Posts Tagged ‘ Africa ’

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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Photo Tip: Photographing Ivory

April 9, 2010
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Photo Tip: Photographing Ivory

Last year I was viewing member submitted photographs at the South African site: Outdoor Photo.  I was impressed with some of the close-up images of elephant tusks.  The details in the ivory really told a story about the life and struggles of the animal. Since Chobe is dense with elephants, I decided I would...

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Elephants mourn the loss of a young bull

December 7, 2009
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Elephants mourn the loss of a young bull

Chobe is not a zoo, but a living system.  With all of the beauty, unfortunately there are also daily animal losses.  This story will make use thing about how animals grieve. As you know, we support the work of Elephants Without Borders.  The following article is a reprint from a blog story by Kelly...

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Botswana Ranks Best in Sub-Saharan Africa in Corruption Perceptions Index 2009

November 22, 2009
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Botswana Ranks Best in Sub-Saharan Africa in Corruption Perceptions Index 2009

As you plan your safari trip, you may be concerned with the safety within the countries you plan to visit.  The following information will supply a small piece of information on your due diligence of the issues.  Transparency International (TI) is a the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption.  As part...

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Part 2 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 15, 2009
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Part 2 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

Continuation of the August 2009 safari of Johan de Bondt and his travel companions.  All text and photos copyright Johan de Bondt. Second leg of the trip – Savute We arrived at Harvey’s pans around 10.30 and saw 2 roan antelope which had just been drinking and slowly made their way back to the...

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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

October 11, 2009
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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

On my first trip to southern Africa, I discovered a dish that I fell in love with: peri peri chicken fron Nando’s.  Peri-Peri Chicken is a must on your trip to Botswana or South Africa! Peri-Peri is the perfect blend of flavor and fire. Technically, it should be piri-piri and not peri-peri. It is...

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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

October 2, 2009
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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

Well, that is what I planned to title the article.  I spent two weeks examining more than a dozen different bean bag designs for supporting camera and telephoto lens on safari.  I developed a rating system and thought I could come up with the one true winner. It doesn’t work that way – life...

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Photo Tip on Exposures: Of Elephants and Hamsters (actually HAMSTTR)

September 11, 2009
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Photo Tip on Exposures: Of Elephants and Hamsters (actually HAMSTTR)

Photography on safari is very challenging.  Some animals are very white and one can easily blow the histogram to the right and lose information.  An example would be egrets and the yellow billed storks.  These are not the feature of this particular articles’ debate. Other animals are quite dark, such as a hippo or...

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Botswana elephants migrate to Angola

September 9, 2009
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The following article about elephants leaving Botwana for Angola is a good thing as it relieves potential pressure to cull excess animals from the region: News stories were supplied by the Botswana Press Agency (BOPA) 04 September, 2009 KASANE – Elephants from Botswana are slowly migrating to Angola since the end of the civil...

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African White-backed Vultures: the “American football team”

September 9, 2009
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African White-backed Vultures: the “American football team”

The following article was originally published at OutdoorPhoto.co.za and written by Mark D. Anderson.  I have communicated with Mark and he has kindly given permission for the republication. Per Mark, White Backed Vultures are found within Chobe National Park. For American Football fans, it is now obvious that our game is viewed by my...

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