the watch - 2015

the watch - 2015

the lioness seemed to be sleeping, but when we came closer she lifted her head. the picture seems to tell a story of a lone lioness, but indeed hiding in the tall grass lays a whole pride of lions.

a storm is coming - 2015

a storm is coming - 2015

the dust cloud was suddenly on our right side. it was moving towards our car and finally crossed our way - leaving us in a dusty fog of brown yellow colour.

serengeti golden morning - 2015

serengeti golden morning - 2015

early in the morning the lions watched the big things that were flying towards them - hot air balloons.

cheetah fairy tale - 2015

cheetah fairy tale - 2015

the cheeath family is well set in a harsh but beautiful landscape scenery.

elephant eternity - 2014

elephant eternity - 2014

the perfect colour camouflage blends the elephant in the surrounding bush - looking like a statue.

great migration - 2014

great migration - 2014

the wildebeest were early this year - we met them on their way back north in the middle of the serengeti.

leopard warrior - 2013

leopard warrior - 2013

in the shadow the big leopard looks mysterious. his eyes glowing like gemstones.

lionking portrait

lionking portrait

the grass is framing the lions face naturally.

trunk on trunk - 2014

trunk on trunk - 2014

the little calf was resting his trunk on the tree trunk - showing all details of this great tool.

wildebeest standing - 2014

wildebeest standing - 2014

one of the ugly five - like the warthog, the vulture, the hyena and the maraboustork. we think they look rather likeable.

lion tenderness - 2015

lion tenderness - 2015

two lions embracing each other in the golden morning light.

simba and nala playing - 2015

simba and nala playing - 2015

near the seronera river a lion pride was hiding. these cubs were playing and balancing on the trunk.

among wildebeest - 2014

among wildebeest - 2014

curious zebra among the big herd of wildebeest.

ngorongoro crater - 2013

ngorongoro crater - 2013

inside the ngorongoro crater there's a green oasis where all the animals gather.

elephant close-up - 2015

elephant close-up - 2015

the skin of an elephant has an interesting texture and is very thin and sensitive.

zebra portrait - 2013

zebra portrait - 2013

zebra profile in the ngorongoro crater.

fighting wildebeest - 2015

fighting wildebeest - 2015

wildebeest fighting - they start by kneeling on the ground.

elephant's dusting session - 2015

elephant's dusting session - 2015

the soil at tarangire np is red and that's why the elephants seem to be red coloured.

lion warrior - 2013

lion warrior - 2013

a pleased lion after mating is marking his territory. he seems to have had one or another fight.

elephant orphans - 2013

elephant orphans - 2013

in 2013 we visited the david sheldrick wildlife trust in nairobi where we foster four orphans.

rhino's next generation - 2015

rhino's next generation - 2015

we couldn't believe to be so lucky to meet a black rhino with her calf.

kilimanjaro - kenyan side - 2013

kilimanjaro - kenyan side - 2013

the amboseli np with its great landscape scenery.

the lion veteran - 2015

the lion veteran - 2015

in the middle of the serengeti we met two old lions in a green oasis.

the lion and the herd

the lion and the herd

the three lions were hiding in the grass as the buffalo herd was slowly moving in their direction.

ndutu secrets - 2015

ndutu secrets - 2015

a early morning drive gave the occasion for this shot.

kilimanjaro and swamp - 2013

kilimanjaro and swamp - 2013

view of the kilimanjaro from the observation hill in amboseli np.

lioness warrior - 2015

lioness warrior - 2015

despite her exposed position on a hill the cat could hardly be seen in the high grass. the lioness was scanning the environment for prey.

moru kopjes - 2014

moru kopjes - 2014

dark clouds, pale grass and lush green add ambiance to the fascinating kopjes that are arising from the plains.

leopard relaxing - 2013

leopard relaxing - 2013

leopards are elusive animals and quite difficult to spot on their trees. the ray of light was our complice.

wildebeest portrait - 2014

wildebeest portrait - 2014

the night before there was a rainstorm and the plains were full of mud. this wildebeest seems to have enjoyed a mud bath.

lonesome bull - 2015

lonesome bull - 2015

on the way to lake burunge we met this big tusker - well set in the landscape.

lobo sunrise - 2015

lobo sunrise - 2015

the lobo region is in the northern part of the serengeti close to the kenyan border.

buffalo portrait - 2013

buffalo portrait - 2013

early in the morning on our way to tanzania we came across this buffalo.

wide open - 2015

wide open - 2015

in the glowing sun of the midday elephants need some refreshment.

zebra gathering - 2015

zebra gathering - 2015

in the ndutu we were happy to see the first arrivals of the zebra migration.

giraffe in morning light - 2014

giraffe in morning light - 2014

on a morning drive the beautiful giraffe walked right into our frame.

golden sunrise

golden sunrise

an african sunrise with its splendid colors and dark shadows is each time a wonderful sight.

come together - 2015

come together - 2015

the four elephants came from three different directions and had a drink together after their greeting ceremonies.

being observed

being observed

the antelopes in the background are watching the little predator.

vulture's feast

vulture's feast

next to a zebra carcass this vulture had clearly taken its share.

zebras in the plain - 2015

zebras in the plain - 2015

near naabi hill gate the zebras were grazing in the open plain.

elephant triple - 2015

elephant triple - 2015

two adult elephants watching over the offspring.

the witch's bird - 2015

the witch's bird - 2015

the marabou with its cowered position is like an ambassador of fugacity. the backlit situation reduces the forms to a shadow play and creates the surreal dreaming ambiance.

hippo emerging - 2013

hippo emerging - 2013

a boat trip on the okavango gives you the possibility to make all kind of different encounters.

serengeti mystery - 2013

serengeti mystery - 2013

the morning mist and the acacia trees from the former seronera lodge.

elephant dust - 2013

elephant dust - 2013

three elephants dusting themselves while the sun is rising.

hartebeest couple

hartebeest couple

the colours and the ambiance create a harmonic mood and give the impression the picture was painted on canvas.

fleeing wildebeest - 2014

fleeing wildebeest - 2014

a new born calf and its mother running into safety.

elephant snail - 2015

elephant snail - 2015

the trunk is a great tool - hundreds of muscles have to be coordinated.

ostrichs in the rain - 2014

ostrichs in the rain - 2014

the ostrich were all cuddled together while a heavy rainstorm hit the region.

baboon baby - 2014

baboon baby - 2014

the two adults were looking to another part of their group while the baby was more interested in us.

elephants at the waterhole - 2014

elephants at the waterhole - 2014

a storm is slowly coming towards the elephant group.

lion cubs waiting for dinner - 2015

lion cubs waiting for dinner - 2015

next to a buffalo carcass the cubs were waiting for their turn to eat.

hartebeest shadow - 2015

hartebeest shadow - 2015

backlit silhouette of a hartebeest.

elephant trumpet - 2015

elephant trumpet - 2015

the young calf was trying to get our scent in the air.

innocent amber eyes - 2015

innocent amber eyes - 2015

a mother cheetah was resting and her cubs constantly moving. the cub gave me an intense look with its innocent amber eyes.

flamingo formation

flamingo formation

the flamingos at lake natron are shy birds. you have to take your distance. impressionating when they started to fly in the "s" shaped formation.

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