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Migration UNCUT 2015 – Updates continued…

Post a hectic 13 hours a day grueling schedule in the African bush, the 2015 edition of our migration campaign in Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo came to an end. The last leg our Mara campaign gave us some great cheetah action, a few superb river crossings were halted because of brutal crocodile and lion assaults. The ofcourse continued making use of the morning and evening light searching for subjects that can make good images.

It was great to see a clear view of the Kilimanjaro when we landed in Amboseli and elephants against the backdrop of the majestic peak made it a perfect frame. I was particularly impressed with the dedication showed by my fellow photographers in Tsavo where they experimented with some unique perspectives of red elephants by burying themselves underground for 2 days. The tons of wide angle perspectives from Tsavo were a real treat for photography.

Here are some of the many moments witnessed in the past 10 days:

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Migration Uncut Season 5: Live updates from Mara

We are half way through the Canon – Nature Wanderers Migration UNCUT 2015 edition. Week after week we have been witnessing some amazing action right from some fabulous river crossings, leopard, lions and cheetah hunt sequences and some brilliant experimentations with light. We were quite successful hunting down the leopard with cubs in the Double Cross and Amani the cheetah with 4 young cubs on multiple occasions. Presenting some of the wonderful moments our participants have witnessed till now.

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“Raining” Cheetahs

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leopard cub

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A great portfolio of cheetah cubs by the participants of Canon – Nature Wanderers Migration UNCUT 2015.

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Evening romance in Masai Mara

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Malaika and cubs

 

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Hanged till death… leopard with an impala kill in the main crossing area.

 

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African textures. Nature’s own monochrome…

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A cheetah running in full sprint.

 

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Impressions in African waters

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India was on our minds as we celebrated Independence day in Masai Mara

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Marching army of Wildebeest during Migration UNCUT Season 5

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One of the female cub quietly sneaked in while we were shooting and stole our bean bag

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It was a day for lions and we spent a very productive session with the Marsh pride experimenting with varied compositions and light conditions. Here is how we witnessed the setting sun during Canon – Nature Wanderers Migration UNCUT 2015

 

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Wildebeests march towards the Sand river in Masai Mara


The Great Migration 2014 Update

Shooting in Masai Mara during the Great Wildebeest Migration has been one of my biggest photographic learning ground over the past few years. The ample amount of shooting opportunities opens avenues for experimentation and a lot of field experience gathered from the Savannah can be applied while shooting in Indian scenarios since opportunities in our forests are rare and its imperative for a photographer to make the best of those rare intrinsic moments in the woods of India.

This year my focus was yet again on tight closeups and in addition to the light, a heavy downpour during one of the days also acted as an aid while creating images in the Mara. Presenting an assorted collection of images from my 2014 Mara expedition:

(In case you wish to join me for my 2015 Masai Mara photography tour, please send me a mail at shivang@naturewanderers.com)

Lion Portrait

Cheetah

The Marsh Pride

The Marsh Pride

The eye of a cheetah

Cheetah & 6 cubs

Lion in Rains