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16 hours ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

During our week in Masai Mara last month, we witnessed some wonderful sunsets.

Thanks to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp and our superguides John Siololo and Ole Ronko Jack

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3 weeks ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya has a very rich wildlife, and is perhaps best known for its big cats.

During one week in early November we had many encounters with a total of 16 cheetahs, 6 leopards, 2 serval cats, and more lions than we were able to count. Thanks to John Siololo, Ole Ronko Jack and Arnfinn Johansen at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp
Today, It is time to plan my next trip to Oltepesi 🙂

This leopard had brought her prey high up into a tree. This way she could enjoy her meal without any compeditors.

Nikon D5 & 300/2.8, f/3,5, 1/2000, ISO 800

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Have a relaxing weekend!

Thanks to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.
Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
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Have a relaxing weekend!

Thanks to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.
Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.

3 weeks ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

Forrige uke var jeg tilbake i Masai Mara i Kenya, på fototur sammen med gode venner. Som mange andre naturfotografer valgte jeg Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp som utgangspunkt for mine eventyr. Uka ble sprekk full av rå naturopplevelser, og mange nære møter med ville dyr.

Mange takk til våre guider John Siololo og Ole Ronko Jack for fantastisk naturkunnskap og fotografisk tilrettelegging

Tusen takk også til min gode venn Dag Wennesland for superb planlegging og organisering av turen.

Naturen er brutal. Disse gepardene, kjent som de fem musketerer, hadde her omringet og "tatt" en fullvoksen gnu. Måltidet startet umiddelbart.

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Last week I was back in Masai Mara, Kenya, on a photo tour with good friends. Like many other nature photographers, I chose Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp as a starting point for my adventures. The week was full of raw nature experiences, and many close encounters with wild animals.

Many thanks to our excellent guides John Siololo and Ole Ronko Jack for fantastic wildlife knowledge and photographic facilitation

Thank you also to my good friend Dag Wennesland for superb planning and organization of the trip.

Nature is brutal. These cheetahs, known as the Five Musketeers, surrounded and took a fully grown wildebeest. The meal started immediately.

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The Malaikas 😍

Dis mooi

4 weeks ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

NATUR&FOTO // NNPC 2020

I bladet Natur&Foto sitt julenummer, som er til salgs nå, er jeg så heldig å bli portrettert over 9 sider, noe jeg synes er riktig så flott. Jeg mener Natur&Foto har vært en viktig bidragsyter til å løfte både anseelse og kvalitet hva gjelder naturfotografi. Det er også grunnen til at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp er hovedsponsor til bladets fotokonkurranse, Nordic Nature Photo Contest (NNPC). Hovedpremien til Nordens Naturfotograf 2020 er 8 dager safari i Maasai Mara i Kenya for to personer til en verdi av 80.000 kroner. Konkurransen er åpen til 15. november, så det er fortsatt mulig å delta. Det er også mange andre flotte premier å konkurrere om, så send inn bilder! Konkurransen finner man på www.nnpc.no.

In Natur&Foto magazine's Christmas number, which is for sale now, I am so lucky to be portrayed over 9 pages, which I really appreciate. I believe that Natur&Foto has been an important contributor lifting both reputation and quality in terms of nature photography. This is also why Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp is the main sponsor of the magazine's photo competition, Nordic Nature Photo Contest (NNPC). The main prize for the Nordic Nature Photographer 2020 is an eight-day safari in Maasai Mara in Kenya for two people worth USD 8,900. The competition is open until November 15. There are also many other great prizes! For information about the competition visit www.nnpc.no/en.
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1 month ago

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He nailed it, and we love it! Thanks for staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, Xavier Ortega, and welcome back!

Photo credit: Xavier OrtegaI just returned from Masai Mara with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. Many photographic opportunities. Thanks to Arnfinn Johansen and Ole Ronko Jack a very professional guide always being in the best position for photography
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He nailed it, and we love it! Thanks for staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, Xavier, and welcome back!

Photo credit: Xavier Ortega

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Thanks for sharing Arnfinn Johansen . I'm already looking forward to going back to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp😀

Perfectly posed such beautiful creatures a lovely photo

Amazing picture, congratulations Xavi.

Amazing shot

So beautiful

Bodmin moor?

