Month: April 2019

Sean-Masai Mara Trip October 2007

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A title for this page could be “Leto gets a buzz”.

This is the usual position for Sean (affectionately known as Leto from this point on)

This is the most movement we got out of Leto when we told him that Tea Time is over and its

time to go look for some wildlife (he perked up when he heard the word wildlife, although he had a different

type of “wild life” in mind)

Here we go, now he is awake and helping us spot wildebeest crossing at the Mara river.

He certainly has a unique way to use binoculars!

For some reason, Leto got a fly up his you-know-what and decided to get a haircut

Here is Kate gladly obliging him

Dominic was none too happy with Kate’s technique and decided to take over

That’s a lot better- a man with a buzz giving a man a buzz cut

Oops, don’t worry about the nick Leto, it will heal once you stop bleeding

Almost done, time for the sideburns to go

Wadda ya think?

Dominic gave Leto some lotion to put on. He never told him it was cape buffalo dung with

a whitener added

Rob and Leto showing off their chrome domes that night

Leto and Carly setting up to get a nice shot of a cheetah hunting. Follow this link to the “get thet shot” section to see how they did it.

Our Booz Cruz bartender doing his job

Hmmm, maybe I should join the Peace Corp

Keeping that travel journal updated

Hanging with the male cheetah’s

Don’t bother me, I’m dreaming of tonight’s drinking game

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Carly-Masai Mara Trip October 2007

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Carly had an important job. She was assigned to schlep the 500 mm from LA through Heathrow and Nairobi all the way to the Mara.

And she only complained for one week!


Enjoying her afternoon tea at Claridges in London

In Nairobi at the Norfolk hotel for breakfast

Breakfast again, this time in the Mara

Relaxing around the fire after a busy day of game drives

Getting a the shot of a cheetah on the hunt. Follow this link and lets see how she did

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Phil and Kathy-Masai Mara Trip October 2007

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A fellow veterinarian and his lovely wife accompanied us. They fit in perfectly with the group, and we hope they join us again (and bring that Wisconsin accent with them).



Kathy getting some rooftop shots

Phil taking his turn with the big lens

Using the same lens at Rekero to get some nice yellow billed stork shots at lunch time

Setting up to get his award winning cheetah shot

Follow this cheetah link to the cheetah section to see the shot

Can’t wait to get off!

Bribing a new friend

Wondering what they are smiling about?

Cathy teaching Phil how to take a picture

Phil and his award for the best photo in Group 1

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John and Carole-Masai Mara Trip October 2007

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We had a couple of “southerners” with us. We thoroughly enjoyed their company, sense of humor and drawls, although we had to keep on reminding them who won the war.



Carole showing off her shooting style in the early morning sun with the
Canon 70-20mm lens and the Mark II N camera

John’s shooting style with the Canon 500 mm lens and the 5D camera

Looks like John lost the drinking game last night

While John was sick to his stomach from the night before Carole was enjoying her breakfast in the Mara

A good nights sleep and John is good to go until the next night’s drinking game

Keeping an eye out for anything that moves

Her hard work paid off with these two young lion brothers

We had plenty of time to watch their behavior and set up for our shots

The first brother walked to a waterhole just to our right

And the second followed right behind

Our guide know these lions were going for a drink, so he has us lined up for our shot before they got there.

This gave Dr. P time to set up the camera for John to get a nice shot of them drinking

And here it is

After their drink they walked right past us and John set up for another nice shot

They walked so close they could easily jump into the vehicle. No worries though because Carole is keeping a wary eye on them

With Carole protecting us John got another good one

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Masai Mara 2007-Guides

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We had numerous guides at each camp. All were extremely competent, patient, and friendly. Without their expertise in spotting animals and reading their behavior we would never have seen even a fraction of what we saw. They are earger to learn all about the world, and I spent many an enjoyable hour talking about our country and what goes on in the world. They do not have access to this information and were spellbound when they found out all the things that go on in the world and how our political/legal system is so different from theirs.



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