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THE ZEBRA AND THE MOON

This photograph is taken 6 AM in the morning beyond Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, May 2018.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/320 sec at f/4. ISO 28,800.
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THE ZEBRA AND THE MOON

This photograph is taken 6 AM in the morning beyond Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, May 2018.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/320 sec at f/4. ISO 28,800.

BLUE EYES

Oltepesi's photo guide Arnfinn Johansen Wildlife Photography named this leopard "Blue Eyes" when he photographed him the first time in May 2017. Back then he was about 6 months old. Now he is nearly two years old and soon fully grown, and all the guides and tourists in Mara refer to him as Blue Eyes. That's cool we think!

Really handsome he is, and still he is sometimes seen together with his mother, Pretty Girl in the area ten minutes drive from Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, May 2018.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1000 sec at f/4. ISO 9,000.
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BLUE EYES

Oltepesis photo guide Arnfinn Johansen Wildlife Photography named this leopard Blue Eyes when he photographed him the first time in May 2017. Back then he was about 6 months old. Now he is nearly two years old and soon fully grown, and all the guides and tourists in Mara refer to him as Blue Eyes. Thats cool we think! 

Really handsome he is, and still he is sometimes seen together with his mother, Pretty Girl in the area ten minutes drive from Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, May 2018.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1000 sec at f/4. ISO 9,000.

 

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Perfection ❤

Wow! Incredible blue eyes❤️

Impressive, he's beautiful

stunningly handsome

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CELEBRATING WORLD LION DAY, ONE WEEK AFTER!

This is his majesty, king Olbarnoti from the Enkuyanai pride! The photograph is taken in Maasai Mara in the early morning before sunrise.

Thanks to John Siololo at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, May 2018
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/400 sec at f/4. ISO 18,000.
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CELEBRATING WORLD LION DAY, ONE WEEK AFTER!

This is his majesty, king Olbarnoti from the Enkuyanai pride! The photograph is taken in Maasai Mara in the early morning before sunrise. 

Thanks to John Siololo at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, May 2018
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/400 sec at f/4. ISO 18,000.

1 week ago

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The Serval Cat by Bjørn H Stuedal. Thanks for yet another stay at Oltepesi, Bjørn! Your images rock!Ikke alle kattene i Afrika er like store - denne lille pusen forsvant nesten helt i det lange gresset.

Servalkatt. Nikon D5 m 400 f2,8 @ 2,8 1/500 ISO 5000

Bilde tatt i Masai Mara, Kenya @Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp
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The Serval Cat by Bjørn H Stuedal. Thanks for yet another stay at Oltepesi, Bjørn! Your images rock!

SALUTE FOR WORLD ELEPHANT DAY!

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, June 2018
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E @ 70mm, 1/3200 sec at f/5.6. ISO 360.
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SALUTE FOR WORLD ELEPHANT DAY!

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, June 2018
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E @ 70mm, 1/3200 sec at f/5.6. ISO 360.

CAPE BUFFALO IN THE RAINY SEASON

The "long rains" in Maasai Mara is in March, April and May, usually with a peak in April-May. As the name suggests, these are far more serious than the "short rains" in November, and many lodges and camps are closed in the period 15 April till 31 May because the rivers flood their banks, crossing gets difficult, the safari vehicles get stuck, and so on.

But though it is more demanding, for nature and wildlife photography this season can be very good with high green grass, heavy clouds, drizzling rain, nice light all the day, soaking wet cats and – muddy bulls...

Therefore Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp is open all year round.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, May 2018.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/2000 sec at f/5.6. ISO 3,600.
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CAPE BUFFALO IN THE RAINY SEASON

The long rains in Maasai Mara is in March, April and May, usually with a peak in April-May. As the name suggests, these are far more serious than the short rains in November, and many lodges and camps are closed in the period 15 April till 31 May because the rivers flood their banks, crossing gets difficult, the safari vehicles get stuck, and so on. 

But though it is more demanding, for nature and wildlife photography this season can be very good with high green grass, heavy clouds, drizzling rain, nice light all the day, soaking wet cats and – muddy bulls... 

Therefore Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp is open all year round. 

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, May 2018.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/2000 sec at f/5.6. ISO 3,600.

1 month ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

Tilbake etter nok en tur til Masai Mara og Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp i Kenya. Denne gang sammen med kona Anne og datter Cecilie Bergan Stuedal.
Klimaendringene har allerede ført til endringer også i økosystemet i Masai Mara, med mye regn i år og den store migrasjonen fra Serengeti til Masai Mara var ennå ikke kommet i gang, bare noen mindre flokker med sebra og gnu hadde krysset over til Kenya da vi var der. Men det er uansett mye spennende å fotografere i Masai Mara. Tusen takk til vår fantastiske vert, guide og sjåfør, John Siololo som nok en gang var til uvurderlig hjelp.

