Wildlife Photographs from the Masai Mara

 

 

The Masai Mara of Kenya is full of incredible wildlife. While I was working on the hyena project in the Mara, I took these photographs. Here is a glimpse of some of the species that hang out in this region.

 

Lions
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Mating behaviorDSC_0676

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Relaxing lionsDSC_0793

ElephantsDSC_0303

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Cheetahs DSC_0267

Giraffes DSC_0602

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SAM_0802This giraffe died from naturally occurring anthrax. The hyenas feasted for days.

 

Beautiful ServalsDSC_0173_2

The stealthy, CaracalDSC_0322_2

Hippos

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DSC_0327_2This hippo became a meal for the crocs

 

CrocsDSC_0348

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BaboonsDSC_0463

Hyenas!

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A young hyena at the denDSC_0919

These hyenas are participating in a greeting ceremony, which involves sniffing the others’ anogenital regionDSC_0497

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Getting some of mom’s milk
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Hyena cubs are all black when born

The Mara is full of gazelles
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Mongoose

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Black-backed jackalDSC_0984

Plus the Mara creates some great views
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