Amasing 🤩

Jude Dale 👍👍

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BIG CATS OF AFRICA

Maasai Mara is "big cat heaven". Probably no place is better when it comes to photograph the wild big cats of Africa. Drop us en e-mail at mail@oltepesi.com for detailed information about our photo safari camp, special trained guides and adapted vehicles for wildlife photography.

Photographer: Arnfinn Johansen, photo guide at Oltepesi.
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BIG CATS OF AFRICA

Maasai Mara is big cat heaven. Probably no place is better when it comes to photograph the wild big cats of Africa. Drop us en e-mail at mail@oltepesi.com for detailed information about our photo safari camp, special trained guides and adapted vehicles for wildlife photography.

Photographer: Arnfinn Johansen, photo guide at Oltepesi.

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Gorgeous capture

THE FIRST SUNLIGHT

Zebras, and one Thomson's gazelle, on the Oltepesi Hill close to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. The photograph is taken on foot at 06.40 in the morning when the first pillars of sunlight appear.

Photographer: Arnfinn Johansen, Photo Guide at Oltepesi.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E @ 92mm, f/4, 1/200 sec and ISO 100.
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THE FIRST SUNLIGHT

Zebras, and one Thomsons gazelle, on the Oltepesi Hill close to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. The photograph is taken on foot at 06.40 in the morning when the first pillars of sunlight appear.

Photographer: Arnfinn Johansen, Photo Guide at Oltepesi.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E @ 92mm, f/4, 1/200 sec and ISO 100.

THE LIGHT OF MAASAI MARA

The light of Maasai Mara really is something special. These images of an Impala antelope are taken eight minutes before sunrise. This is a typical setting, and at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp we always make sure to be in the right position and ready with our cameras when the light appears.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, photo guide at Oltepesi
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THE LIGHT OF MAASAI MARA

The light of Maasai Mara really is something special. These images of an Impala antelope are taken eight minutes before sunrise. This is a typical setting, and at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp we always make sure to be in the right position and ready with our cameras when the light appears.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, photo guide at Oltepesi

CONTACT INFORMATION
E-mail: mail@oltepesi.com
Website: www.oltepesi.com
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CONTACT INFORMATION
E-mail: mail@oltepesi.com
Website: www.oltepesi.com

1 month ago

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL...

- who is the prettiest of them all? What do YOU think; the Leopard, the Lion, the Cheetah or the Serval?

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They are all magical.

SUPREME MAJESTY

Photographed in Maasai Mara, Kenya on game drive with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photographer: Arnfinn Johansen
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400/2.8E, f/2.8, 1/250 sec and ISO 1250.
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SUPREME MAJESTY

Photographed in Maasai Mara, Kenya on game drive with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

Photographer: Arnfinn Johansen
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400/2.8E, f/2.8, 1/250 sec and ISO 1250.

1 month ago

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp

Øyvind Pedersen: "Wonderful days, beyond my wildest dreams, beautiful, awesome, endless diversity of species, close encounters, an adventure I will never forget."

Thanks for staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, Øyvind, and for sharing these wonderful images. Welcome back for more wildlife photography and "crazy experiences" any time!Jeg tilbringer for tiden noen helt fantastiske dager i Øst-Afrika, nærmere bestemt Maasai Mara. Opplevelsen overgår mine villeste fantasier. Å få oppleve dette dyrelivet er helt ubeskrivelig.

Det er vakkert.
Det er rått.

Det er et "uendelig" antall dyrearter man får oppleve på kloss hold, og spesielt kattedyrene har gitt oss noen helt vanvittige opplevelser.

Nå er bare én dag igjen av dette eventyret som aldri vil glemmes.

Takk til Arnfinn Johansen og Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp for fantastisk tilrettelegging av turen.

Takk også til Robin Jenssen og Tom Dyring for utsøkt reisefølge.

Thank you John Siololo, Jackson and Dominic for outstanding guiding!
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Øyvind Pedersen: Wonderful days, beyond my wildest dreams, beautiful, awesome, endless diversity of species, close encounters, an adventure I will never forget. 

Thanks for staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, Øyvind, and for sharing these wonderful images. Welcome back for more wildlife photography and crazy experiences any time!

