The SERENGETI PLAINS of AFRICA offers
the greatest wildlife spectacle in the world,
where the most impressive animals on earth
fill your view, camera lens, and dreams!
southern Kenya in
East Africa. Paul's
favorite region of
the Serengeti is
western portion of
animals interact in
an abundance that is
spending some time
under the same
A remarkable diversity of African wildlife interacts in the vast Serengeti Plains, the ultimate wildlife photo destination:
with Paul Konrad
especially rare, but
they are most often
found in open
built for speed
and among the
fastest animals in
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The abundance of iconic African animals in the Serengeti Plains is an enormous attraction. The trusting wildlife
provide an opportunity for people to experience how animals interact with the environment, within their species,
and among the diversity of animals found in this remarkable protected region of East Africa just south of the equator.
Perhaps the greatest testament to the remarkable wildlife extravaganza in
the Serengeti goes beyond the remarkable numbers of large mammals the
area is renowned for: Consider that more than 1,114 species of birds have
been documented in Kenya alone. A closer look at some of the birds that
Paul photographed recently provides an amazing insight into the wonders
of the African avifauna and wildlife experience. Pictured from above left,
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exciting animals as a
rare Cheetah and a
huge bull Elephant at
Denali 20,320 feet
the tallest peak in North America
African Lions are one
of the most studied
animals on the
continent, and it's
always a treat to
spend time with these
trusting cats. No other
species of wild cats
allows us to observe
and photograph them
at close range during
the day - except the
much rarer Cheetah.
Even the youngest children can identify Elephants, Giraffes, and Zebras, but to observe these animals in herds that
have structured social systems and species-specific annual cycles provides a unique insight into their natural ecology.
Today, Black Rhinos are so rare they are only found in a few areas of Africa, but the
vast Serengeti offers one of the remaining strongholds for this massive species.
clockwise, are a
Chat, a pair of Gray
Crowned Cranes, a Little
Bee-eater, and a
These are but a few of
the birds that will thrill
you day after day in the
grand Serengeti Plains!
Primates offer fun observations for everyone - in select forested areas of the northwest portion
of the Serengeti, 2 rarely encountered monkeys can be found - the Blue Monkey and Red-tailed
Monkey (above). Alternately, the more terrestrial Olive Baboons (above right) commonly inhabit
the open grasslands, although they are usually close to open woodlands.
Ten species of antelope constitute important
segments of the Serengeti's ecology, including
impressive species as Impala (above), Common
Waterbuck (far right), and Thompson's Gazelles.
Photography requires ample light, which makes photographing Leopards that are most active
in the dark especially difficult. In this image, Paul managed to use the low light and slow
shutter speed to show the stealthy action of a hunting leopard in the half-light after dusk.
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An opportunity to
spend time with
wildlife in their
Konrad in motion,
searching out the
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across the nation.
While it is exciting to find rarer species and the regal predators, the common species are among Paul's favorites: Zebra,
Elephants, Giraffes, Imapala, Thompson's Gazelles . . .. Sometimes it is the simpler things that enrich life, even in Africa.