There is a land tucked in a corner of Kenya, steeped in history and adventure. A place where magic unfurls everyday. Millions of ungulates plough through, providing banquet after banquet for one of Africa's highest concentration of predators. Bird life is never further than an ear-shot away. Its mere name entices excitement and conjures images of vistas rolled out to the horizon, gentle hills resembling the choppy surface of an ocean, iconic trees that have born witness to countless dramas and a breeze laced with the scent of raw nature and refined wilderness.
This is the Mara!
Deep in Kenya's northern territory is a country carved by dry winds and parched by a piercing sun. A mocha coloured river gently pulses through it injecting nourishment. A menagerie of unique creatures calls this place home including herds of elephants, majestic reticulated giraffes and a high density of leopards to name a few. It is beyond doubt one of my favourite places on Earth.
A land of big skies, Mt Kilimanjaro, dust and elephants. Its magic lies in its mood- vibrant, green and spritely during the rainy seasons to sultry, brown and baked during the dry season. At its heart lies marshes fed by eternal underwater springs.
Torres Del Paine
Deep down in the belly of South America lies an enchanted land- Patagonia. Carved by fire, ice, water and wind its beauty holds an irrevocable spell on me. This tiny slice within Patagonia is the famous Torres Del Paine National Park. I travelled here to photograph the grandeur of the landscape and spend time with on of its most charismatic felines- the Puma.
Nairobi National Park
The World's only wildlife heaven within a capital city. This rare gem is steeped in history from nomadic Maasai and colonial British aristocracy to famous symbolic moments such as the rhino horn and ivory cremation.
But the residents who call this park home, the wildlife, have seen the city stretch its limbs into the park and an increasing degree of conflict with humans. Yet the park defies these threats and provides a breath-taking refuge for big cats, endangered rhinos and a myriad of other animals and plants.