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DE FATTIGE LANDS SYKDOM

Unødig blindhet rammer alle generasjoner i Afrika. Å se et barn leie en blind voksen er ikke et uvanlig syn, og årsaken er ofte grå stær – som kan behandles for 250 kroner!

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp og undertegnede støtter Right to Sight Norge sitt arbeid med dette i Kenya. Det kan du også gjøre! For mer informasjon, se www.righttosight.no.

THE POOR COUNTRIES' DISEASE

Unnecessary blindness affects all generations in Africa. Watching a child assisting a blind adult is not an unusual sight, and the cause is often cataracts - which can be treated for 30 USD!

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp and the undersigned support Right to Sight Norway's work in Kenya. You can do that too! For more information, visit www.righttosight.no.Den prisbelønte naturfotografen, Arnfinn Johansen, har generøst donert flotte bilder fra sin Afrika-serie til Right to Sight! Vil du støtte Right to Sight ved å kjøpe et bilde, send en melding til oss her på Facebook.
Salget av bilder går uavkortet til vårt arbeid i Kenya, for mer informasjon kan du følge linken: www.righttosight.no
Pris: Bildene koster kr 9500.
Størrelse: 90x120 cm
Gjerne lik og del.
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DE FATTIGE LANDS SYKDOM

Unødig blindhet rammer alle generasjoner i Afrika. Å se et barn leie en blind voksen er ikke et uvanlig syn, og årsaken er ofte grå stær – som kan behandles for 250 kroner! 

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp og undertegnede støtter Right to Sight Norge sitt arbeid med dette i Kenya. Det kan du også gjøre! For mer informasjon, se www.righttosight.no.

THE POOR COUNTRIES DISEASE

Unnecessary blindness affects all generations in Africa. Watching a child assisting a blind adult is not an unusual sight, and the cause is often cataracts - which can be treated for 30 USD!

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp and the undersigned support Right to Sight Norways work in Kenya. You can do that too! For more information, visit www.righttosight.no.Image attachment

1 day ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

NYDUSJET TIL HELGA?

Ikke alle er det. For flodhestene gir gjørmen++ beskyttelse for sola, og når dammen de er i nærmest er uttørket, så kan det se slik ut. God helg!

Takk til Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp og John Siololo samt deltakerne fra Zoom Fotoresor for en flott tur.
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Thanks to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, John Siololo and to our guests from Zoom Fotoresor for great company.

Nikon D5, Sigma 20/1.4 DG HSM Art, 1/640 sec, f/11 and ISO 3,600.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen
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Thanks to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, John Siololo and to our guests from Zoom Fotoresor for great company.

Nikon D5, Sigma 20/1.4 DG HSM Art, 1/640 sec, f/11 and ISO 3,600.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen

NEW ELEPHANT ANGLES

There is always something interesting and different to do together with the guides at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. This elephant was feeding on acacia leaves. Thanks to John Siololo.

Nikon D5, Sigma 20/1.4 DG HSM Art, 1/640 sec, f/16 and ISO 3,600.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen
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NEW ELEPHANT ANGLES

There is always something interesting and different to do together with the guides at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. This elephant was feeding on acacia leaves. Thanks to John Siololo.

Nikon D5, Sigma 20/1.4 DG HSM Art, 1/640 sec, f/16 and ISO 3,600.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen

THE ELAND

The Eland really is nice to photograph in the sunrise, especially if you approach them from below when they are on the hillsides. Thanks to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp and John Siololo for great guiding and for knowing the best places in Maasai Mara for photographing these impressive animals!

The image shows a Common Eland. It is the second largest antelope in the world, being slightly smaller on average than the Giant Eland. The Common Eland antelope can weigh up to 942 kg!
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THE ELAND

The Eland really is nice to photograph in the sunrise, especially if you approach them from below when they are on the hillsides. Thanks to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp and John Siololo for great guiding and for knowing the best places in Maasai Mara for photographing these impressive animals!

The image shows a Common Eland. It is the second largest antelope in the world, being slightly smaller on average than the Giant Eland. The Common Eland antelope can weigh up to 942 kg!