BLUE EYES

This leopard is known as "Blue Eyes". On this image he is only 6 months old, and very cute and curious. The image is taken from one of Oltepesi's special adapted vehicles for low angle photography. It was a quiet morning, and we found Blue Eyes and his mother in her territory only 10 minutes' drive from the camp. The photograph is taken from a prone position in the Landcruiser on a distance of 6 meters.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400/2.8E, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec and ISO 4000.
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BLUE EYES

This leopard is known as Blue Eyes. On this image he is only 6 months old, and very cute and curious. The image is taken from one of Oltepesis special adapted vehicles for low angle photography. It was a quiet morning, and we found Blue Eyes and his mother in her territory only 10 minutes drive from the camp. The photograph is taken from a prone position in the Landcruiser on a distance of 6 meters.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400/2.8E, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec and ISO 4000.

AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI TENTED SAFARI CAMP

Drop us an e-mail at mail@oltepesi.com if any of these dates might suit your travel plans, and we will send you detailed information about our camp and safari vehicles customized for photographers:

2 - 9 November 2019
12 - 17 November 2019
20 - 24 November 2019
27 Nov - 7 December 2019
10 - 18 December 2019
26 Dec 2019 - 5 January 2020
9 - 23 January 2020
27 Jan - 8 February 2020
23 Feb - 3 March 2020
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AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI TENTED SAFARI CAMP

Drop us an e-mail at mail@oltepesi.com if any of these dates might suit your travel plans, and we will send you detailed information about our camp and safari vehicles customized for photographers:

2 - 9 November 2019
12 - 17 November 2019
20 - 24 November 2019
27 Nov - 7 December 2019
10 - 18 December 2019
26 Dec 2019 - 5 January 2020
9 - 23 January 2020
27 Jan - 8 February 2020
23 Feb - 3 March 2020

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Awesome photo of Leopard

I will just try the temperature first, probably won't get in. I am a cat after all!!?

The beauty of this Cat is absolutely absolutely amazing..

What a beautiful animal.

Amazing!!

Micsoda szépség!! Kecses , remek fotó!❤❤

Gyönyörű cica👌👌👌

Gyönyörű!!!

Prelep

De szép vagy!!!

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THE SERVAL

The small and beautiful Serval Cat is not that easy to spot, but the high qualified guides at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp have a nice habit finding them anyway! This one we followed for a long time, and suddenly he decided to walk straight to our vehicle and rest there. Plenty of images we got in nice evening light. To experience this it is important to be patient and move very slowly in the car and also be quiet, so you do not scare them. Then they can get very close. This image is taken on a distance of 6 meters.

ABOUT OLTEPESI's VEHICLES

All Oltepesi's vehicles rear doors can be removed to provide photographers with the unique opportunity to get amazing eye level images of wildlife from a prone position. We only use Toyota Landcruiser, Long Edition. The front seat row can be taken off too, but still there are two seat rows in the back. There are no glass or bars in the windows, and the window frames also are modified / cut as low as possible so that photographing from that position also gives as low angle as possible.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, Oltepesi founder & Photo Guide
Nikon D5. Nikkor 600/4E, 1/500 sec, f/4 and ISO 2200.
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THE SERVAL

The small and beautiful Serval Cat is not that easy to spot, but the high qualified guides at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp have a nice habit finding them anyway! This one we followed for a long time, and suddenly he decided to walk straight to our vehicle and rest there. Plenty of images we got in nice evening light. To experience this it is important to be patient and move very slowly in the car and also be quiet, so you do not scare them. Then they can get very close. This image is taken on a distance of 6 meters.

ABOUT OLTEPESIs VEHICLES

All Oltepesis vehicles rear doors can be removed to provide photographers with the unique opportunity to get amazing eye level images of wildlife from a prone position. We only use Toyota Landcruiser, Long Edition. The front seat row can be taken off too, but still there are two seat rows in the back. There are no glass or bars in the windows, and the window frames also are modified / cut as low as possible so that photographing from that position also gives as low angle as possible.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen, Oltepesi founder & Photo Guide
Nikon D5. Nikkor 600/4E, 1/500 sec, f/4 and ISO 2200.

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Amazing! Something to wish for!

Amazing photography !!

Amazing!

Wow insane

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