The Criollo is the native horse of Uruguay (1910), Argentina (1918), Brazil (1932) and Paraguay. It may have the best endurance of any horse breed in the world next to the Arabian. In fact, due to the criollo’s low basal metabolism, it may be a better long-distance horse than the Arabian in prolonged races over a week in duration with no supplemental feed. The breed, known for its hardiness and stamina, is most popular in its home countries. To speak of the Criollo horse is to speak of the Gaucho. The horse is his indispensable accessory ; it is said that a Gaucho without a horse was the same as a man without legs.
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This film was shot using my regular photographic gear: - Sony a7rII - Sony a7s - DJI Inspire 1 - Zenmuse X5 - Sony FE 28mm 2.0 - Sony FE 35mm 2.8 - Sony FE 16-35mm 4.0 - Sony FE 70-200mm 4.0
I’m so stoked to be awarded Honorable Mention three times at the IPA - International Photography Awards!
My portfolio “Above Okavango” awarded Honorable Mention in Nature - Aerial and Nature - Wildlife. My portfolio “The Land of the Maasai” was awarded Honorable Mention in Nature - Wildlife.
Join us in March 2016 on an Kenyan Photo Safari in the Maasai Mara with renowned photographer Chris Schmid and in collaboration with Naibor Camp. The Mara is famous for its big cats, and it’s an amazing place to photograph lions, cheetahs and leopards. March is a very good season for big cats. This tour is for photographers of all levels, begginers and experienced alike. We also welcome non-photographing companions too.
We offer 4-people safaris. The cost for a 4-person safari is $4045 per person based on a single basis for 1 night in Nairobi & 6 nights in the Mara (no shared transfers nor hotel accommodation. All done on a single basis). If you are travelling in couple then the cost will be $7751 for two people.
Bookings are secured with a 20% deposit per person. Payments to be made in $US.
2016: Mar 26 – Apr 02 – OPEN
Payments for all safaris are made through Nigel Archer Safari which means you have the financial protection of booking through a registered tour operator.
Your money is 100% safe and if one of our suppliers goes bust, your money is fully protected.
To book or reserve a place on this safari please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Camp - Naibor Camp
Naibor Camp is a luxury eco friendly tented camp, a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort, in the heart of Kenya’s world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Talek River and consists of sweeping pale canvas tents, king-sized beds made from local fig-wood, wide sofas furnished with bolster cushions, and wool rugs - a luxurious base from which to explore the Mara. Our camp is located inside the reserve close to many predators – lion, cheetah and leopard are often found close by.
For photography, we will provide enough free place for each photographer, providing flexibility for photography. Beanbags are provided in each vehicle.
Day 1: You are picked up from Nairobi Airport on arrival by our driver and taken to the Fairview in Nairobi where you’ll spend your first night in Kenya.
Day 2: In the morning we transfer to Wilson Airport (around 10 minutes away) to where we take a 45 minute flight to Naibor camp in the Masai Mara. We will arrive in time for lunch and embark on our first afternoon drive at 16:00. At about 18:00 we return to camp to relax in front of the camp fire and have dinner.
Day 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Morning drives begin at 5:30 am and continue until midday or longer, depending on animal activity that day. We’ll have a short break for some 30 minutes for a light breakfast and refreshments in the bush. Back to camp for lunch, rest, or relax with a massage. Then at 16:00 we head out for the late afternoon drive returning at sunset around 18:00. At about 18:00 we return to camp to relax in front of the fire and have dinner.
Day 8: In the morning we’ve time for a three hour drive before we will be able to catch your return flight to Nairobi. Back in Nairobi you’ll spend some time in an African BBQ restaurant if you would like before the transfer to Nairobi Airport for your international flights home.
What is included in the photo safari One night in Nairobi at Fairview Hotel on arrival Full Board accommodation All house beverages (including house wine, beer and local spirits, tea, coffee ,soft drinks and bottled water) Guided game drives in a shared vehicle with one guide and one photographer (up to a maximum of 4 guest in a vehicle) Bush Meals (where possible please book in advance) and sun-downers (No Bush Dinners in the Mara reserve) Laundry Airstrip pick-up and drop off to Ol Kiombo airstrip Private meals in all rooms Park and conservation fees ($99 per person per night) 1 night accommodation at the Fairview hotel Nairobi on the night before the safari Transfers: From JKIA-Fairview Hotel (maximum of 4 passengers) Fairview Hotel-Wilson Airport (maximum of 4 passengers) Wilson Airport-JKIA on departing day (maximum of 4 passengers) Return flights from Wilson to Masai Mara
What is not included Travel insurance Items of a personal nature Phone calls Beverages such as premium brand spirits, cellar wines, champagne Cigars and Cigarettes Guided walks outside the reserve Beauty therapy and massages Cultural Visits
« OFF THE BEATEN TRACK » - Episode 3 - 81°36.9’N In this third episode we sets out to Svalbard or Spitsbergen, one of the most remote location in the world. The expedition brought us to 81° North in the ice pack in search of polar bears. This film was shot using the new Sony a7rII and the new DJI X5 for the aerial images. You can watch the video in 4K here: https://vimeo.com/140989382 Hope you’ll enjoy it and share it around!
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK - Episode 2 - The land of the Maasai
I’m very excited to launch the second episode of OFF THE BEATEN TRACK. In this second episode we travelled to the Masai Mara to find out how Kenyans were protecting their natural environment. Watch it in fullscreen with Headphones if you can. Hope you’ll enjoy it and share it around!