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African Safari from Kenya July,2019
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Sep 9, 2019 23:34:28   #
drbart Loc: New York, NY
 
Been a long term wish to go on an African Safari & finally went for my 70th birthday! Went to Kenya this past July, and stayed in the endless plains of the Masai Mara.
The attached photo’s were taken by me from the Land Cruiser using my Fujifilm X-T2 and their Fujinon Lens XF 100-400mm 1:4.5 - 5.6. All photo’s were hand held while sitting.
At that time The Great Migration of Wildebeests need to cross the Mara River.
Wildebeests on the plains
Wildebeests on the plains...
Charging down a dusty hill into the river
Charging down a dusty hill into the river...




Giraffe looking for food as they elegantly move along.
Giraffe looking for food as they elegantly move al...
A Lioness looking to fed her cubs
A Lioness looking to fed her cubs...
Wildebeest
Wildebeest...
Trio of feeding zebras
Trio of feeding zebras...
Impala
Impala...
Baby elephants playing
Baby elephants playing...

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Sep 9, 2019 23:44:20   #
blacks2 Loc: SF. Bay area
 
Outstanding photography.

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Sep 9, 2019 23:47:37   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Really nice! I hope I make before I'm 70, but I'll take it if that's how it turns out!

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Sep 10, 2019 00:22:42   #
jessandcheryl
 
Oh, I am again so envious. I got to spend three weeks in Kenya, about 10 years ago, and didn't want to come home. It was simply magic. We were in many areas, the Masai Mara being one of them. We were not there during the migration, so you really are ahead of me there. Between my son and I we came home with over 15,000 digital shots. I am a painter, so I have reference material for a lifetime! Beautiful shots with lots of drama from you! Very cool! JESS

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Sep 10, 2019 01:30:13   #
luvmypets Loc: Fayetteville, NC
 
Wonderful photos!! I love the baby elephants!! My favorite is the b&w wildebeests. I can almost hear their thundering hooves and feel the dust their kicking up.

Thanks for sharing!!!

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Sep 10, 2019 07:16:14   #
Cmbtvet Loc: Elmira, NY
 
Nice set, worthy enough to be in a magazine

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Sep 10, 2019 07:19:24   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Wonderful set!

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Sep 10, 2019 07:30:51   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
drbart wrote:
Been a long term wish to go on an African Safari & finally went for my 70th birthday! Went to Kenya this past July, and stayed in the endless plains of the Masai Mara.
The attached photo’s were taken by me from the Land Cruiser using my Fujifilm X-T2 and their Fujinon Lens XF 100-400mm 1:4.5 - 5.6. All photo’s were hand held while sitting.
At that time The Great Migration of Wildebeests need to cross the Mara River.


You did outstanding with those images and technique.
What are you going to do for your 75th drbart?

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Sep 10, 2019 08:02:21   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
drbart wrote:
Been a long term wish to go on an African Safari & finally went for my 70th birthday! Went to Kenya this past July, and stayed in the endless plains of the Masai Mara.
The attached photo’s were taken by me from the Land Cruiser using my Fujifilm X-T2 and their Fujinon Lens XF 100-400mm 1:4.5 - 5.6. All photo’s were hand held while sitting.
At that time The Great Migration of Wildebeests need to cross the Mara River.


Stunning, well done.

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Sep 10, 2019 08:05:57   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
drbart wrote:
Been a long term wish to go on an African Safari & finally went for my 70th birthday! Went to Kenya this past July, and stayed in the endless plains of the Masai Mara.
The attached photo’s were taken by me from the Land Cruiser using my Fujifilm X-T2 and their Fujinon Lens XF 100-400mm 1:4.5 - 5.6. All photo’s were hand held while sitting.
At that time The Great Migration of Wildebeests need to cross the Mara River.


I like the lioness, zebras and impala most.

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Sep 10, 2019 08:47:49   #
Nosaj Loc: Florida
 
drbart wrote:
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The attached photo’s were taken by me from the Land Cruiser using my Fujifilm X-T2 and their Fujinon Lens XF 100-400mm 1:4.5 - 5.6. ....... ..... .......


Very well done. Excellent perspectives, good color, sense of motion, and eye appeal. Yours are what great safari photos should look like.

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Sep 10, 2019 08:56:15   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
Magnificent captures...thanks for sharing!!

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Sep 10, 2019 09:15:16   #
drbart Loc: New York, NY
 
Gee thank you so very much everyone!!Much appreciate the nice comments; this is my first time at posting any of my photo’s here or anywhere else.

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Sep 10, 2019 09:22:56   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
drbart wrote:
Gee thank you so very much everyone!!Much appreciate the nice comments; this is my first time at posting any of my photo’s here or anywhere else.


Well these are great. Would love to see some more!

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Sep 10, 2019 09:27:13   #
Tom Iskiyan Loc: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
 
Fantastic Shots!

What was the name of the tour company you went with?
Were you satisfied with the amount of game you saw?
What time of year did you go?
Tom

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