Bolting Zebras

June 18, 2013 Unique Safaris | Controlled Burnings on Safari

This scene of zebras bolting from the river was captured by Charles Hamm in the Central Serengeti. Currently, there are over 400,000 zebras in the Serengeti alone. While driving through this herd, their vehicle was engulfed by countless numbers of zebras. For over 30 minutes his photography group enjoyed the antics of mature and young zebras alike. This particular picture was one of many wonderful photo opportunities his clients captured while observing the Serengeti unfold. In the very same area they were able to photograph elephants, crocodiles, lions, wildebeest, and many different bird species without changing location.

Charles is an artist by training and incorporates a keen sense of composition into his photography, both of which he has been teaching for over 20 years. His ability to speak Swahili yields warm responses from guides and local people. Charles is currently working on a photo book about the wildlife of Tanzania.

If you are interested in joining Charles Hamm on his next escorted safari in June 2014, please contact We will be happy to share his itinerary and put you in touch with Charles directly. June is a wonderful time in the Serengeti to view the end of the wildebeest rut and enjoy a “green” time in the bush, which is spectacular for photography!


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