Paul Goldstein is a British photographer who has devoted years trying to catch the perfect beginning and ending of the day in Masai Mara — Kenya’s best known wildlife zone. He says:
The Masai Mara is well-known for having the best photographic light in the world, but these well-managed conservancies also have the best spots for sunrise and sunset and without crowds of people.
Most of these images were not arrived at by accident, it makes me laugh when people say they are up at sunrise, that is far too late; you need to be in position by then.
So it was hard work, but it was also well worth it…
1. A photographer has shared his stunning gallery of African sunrises and sunsets. Pictured: Black bellied bustard at sunset.
2. Paul Goldstein says he has spent years trying to photograph the perfect beginning and ending of the Masai Mara day.
3. And now thanks to his role as a travel guide, there have been countless opportunities to document the beautiful natural spectacle.
4. Cheetah cub jumps from tree at sunset.
5. Masai Mara.
6. ‘The Masai Mara is well-known for having the best photographic light in the world, but these well-managed conservancies also have the best spots for sunrise and sunset and without crowds of people,’ he said.
7. Wildebeest look as if they are lining up for a photograph in this stunning sunset snap in Africa.
8. Three cheetahs at sunset. ‘Most of these images were not arrived at by accident, it makes me laugh when people say they are up at sunrise, that is far too late; you need to be in position by then,’ he said.
9. An ostrich saunters past a tree against a vivid orange sunset in the Masai Mara.
10. A pair of wildebeest form stunning silhouettes against a red sun and dark maroon sky.
11. Tawny eagle at sunset.
12. A leopard sits on a tree branch.
13. A lion looks directly at Mr. Goldstein’s camera as he prowls around in the dust at sunset.
14. The Masai Mara is Kenya’s best known wildlife zone, a 1530-square-kilometre expanse of grassland, savannah and scrub in the south-west of the east African country.
15. Holidaymakers on safari breaks are increasingly used to seeing spectacular sights as expert tour guides take them deep into the heart of the animal kingdom.
16. A pair of cheetahs look out across the vast and hot expanse of the Masai Mara.
17. ‘Almost always stormy weather gives the very best of all colors and frequently just when you are thinking of packing up as the rain lashes down,’ said Mr. Goldstein.
18. Paul Goldstein guides photographic safaris and expeditions for Exodus and is co-owner of the number one rated Kicheche Camps in Kenya.
19. Wildebeest and giraffes at sunset.
20. Wildebeest at sunset.
Via The Daily Mail.
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