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"Spot the Cheetahs" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Cheetah Family
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Good morning! It's time for you to get your African Tuesday freak on. It's an OPEN THEME today so anything goes...to submit your photos of Africa's wildlife, people, places and events:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday ;
2. include the +African Tuesday theme page for consideration in our Top5 selection;
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock).

This mommy Cheetah and her 5 cubs provided me and my guests on our +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari with so many wonderful moments last week in the Mara. Here they are taking a short rest after a long walk across the plains.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com
SAFARIS: www.wild-eye.co.za

Have a blessed day, friends!

This photo is Copyrighted © Morkel Erasmus Photography.    

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#catsbigandsmallthebest +Cats Big And Small The Best curated by +Mark HELM
#catsallovertheworld +CATS all over the World curated by +Robert SKREINER
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page curated by +Sandra Deichmann
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#cheetah   #MaasaiMara   #whyilovekenya   #WildEyeSA   #Africa   #wildlifephotography  
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Epic work by +Morkel Erasmus, thanks for your continued support to the #wildkenya page

#kenya #safari #africa #wildlifephotography
 
"Zebras on the Plains"
Plains Zebra/Burchell's Zebra
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Good morning everyone! I hope you all have a super week as this Monday kicks off. Remember that if you regularly post nature photos from Africa, you should consider tagging our new daily theme AFRICANature (#AFRICANature). The +AFRICANature page and blog will feature and reshare the highest quality images we find on our G+ feed.

This is a scene from the +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari I led with +Marlon du Toit last year. There are still a few spaces left for this year, and you can check out more info here: http://bit.ly/MasaiMara2014

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com
SAFARIS: www.wild-eye.co.za

This photo is Copyrighted © Morkel Erasmus Photography.    

You may share this image as presented here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).

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#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#zebra   #Africa   #magicalKenya   #wildKenya  +Wild Kenya 
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+Nancy Moon I'm jealous, I've never met +Morkel Erasmus in person, yet from the way he is contributing to the photographic community you just know he's a great bloke, combined with the work he produces I'm quite sure you're up for an inspiring trip. 
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A great action scene contribution by #wildkenya contributor +Alain Vaissiere - thanks for sharing!

#simba #safari #africa #kenya  
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simba telling nala i love you more!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dear all, I am honoured to welcome +Morkel Erasmus to the circle of contributors and to share his work with you. This stunning B&W conversion is a window to many more equally great photographs. Morkel, your work rocks, thanks for contributing to the theme and looking forward to more!
#giraffe #safari #kenya #africa #masaimara #blackandwhite #wildlifephotography  
 
"Iconic Giraffe"
Masai Giraffe
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Good morning. Here's something I wanted to share today. I took this photo on a stormy afternoon last month in the Masai Mara. I processed it with an infra-red feel to accentuate the drama and mood and bring out the giraffe. The mountain ridge at the back is the Oloololo Escarpment.

Submission for:
1. #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
2. #MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
3. #mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
4. #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
5. #AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Brian Cox , +Enrique Pelaez, and +Ludwig Keck
6. #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
7. #WildKenya  +Wild Kenya by +Guy Dekelver 

#giraffe   #WildEyeSA   #Kenya   #Africa   #monochrome   #mood  
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Thanks so much for sharing. Looking forward to posting more and viewing all the great photography. :)
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Check out this amazing action shot by +Cindy Wheeler - what a great sighting, with the shutter perfectly timed. Thanks for sharing with #wildkenya  
 
Last June in the Mara, we were very lucky one morning to watch this serval hunting. He didn't seem bothered by us (we were not too close) as we watched the  hunt with a couple of successes and a couple of failures.



#wildkenya  +Wild Kenya +Guy Dekelver 

+AFRICANature  #africanature  curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Dick Whitlock +Grobler du Preez +Berndt Weissenbacher +Anette Mossbacher +Wayne Marinovich 

#catsallovertheworld  +CATS all over the World curated by +Robert SKREINER 

#wholewildlifeweek  +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo 


#onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway  +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page  curated by +Sandra Deichmann  
#caturday   +CATURDAY!  curated by +Lee Daniels +Shantha Marie Fountain +Cicely Robin Laing 
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My pleasure +Nancy Moon, always looking to share some Kenyan magic contributed to the theme!
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Animals in their environment, resisting the urge to zoom in. Great shot by +Morkel Erasmus, thanks for sharing and looking forward to more!

#africa #simba #kenya #safari #wildlifephotography  
 
"Lion Landscape"
African Lion Pride
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

Good morning, friends! African Tuesday is back on full speed this week. It's an OPEN THEME so all photos taken in Africa are welcome. People, places, faces, races, chases, braces, you name it, we accept it! Simply tag your photo with #AfricanTuesday and include the theme page +African Tuesday as well. If you want the curators to pick up on your post with ease, add myself and +Grobler du Preez and +Dick Whitlock too.