Back after another trip to Masai Mara and Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Kenya. This time with wife Anne and daughter Cecilie Bergan Stuedal.
Climate change has already led to changes in the Masai Mara ecosystem, with a lot of rain this year and the large migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara had not yet begun, only a few smaller flocks of zebra and wildebeest had crossed to Kenya when we were there. However, it is always much wildlife to photograph in Masai Mara. Many thanks to our wonderful host, guide and driver, John Siololo, for the invaluable help.
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Dette ser bra ut! Forhåpentligvis vil gnuene være på plass da vi ankommer om drøye to uker... Fine bilder, leopard er mektige katter!

AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI IN 2019 AND 2020

2018 was fully booked a long time ago, but we have availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in 2019 and 2020. The availible dates are:

2019:
4 March 2019 - 10 March 2019, 7 days
6 May 2019 - 16 May 2019, 11 days
30 May 2019 - 12 June 2019, 14 days
27 September 2019 - 30 October 2019, 34 days
3 December 2019 - 18 December 2019, 16 days

2020:
24 March 2020 - 27 June 2020, 96 days
8 October 2020 - 28 October 2020, 21 days
3 December 2020 - 12 December 2020, 10 days

Let us know if you are interested. For more info and inspiration also visit www.oltepesi.com.

The Dik Dik is the smallest antelope in East Africa. They stand about 30–40 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh only 3-5kg. They live in pairs with a life span up to ten years. In the Mara they are primarily hunted by leopards, hyenas, lions, and caracals.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/250 sec at f/4. ISO 6,400.
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AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI IN 2019 AND 2020

2018 was fully booked a long time ago, but we have availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in 2019 and 2020. The availible dates are:

2019:
4 March 2019 - 10 March 2019, 7 days
6 May 2019 - 16 May 2019, 11 days
30 May 2019 - 12 June 2019, 14 days
27 September 2019 - 30 October 2019, 34 days
3 December 2019 - 18 December 2019, 16 days

2020:
24 March 2020 - 27 June 2020, 96 days
8 October 2020 - 28 October 2020, 21 days
3 December 2020 - 12 December 2020, 10 days

Let us know if you are interested. For more info and inspiration also visit www.oltepesi.com.

The Dik Dik is the smallest antelope in East Africa. They stand about 30–40 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh only 3-5kg. They live in pairs with a life span up to ten years. In the Mara they are primarily hunted by leopards, hyenas, lions, and caracals.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.  
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/250 sec at f/4. ISO 6,400.

LEOPARD CUB

This is Pretty Girl's cub. She has two adorable kittens like this. And the very best thing about it this leopard family is not shy at all, and their territory is ten minutes drive from Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp! This picture is taken in May. Laying on the floor in the vehicle I had to crawl backwards so that I managed to focus, because the cub came out of the bushes and sat down only on three meters distance. Thanks to Oltepesi guide John Siololo.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/600 sec at f/4. ISO 5,000.
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LEOPARD CUB

This is Pretty Girls cub. She has two adorable kittens like this. And the very best thing about it this leopard family is not shy at all, and their territory is ten minutes drive from Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp! This picture is taken in May. Laying on the floor in the vehicle I had to crawl backwards so that I managed to focus, because the cub came out of the bushes and sat down only on three meters distance. Thanks to Oltepesi guide John Siololo.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/600 sec at f/4. ISO 5,000.

 

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1 WEEK AVAILIBLE AT OLTEPESI IN MAASAI MARA, KENYA

27 August – 1 September 2018 is availible! This is the only week availible in second half of 2018 (also it is during the migration). It is also possible to book the first part of June. Visit www.oltepesi.com for more information and inspiration!
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1 WEEK AVAILIBLE AT OLTEPESI IN MAASAI MARA, KENYA

27 August – 1 September 2018 is availible! This is the only week availible in second half of 2018 (also it is during the migration). It is also possible to book the first part of June. Visit www.oltepesi.com for more information and inspiration!

4 months ago

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A beautiful leopard image shot by Trond Ølstad while staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Trond Ølstad NaturbilderNikon D3s 400 mm m/1,4 conv f/4.0 1/640 sec
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A beautiful leopard image shot by Trond Ølstad while staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. 

