A Subaru Forester in the Amboseli

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On a drive to Amboseli  with a few friends the other weekend, we happened to stop at the border with Tanzania. A subaru forester drove in from beyond the grasslands and it was looking amazing making a path where there was none. Being among the same group we were with there was no point of worry but for me, the dust and the light from the sun make a great picture on my mind. Quite an amazing image that i had to get focus on and made sure to get the moment on click

Subaru Forester - Built to Last

Subaru Forester – Built to Last

Another reason for people who love those priceless places Amboseli National Park, Kenya SUBARU FORESTER Backpacker Magazine Subaru lovers Subaru Kenya with Kasunie Photography #Subarulovestohelp #Subarulovestheearth #Subarulovestohelp #BuilttoLast

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Shoosh

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I happened to attend a wedding late last year during the holiday season in Embu County, Kenya. Having sat at the back of the church which was dimly lit, i noticed Shosho who happened to stroll by easy minding her business. She seemed deeply to caught up in her thoughts and as she approached the door, the light shone on her face

Shoosh! The people around us

With the 50mm 1.8 STM already on the camera, i came up with this shot. The background of the church window made the image stand out more. I called it “Shoosh” due to her look; old but somehow trendy! Ok

Shoosh! The people around us. Its very funny that we seldom stop to notice the people that pass by. Am sure each has a story to tell by just a second glance #MachoniMwangu. Please note that staring at others is also not a very wise thing to do, you might end up with a slap on your face

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Thank you 2015, It was a good year! Welcome 2016

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And there goes 365 days of the Year 2015. Hopefully whatever it is that you had planned to do was done well, if not a new dawn is coming. Thank you 2015, It was a good year! Welcome 2016

At #KasuniePhotography, we managed to see some milestones as well and are grateful thus far. The website is up and running thanks alot to Sobbayi who happens also to be a great friend. Mixing business and friendship to many is a challenge but we thank God thus far as He has worked it out. We look forward to many more great years. New gear as well from #Canon, easy to use and quality i  must say and through #B&H, #Savostores thanks guys. You were terrific and helpful

We managed to #Travel to different places within the country. Truly our nation, Kenya is a marvel. Filled with such beautiful landscapes, warm and friendly people, better access roads, fresh clean air in the #Bundus visited and moreso awesome birds with stories to tell. From #Magadi to #Elementaita, #Embu to Isiolo, #Mombasa and #Kilifi,  #Nakuru to #Namanga we were lucky to visit not forgetting our back yard #NairobiNationalPark which has always provided great views of the #Nairobi city especially from #HyenaDam area and birds all around

2015 was quite busy and busy good. And with travel and photography being a way of life for #Kasunie we enjoyed it thoroughly. We thank God. For each moment, every opportunity to go out, to work with and learn from other great photographers : Thomson, Osborne, Pau, Namunyak et al we are grateful and hope to see you more again in 2016 and beyond

The many people we met on our travel diaries, we a happy to have met and learnt so much. No man is an island i believe (maybe Norman but only he can tell) and getting to know you all was a thrill in itself. We learnt so much.  Our facebook friends and likes in both  #Kasuniephotography and #MachoniMwangu, we appreciate you at each post. For enjoying our work, criticizing and most of all sharing, we are encouraged to share more,  showcase more

And the great food, how could i forget that. The different delicacies out there, my God! Enyewe, #Kenyans can pakulia (serve) you very well. The assortments were out of this world. sumptuous i tell you. Especially after an early or late afternoon game drive, the great food and rest makes it complete. The food bit could not just go unmentioned.

Thank you all for being part of our 2015 and most of all, thank you Jesus for every opportunity.

Happy holidays from Kasunie.com. Thank you 2015, It was a good year! Welcome 2016

Happy holidays from Kasunie.com. Thank you 2015, It was a good year! Welcome 2016

Thank you 2015, It was a good year! Welcome 2016 #KasuniePhotography.

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#FreeFotoFriday – Juvenile Red-Fronted Barbet

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Out of the Savanna grasslands of the #SwaraPlains in Kitengela comes our #FreeFotoFriday – Juvenile Red-Fronted Barbet. The area boasts of amazing birds especially within the acacia trees near the ravine

A small yellow and black bird which would easily be mistaken for a a Red-Fronted Tinker bird but the large beak and the back streaks largely make a huge difference for identification

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Juvenile-Red-Fronted-Barbet

Or could it really be a tinker bird? Small birds can really make a mess for bird watchers. Having to seek for those unique features that distinguish the bird from another can be also a tricky affair. Do you encounter such?