This lion "creche" was photographed on the Oloololo escarpment in the Masai Mara (Kenya). The females and cubs were lounging around at the end of a VERY productive day for us photography-wise. I can't wait to be back there in September. You can join me for a Great Migration experience - simply click here for more info: http://bit.ly/Mara2014

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com
SAFARIS: www.wild-eye.co.za

This photo is Copyrighted © Morkel Erasmus Photography.    

You may share this image as presented here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).

Submission for:
1. #landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
2. #catsbigandsmallthebest +Cats Big And Small The Best curated by +Mark HELM
3. #catsallovertheworld +CATS all over the World curated by +Robert SKREINER
4. #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Mark HELM, +Delcour Eric , +Jim Haner  , +Marina Versaci , +Claire Jennings
5. #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar
6. #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page curated by +Sandra Deichmann
7. #plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
8. #WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock . +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
8. #wildkenya +Wild Kenya by +Guy Dekelver 

#lions #Kenya #MasaiMara #WildEyeSA #WildEye #safar #Africa #wildlife  
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Dear all, check out this epic shot by +Morkel Erasmus, the moment, the action, the framing, the pose, love it all. Thanks for sharing with #wildkenya Morkel and looking forward to more.
#kenya #africa #safari #bird #naturephotography #vulture  
 
"Incoming Griffon"
Rüppel's Griffon/Vulture

I recently captured this photo of the endangered Rüppel's Griffon in the Mara Triangle, Kenya. The bird was one of many flying in and taking over a cheetah kill (which we also witnessed).

This bird is listed on the IUCN Red List as ENDANGERED, and as with many of Africa's vultures they are threatened by poisoning, use in traditional medicines and human encroachment on ancient habitats.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com     
SAFARIS: www.wild-eye.co.za     

This photo is Copyrighted © Morkel Erasmus Photography.    

You may share this image as presented here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).   

Submission for:
1. #threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday curated by +Diego Cattaneo , +Sumit Sen , +Sandy Schepis , +Anette Mossbacher
2. #birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
3. #BirdPoker ' ' +Bird Poker curated by +Phil Armishaw
4. #birdloversworldwide +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER
5. #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
6. #birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
7. #Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
8. #FreshPics   +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
9. #hawkeasfriends +Hawkea's friends curated by +Fabio Bucchieri
10. #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Marina Versaci and +Philippe Avenel
11. #WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock . +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#WildKenya +Wild Kenya by +Guy Dekelver 

#vulture #griffon #Kenya #endangered #wings  
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Awakening

The dawn of another day in Kenya's Maasai Mara, in the wonderful Olare Orok Conservancy in 2009.  You have to be fast up here near the equator!  The sun rockets out of the darkness and ascends quickly, taking only a few minutes to clear the tree.  We fortunately had the vehicle to ourselves and Joseph our driver was very patient in reversing/moving forward to get just the right position to place the sun behind the tree - even then I think I was still hanging out of the back of the roof of the vehicle to get the shot.   This was taken with a 70-200 f/2.8 at 70mm, f/10.  I love the tiny trees on the horizon more than any other element: that exciting, vast band of darkness between here and there, sights and sounds and smells just waiting to be explored over the course of the day in this magical wildlife sanctuary.

(technically a re-share as this was posted several years ago on my old G+ account, now dormant)

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#africantuesday Sunny Africa (which it DEFINITELY is not today in rain drenched northern England) +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#wildkenya +Wild Kenya curated by +Guy Dekelver 
#moodymondayphotos +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers
#LoveWednesday +Love Wednesday curated by +Pierluigi Failla
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams ,
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The migration is in full swing. Check out this dramatic shot by +Alistair Knock. Alistair, thanks for contributing to the #wildkenya theme and for taking us along to this yearly spectacle.

#kenya #migration #safari  
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A photographic ode to Kenya!

My passion is to share the beauty of nature and the non human creatures it sustains through pictures. Currently living in Kenya, I want to invite you to share your shots on this page (you maintain the copyright and the credits, so feel free to watermark and to cross reference to your site).

Here are the DO's:
  • pictures have to be taken in Kenya (please add the location);
  • focus on the beauty of wild Kenya: its landscapes, its people, its wildlife, that great place you have been to, that wonderful macro shot, or even that great shot about Nairobi's urban jungle, ...
  • share your best shot of a particular sighting;
  • post your images by tagging: #wildkenya and +Wild Kenya, curated by +Guy Dekelver

and the DONT's:
  • entire series of the same subject;
  • classic holliday shots (me on the beach in Mombasa, me drunk at the bar in Nakuru, ...) unless they add something to the shot (a Mombasa sunset silhouette, that crafty bar which is such a great place to visit), ... I think you get my point.

Bring it on, in line with my Pics from the Wild journey, it is my way of giving something back to Kenya, by sharing it's beauty and to you, by drawing attention to your work and hopefully getting some traffic your way!