We stumbled upon this jackal lying in the middle of the road amid some elephant dung. He was using the dung to warm himself up on this chilly morning and would not budge until we were very close. We stopped to take a few pictures and most obligingly, he walked back to the dung and posed.
Focusing can be tricky when it comes to backlighting. You have to focus manually when taking such shots, but when it works, the result can be amazing.
We have had many beautiful mornings this week with golden yellow sunrises.
I was excited to join our guests in a hot air balloon this week for a photoshoot. The views are simply astounding.
Some scenes I look forward to every day.
It was wonderful to catch up with the Border Brothers this week. Their bellies were full from a kill they had made in the Serengeti and had just crossed over to our side to get enjoy some shade.
This week has been all about the birds. Here is a sequence showing a black-chested snake eagle hovering over a snake before swooping in to make its kill.
Some other wonderful moments included watching a pied kingfisher fluttering over a small pool of water; with a fish in its sights. It stays in the air for close to 30 seconds before taking the plunge. For a fraction of a second it dips underwater before coming up with a fish in its beak.
With the rains slowly coming to an end, the pools of water near the roads have started drying up, exposing the fish. A spur-winged plover enjoyed a small mudfish on the road.
This week also brought a rare sighting; the Verreaux’s eagle-owl.
There’s no better way to end the day then with one of our famed Mara sunsets.
Except perhaps with the sweetest jackal pup in all the Mara?
This Week a Year Ago
This week a year ago, Adam captured this amazing image of a little bee-eater eyeing a bee. The bee was too large for the bird and actually successfully chased the bird away.
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