Another Leopard picture from Kenya
Here is one more Leopard picture from my recent trip to Kenya. This was taken in really low light so I am happy that the image is sharp, even if it is a little noisy.
This Leopard ran down the tree only moments after we had arrived on the scene. It was perfect timing, although the framing is not spot on I am rather happy with the way the image turned out.
These Flamingos were on a small lake close to Lake Naivasha - we arrived in the warm afternoon sun to find thousands of these colourful birds resting on the lake shore. It was such an amazing sight and a fantastic place to spend an afternoon photographing. The two birds, to the left, started to groom simultaneously and I could not turn down such a great pose.
Another Leopard image here. I have seen plenty of Leopard in Zambia, but to see three in the mara in 5 days really was a treat. This one had just killed the Grant's Gazelle between it legs, the snarl was aimed towards a vehicle with some rather noisy occupants (much to everyone's annoyance).
Lastly, a picture of an Olive Baboon. This was an amazing moment for me, this large male was only 8 feet away from the end of my lens. To start with a I was photographing the large family group, that was crossing the road ahead, when this large male started to approach my long lens (my new 300mm f/2.8). I pulled the lens into the vehicle expecting that the Baboon might be a little aggressive, I have had close encounters with these animals and I have a lot of respect for them.
Then he stopped, eye level with me, and started to stare. I pushed the lens out of the vehicle again and started to photograph. I was only able to fit his eyes in the frame, when aother vehicle stopped just behind us. As they stopped and for only a split second he turned to look at them, with the Sun lighting up his face I managed to get the one shot off before he turned back to look at me. The intamacy was a real privilege and something I will not forget in a hurry, the detail of his fur and his skin is exquisite. I have never successfully photographed a Baboon as they seem to get very aggressive when you point the lens towards them, so for me, this is the shot of the trip.