Grumeti in the north western corridor of the Serengeti is home to arguably the largest lion pride on the African continent.  Towards the end of the long rain season the pride members are scattered over a large area isolated by newly formed marsh terrain.  Despite this restriction the photographic opportunities were extraordinary with some very dramatic skies to add to the mix.  At CNP our safaris are always about the photographic results of our clients and I am so proud of the way our clients photographs taken during the early May Safari – from moody landscapes to abstracts to capturing small birds in flight.  Simply extraordinary if one considers this was all done in only 5 days.  Please enjoy their photography with me.

A happy CNP group having lunch in the forest next to the Grumeti river.
From left to right: Peet and Anita Botha, our extraordinary &Beyond driver/game spotter without equal Wasiri, Jan Viljoen and Danie van Backström.

Nikon D810 | Tamron 150 – 600mm G2 @ 600mm | 1/3200sec at f/11 | ISO 640 | EV -1

Nikon D810 | Nikon 600mm f/4 + 1.4x converter @ 850mm | 1/5000sec at f/13 | ISO 1250 | EV -1

Nikon D850 | Tamron 150 – 600mm G2 @ 550mm | 1/6400sec at f/6.3 | ISO 400 | EV -1

Nikon D4 | Nikon 600mm f/4 + 1.7x converter @ 1000mm | 1/3200sec at f/13 | ISO 1250 | EV -0.7

Nikon D810 | Tamron 150 – 600mm G2 @ 500mm | 1/3200sec at f/11 | ISO 800 | EV -1.3

Nikon D4 | Nikon 600mm f/4 + 1.7x converter @ 1000mm | 1/2000sec at f/11 | ISO 1600 | EV -1

Nikon D810 | Tamron 150 – 600mm G2 @ 320mm | 1/3200sec at f/11 | ISO 800 | EV -1 .3

Nikon D850 | Nikom 600mm f/4 + 1.4x converter @ 850mm | 1/8000sec at f/9 | ISO 1250 | EV -1 .7

Nikon D850 | Tamron 150 – 600mm G2 @ 600mm | 1/2500sec at f/9 | ISO 1250 | EV -1

Nikon D500 | Tamron 150 – 600mm G2 @ 280mm | 1/320sec at f/20 | ISO 1000 | EV -1.7

Warm photography greetings. Lou Coetzer