LEOPARD

Thanks to all the guests from Zoom Fotoresor for great company in Maasai Mara in March-April 2019, and to the guides and great staff at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/2500 sec, f/4 and ISO 4,500.
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LEOPARD

Thanks to all the guests from Zoom Fotoresor for great company in Maasai Mara in March-April 2019, and to the guides and great staff at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/2500 sec, f/4 and ISO 4,500.

GIRAFFE IN THE SUNSET

From the early mornings to the late evenings – in the very best light – the very experienced guides at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp really work hard and determined to give their guests the best opportunities for different kind of images, like wildlife in silhouette. Thanks a lot!

Maasai Mara, Kenya, March 2019.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E @ 70mm, 1/320 sec at f/5.6 and ISO 1,250.
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GIRAFFE IN THE SUNSET

From the early mornings to the late evenings – in the very best light – the very experienced guides at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp really work hard and determined to give their guests the best opportunities for different kind of images, like wildlife in silhouette. Thanks a lot!

Maasai Mara, Kenya, March 2019.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E @ 70mm, 1/320 sec at f/5.6 and ISO 1,250.

AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI IN MAASAI MARA 2019

We have been fully booked for a long time, but now we are delighted to let you know we have more capacity both regarding spacious safari tents and special modified Toyota Land Cruisers for low-angle photography.

At the moment these are availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in 2019:

• 29 May - 5 Jun 2019, 8 days
• 7 - 13 Jun 2019, 7 days
• 16 Jun - 2 Jul 2019, 17 days
• 16 - 21 Jul 2019, 6 days (Migration)
• 1 - 6 Sep 2019, 6 days (Migration)
• 14 - 25 Sep 2019, 12 days (Migration)
• 9 - 15 Oct 2019, 7 days (Migration)
• 2 - 9 Nov 2019, 8 days
• 12 - 17 Nov 2019, 6 days
• 20 - 24 Nov 2019, 5 days
• 27 Nov - 6 Dec 2019, 10 days
• 10 - 17 Dec 2019, 10 days
• 22 - 31 Dec 2019, 10 days

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.
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AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI IN MAASAI MARA 2019

We have been fully booked for a long time, but now we are delighted to let you know we have more capacity both regarding spacious safari tents and special modified Toyota Land Cruisers for low-angle photography. 

At the moment these are availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in 2019:

• 29 May - 5 Jun 2019, 8 days
• 7 - 13 Jun 2019, 7 days
• 16 Jun - 2 Jul 2019, 17 days
• 16 - 21 Jul 2019, 6 days (Migration)
• 1 - 6 Sep 2019, 6 days (Migration)
• 14 - 25 Sep 2019, 12 days (Migration)
• 9 - 15 Oct 2019, 7 days (Migration)
• 2 - 9 Nov 2019, 8 days
• 12 - 17 Nov 2019, 6 days
• 20 - 24 Nov 2019, 5 days
• 27 Nov - 6 Dec 2019, 10 days
• 10 - 17 Dec 2019, 10 days
• 22 - 31 Dec 2019, 10 days

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.

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I have been from 8 to 14 April, it is a camp, very well located, with very good guides, the staff are lovely, it has nothing of luxury, but it is for people who like photography, the cars very well assembled and the truth the feeling of looking at animals in the eyes like

cost??

Interested in the July time. Can you make a quotation and send it to me? I'll DM you

gerencia@addicta.es

CHEETAH ACTION IN MARA

Cheetah hunting an Impala antelope in Maasai Mara, Kenya. This is one of the five Cheetah brothers.

Photo credit: John Siololo, guide and driver at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp
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Oltepesi the place of wonderful pictures

At olare orok matoroki conservancy or which side?

Amazing photos, great sighting! Thank you for sharing!

Amazing! Well done John! 👍👍

Great capture

Cool pictures

Amazing captures!!! Well done!

😱❤️Fabulous.. Please let me know when was this..!!?? Big thanks 🥂🥂

Absolutely AMAZING photos!

