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Cheetah Hunt - Client Images
Masai Mara, Kenya
Oct 15 2012 Written by: Brad Horn
An Epic client recently wrote to us to express their thanks for a "truly amazing" safari. They spent the bulk of their trip in the Masai Mara and enjoyed action every day. "In one word, it was amazing!! - so many and varied experiences. I started selecting some photos to send to you to capture some special moments, but it was hopeless - I ended up with nearly 100 photos!!! So, for now I have sent you pics of a successful and unsuccessful hunt from 2 different cheetah mothers - one a mother of 2, the other a mother of 4. ... [Read More]
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Tanzanian Family Adventure - Biking Through Maasailand
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Leopard Cubs, Rhinos and Owls
I have just returned from guiding a lovely family through the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The below snaps are a mere gesture to the variety and amount of game we encountered. The leopard cub and its sibling were being chased by a male lion and sought refuge in a tree. Both survived. Also below is a Scops owl taking a snooze at Olivers Camp, Tarangire. The cheetah chase picture was actually taken by 10 year old Ella Lewis with my Nikon camera and 300mm lense while I was giving some basic photography lessons. ...
Anita's Okavango Experience
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