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Heavily pregnant and covered in flies but still in charge of leading the hunt.

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One of my favorites from the past.

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Good morning to you from Little Miss Wonky Tusk and her babe.

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Snug as a bug in a rug under her momma.

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A beautiful family photo, backdropped by a moody sky over the plains of the stunning Maasai Mara, where beautiful elephants roam alongside Africa’s other iconic animals. Email hello @epicroad.com and let us plan your once in a lifetime family safari in gorgeous Kenya. #myepicroad #transformativetravel #familyphotos #moodymonday • 📷: @varun.aditya

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Confirmed it must be a dream- the dreamiest of dreams! So many finds this afternoon but not much beats a mama and her 3 cubs. . . . #howluckyami #safarilife #lionking #lions #big5 #africanwildlife #travelphotography #mamaandcubs #maraplains #masaimara #kenya #howluckyami #whyilovekenya #livingmybestlife #ktours @kensingtontours

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Just a GQ sort of fellow....all of his girls love him.

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I love this scene because though you might think it’s a lioness and her cub, it’s actually siblings, one a bit older. The intimacy and trust, the affectionate tails, the overall playfulness of their family ties truly charmed me. @greatplainsconservation #maraplains : . . . . . #wildlifelovers #wildlifephotography #naturelovers #naturetravel #nature_good #naturephotography #inspiredbynature #wildernessculture #thisisafrica #bigcats #bigcatlovers #travelpicsdaily #girlswhowander #sustainabletravel #maasaimara #greatplainsconservation #bigcatsofinstagram #wildlife_shots

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Lone Tree in the plain of Maasai Mara #maasaimara #tree #maraplains #kenya

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Beauty: the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations, a meaningful design or pattern, or something else. 💚 #MaraPlains #KenyaSafari #RelaisChateaux #DefinitionOfBeauty

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#Repost @greatplainsconservation Spending a Monday joining the antics of lion cubs. This is what we work for! #MaraPlains #KenyaSafari #Photosafari #WhyILoveKenya #TreatYourself #TripofaLifetime

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What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it ~Juliette Binoche Good times and crazy friends make the best memories. #magicalkenya #goodtimes #rainbow🌈 #wemissedthegold #maraplains #adventure #minivacay

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Those vast, open horizons. The multitude of animals. The huge skies. There's something about this magnitude of everything that lifts stresses from your shoulders and puts a permanent smile on your face. #MaraPlains #MaasaiMara #PhotographicSafari #KenyaSafari #TripofaLifetime

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Hippo fetal ejection reflex. .............. #Repost @travellerkate with @get_repost ・・・ MAGIC | Moments like this happen in the wild of Africa and really take your breath away. I captured this rare footage of a hippo giving birth on my visot to the Mara in Kenya with @greatplainsconservation and is a moment that stole my heart and I will never forget. To see the full video, link in bio. . #travel #travelling #travellerkate #capturedtravel #traveljournalist #wherewildthingsroam #wanderlust #explore #kenya #magicalkenya #WhyILoveKenya #TembeaKenya @magicalkenya @travellerkate @capturedtravel @thewildthingsroam  #travelgram #instatravel #mara #TheMara #Africa #wildafrica #maraexpedition #maraplains #greatplains #africareps #hippo #hippobirth #fetalejectionreflex

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Utter chaos at dinner....she was plum fed up with her kids table manners.

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Snug as a bug in a rug under her momma.

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The African bush will always have my heart #africaday2019 @greatplainsconservation #maraplains

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Why you should take a low season safari in Kenya. ⠀ Read Ian's blog from his recent visit to Kenya.⠀ Visit the blog via the link in the bio:⠀ www.knightonreeve.co.uk/blog/2019/a-low-season-safari-in-kenya-with-wow ⠀ -⠀ -⠀ #LuxuryTravel #LuxurySafari #wildlifesafari #Kenyasafari #masaimara #angamamara #maraplains #marabushtops #alfajirivillas #theoceanspalodge #kenyancoast #WOW #wanderlust #travelgoals #travelinspiration #explore #travelinspo #offthebeatentrack #bespoketravel #expertadvice #knightonreeve

