Annual wildebeest migration

September 19, 2016 5:49 am  /  Kenya  /  , , ,

No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October. The Wildebeest Migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. It is one of the most spectacular events to be experienced. Here is a short compilation of the migration I experinced in various occasions. Watch, enjoy and share.

Leopard mother and cub

September 10, 2015 7:13 am  /  Big Cats, Tanzania  /  , , , , , ,

Leopard story- This happened in Serengeti National park, Tanzania where we were looking for leopards. There was a Kopje (rock) with dense bushes and we were told that there is a leopard with a cub hiding inside. As you all know mothers are extremely protective of the new borns and leopard being a elusive animal, it would even stay for days hidden inside. After a long patient wait, we saw this beauty coming out of the shade, behind the rock, holding the new born and walking to another bush. This was just a 5 second glimpse but totally worth the wait.

Newborn leopards are extremely vulnerable and rely entirely on mom for nourishment and protection. They are born blind, opening their eyes at around 10 days of age, and weigh only 1 pound. Mom carries the cubs to a new location every couple of days to ensure they are hidden from potential predators.

The following are the sequence at which the whole scene shaped up.

She comes out of a bush. We are scouting where her cub is.

She comes out of a bush. We are scouting where her cub is.

She wants to get down for a reason.

She wants to get down for a reason.

Finding a good position for the leap.

Finding a good position for the leap.

There she decides to jump down.

There she decides to jump down.

We are wondering why does she want to get down.

We are wondering why does she want to get down.

And there she is with her cub, safely hidden behind the rock to protect the baby from the potential predators.

And there she is with her cub, safely hidden behind the rock to protect the baby from the potential predators.

Picks up the cub and walks away

Picks up the cub and walks away

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