Three Big Cats

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Tomorrow evening I fly to Kenya.

It’s been almost six months since my last visit and I am getting exceedingly excited about getting back to the Masai Mara and Amboseli with a group of photographers.

You can never predict nature and on a photo safari you should be open to, and ready, to shoot what you see.  That being said our goal for this particular trip, as the name says, is to photograph the Big Cats and Big Tuskers of these two iconic wildlife photography destinations.

The Mara is great for sightings of Africa’s big cats so for the first four days we will be focusing our photographic attention the lion, cheetah and, all going well, leopard.  Yes, you can never predict or expect to get certain sightings but I reckon our chances are quite good and we have the freedom to do what it takes to get the shots.

Six months ago I shot the following three frames within 5 kilometers from our campsite – the same one we will be staying at from Friday.

Gerry van der Walt - Wildlife & Nature Photography

Gerry van der Walt - Wildlife & Nature Photography

Gerry van der Walt - Wildlife & Nature Photography

All these cats are territorial and have well established areas close to where we will be camping so I reckon we have a good chance of finding them again.

Or, at the very least, we’ll have any idea where to start looking for them.

As with last year’s migration photo safaris I will be doing live updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the blog so you can follow along on our adventure and images!

However, before I leave there are still a few blogs I will be posting so make sure to stay tuned.  The new multi-author system on the the blog has been working extremely well and I am sure you will agree that the regular photography content, images and tutorials make for a fantastic one stop wildlife photography site!

For now, I need to get stuck into some admin and look at packing my camera bag (more info on that tomorrow!)

Until next time!

Gerry van der Walt

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