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Canon To offers Safari Lens Many Have Dreamed For

February 8, 2011
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Canon To offers Safari Lens Many Have Dreamed For

Many Canon shooters have always wanted a lens similar to Nikon’s 200-400 f4 lens.  The Nikon lens is fast and takes a tele-converter well, making it a very nice safari lens.  To date, the Canon options have been : the 100-400 f4.5-5.6, which is compact relative to the other options, but known for some...

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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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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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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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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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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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Coffee Table Book: South Africa by Micheal Poliza and friends

April 19, 2010
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Coffee Table Book: South Africa by Micheal Poliza and friends

As Chobe Safari has been noted before, Michael Poliza is one of our inspirational photographers.  His book AFRICA change how I tried to shoot animals on my last trip to Botswana.  I must confess I was only half satisfied with my results as the original always exceeds imitation.  So with that backdrop, I was...

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African Elephants RUN from the sound of Bees!

December 24, 2009
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African Elephants RUN from the sound of Bees!

While reading info on African Elepants, I came a across an article from October 2007 issue of Current Biology entitled “African elephants run from the sound of disturbed bees“.  The authors are Lucy E. King, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Fritz Vollrath.  With a title like that, I had to read more.  In this strange but true...

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Video: Elephant giving birth

December 19, 2009
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Have you ever wonder just exactly how an elephant gives birth?  Do they lay on their side?  Do they stand up?  How soon does the baby start walking?  Attached is a 1 minute, 35 second YouTube video shot in the bush of exactly that event.  This excellent video was shot and it the copyright...

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Impact of Photography Safaris vs. Wildlife Hunting Debated by Expert

November 23, 2009
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Impact of Photography Safaris vs. Wildlife Hunting Debated by Expert

I grew up hunting birds and small game.  The rule was “if you shoot it, you clean it and the family will eat it”.  I don’t hunt anymore probably primarily because of where I live; however, I would be hypocritical if I felt no one has a right to hunt.  I guess my problem...

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