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2012 – Day 14 – Kenya Africa Wildlife Photography Tour – Samburu


Sparring Male Elephants - Kenya Africa Samburu 2012

Sparring Male Elephants – Kenya Africa Samburu 2012

Nikon D800E f/5.6@1.500 ISO 800

Day 14 – Shooting in Samburu – September 6th – Shoot Day 11

5:30 Wake up call, cookies and fresh coffee for the last day of our African journey. This was our the last chance to catch any wildlife that we hadn’t seen. Although for me, I felt that I captured almost all of the wildlife and more than I expected. Todays list was the Oryx, Grevy’s Zebra (Endangered) and the Kudo Antelope.

We started out at 6:30am and the morning weather was fabulous. On our morning game drive we captured Giraffes, Starlings, Gerenuks, Elephants, Silverback Jackal, Marshall Eagle, Oryx, Grevy’s Zebra, Cheetah, Baboons, Kudo Antelope, Cinnamon Chested Bee-eater, Crocodile, Waterbuck and a Kingfisher. We had a box breakfast at the base of a small mountain and enjoyed a great view over the Samburu area.

Back to Intrepid camp and lunch at 12:30pm. Took a small nap and then back to the safari vehicles for our final game drive. I left my Hasselblad camera and my Fuji GX617 at camp. I guess I was just exhausted from carrying 75lbs of photo gear around! Since it was our last outing, I decided to make it easy. Whew!

We headed out at 3:30pm to catch our last photographs from Samburu and Kenya. We immediately came across a large group of Elephants that kept all 5 vehicles busy shooting for some time. We came across a Red Hornbill and then spent some time shooting Gerenuks, as it was difficult to catch them standing on their hind legs while they ate. We spent the remaining time on some late evening landscape shots and then called it a day a little early. I think most of the group was growing tired.

We all met for a final dinner together at 7:30pm at Intrepids. Stanley sang us a few songs and everyone said their goodbye’s and thank you’s. What a great trip and great group of strangers who I can now call my friends.

See my 2012 Kenya Wildlife Gallery Here and my Kenya Wildlife Gallery Panorama’s Here

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