Photo credit: Trond Ølstad Naturbilder

4 months ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

A beautiful image of "Yellow" photographed by Trond Ølstad Naturbilder / Trond Ølstad while staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.Fikk litt hjelp av en dyktig fotograf og Lightroom ekspert. Han fant denne, og gjorde den i mine øyne fantastisk. Tusen takk til deg Bjørn. Ikke nok i dag å bare ta bilder, du må "fremkalle" de også. Selvfølgelig så kan man ikke dra for mye i spakkene, det er det ikke gjort her, men litt her og der, så ble det mye mer liv i bildet ... See MoreSee Less

A beautiful image of Yellow photographed by Trond Ølstad Naturbilder / Trond Ølstad while staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

WAITING FOR MUMMY...

This leopard cub was miaowing for his mummy... Sitting exposed on the ground and not in the tree behind as he should be, small leopard cubs like him are very vulnerable especially for hyenas. Therefore we took a few pictures and agreed with the other vehicles to leave him alone so we did not attract any attention. This is Pretty Girls's cub for those who are fortunate enough to have seen that very successful mother.

Thanks to John Siololo and Johnmark Kiss-may at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1250 sec at f/4. ISO 640.
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WAITING FOR MUMMY...

This leopard cub was miaowing for his mummy... Sitting exposed on the ground and not in the tree behind as he should be, small leopard cubs like him are very vulnerable especially for hyenas. Therefore we took a few pictures and agreed with the other vehicles to leave him alone so we did not attract any attention. This is Pretty Girlss cub for those who are fortunate enough to have seen that very successful mother.

Thanks to John Siololo and Johnmark Kiss-may at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1250 sec at f/4. ISO 640.

 

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Så søt den er 😊

Du verden for en sjarmør 🙂er dette tatt nå nylig? Er leopardungene så små nå? Kan ikke få kommet meg i vei fort nok 🤗

CHEETAHS!

There is no doubt that this coalition of five male cheetahs is among the hottest subjects in Maasai Mara nowadays. It is a rare sighting to see them hunting, and together they can bring down big prey like topis and wildebeests! Actually they are hunting together like lions, surrounding their prey. The cheetahs are photographed in March 2018 together with John Siololo and Johnmark Kiss-may at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya. Visit www.oltepesi.com for more info about this nature photographers' camp.
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CHEETAHS!

There is no doubt that this coalition of five male cheetahs is among the hottest subjects in Maasai Mara nowadays. It is a rare sighting to see them hunting, and together they can bring down big prey like topis and wildebeests! Actually they are hunting together like lions, surrounding their prey. The cheetahs are photographed in March 2018 together with John Siololo and Johnmark Kiss-may at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya. Visit www.oltepesi.com for more info about this nature photographers camp.

AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI IN 2018

Do you like to focus on Maasai Mara's wildlife in 2018? At Oltepesi we have a few availible dates:

2 April - 18 April 2018, 17 days
27 April - 7 Mai 2018, 11 days
4 June - 13 June 2018, 10 days
23 August - 31 August 2018, 9 days (Migration time)
25 September - 7 October 2018, 13 days (Migration time)
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AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI IN 2018

Do you like to focus on Maasai Maras wildlife in 2018? At Oltepesi we have a few availible dates:

2 April - 18 April 2018, 17 days
27 April - 7 Mai 2018, 11 days
4 June - 13 June 2018, 10 days
23 August - 31 August 2018, 9 days (Migration time)
25 September - 7 October 2018, 13 days (Migration time)

 

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HIGHLY COMMENDED PHOTOGRAPH IN MEMORIAL MARIA LUISA 2017

This image, named “Sleeping Kings”, has been Highly Commended in the Animal Behaviour category in Memorial Maria Luisa - MML - 2017 (Spain). Photographers from 89 countries, in all 15,000 images, entered this year's competition.

The image is taken in Maasai Mara together with John Siololo and Johnmark Kiss-may while staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen / www.arnfinnjohansen.com.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 16-35/4 VR @ 18mm, 1/160 at f/11. ISO 4,000.
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HIGHLY COMMENDED PHOTOGRAPH IN MEMORIAL MARIA LUISA 2017

This image, named “Sleeping Kings”, has been Highly Commended in the Animal Behaviour category in Memorial Maria Luisa - MML - 2017 (Spain). Photographers from 89 countries, in all 15,000 images, entered this years competition. 

The image is taken in Maasai Mara together with John Siololo and Johnmark Kiss-may while staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen / www.arnfinnjohansen.com.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 16-35/4 VR @ 18mm, 1/160 at f/11. ISO 4,000.

Bjørn Fuldseth took this beautiful Leopard picture while staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya in January 2018.

Photo credit: Bjørn Fuldseth
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Bjørn Fuldseth took this beautiful Leopard picture while staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya in January 2018.

Photo credit: Bjørn Fuldseth

6 months ago

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Lion paws in black and white by Nina Rønning / Ninas Foto.
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