Monthly Archives: June 2010

Elephant and Man: Can there be Peaceful coexistance in Kasane area?

June 26, 2010
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Elephant and Man: Can there be Peaceful coexistance in Kasane area?

If you travel by car to Chobe National Park, you must be aware of the wildlife on your drive.  This is especially true on the stretch from Nata to Kasane.  On this drive, we have seen numerous game from sable to giraffe, but the one species that is most important to avoid on the...

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Africa needs more than latter-day Livingstones

June 24, 2010
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The following article is syndicated from the Guardian.  All rights are retained by the Guardian and it’s authors.  We wanted to reprint this article, which actually features Malawi, because much of what is written is true of all of the parks and reserves of Africa and we want to remind everyone the importance of...

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Photo Tip: The Importance of Flexibility and Quick Reactions

June 22, 2010
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Photo Tip: The Importance of Flexibility and Quick Reactions

In a recent Photo Contest at Outdoor Photo, I came across a series of excellent images … all by Miles Morgan.  I immediately googled the name and found numerous other great shots by Miles.  From there, we swapped a few emails resulting in this guest article.   Miles has a lot to offer, so we...

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Photo Tip: You can do it too – The story of Billy Dodson

June 20, 2010
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Photo Tip: You can do it too – The story of Billy Dodson

Billy Dodson was the 2007 Winner of the The Nature Conservancy Digital Photo Contest.  At the time he won the event, he had only been seriously into wildlife photography for TWO YEARS.  I think this is a great story and, hopefully, it will inspire you to get out and shoot more. “I’m not a...

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Photo Tip: 5 Elements to Consider in Composition

June 18, 2010
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Photo Tip: 5 Elements to Consider in Composition

Many see a photo they like but cannot tell you why they like it.  Often the key is the use of one of the following elements within the image. Are they the only elements of composition?  No, but this group are some of the most common and easy ones to incorporate.  If you know...

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Top Ten Annoying Things To Say To A Wildlife Photographer

June 16, 2010
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Top Ten Annoying Things To Say To A Wildlife Photographer

We found a great, fun article on Outdoor Photo Gear.  It is written by Paul Burwell.  Many of the ‘annoying things’ really hit home for us and we think it will you also.  There are a few exceptions and/or comments we want to add, but here is Paul’s article for your enjoyment: by Paul...

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Good Video Footage: Zebra, Kudu …. and a surprise Lion attack

June 14, 2010
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This video from YouTube was shot by AfricaVideo1 in the Chobe area.  It may be some of the best ‘green foliage’ raw footage I have seen.  It begins with Zebra and a great Kudu tussle for dominance.  That would have been enough to warrant viewing this video … and then along comes the lioness!...

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Panthera.org: Walking with Lions: The Myth of Conservation

June 12, 2010
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When you visit Chobe National Park, you should also consider a trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.  We have written about this side trip before.  We have often heard of folks who visit the Vic Falls area adding a ‘walk with lions” activity in that area.  The more I learn about this option, the...

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Botswana among winners of the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

June 9, 2010
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This is a major award and I am happy for Botswana.  In the name of full disclosure, we must add that several groups for indigenous people are bothered by this award.  The reason is that The Botswana government has banned the Bushmen from using a borehole which they rely on for water, despite a...

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Guest Article: Leopards by Sergey Gorshkov

June 7, 2010
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Guest Article:  Leopards by Sergey Gorshkov

Following our ‘introduction’ of Sergey Gorshkov’s photography images which we called the “Botswana Water Jumping Competition“, we contacted Sergey to asked if he would like to provide a guest article on his work.  Sergey quickly responded to our request with an email full of really special images. From the email, Mr. Gorshkov is no...

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