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Shutterbug - Kennedy Patrick

MachoniMwangu.Photography was featured on People Daily - Wikendi magazine dated 01-06-2019. The image shown was a double spread pages 18 -19. I am honored and thankful for the open doors. The article read as below:

With a love for nature, outdoors and adventure, I have always wanted to share the beauty of what I see through my eyes. The need to express and share stories with different people about the places and ideologies perceived on my travels did inspire my photography. I bought my first DLSR camera over 4 years ago and through time I have been accumulating lenses and pieces necessary for the job

MachoniMwangu.Photography is more than just taking a picture. It is creating and anticipating a moment with each image in a creative style. My Passion in photography is mostly on nature, adventure sport and travel. My name is Kennedy Muuo

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History always has a story to tell with all the amazing images taken revealing what happened, when, where and how. The Image of the “Juvenile Baboon” was captured in Naivasha during a time out with the family. We watched for a while as the baby was always next to his mother. At this particular time, he jumped down on a wall that was well lit, perfect for a shot. I got the chance to sneak up and anticipate stare at me with food on his mouth. Picture was taken using a Canon 7D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

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Enduro Dirt Masters Championships at Champagne park

The Enduro Dirt masters Championship Finals were held at Champagne Park in Ngong. The annual event attracts bikers, campers, nature and mud lovers. Most of all is a good time out to watch different riders battle tough designed courses testing their skills and machines. It is usually very competitive across all the classes, the terrains are almost unforgiving, mental strength is key and a positive attitude is the only way out. The fans are always anticipating good riding and fun along the splashes and so are we

Machoni Mwangu Photography was in place again to showcase the event as it happened through our eyes. Watch out for 2019 events as the year is packed with fun and adventure. See the images of what transpired on this actual day.

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In search of Waterbirds in Lake Naivasha

As the year 2018 was coming to an end and majority were up to their christmas festivities and delicacies, we at Machoni Mwangu photography went on a search of waterbirds in Lake Naivasha. The weather around this time was great with the vegetation around the lake very lush and we expected to see a large variety of birds

We found that waters around the lake were infested with the water hyacinth that was rapidly spreading. this was mostly washed towards the beaches by the current which made it difficult to boat in some areas of the lake. Nevertheless, one morning opened up nicely and we managed boat and see a huge check listing of birds. Below are a few of the images captured and more are on our Nature page

African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle

Goliath Heron

Goliath Heron

Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant in flight

Great Cormorant in flight

Great Cormorant in blue sky background

Great Cormorant in blue sky background

Great egret

Great egret

Great Egret on take off

Great Egret on take off

Long Tailed cormorant

Long Tailed cormorant

Nubian Wood Pecker

Nubian Wood Pecker

Pied Kingfisher on flight

Pied Kingfisher on flight

Squacco Heron

Squacco Heron

White-Browed Robin chat

White-Browed Robin chat

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And that day the landscape from Oserian castle closed the show nicely with a beautiful layer of colours fading in black, grey to blue pink sky which only lasted a few minutes before darkness came in. The outdoors were simply amazing and this is what at Machoni Mwangu photography thrive in

Game Drive in the Nairobi National Park on Eid-al-Adha Day 2018

Public Holidays are usually great days to pack up the family and head out to the park. And so it happened during this holiday of Eid-al-Adha. We decided to head outdoors to our favorite park - Nairobi National Park and view some game.

We were up early and by 0630hrs, we were at the park via the East gate which is through Mombasa road. There were several cars already while checking in and many were anticipating to see the big cats.

I was in hoping to take great pictures as with every drive, there is always amazing scenes and interesting happenings. We made our payments and entered and turned left towards Hippo pools of which we were anticipating a peaceful drive without many people at that time and also game viewing before the rest of the park visitors started storming in. See below some images captured as we slowly drove through the park

Topi seen en-route to the Hippo pools

Topi seen en-route to the Hippo pools

Elephant Shrew

Elephant Shrew

Grooming Baboons

Grooming Baboons

Bee Eater

Bee Eater

Male Rufous Sparrow

Male Rufous Sparrow

Mama and Baby Rhino in my backyard with a view of the area towards Ongata Rongai

Mama and Baby Rhino in my backyard with a view of the area towards Ongata Rongai

Crowned Plover at the Hippo pools

Crowned Plover at the Hippo pools

White-Faced Whistling Duck

White-Faced Whistling Duck

Cattle Egret
Urban dwellings along the southern by-pass with the background of Nairobi City

Urban dwellings along the southern by-pass with the background of Nairobi City

The time spent with family is always memorable and to crown it all with something that we all love, makes it even better. Some days are public days in 2019 will come in handy for such plans with the family. Kenya is very beautiful, travel and see the nation before the parks are out run by encroachments

Beautiful Sunrise from the Reef

Got a chance to go the coast, SGR train ride to Mombasa the other day. Been lucky to always get time out to travel as part of work and with it goes my gear too. In my mind i had already planned for all the places that i wanted to visit, the images that i wanted to take and this time round i needed minimal gear to carry. The one thing i was looking forward to was the beautiful sunrise from the sea. 

I barely slept the first night despite being tired as i was already looking forward to the morning which appeared as fast as i closed my eyes. 6 o'clock i was up and was surprised that it was still dark. I set my camera, tripod and lens ready for a walk out,drew open the curtains and got back to bed after checking on the phone app to confirm the time that the sun would be out

I kept staring out and after 15 minutes or so later, i found my way down to the beach of the Reef Hotel. As the light started coming out of the clouds, i was already set with my composition. The rest is as below as the sun was coming out

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At some point, the light became too bright for my settings and I made a choice to close the aperture and reduce the shutter speeds to allow for less light at a time. The sky seemed dark again for me to try and get as much details as possible

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Within 45 minutes I was able to create dynamic images some of which looked like were done at sunset. Such beauty and calmness that morning that one would not mind waking up to each and every day of their life

#JustBeautiful

Celebrating Earth day 2018

With the death of Sudan the world's last male northern white rhino in the Ol Pajeta conservancy in Kenya in March 2018, concerns about its extinction became more clearer than before. If scientists are not able breed another male to sire calves with the remaining females, generations to come may not see these huge beautiful creatures. Some may only get to know about them in history through lessons in class or books just as we read about the dinosaurs in the old

As we celebrate Earth day 2018 geared towards going green, specifically encouraging use of more eco-friendly materials remember that every action has a consequence. A simple visit to the park to see nature is purely as a result of huge conservation efforts by the governments and communities. If we do not conserve every aspect of our environment, we may loose what is purely natural. Take a step and do your bit to conserve. Plant a tree or two

A rhino grazing in the Nairobi National Park

A rhino grazing in the Nairobi National Park

People are being encouraged to reduce the use of plastics hence forth. The theme of Earth day 2018 is to End plastic pollution. It may not happen in a day, but a step at a time towards these efforts may go a long way. With the end of using plastic bags in kenya currently underway, it goes to show that it can be done. Take a step and make a pledge to stop the consumption of plastics

Conservation steps taken by all of us will assist save the earth. Its our civic duty to ensure that our environments are clean, to plant trees around us to ensure that we have adequate water and influence better climatic conditions. Someone once said that the flight of a butterfly in one part of the world will indeed influence the weather in another. It might be a small step, but it is a bold step