Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Up Close

This is a follow up post by Mr.Jyoti. Check his previous post here or visit his blog here.

Having visited Kenya in April 2013, it’s time to revisit through our photographs.

Acknowledgement: most of the photos were taken by Junior. Both of us are amateurs, we were armed with an entry level Canon DSLR and a Fuji Bridge camera that was bought just before trip to avoid ‘camera fights’.

This is a collection of close-ups, with a few landscapes thrown in for contrast. The views of the monsoon skies and clouds were amazing, indeed.

We reached Nairobi via the Kenya Airways night flight from Mumbai. As you can probably guess, excitement was building up in anticipation, as we peered at the sun coming up slowly.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Little chirping Weaver birds welcomed us at the gate of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

The Marabou Stork, resident at Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Blue Eared Glossy Starlings.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Lilac Breasted Roller, the national bird of Botswana and Kenya.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Tawny Eagle.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Why did the Helmeted Guinea Fowl cross the road?

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Crowned Lapwing Plover.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Superb Starling.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Black Rhino.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Common Eland.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Oryx.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Common Zebra. The one on the right seems to be thinking ‘boys will be boys’.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Oh, it’s a lovely day, the sun is out in April!

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Grevy’s Zebra.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

So, how’s the weather down there?

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

An Impala Conference.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Thomson’s Gazelle.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

A Waterbuck baby has wandered into the camp. You can see the electric fence in the background.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Gentle elle looking for food.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Thoughtfully concentrating on plucking branches.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Running for cover.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

The regal, nonchalant Cheetah.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Magnificent late afternoon views of the water hole and monsoon clouds at Serena Sweetwaters Camp, from the tea-coffee-cakes-drinks tent.

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

Photo Credit: Adit Ganguly

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