Telephoto landscapes

I picked up a 50-200mm telephoto zoom lens back in March (see: More elephanty goodness) primarily for the Maasai Mara safari—and any other wildlife we might encounter on our overland trip through East Africa. Looking back at my previous posts, it was completely worth it.

Still, I really love taking wide-angle landscape shots, but it just wasn’t feasible to switch back and forth between the 50-200mm and my workhorse 21mm pancake lens. Lacking the luxury of two camera bodies, I left the telephoto zoom on during the entire safari.

That doesn’t mean I couldn’t or didn’t take any landscape shots. Maasai Mara is sufficiently grand that even at its widest (50mm or 75mm-e) the lens was able to capture some pretty stunning vistas. Here are a few of my favorites.

The landscape of Maasai Mara in Kenya
Savanna grass
The landscape of Maasai Mara in Kenya
Topi grazing around an acacia tree at dusk
The landscape of Maasai Mara in Kenya
Painterly clouds at dawn

The landscape of Maasai Mara in Kenya
Hot air balloon rising over the Mara
The landscape of Maasai Mara in Kenya
Sunlight breaking through dark clouds
The landscape of Maasai Mara in Kenya
A line of light in the distance
The landscape of Maasai Mara in Kenya
Dirt tracks through the grass
The landscape of Maasai Mara in Kenya
A classic savanna dusk

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Henry

Oh man, these are great photos. You guys are living it up!

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