Angama Mara Photo Safari day 8

08th May 2016
Today I got up early and spent some time before sunrise photographing the lodge, I spent time in the room as well as the main area trying to capture the beauty of Angama, there was a beautiful sunrise and I managed to get some great images at the lodge.

Later on in the morning we took breakfast with us and headed off down the escarpment into the Masai Mara, once we got down into the Mara we went in search of a pride of Lions that had been seen the previous afternoon, along the way we watched a couple of Thompsons Gazelle Sparring as well as a Male Topi displaying to some rival Topi that had wandered too close for comfort.

We continued our Lion search and it wasn’t too long before we managed to find them on one of the plains, they were watching a warthog that was grazing nearby, one of the Lionesses made a effort to catch the warthog but the Warthog was too quick and managed to escape down a burrow on the side of a termite mound, unfortunately for us it was just too far away to photograph and we watched the chase through our binoculars.

After the chase and once everything had settled down we went closer to the lions and managed to get some pictures of them, most of the Lions were quite Lethargic and they didn’t get up to much.

After Leaving the lions we set off to the river for our breakfast , we found a beautiful spot that was just perfect for our stop, after breakfast we headed back to the lodge as I still had some more photographic theory to go through with the rangers.

Later on in the day close to sunset we headed off to Angama’s boma for a drink and to watch the sun go down, the boma has a fantastic view of the sunset and the Masai Mara down below the escarpment, just as the sun was setting a group of Masai warriors came to sing and dance for us, by using a slow shutter speed and some fill in flash I managed to capture some wonderful images of them as they danced in the fading light.

Later on after the Boma we headed off to the lodge for dinner and a wonderful end to another great day in the Mara.

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