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To travel. A gift. A joy. A responsibility. Our world. Extraordinary mix. Knowledge in abundance. We dismiss it without understanding sometimes. Our way is the best? I don’t think so. There are so many amazing ways of doing incredible things. I want to understand that. Listen. Look. Experience. Try to see. Through those eyes. Behind those eyes. Because. There are insights and knowledge dismissed by past generations. And. It may just be the insight we need now. Collaboration is all. It’s our planet. All of ours. #conservation #maasaiculture #africa #ngtuk #greatplainsconservation #africanamazing #planetearth #culture #b&wphotography #undp #unenvironment #photosociety #safari #cntraveler #nytimes #explore #afpphoto #unesco #travelphotography #tedtalks #mindfulness #culture #fantastic_earth #magnumphotos #african_portraits #irimages #the_bnworld #elizabethhoustongallery #maraplains #thisisafrica #travelstoriesafrica

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Ever been to the Mara? Do you prefer hotel accommodation or camping? Well the decision is yours. Mara serena is one of the many options available. #maraplains #maasaimara #maraserena #maraserenaairstrip

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Just a little locker room talk with the fellows......"and I was like, come at me bro...show me whatcha got...."

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Some people have asked me what I mean by an ‘empowerment sketch’ and as we are looking at sketches and work derived from visits to The Masai Mara, I thought it appropriate to show you one of a Mara elephant bull that struck some lovely poses as I watched him from the vehicle. The full sized watercolour painting measures 100 x 61 cm and the empowerment sketch considerably smaller. I was quite faithful to the two colours I chose in the sketch - yellow ochre and Payne’s grey. Looking at the painting quite some time later, I decided it was simply too bland - swipe left to see how I reworked it today. I’m much happier with it now and it’s a good lesson on how you simply must start light and delicate with a watercolour because you can add, but never really take away! #masaimara #elephant #watercoloursbykaren #watercolour #wildlifeart #natureartist #watercolourtips #anxious #maraplains #alexwalkerserian

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Variety. Species. Adaption. It is all incredible. Darwin noticed. From a Beagle. Some slight. Microscopic. Some mighty. Power of purpose. We should marvel at it all. Protect it. Otherwise. Evolution. Will be in the past. And. That. Doesn’t sound right. #wildlife #buffalo #africa #environment #sustainability #nikonuk #ngtuk #buffaloeye #natgeo #safari #bbcwild #africa_amazing #nhm_wpy #instanature #evolution #darwin #naturephotography #africansafari #africanamazing #ngtuk #greatplainsconservation #animalplanet #africansafari #africananimals #africanwildlifeconservation #lionssharefund #animalsaddict #ecology #lovewildlife #ecotravel #maraplains #wildlifephotography #africananimals

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Just a little tussle among the fellows.

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Moved camps in the Masai Mara today ... during which, a Lioness just came and stood next to me while hunting a warthog... then I rounded out the night watching a leopard drag part of a zebra she killed, up a tree. Then came home to champagne and a bath. #africa #kenya #notcominghome #maraplains

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Karibu! Mara Plains welcomes you to a most wonderful safari where you will feel right at home. #MaraPlains #KenyaSafari #Natgeolodges #RelaisChateaux #HomefromHome

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His kind is one of the most persecuted in the world. He is elusive and incredibly adaptable, covering widespread ranges that make conservation strategies very complicated. So when the golden hour atmosphere and its natural diffuser enveloped this leopard in the warmth of its fleeting tones, I felt equal parts elated in his presence, yet melancholic that I would never see him again. #greatplainsconservation #thisisafrica . . . . . . . . . . . . #wildlifephotography #wildlifelovers #inspiredbynature #naturelovers #naturephotography #canonphotos #canonphotography #travelphotography #travelphotographer #wildanimalphotography #traveldiaries #magicalkenya #maraplains #sustainabletravel #ecotourism #naturetravel #travelwriter #travelwriting #conservationphotography #girlswhowander #traveldeeper

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Appropriately named "Yellow". He has the most bright yellow coat of any leopard I've ever seen.

