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Sunset Over Masai Mara, Kenya

Canon EOS 400D
Canon 75-300mm
f/5.6, 1/2500s, ISO 200
RAW. As is.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park game reserve in Tanzania.

Named after the Maasai people (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from a viewpoint – “Mara”, which is Maa (Maasai language) for spotted: an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savannah and cloud shadows that mark the area.

It is famous for its exceptional population of Big Cats, game, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and wildebeest from the Serengeti every year from July to October, a migration so immense it is called the Great Migration. (care of Wikipedia)


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Published in The Weekend Photographer


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“The Lonely Tree Challenge” at The World As We See It


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“African Sunrise/Sunset Challenge” at WILD AFRICA
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I am a freelance photographer originally from Brisbane, Australia, and currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.

I enjoy many forms of photography – with a particular interest in travel and nature photography. This diversity can be seen in the range of genres and styles in my portfolio

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Comments

  • vanderson
    vandersonalmost 4 years ago

    This looks just like sunsets where I live in Australia. :)

  • Very flat land?

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 4 years ago

    lovely Damienne!

  • Thanks Jenny!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    EXCELLENT capture!

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    This is simply gorgeous – those shafts of late evening sunlight really bring this to life. Exceptional.

  • Thank you very much! I really appreciate your insights

    – Damienne Bingham

  • vanderson
    vandersonalmost 4 years ago

    Flat, open and pretty much treeless.

  • Sounds like very harsh country, though also very interesting (at least to photograph!)

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBalmost 4 years ago

    lovely lovely photograph – cheers

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful, love the sun rays and lone tree

  • Thanks Georgie!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you

    – Damienne Bingham

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