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Wildlife photography: birthday safari in the Masai Mara

Wildlife photography from a safari at the Little Governor's Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya.

Wildlife photography from a safari at the Little Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya.

I think it’s fair to say I’m not usually known as a wildlife photographer. It is something I enjoy dabbling in, however (especially if it means playing with fun toys like all the Nikon exotic tele-lenses!). So it was a great surprise when my (amazing) fiancée told me that her birthday gift for my 31st, last fall, was a two days trip to a luxury lodge deep in the Masai Mara. We flew there a few hours after returning from a gruelling weeklong stay in the Kakuma refugee camp, at the South Sudan and Uganda border, and the contrast couldn’t have been greater.

I’m no Nick Brandt, but here are some of my favourite shots from those extraordinary two days!

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