The Serengeti National Park is huge.
It’s a vast ecosystem that covers about 30,000 square km (11,500 square miles) and stretches from the North of Tanzania to the South-Western region of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai language and means “Endless Plains”. Although it’s the same ecosystem, the Kenyan part is called Maasai Mara.
The area is home to about 70 types of mammals and about 500 types of birds. It’s mostly famous for being the location of the great annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeests and zebras.
I had the chance to visit the Serengeti a couple of times in the last few years while leading a workshop with The Giving Lens. Although I thought that going on a safari and taking photos of wildlife wasn’t exciting, I realized quickly how I was wrong.
So I decided to share a few photos of the animals I captured (with my lens of course) during the last few years and hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did seeing them. I will include also some wildlife spotted in the Ngorongoro crater, which is at the entrance of the Serengeti National Park.
For those interested, the gear I use is the Canon 6D and the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8. Most photos were shot wide open just because I’m a sucker for shallow depth of field and vignetting.
Remember, these animals are in their lands.
They make the rules here. Be kind, be respectful, take only pictures and enjoy the beauty that the Serengeti has to offer.