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Our first leopard encounter – one of an amazing four! - during my recent stay in Kenya's Masai Mara was with this dashingly handsome young male just as the sun was coming up, bathing him in increasingly beautiful warm light as we followed him, and his sister (!) heading off through a field of wary antelope while being yapped at by a pair of black-backed jackals, until they finally disappeared from sight into a thicket some thirty minutes later. One of many thrilling high-points of this trip!

For the record: the small, brown protrusion you may note at the base of his right ear is in fact a bloodsucking tick. Much as I was tempted to remove it, in post-processing if not actually at the time, I decided to leave it in place!

If you have something of a passion for animals as well as wildlife photography and wish to join us in Kenya on our next photo safari, feel free to contact me anytime for more details: natureimpressions@yahoo.com

As opposed to regular safaris, we concentrate on improving your photographic skills and getting you into the most favourable situations in the field that will enable you to capture the best images of every given opportunities. We currently offer 7-day, 10-day, and 14-day photo safaris in Kenya, in addition to which I will be happy to share my knowledge of developing photos to help you bring out the very best of your own.

More pictures from my latest trip to follow, wishing you fine ones ahead meanwhile!

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