Mara Magic – A portfolio by Daryl and Sharna Balfour


Daryl and Sharna Balfour are world-renowned photographers who have worked in Kenya’s Masai Mara for many years. At the height of the migration each year, they run several photographic safaris from their superbly set up camp near major crossing points. Here they share some powerful images, not only of wildebeest, the undoubted stars of the show, but also many other mammals, especially the big cats, that are synonymous with the Mara. Click here to find out how you could join them for your own unforgettable experience.


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Peter has a career in publishing and conservation spanning more than four decades. His most recent project has been the development of Untold Africa, a meeting place for intelligent, engrossing and entertaining dialogue for a global community of like-minded people - people who share a common passion for the wild places of Africa, the creatures that inhabit them, and the breadth of African culture. See more


  1. Daryl and Shana run the best photo trips I have been on. I have just completed a 2 week stay with them during September after doing 2 weeks in 2013 and I will be back in 2015 with them. As such my photography has progressed 1000 fold due to there expert advice and that of the top guides Phil West, Pierre Burton and Alex Rostocil.

    A wild photos trip is second to none.

  2. Gary Hamdorf on

    For anyone who loves wild life photography, I encourage you to look at going to Africa with one of the best wildlife photographers in Africa Daryl Balfour and his wife Sharna, of Wildphotos Safaris.

    Together they run a unique experience with some of the best guides in Africa, especially in Kenya when you go to the Mara on one of their unique old style camping safari. They only have 4 people per vehicle and a maximum of 12 in camp at anyone time.

    I have been traveling to Africa for 14 years now and the 2 trips I have done with them 2013 & 2014, have been the best for experience, photography and that family feeling.

    As Daryl and Sharna say once you come on a trip with us you are part of the Wildphotos family. This is definitely true and this is why I booked again this year 2015, and will be doing more trips in the future.

    Daryl will also help out with camera and Lightroom techniques. As a successful photographer for over 20 years Daryl’s experience is second to none. The 2 trips I have already done with Daryl already have increased by photography skills and Lightroom skills 1000 fold, so much so that many of the pictures I have taken in the past look disappointing along side my most recent ones.

    So contact Daryl and Sharna to arrange a I’ve in a life time experience (that can can have every time you go with them)

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