‘The Mara’ is an iconic reserve of 1500 square kilometres in South-Western Kenya, part of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. It is perhaps best known for the annual 'Great Migration' of wildebeest and zebra herds from the Serengeti. These herds densely populate the Mara's grasslands from July to October. The Mara and Talek rivers are obstacles in the migration's path and 'the crossings' of the wildebeest are one of nature's great visual spectacles.
We have been privileged with many special and magical encounters in the Mara like elephants in the early morning mist (as seen on the cover). A Long Lens in the Masai Mara includes our favorite images of the Mara’s mammals and birds. We have included crossing images from the great migration and also a series of landscapes.
Our profound thanks to Dominic and Sammi for their sharp eyes, expert guiding, skillful driving, dry wit and deep respect for their own lands.