Photo of the Day

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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Introducing the photography of Sergey Gorshkov

June 5, 2010
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Introducing the photography of Sergey Gorshkov

The internet is a wonderful tool.  Programs like Facebook have allowed us to find many photographers from around the world that without the internet, we would never even know existed, much less know the quality of their work. Sergey Gorshkov is a fine example.  Through many mutual photographers, we were ‘friended’ and I began...

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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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Photo of the Day – Cheetah and the Baboon Troops

May 2, 2010
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Photo of the Day – Cheetah and the Baboon Troops

One of the great things about this web site and the internet in general is the chance to meet other great wildlife and photography experts around the world.  Out interest in safari photography led us to Marius Coetzee many months ago and we continue to enjoy following his travels and photography.  Marius Coetzee is...

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Photo of the Day and Photo Tip: They are your photos – They need to be special to YOU

April 28, 2010
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Photo of the Day and Photo Tip: They are your photos – They need to be special to YOU

That’s right.  You were on the safari.  You saw the sight.  You captured the sight.  Do others like your photo?  Maybe or maybe not, but are YOU satisfied that you captured the moment and the memory?  If you did, that is really all that is needed. Today’s photo of the day is a favorite...

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Photo of the Day: The Catch – Fish Eagles 1, Tiger Fish 0

March 16, 2010
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Photo of the Day: The Catch – Fish Eagles 1, Tiger Fish 0

Close up of a Fish Eagle claws tightly own a tiger fish, fractions of a second after the catch.  The precision at which these birds catch fish is truly a sight to behold. Photographers, in particular, note the EXIF data in the caption.  to stop the action of a fish eagle you really need...

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Photo of the Day – January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010
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Photo of the Day – January 20, 2010

Giraffes in B&W

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Photo of the Day: Spring Rain Coming December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009
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Photo of the Day: Spring Rain Coming        December 15, 2009

The winter is now over within Botswana and the rains come to Chobe and areas north, keeping the bush alive for another great season of wildlife viewing next year.  In this image, a pair of Giraffes walk near the water.  The Caprivi Strip of Namibia can be seen in the distance.  Incoming storms are...

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