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Woo! Storm clouds are brewing in toward the Mara Triangle and Tanzania 🌧 🌧 everyone’s waiting for it!!!! Spot the Mara river in the photo- it needs to flow again!! #storm #cloudcover #maratriangle #maraplains #weneedtherain #kenya #africasavannah #wildnerness

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Stretches and stretches of slash and burn in the Mara plains. Rangers were expecting heavy rainfall to regenerate the land lush filled with nutrients as every season. Unfortunately this hasn’t happened. In fact most camps would be shut this season due to heavy rains and rivers overflowing abundantly. Serious set back for the game. They’ve had to turn around to find food. Minimal sand banks filled with water from last short rain fall last week. They’ve also been practicing throwing seedballs here heavily but the Ellie’s grab them too fast so chances of any trees regenerating are pretty slim to none. Tells you a lot about what’s happening out here. Effects are being felt. Watch and listen to the land carefully - it tells you a lot. #conservation #maasaimara #maraplains #slashandburn #drought #ecosystem #globalwarming #dryheat #intothewild #wakeupcall #kenya #africa #conservation #crisis #ourplanet #arealshitcrisis

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Stretches and stretches of slash and burn in the Mara plains. Rangers were expecting heavy rainfall to regenerate the land lush filled with nutrients as every season. Unfortunately this hasn’t happened. In fact most camps would be shut this season due to heavy rains and rivers overflowing abundantly. Serious set back for the game. They’ve had to turn around to find food. Minimal sand banks filled with water from last short rain fall last week. They’ve also been practicing throwing seedballs here heavily but the Ellie’s grab them too fast so chances of any trees regenerating are pretty slim to none. Tells you a lot about what’s happening out here. Effects are being felt. Watch and listen to the land carefully - it tells you a lot. #conservation #maasaimara #maraplains #slashandburn #drought #ecosystem #globalwarming #dryheat #intothewild #wakeupcall #kenya #africa #conservation #crisis #ourplanet #arealshitcrisis #earthday

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Sun burst ☄️ can never get enough of these African silk silhouettes! Gorgeous full moon night 🙌 #grateful #maraplains #silhouettes #sundowners #sunsets #maasaimara #kenya #fullmoonight #savannah #easterbreak #travelstoke #potd #sunsetfordays #intothewild #africatitsbest 🔥

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Must be happy hour for this wee little one.

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Cheers to the sun! To a beautiful day and the promise of another one tomorrow. #MaraPlains #Sundowners #KenyaSafari #NatGeoLodges #RelaisChateaux

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After a long game drive and an amazing lunch why not treat yourself to a afternoon massage in your tent! 📸: @greatplainsconservation ___________________________________
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#TravelTuesday throwback to the closest I’ve ever come to a wild lioness. I’d spent quite a bit of time monitoring big cats in the neighbouring conservancy for the Mara Lion Project up to this point, but this was particularly thrilling to get this drive by! #thisisafrica #greatplainsconservation . . . . . . . . . . #adventurelovers #wildlifelovers #traveldiaries #travelphotography #inspiredbynature #ladiesgoneglobal #girlswhowander #naturephotography #traveltheworld #sustainabletravel #ecotourism #adventuretravel #lions #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #safari #safarikenya #maraplains #bigcats #wildlifephotography

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A sense of urgency in an ethereal light. A fantastic photo from #MaraPlains entered into 2018's Photo Competition by Torsten Brehm. If you're visiting any of our camps, be sure to enter your best shot into this year's competition.

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An early am elephant and I just can’t....stop watching them.

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For all the wildlife enthusiasts, Mara Plains Camp is a great place to visit in Kenya 🐆🌾🦓🌿

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Have you ever try to have a bush breakfast in a National Reserve? This is an extraordinary experience of dining in the wilderness on a sumptuous breakfast. Breakfast will never taste so good as it does on the Mara plains. #wishyouwerehere #travelneverends #Travel #Africa #EastAfrica #Breakfast #BreakfastBuffet #Dining #DiningExperience #BushBreakfast #OutofAfrica #NationalReserve #NationalPark #Plains #MaraPlains #MaasaiMara #MaasaiMaraNationalPark #MaasaiMaraNationalReserve #Kenya #MagicalKenya #VisitKenya #12fly #12flytravel —————————————————————————————— - Follow Us @12flytravel Visit Us @ https://www.12fly.com.my/ for more info !

