The Red Bulletin September 2019 (UK)

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G U I D E

Do it

The photographer and his crew get into position beneath an acacia tree for the next dream shot

KENYAN PHOTO SAFARI

WHERE THE WILD

THINGS ARE

Gazelles giving birth, an epic elephant parade, lions peeing

on you – on a photo safari, you can experience all this and

more. Wildlife snapper Graeme Purdy takes us there…

Ican barely breathe. A male lion

has just run past our car on

the opposite side to where I’m

standing, and only now is the

realisation starting to kick in. It’s

pitch black and we’re 75m from

camp on the edge of the Maasai

Mara, using the headlights to view

a pack of shrieking hyenas devour

a dead wildebeest… at least until

the lion arrives to spoil their feast.

When my shaking has subsided,

I lift my camera, but through the

bluster of the wind I hear the thud

of paws. Thrump… thrump…

There’s no roar or warning growl

Purdy has 16 years’ experience of safari photography in Kenya

86 THE RED BULLETIN

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