A male cheetah climbing a tree in the lookout for a female that's ready for mating.He kept tracking the scent on the tree and around the branches and sniffing the area until later it found a female with her not-so-young cub. Climbing trees is not a common behavior for cheetahs, and I thought this photo was worth taking. Ndutu, Ngorongoro, Tanzania Feb 2017.
after a very quick chase, that lasted about ten seconds, Ndutu, Tanzania
1 vs 4
Male cheetah scanning the savannah of Masai Mara for a smaller animal to hunt.
Malayka walking during twilight between thousands of wildebeest . Masai Mara, Kenya
Cheetah during an early morning hunt, the poor ghazal was tasty enough for this cat. Cheetahs unlike most cats, they have non-retractible claws, which means constant contact to the ground, and hindered ability to grapple while hunting.
Eye to Eye
Cheetah is looking directly at me, eye to eye, while taking break from feeding on it's prey. This cheetah is one of two who took down a wildebeest and then took rounds to feed on it, while the other is watching the area for scavengers and other predators. The anticipated moment was, when the cheetah would lift it's head after digging its canines inside the poor wildebeest? just to get a shot of the "bloody" face. Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
a Lion showing off to a lioness during mating.
Eye to Eye
Eye contact with an African Leopard in Masai Mara, Kenya.
King of Masek
Male lion scarred on his right eyebrow, looking back toward his brother who is tens of meters behind, marking the territory. During early morning hour and strong wind, I was able to capture this dramatic photo of such a strong looking king. Ndutu, Feb 2017 Tanzania
a mother lioness gazes in the horizon while its cub walks safely close by. The whole planet and every single living thing work together in keeping this wonderful life to go the way it should. Even this solid rock plays an important role of keeping these lions well protected and away from the ground's heat. Taken in Seronera, Tanzania. September 2016.
Motherhood and Innocence
أمومه و براءة لبوة مع صغيرها، يعتلون صخرة في ماساي مارا. Motherhood and Innocence, Lioness and her cub, overlies a top of a rock in Masai Mara, Kenya
A lion cub was asking his mum for milk, and the lioness was showing her rejection.
a mother lioness with two of her cubs playing during early morning hours at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania 2016. the pride of more than 7 lions spent the night with us at Mbugani camp, so we spent the following morning with them for a couple of hours.
Lost in Chaos
During great migration in Masai Mara, 2015. a dazzle of zebras were lost among thousands of wildebeests
Malaika as she walks into a herd of Gnus, and the sunrays of a beautiful sunset just started to make it's way through stormy clouds.
Circle of Life
a leopard taking its already well-hidden food to a safer and higher ground, but taking a last glimpse of the surroundings first. Serengeti, Tanzania 2016
a female leopard getting comfortable in the shade during a warm afternoon in Serengeti, Tanzania.
Vulture's Head Rock
Serengeti, and its beautiful landscape can hold so many perfect photographic opportunities, especially for big cats. Tanzania, 2016
Leopard sleeping on a tree, right before twilight during a storm. Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
The larger you get
A giraffe walking in the green savannah Ndutu, Feb 2017
A young zebra escaping the water after hearing suspicious sound. The photo was taken in Ndutu, Tanzania during calving season Feb 2017. The rain this year was quite late for Ndutu, so animals would gather in larger numbers to these waters ponds.
Two siblings playing fight game, after the pride failed hard trying to open up a hippo. They decided its better to fight instead.
a lioness eating a gnu (wildebeest)
If you ever go to such a beautiful place, and not accept and appreciate all that it can do to your senses, then don't call yourself a wildlife photographer. It is not called WILD for no reason. Ndutu, Ngorongoro, Tanzania Feb 2017