Watching the largest herd of African Elephants in Amboseli National Park

While out on the safari drive in Amboseli National Park, we saw a huge cloud of dust in the distance. As the animals came closer, it became clear that this was probably the largest herd of African Elephants (as seen in the feature image) that we had seen here. It was also a herd with […]

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Kingfishers of Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is a birding heaven given its fair share of swamps, streams and other water bodies. And we also realized that it is one of the best places in Kenya to photograph Kingfishers especially the most beautiful of them all, the Malachite Kingfisher. We spotted the Malachite Kingfisher at a couple of locations […]

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The Lion brothers in Amboseli National Park

Strangely enough Amboseli National Park is one place where we did not spot many African Lions, except for a pride that we saw on day one of our visit. While we searched the length and breath of the park, we did not see another pride or lone males. We made one last attempt to check […]

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Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate

On November 15, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted a ban on the U.S. import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The president put a hold on the order two days later, calling trophy hunting in a tweet a “horror show.” He has yet to make a final determination regarding the USFWS order. […]

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Suckling Zebra calf, Spur Fowl, Bustard, Lion and more at Amboseli

While the Zebra calf suckling its mother, that we sighted at the Amboseli National Parkwas the highlight of this post, this safari had other wonderful photography moments that we cherished. One such moment was when we spotted the Yellow-throated Spurfowl. With its gorgeous banded eyes and yellow throat, it made for a beautiful capture. The […]

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Lilac-breasted Roller in Amboseli National Park

After several safaris into the Amboseli National Park, we were yet to see anyAfrican Lion. And our driver-guide wanted to make one last attempt to search for them on one of our game drives. We started off on a good note with the sighting of yet another African Elephant, this time with a suckling calf. […]

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Grey Crowned Cranes in Amboseli National Park

On an evening game drive in Amboseli National Park, we saw a pair of Grey Crowned Cranes foraging close to the road and we stopped to get a picture. I waited till the famous Crown was perfectly spread by the wind and took a few pictures. I timed a capture when the Grey Crowned Crane […]

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Weird tusked Elephant in Amboseli National Park

On one of our morning game drives into Amboseli National Park, we spotted this African Elephant mom and calf at a distance, by the side of the tracks. The mother had her back to us while she shielded her calf. We were keen to get a clearer view of the Elephant calf and moved closer […]

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Pied Kingfisher in Amboseli National Park

After the hair-raising close encounter with the African Elephant, this game drive through Amboseli National Park quickly turned into a amazing birding safari. We saw a Hadeda Ibis (below) not far away from the road. But the highlight of this post is the Pied Kingfisher (below). We will talk about it a little later in […]

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Suckling African Lion cubs in Amboseli National Park

On one of our evening game drives at the Amboseli National Park, we spotted a couple of Lion cubs sitting close to the road. There was not a single Lioness in sight. I guess most of them were on a hunt. The cubs looked hungry and listless, so we left them to mind their business […]

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