comments 8

  1. Joni Munsterteiger

    Still love the Leopard image with the curled tail!! Just outstanding! Were these taken on one of the Big Cats safari’s? Hope I can get something half as great! Keep thinking I will settle down at some point, but no….still EXCITED!! =^.^=

    1. Penny Robartes

      Thanks Joni! It was captured on a Great Migration Photo Safari last year, but the opportunities during Big Cats and Tuskers are as great! Just without huge herds of wildebeest and zebra of course 😉

      Im glad to hear that you haven’t settled down! If you ever do, let me know and i’ll make sure to change that 🙂

  2. Dee Roelofsz

    Another set of simply amazing images Penny, I would SO love to do this with you guys & am still on Gavin’s case to plan it for 2016! Fingers crossed 🙂

    1. Penny Robartes

      After hearing all the wonderful adventures you and Gavin go on, I am positive that you will both Love this experience Dee! It would be amazing to show you both the Mara!

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