Recently I spent some time on safari in the Masai Mara and Laikipia. Days were warm and dry, especially in southern Laikipia, so I made the most of my favourite times of day…dawn and dusk. Although I never got the ‘Golden Hour’ everyday, I was treated to some classic safari moments. Couple this with some excellent walking at Ol Pejeta and the low numbers of tourists in Kenya at this time of year, I can safely say January is a great time to be in Kenya if you aren’t really looking for wildebeest! #Whyilovekenya
The excitement builds as we are nearly ready to board the Governor’s Balloon for our morning floating over the majestic Masai Mara.
What an incredible way to start my day – sunrise over the Mara.
One of the dreamy scenes that unfolded on the balloon ride, just after floating over a pride of lions!
The chance to photograph this iconic mountain in a different mood each day is my motivation for rising early.
The almost milky late afternoon light on Ol Pejeta provided a fun opportunity to capture the top f the Aberdares as backdrop to the zebras and elephants
Some patience before sunset was rewarded when a young male Grant’s Gazelle decided to put in a big effort to court a female.
This cute bushbaby can be tricky to photograph in the thorn trees with no natural light. I spotted this one in silhouette as it emerged just minutes after sunset.