Monthly Archives: May 2010

Botswana’s photographic areas expand

May 28, 2010
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Botswana’s photographic areas expand

The following is information supplied by Africa Geographic Magazine and specifically from their ‘man in Maun’, Grant Atkinson.  I consider Africa Geographic to be one of the best wildlife magazines available, with stunning photography.  Unfortunately, the print version of the magazine is quite expensive outside of South Africa.  Luckily, they do have a nice...

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Animal Behavior Sexual deception spotted among antelopes

May 26, 2010
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Animal Behavior Sexual deception spotted among antelopes

From the strange and weird category, I found this article.  It is not by ChobeSafari team, but rather is an article from the US newspaper “USA Today”.  They retail all copyright, but we are passing this along because of the topic: By Dan Vergano from USA Today Worried your mate might be headed for...

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Photo Tip: Choosing the right images from your shoot

May 24, 2010
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Photo Tip: Choosing the right images from your shoot

I’ve often been asked “with thousands of images from a safari trip, how do you pick which one’s to print?”.  There are a few ways one can answer this,  There are obvious shoots during the trip where the action, lighting, etc. make the choice obvious versus a slow game drive.  Answering this way may...

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For anyone thinking Chobe is as tame as a zoo … What has 4 legs and one arm?

May 20, 2010
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For anyone thinking Chobe is as tame as a zoo … What has 4 legs and one arm?

‘WHAT has four legs and one arm?’ That was the beginning of a surprising satirical text message sent by Australian Barrie Slater to his workmates at home after he almost lost an arm during a savage attack by a hyena in Botswana, Africa, last month. Text recipient and work colleague John Cavanagh said everyone...

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Asian ivory trade poses danger to African elephant

May 19, 2010
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Asian ivory trade poses danger to African elephant

This article is a reprint from a recent Associated Press article.  All rights to this particular article and images are not the property of ChobeSafari. By MICHAEL CASEY, WILLIAM FOREMAN and JASON STRAZIUSO The Associated Press Sunday, May 16, 2010; 12:00 AM PUTIAN, China — Carefully, the Chinese ivory dealer pulled out an elephant...

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Photo of the Day: Elephants at Chobe among “40 Greatest Nature Photographs of All Time”

May 17, 2010
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Photo of the Day: Elephants at Chobe among “40 Greatest Nature Photographs of All Time”

In honor of the 40th annual Earth Day on April 22, Christies Auction House auctioned off what was viewed as 40 Iconic Nature Photos.  Within the group, this one, “Twilight of the Giants,” was taken by Frans Lanting in Botswana’s Chobe National Park in 1986. Selected by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP),...

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Photo of the Day/Photo Tip: ‘Saving’ a tough exposure – 2 tools

May 15, 2010
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Photo of the Day/Photo Tip: ‘Saving’ a tough exposure – 2 tools

Today’s Photo of the Day is a really tough one.  The original exposure is shot into the sun and at a distance.  This required both a crop and the use of a lot of post processing to ‘see’ the subject elephant.  Why do it?  Well two reasons:  First, the elephant posture was good, so...

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Photo of the Day/Photo Tip – Post processing of a Kudu pair

May 13, 2010
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Photo of the Day/Photo Tip – Post processing of a Kudu pair

This photo tip is an overview of capture to web photo adjustment. Below is the original photo. My son, Justin capture this shot in Chobe NP.  The camera EXIF data showed that for this shot, the image stabilized Canon 70-300 lens was used at a full zoom of 300mm.  From our experience, we learned...

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Travel Tip/Food Tip – Have you had your Mopane Worms Today?

May 11, 2010
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Travel Tip/Food Tip – Have you had your Mopane Worms Today?

I’m planning an article of the local foods one may encounter while in Botswana.  Having been there, I loved the food and felt it important to tease you with potential meals to order. I’ve been contacting lodges and friends that live in the region.  That’s the background.  Now here was my surprise. I’ve heard...

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Photo Tip/Travel Tip – Determining How Long You Have Before the Sun Goes Down on You

May 8, 2010
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Photo Tip/Travel Tip – Determining How Long You Have Before the Sun Goes Down on You

The golden hours of sunset are a great time to shoot your photography.  Unfortunately, there are times when you are getting those memory shots, but you know you need to get back closer to civilization before the sun goes down.  This could be anywhere from a desert location, out on open water, or (for...

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