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2015 Retrospective: Intense and Focused

Now that we are well into the year 2016, it is time for a retrospective look at my photographic journey in 2015. The year can be summarised as intense and focused, as the majority of images I captured during 2015 were in the Mara North Conservancy and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, where we embarked upon an incredible seven-day safari with our friend and safari leader Mario... [more]

Kenya: So Where Exactly Were We?

For the past few months I have chronicled our adventures in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya on a day-by-day basis, detailing in words and pictures the incredible experiences we had. For those who have not been to the Mara, it can be difficult to picture the geography and understand how vast it is, and... [more]

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 4 of 7

Our fourth day in the Maasai Mara region of south-western Kenya had arrived after a good night's sleep following the magical big cat activity and stunning skies we had witnessed the day before. As had become our habit by now, we were again the first to rise from slumber at 5am, walking through the darkness... [more]

Maasai Mara: Day 3 of 7

A new day for us in the Mara had arrived. While it was only the third day, the routine of the early rises, a Maasai escort to the camp fire, some quick online activity over a hot drink, and departure into the ever-fading darkness, had become very normal and comfortable. We met Francis at the... [more]

Maasai Mara: Day 2 of 7

Our second day in the Maasai Mara began nice and early, with a 5am rise after a fantastic first night roughing it in a luxurious tent at Elephant Pepper Camp, during which we heard lions roaring in the night, and hyenas becoming excited.  The night was filled with all manner of exotic wildlife noises, and at... [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]

Which Filters for Landscape Photographers?

A discussion about creative filters on an Internet forum got me thinking, and prompted me to post a quick article here on a question new landscape/seascape/cityscape photographers often ask: Which filters should I buy? I personally recommend Lee filters (although I have a HiTech filter in my rig), and use the Lee filter holder and... [more]