Lucky John..Great capture

Beautiful image

Good capture

Woooow !

Great shot

Fantastic

Awesome

Excellent timing of the shot.

fantabulous..great action indeed

What a drama!!!great moment

Mauri

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2 months ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS 2019

I am delighted to let you know that my photograph titled "The Five Musketeers", taken in Maasai Mara in Kenya in 2018, has been Highly Commended in International Color Awards 2019 (USA).

This year the contest received 11,829 images created by photographers from 79 countries. The photograph of the five cheetah brothers on the prowl won an Honorable Mention in the Silhouette category.

A great tribute to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara in Kenya and their high skilled guides. Without good guides who also are experienced working with pro photographers, being in the right position for the shot like this would not possible. Thank you!
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AVAILIBLE DATES IN MAASAI MARA 2019

Because now we have one more special modified Toyota Land Cruiser Long Edition for low-angle wildlife photography, we have these availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp:

7 - 12 April 2019
26 April - 4 May 2019
29 May - 21 July 2019
13 - 18 Sep 2019

Also 7 - 12 June 2019 it is possible to join another small group.

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.
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AVAILIBLE DATES IN MAASAI MARA 2019

Because now we have one more special modified Toyota Land Cruiser Long Edition for low-angle wildlife photography, we have these availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp:

7 - 12 April 2019
26 April - 4 May 2019
29 May - 21 July 2019
13 - 18 Sep 2019

Also 7 - 12 June 2019 it is possible to join another small group.

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.

2 months ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

NORSK NATURFOTOFESTIVAL 2019

Tusen takk for alle hyggelige tilbakemeldinger på mitt foredrag om fotografering av løver med vidvinkel på Norsk Naturfotofestival 2019.

Også tusen takk til NNFF med Jan Magnus Reneflot i spissen for nok en fantastisk festival! Jeg ser fram til neste år allerede!

Alle som er interessert i spesialtilpasset fotosafari ved Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp i Maasai Mara i Kenya finner informasjon og inspirasjon på www.oltepesi.com.
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Fantastisk bra Arnfinn :) (Y)

2 months ago

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Photo credit: Andreas HembRunning Wildebeests!
Wildebeest - often overlooked apart from at migration crosings. If one starts to run, everyone follows which make them a good candidate for capturing the colors at dusk with panning.

Sony A7RIII, Sony FE 400 GM OSS 2.8

From last years Big Cat Safari to the Mara. Lying on the ground to get the right perspective and feeling in the shot.
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Photo credit: Andreas Hemb

3 months ago

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MEMORIAL MARIA LUISA 2018 (MML)

It is a pleasure to let you know I am honored with two Highly Commended Awards in the international nature photography contest Memorial Maria Luisa, MML 2018 (Spain). Photographers from 78 countries, in all 17,000 images, entered this year’s competition.

The photograph of the Cape Buffalo covered in mud was awarded Highly Commended in the Animal World category. The picture is taken in Maasai Mara, Kenya during the rainy season. Thanks for good cooperation to my guide, partner and friend, John Siololo, at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

The photograph of the Arctic Fox in winter light was awarded Highly Commended in the National Park category. This picture is taken in Dovrefjell National Park in Norway, not far from where I live. Thanks to Knut Erik Alnæs and Espen Lie Dahl for nice company!
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3 months ago

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THANK YOU

A big thank you to Jeffrey Wu focusing on the exceptionally important role the safari guides play helping their guests having their best wildlife shots in the Mara.

