After a rainy January, February turned out to be a dry, hot and dusty month in the Masai Mara. It was quite a struggle keeping my equipment dust free and I had to take great care when changing lenses. On my return I popped in to my Canon service agents Fixation, to have my camera sensors cleaned! It seems strange now to be thinking of this while sitting here in snowy London, where it is -3c.
This time I was in the company of my great friend Roberta Bondar, fellow photographer and Patron of my charity Hoopers Africa Trust. As always, it was a great pleasure and lots of fun.
I returned with some great leopard images. of Siri, Kabosa, Bahiti and Fig, along with some of their cubs, but for me the highlight was spending time photographing the Eurasian roller, a migratory visitor to the Mara. While not quite as ‘showy’ as the native lilac breasted roller, it is beautiful all the same. Plenty of new images to consider for my 2018 exhibitions.
I hope to see many of you back at the Oxo Gallery for my summer show, which runs from 27th July to 19th August 2018.