This happened about an hour ago.
It was dusty, it was chaotic, it was just plain awesome.
As I sit here on the banks of the Mara River and look back on an incredible week I am amazed at how the Masai Mara just keeps delivering amazing wildlife photography opportunities. Yes, our current photo safaris are all about the Great Migration but the Great Migration is about more than just the river crossings.
It’s about an all-round amazing African adventure.
That being said the crossings do make for great wildlife photography and is something that many of us grow up wanting to see.
Last week we had a lot – and I mean a lot – of Zebra crossings and during the last few days the number of Wildebeest have been increasingly dramatically as the approach the Mara River from the east setting the stage for another great photo safari!
There are people out there who year after year harp on the fact that there are too many crossing images coming out of the Mara during Migration time and that nothing is original anymore. Sure, this might be the case but once we all realise that wildlife photography is not a problem to be solved nor a game to be won we can all just enjoy the amazing experience of photographing one of nature’s most famous events for ourselves – the real reason to do it!
Tomorrow a new group of guest will join Andrew and I for our Extended Great Migration Photo Safari.
Ten days of amazing wildlife photography awaits.
I’ll leave you with two more images from the crossing we experienced this morning.
Time and connectivity allowing I will post again soon but you can follow along on my Instagram feed where I post live from the field.
Until next time.
Gerry van der Walt
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