We are happy to announce that a new photography expert joined the Better Moments team: French wildlife photographer Laurent Baheux will lead a wildlife photography workshop in Kenya from 28 August – 4 September 2021.
Since the beginning of 2000, Laurent Baheux has been creating a a collection of monochrome wildlife photographs, characterized by a contrasting, condensed style. With his unique approach which rewrites all the rules on wildlife photography, Laurent strives to capture the personality and humanity in every animal as distinct individuals. He adopts the role of wildlife portrait artist, where aesthetics and sensitivity take precedence over a more documentary style. His photographs are on show in galleries and are featured in a number of books, publications, and exhibitions in France and abroad.
Rhinos quartet, Kenya, 2013
New expert: Laurent Baheux
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
Laurent Baheux is actively involved with environmental organizations and served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). In this context, he supported activities against poaching and exploitation, in particular hunting, bullfighting, or the physical and psychological abuse of animals in zoos and circuses.
The Big Migration
Kenya is famous for its impressive population of wildlife. You can find Masai lions, leopards, cheetahs as well as zebras, gazelles and wildebeest that travel to and from the Serengeti each year between July and October – also known as the Great Migration, which truly is one of Nature’s miracles.
During our Kenya photography workshop you will witness the brutality of the merciless hunters and scavengers following the wildebeest in their wake.
Keep your camera ready when the hers cross the Mara river, where crocodiles lay in waiting, the atmosphere is tense along with the palpable anxiety that you can almost feel in the air. Africa is home to the last great wilderness and the creatures that live in it – and Kenya is the perfect place to follow the call of the wild to photograph its wonders.
Laurent is well acquainted with the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and can give valuable advice on how to best capture the local wildlife. As always, the workshop will be split into two parts – educational seminars and hands-on lessons on location.
Below you can see a few more of Laurent’s photos from Kenya.
Lion looking at bird
Giraffes in harmony with their antural setting
Elephant at Tree
The 8-day workshop will commence in Kenya’s bustling capital Nairobi and continue to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. There, we will settle into a safari camp close to the best photo locations. The next days are dedicated to wildlife photography, before we will drive back to Nairobi for our flights home.
Head to the workshop page to learn more about our adventure to fascinating Kenya.
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