In July of 2012, my husband and I went on safari to Kenya and Tanzania. We explored the Masai Mara National Reserve, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti National Park.
With superb guides, I was able to photograph a leopard dragging her impala kill up a tree, newborn cheetah cubs, cape buffalo emerging from a mud bath, elephants nursing their babies, inquisitive baby giraffes under the protection of their moms, mating lions, hunting lionesses, and the tiniest of antelopes—the dik-dik. In many cases, camouflage equals survival. Our trip culminated with the Great Migration of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, where some encountered their nemesis, the Nile crocodile.