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#FreeFotoFriday – Yellow-Rumped Seedeater returns

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Once again we feature #FreeFotoFriday – Yellow-Rumped seedeater returns with a spectacular showing of the reason as to why it is called so. With the several poses taken for the bird on the same day, the different angles brought out special image effects

#FreeFotoFriday - Yellow-Rumped Seedeater

#FreeFotoFriday – Yellow-Rumped Seedeater

See the nice coloration of yellow on the back.  I like the image as the bird was looking into the valley below and the dark clouds that morning made it look different. Different good!

At times one goes bird watching expecting to see those different birds out there but the same bird in a different dimension show off a an awesome aspect – An outstanding Yellow rump

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PS: After thorough scrutiny and clarification from fellow bird watchers, the bird on the image is actually the non breeding male of the Yellow bishop. Confirmed as on Birds of Kenya’s rift valley by Adam Scott Kennedy

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#FreeFotoFriday – Yellow-Rumped Seedeater

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#FreeFotoFriday – Yellow-Rumped Seedeater is our free unique image this day. Captured in Sleeping Warrior lodge, the bird i want to believe has made its abode around the Cordon Bleu accommodation area as it was around for our stay.

Maybe it  was the welcome and stay on well party. We were thoroughly entertained. She was huge and fat and basking in the porch each morning for the  morning sun was part of its ritual

A Yellow-rumped Seedeater in the Sleeping Warrior in Lake Elementaita, Kenya

A Yellow-Rumped Seedeater in the Sleeping Warrior in Lake Elementaita, Kenya

The yellow rump was vividly seen unlike after a while as it seemed earlier like the streaky seedeater. For sure by the size of the bird, the area seems to be blessed with plenty. Am not even sure whether it could fly far leave alone fast if attacked

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The Road Ahead

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I finally managed to visit another of the rift valley lakes the other day and am grateful. The road ahead seemed so near yet to get to the lake itself was so far

The Road ahead is more Beautiful

The Road ahead is more Beautiful

We make plans to travel and as the days draw nearer the anticipation grows as well. then come the times, you get packed and start the journey

For some people like #KasuniePhotography who take time on their drives taking pictures and enjoying the landscapes and what the Safari seems to offer, a journey of an hour can easily be four.

The being in a different place in time, the culture of the different people, the landscapes not to mention the different birds to see makes my country one of the best places to live

The road ahead leads to a better tomorrow. As long as we make peace, we shall all live in harmony and get to visit all these places without fear. #KasuniePhotographyTravelDiary

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#FreeFotoFriday – Winding Cisticola

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This is one of the smallest but noisiest birds that i know.  #FreeFotoFriday – Winding Cisticola happens to be a our feature bird this week. The image was captured in Nairobi National park on a morning game drive. While in Nairobi whether business or pleasure, do not miss out on a morning game drive within the park

The bird has just taken to a nearby shrub for some warmth from the morning sun.

Winding Cisticola on a morning game drive in the Nairobi National Park

Winding Cisticola on a morning game drive in the Nairobi National Park

The claws on her feet were a feature to notice. They extended well beyond her feet and on holding on to the branch, they could be seen outwards.

am not sure whether she is a fruit eater or a seed eater with those claws but they seemed clean for clawing insects. Maybe you tell me though i will research further

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#FreeFotoFriday – Great White Pelican

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Among the many waterbirds visible on the rift valley lakes is the Great White Pelican which happens to be our #FreeFotoFriday this week.  This bird is huge and magnificent. On this instance, we saw this huge flock in Crescent island

The Pelicans seemed to have taken over as the pink coloration of the Flamingos was a Mis as they had flown to Lake Natron for breeding.

Great White Pelicans on the shores of Crescent Island, Lake NaivashaGreat White Pelicans on the shores of Crescent Island, Lake Naivasha

I like this image mostly because of the composition of the flock of birds with a drape of the lake and the hills not forgetting the sacred Ibis in flight on top of the reeds

The rains were on the verge of falling and i remember after the shot we started running towards the parking on the other side of the island.

Bird watching is really extra ordinary. These amazing creatures and their behaviors do influence the way we live. The time spent with pelicans was brief, but the memories will for long be en-grained in our minds and shared through #Kasunie.

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#FreeFotoFriday – Flamingo in the dusk

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On a road trip to Lake Magadi comes our #FreeFotoFriday image of the Flamingo in the dusk. The waters of Lake Magadi had subsided and this beautiful flamingo was walking on one of the edge. Quite a beautiful sighting in itself as she seemed to be modelling

Flamingo Sundowner

This time round, majority of the flamingoes had gone to breed in Lake Natron and majority of the lake was empty of birds. I wonder what the remaining birds are left doing especially if they were fit for the flight up the country

The dry regions of the lake seemed like sand in the desert. When one is used to looking at a large water mass then one day it drys up, the change is so evident. The smell is also forthright

The reflection on the water also was amazing. The shadow created showed another flamingo blurred but walking on water. #KasuniePhotography

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