It has been a fantastic 2 weeks in Kenya thanks to my co-leader Paul McKenzie for sharing the Mara and all of its beauty with me and the group. I learned one important thing from the trip-your drivers matter!! We have had 3 of the best drivers and our safari vehicles could not have been better. Each of us had our own seat so that we could capture the action from both sides as well as access from the roof.
I took so many images and have just started to process them-no time… I have been up early and to bed late. This is the first time I have had a little bit of down time, as we are at Lake Bogoria photographing the Flamingos and they are literally 5 minutes from our base. We will be going out again this evening but I wanted to share a few photos with you before we do.
More on my trip later when I get home on the 11th.
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ One of my favorite moments from the trip was to see the cub being carried. Client Donna Bourdon got a killer shot of the cub being carried with a few others walking beside mom.
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ This Baboon carrying a baby walked right up to me, it was a good thing that I was using the Canon 100-400mm lens instead of my usual 70-200mm with 2x combo as the minimum focusing distance of the 100-400 allowed me to capture this ridiculously close shot.
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography Early morning silhouette. As I was photographing this shot I noticed the graphic look that the sun created and I liked the way the white added some interest so I kept on shooting!
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ This high-key Leopard shot will hang in my bedroom, I will be printing this one-straight out of camera as many of my shots here are.
Image © 2017/Denise Ippolito Photography ~ Flamingos. Thanks to Paul McKenzie for taking me out with his favorite pilot to capture some aerial shots-I of course got sick-the g-force got to me!