Also a big thank you to our guides Ole Ronko Jack and Dominic Naurori of Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp for skilful guiding in this specific situation giving their guests images for a life time, and last but not least congratulations to the photographers;

Image 1 and 2: Ms. Xiaohong Zhang
Image 3: Mr. Jeffrey Wu
Image 4, 5, 6 and 7: Ms. Yi Liu
Image 8, 9 and 10: Mr. Ming Bai

Take a closer look on these images, this is incredible!DID YOU CREDIT YOUR MASAI DRIVER?
-please read the article and share it if you think this makes sense_
As a professional wildlife photographer, I lead photography tours in Kenya, once a while you encounter a crazy nature scene that just beyond the wildest imagination, like these series of action shots of cheetah Imani hunting down an impala in Masai Mara on Feb22, 2019 said it all. To photograph something like that especially half of the group captured them from four different angles of two cars meant that this is a super successful tour. To me, these series probably will sell out all my tours next year. However, after we reviewed our photos, we all agreed on one thing: Without our Masai drivers we couldn’t capture them--the info they got from fellow Masai drivers, the prediction of most possible cheetah attacking direction and most likely escaping route of impala, therefore the best position and distance of photographing them to park our vehicles, etc. The successful session is a reflection of how these Masai driver’s diligent work and dedication helped clients to achieve what they come here for. We see a lot of great photography of Mala posted in social media, and photographers proudly announced their successful stories, but it seems like its all by them, they are the master of their games! come on guys, we all know, that your Masai driver did at least half of your work, they collect information of which cheetah is going to hunt today, where are them, and where to position the car to maximize the chance of photographing them, but in the end, you are showing off the glory but they seem are not existing. And they a making moderate salary driving you whole day, sometimes they have to take blame of losing a good shot, sure, you will never admit that your focus is not right, your shutter speed is too slow or your aperture is not set right so you did not get enough depth of field; no ,no, no! when you feel awkward to explain to your friend how you missed that perfect timing, its always your driver’s fault: he did not stop on time, or the angle he parked the car is wrong…
Masai drivers are the most under-appreciated group that played a major role in the spectacular wildlife photography world. I have seen a photographer tipping his driver $5 dollars after a 5 full-day game drive, I will never forget the disappointing expression of that hard working man’s face.
So maybe next time when you post that wild image on Facebook to tell people how good you are, just before you hit the “share” button, ask yourself: did you credit your driver?
I know these images will be sharing wildly online, I like to take this opportunity to give credit to the photographers of my tour group (with their permission and logo on the images to claim copyright) and our drivers:
image 1,2 Ms. Xiaohong Zhang,
image3: Jeffrey Wu,
image4,5,6,7 Ms. Yi Liu,
image 8,9,10 Mr. Ming Bai.
Our driver Ole Ronko Jack,@ Dominic Naurori of Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp
And a big THANK YOU to all the drivers who I have worked within the past 5 years in Masai Mala who drove me or helped me and my group to capture all these great images: Bill-wily Twala John Siololo Sayialel Jackson Chris Olkeseni and many more.
Cheers!
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THANK YOU

A big thank you to Jeffrey Wu focusing on the exceptionally important role the safari guides play helping their guests having their best wildlife shots in the Mara. 

Also a big thank you to our guides Ole Ronko Jack and Dominic Naurori of Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp for skilful guiding in this specific situation giving their guests images for a life time, and last but not least congratulations to the photographers;

Image 1 and 2: Ms. Xiaohong Zhang 
Image 3: Mr. Jeffrey Wu
Image 4, 5, 6 and 7: Ms. Yi Liu
Image 8, 9 and 10: Mr. Ming Bai

Take a closer look on these images, this is incredible!

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Incredible pictures indeed! And incredible cheetah female too!

A fantastic series of shots and indeed a 'good' driver can make your day whilst a less good one often misses most of the action. Bushcraft really does make all the difference.

Anette Leine

Amazing.

3 months ago

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A beautiful image of an Eland antelope taken by professional wildlife photographer Jeffrey Wu on game drive together with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp's guide Ole Ronko Jack (Jackson).

Photo credit: Jeffrey WuOn February,March,this kind of lights and color is very common.withOle Ronko Jack Dominic Naurori at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp
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A beautiful image of an Eland antelope taken by professional wildlife photographer Jeffrey Wu on game drive together with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camps guide Ole Ronko Jack (Jackson).

