Andrew Peacock - Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

5 October 2018 2:49:05 PM AEST

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This week Ted's Master Dr. Andrew Peacock talks about his latest trip to Kenya and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, photographing the picturesque landscape and the incredible wildlife.

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Dr. Andrew Peacock - Kenya 2018


I recently went 'on safari' in Africa for the first time. At the end of a pro-bono assignment in Kenya with the Grevy's Zebra Trust there were a few days free before flying out of Nairobi. My work ended in the small market town of Nanyuki which is very close to Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Dr. Andrew Peacock - Kenya 2018


The Conservancy is a non-profit agency working to conserve wildlife while generating income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.

Dr. Andrew Peacock - Kenya 2018


Via Instagram I made contact with the team at Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages who kindly agreed to partially support our stay at their wonderful private accommodation for a couple of nights within the Conservancy. This meant I had fantastic access and flexibility to photograph wildlife with the use of a private vehicle.

Dr. Andrew Peacock - Kenya 2018


Our driver and guide Mike was a font of local and wildlife knowledge while driving us in search of photo opportunities. My aim was not to tick off a sighting of a particular animal for a list but to look for good light, try to compose something interesting in the frame and hopefully capture a unique moment with any of the animal species we encountered.

Dr. Andrew Peacock - Kenya 2018


It was a fun couple of days for a 'safari' newbie and I was delighted to photograph east African wildlife for the first time. Here are some pics from my experience.

Dr. Andrew Peacock - Kenya 2018


For my photography I relied heavily on handholding the Canon 600mm f4L II or 100-400 4.5-5.6L II lenses, combined with one of either the Canon 5D Mark IV or the Canon 7D Mark II to shoot all but two of these images (it should be easy to tell which ones they are!).

Dr. Andrew Peacock - Kenya 2018

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