There Is Always More

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How do you define an experience?  How do you capture it?

During last week’s photographic safari in the Masai Mara these questions crossed my mind.

When you head to the Mara during migration season your photographic goals will without a doubt revolve around the drama of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest crossing the Mara river as they continue on their never ending journey.

There is however more.

A whole lot more!

During our 7 days at the Wild Eye Mara Camp we witnessed many, many river crossing sometimes as many as four per day.  That being said, these river crossings on their own did not make the entire experience as amazing as it was.

There is more.

A whole lot more!

The ecosystem that is the Masai Mara includes an amazing diversity of mammals and birds, endless landscapes and when you combined with the action of the migration and some of the largest skies anywhere in Africa you are a few steps close to telling the whole story.

Add to this the hospitality experience at the Wild Eye Mara Camp and you have the makings of a truly memorable experience.

The key, when you go on a photographic safari, is absolutely to focus on whatever the main attraction is -river crossings, leopards, polar bears, whatever – but don’t ignore the rest of the story.

I have not worked through all my images from last week’s photo safari yet as I like to let them ‘simmer’ for a while before getting stuck in but after a quick scroll through this morning here are a couple of images that, to me, shows a few of the special moments from our trip.

Gerry van der Walt - Masai Mara River Crossing

Gerry van der Walt - Herd of Giraffe

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye Vehicle and Vulture

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye Mara Camp

Gerry van der Walt - Jumping Maasai

When I head back to the Masai Mara on Friday for our next photo safari I will again be looking at photographing the whole experience.

Yes, I would love to see and photograph more river crossings but there is more.

There is always more!

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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