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Circumstances changed for me in 2011 and it spurred a whole change in attitude and new beginnings so in 2012, I focused on my 'bucket list' and thought have to start on it sometime. My dad was born in Kenya so I grew up hearing stories of his and families life in Kenya. It sounded magical and I knew one day I would have to see this magical country myself. 2012 was the year, I still remember my feelings taking my first steps on African soil. They say Africa changes you, I was no different. My heart was captured and life was never to be the same. It shaped the next few years of wanting to get back, my passion for elephants and conservation. I've never looked back but had no idea how Africa was to impact my life. ❤🇰🇪❤🌍❤ #racheysafricanadventure #racheysinafrica #inafrica #iloveafrica #africa #kenya #eastafrica #ig_africa #mythoughts #contemplation #masaimara #mara #maraplains #travel #travelstory #igtravel #travelgram #instatravel #travellersofinstagram #wanderlust #wanderlustofafrica #wanderer #explorecapturerepeat #nature #naturegram #travelphotography

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Had a great time @giraffecentre_ on our last day in Kenya. @emily_journeysmith surprised me with the trip to see the endangered Rothschild giraffes @giraffecentre_ just outside Nairobi. . These giraffes are part of a breeding programme to increase the numbers in the wild. Recent herds have been introduced into Kigio Conservancy and Sergoit Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . #maraplains #greatplainsconservation #bigcats #bushbreakfast #kenya #luxurysafari #twinsthattravel #livefromkeyna #thisisafrica #thisiskenya #themara #bigcatsofthemara #maracats #marabushbreakfast #maraparaside #kenyanparadise #luxurytravel #giraffecentre #giraffemanor

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A little nuzzlin' before the hunt.

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The beauty of the Mara..... #sunset #kenya🇰🇪 #maasaimara #maraplains #omc.

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The perfect Mara plains sunset complete with a journey of giraffes traversing that giant landscape. An exceptional photograph entered into the 2018 Photo Competition by Torsen Brehm. @greatplainsconservation #greatplains #greatplainsconservation

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In the mid-day sun. Masai women in all their colour selling their wares on the way to the Masai Mara Lodge. #textiles #village #maraplains #wildlife #holiday #experience #beginningofanadventure

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Leopard crawling past the bridge to Mara Plains Camp. No need to sneak, you gorgeous feline. You’re always welcome here. #maraplains #maasaimara #kenyasafari #leopardcrawl 📸 Nick Ratia

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We have arrived into The Mara. Were staying at #maraplains It is beyond amazing. Saw 2 Male lion with lioness, hippo, leopard, lionesses with cubs, baby zebra and 4 lions waiting for unsuspecting lunch to cross their path. Followed by an amazing bush breakfast. And all before 11am! #ThisIsAfricaExclusive . . . . . #maraplains #greatplainsconservation #bigcats #bushbreakfast #kenya #luxurysafari #twinsthattravel #livefromkeyna #thisisafrica #thisiskenya #themara #bigcatsofthemara #maracats #marabushbreakfast #maraparaside #kenyanparadise #luxurytravel

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Arrived to the lodge in Masai Mara, with a million dollar view. The photos DO NOT do it justice; the answer- come and see for yourself- for real! #safari #masaimara #africa #kenya #maraplains #savannah #ktours @kensingtontours

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Hunting impala right up to her due date. You go girl!

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After a long game drive it is so incredible to relax a bit back at camp! @relaischateaux #relaischateaux #deliciousjourneys #maraplains #maraplainscamp @greatplainsconservation

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Mother Of The Year to get four cubs to this age against the odds.

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Some moments will stay with you forever. It's almost impossible to capture the essence of those brief times. Successfully captured by Jason Wang with this outstanding sundowner magic at Mara Plains. This photo earned him a finalist place in Great Plains' 2018 photographic competition. @greatplainsconservation #greatplains #greatplainsconservation #masaimara #kenya

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