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Maasai Mara: Day 5 of 7

Our plan for day five in the Kenyan wilderness was to depart the Mara North Conservancy and head south into the public Maasai Mara National Reserve.  We were in search of cheetahs, the only big cats we had not yet seen. Rather than heading out for two drives (morning and afternoon) near camp, we made a single... [more]

Maasai Mara: Day 1 of 7

On the morning of the 5th of June, 2015, we awoke in our hotel room in Nairobi, and began preparing for a big day ahead: we were heading to the Mara North Conservancy, which is part of the larger Maasai Mara ecosystem in south-western Kenya. Our seven-day photographic wildlife safari was soon to begin, but beforehand, we... [more]

Welcome to Kenya

Today we arrived in Kenya, a trip which has been in the making since last August. It was a long journey to get here, with two long flights and a ten-hour stop-over in Bangkok in between flights. We arrived in Nairobi early this morning, where our friend and safari leader (for the second time now)... [more]

2014 Retrospective: Low-Output Year, but Such is Life

While we are not quite done with the year 2014 yet, it is close enough to publish a retrospective of the year from a photographic perspective. Firstly, it was my most low-output year on record; but with other commitments and interests, and a waning interest in photography, I can live with that. I only published... [more]

A Getaway to Jenolan Caves

For the past few days, we have called this magnificent Edwardian hotel - Caves House- home; for we headed to Jenolan Caves, in the Blue Mountains, for a pre-Queen's Birthday long weekend getaway to reconnect with nature and give ourselves a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the big smoke... [more]

Hogsheads

This is the famous Cellar 20 in the Penfolds winery at Magill Estate, Adelaide. On the left are 30 hogsheads (300-litre oak barrels) of Grange 2013, which is undergoing barrel maturation in Quercus alba (American oak). On the right are American oak barrels containing Bin 389 cabernet shiraz.  These barrels were used for the 2012... [more]