From the Field: I’m Back in the Mara

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I am back in the Mara and day one of our extended Great Migration Photo Safari produced – in a big way!

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Even before getting to camp we saw an incredible river crossing which lasted for well over an hour.

This is what people come here for.

This is what people want to see and photograph.

This is the Masai Mara!

There are people who bitch and moan about the amount of vehicles or that there are no more unique images from this amazing natural spectacle but seeing the look on my guests faces made me realise that the experience of seeing and photographing massive, massive herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara river on the never-ending journey is still something that should be on every bodies bucket list.

It is spectacular!

After getting to camp, meeting the staff and a quick lunch we hit the road again which saw us drive through the open wildebeest filled plains of the Mara stopping for images all the way.

Long lenses, short lenses and even iPhones were used and just goes to show that photographing something like this is personal to each person and judging by the amount of ‘look at this image‘ when we got back to camp just proved how much fun it can be to share an experience like this.

The Mara never fails to produce and we have 8 days left.

Make sure to stay tuned to the Wild Eye Facebook page and my Twitter feed where I will post updates  as and when possible.

But now it’s time for a cup of coffee and another African sunset!

Until next time!

Gerry van der Walt 

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