Photo credit: Jeffrey Wu

NEW AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI TENTED SAFARI CAMP IN 2019

Due to better capacity and one more special modified vehicle, we have these availible dates:

4 - 9 March 2019, 6 days
17 - 22 March 2019, 6 days
7 - 12 June 2019, 6 days *)
25 June - 4 July 2019, 10 days **)
7 - 13 July 2019, 7 days
16 - 21 July 2019, 6 days
10 - 18 December 2019, 9 days

*) 7 - 12 June 2019 it is possible to join another small group, or you can go by your own.

**) 25 June - 4 July 2019 it is possible to join another small group.

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.
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NEW AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI TENTED SAFARI CAMP IN 2019

Due to better capacity and one more special modified vehicle, we have these availible dates:

4 - 9 March 2019, 6 days
17 - 22 March 2019, 6 days
7 - 12 June 2019, 6 days *)
25 June - 4 July 2019, 10 days **)
7 - 13 July 2019, 7 days
16 - 21 July 2019, 6 days
10 - 18 December 2019, 9 days

*) 7 - 12 June 2019 it is possible to join another small group, or you can go by your own.

**) 25 June - 4 July 2019 it is possible to join another small group.

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.

TESTIMONIALS - THIS IS WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Ruzdi Ekenheim, professional phototographer staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya in January 2019, has kindly allowed us to quote his e-mail and experience:

"Dear Arnfinn,
well, all good things has to come to an end, wether you like it or not.

I have to say that I’m incredibly impressed with what you and John has created with your camp, that for the first time in my life, I have actually left a tip. :)

No jokes, the entire trip from housing, guiding and your teams approach to things has been nothing short than impressive. The camp with the ground teams service, not least the food was well above expectations or more to say; exactly what I wanted in making an affordable safari trip focused on photography. Exactly the right level of offering.

And what about the photography? Let me put it like this: I have never shot as many images on any trip so far. Not that I’m trigger happy, but to the sheer fact of the incredible photo-ops that John served on a platter. Time after time we were positioned as number one vehicle for best possible position and that is not easy. I’ve met many great guides, but never somebody that is a great guide AND understands the photography behind it. I can honestly say that my photography developed due to his understanding and perception of the situation and most important the perception of what was to happen in the next few minutes.

Sincerely,
Ruzdi Ekenheim"

Photo credit: Ruzdi Ekenheim
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TESTIMONIALS - THIS IS WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Ruzdi Ekenheim, professional phototographer staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya in January 2019, has kindly allowed us to quote his e-mail and experience:

Dear Arnfinn, 
well, all good things has to come to an end, wether you like it or not.
 
I have to say that I’m incredibly impressed with what you and John has created with your camp, that for the first time in my life, I have actually left a tip. :)
 
No jokes, the entire trip from housing, guiding and your teams approach to things has been nothing short than impressive. The camp with the ground teams service, not least the food was well above expectations or more to say; exactly what I wanted in making an affordable safari trip focused on photography. Exactly the right level of offering. 
 
And what about the photography? Let me put it like this: I have never shot as many images on any trip so far. Not that I’m trigger happy, but to the sheer fact of the incredible photo-ops that John served on a platter. Time after time we were positioned as number one vehicle for best possible position and that is not easy. I’ve met many great guides, but never somebody that is a great guide AND understands the photography behind it. I can honestly say that my photography developed due to his understanding and perception of the situation and most important the perception of what was to happen in the next few minutes. 
 
Sincerely,
Ruzdi Ekenheim

Photo credit: Ruzdi Ekenheim

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Helt enig! 😀👍

Tiltredes !! 😊

1 WEEK AVAILIBLE AT OLTEPESI IN MARCH 2019

Availible dates are 17 - 23 March 2019, 6 nights / 7 days. First come, first served. Contact us via www.oltepesi.com.
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1 WEEK AVAILIBLE AT OLTEPESI IN MARCH 2019

Availible dates are 17 - 23 March 2019, 6 nights / 7 days. First come, first served. Contact us via www.oltepesi.com.

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Benedicte

I imagine that most camps and lodges in the Mara have weeks available right now. Long grass and rains are not the best safari conditions eh !

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