Posts Tagged ‘ book ’

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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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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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 14, 2009
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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

Over the next 5 days, we will be posting the details and picture filled journey recap of a Belgian named Johan De Bondt.  In August 2009, Johan along with 3 other travelers hired guides and a vehicle and traveled via Maun to: a) Nogatsaa & Tchinga (Chobe forest); b) Savute; c) Khwai riverside (Moremi);...

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Photo Tip: Saving and Sharing Your Trip Photos

September 24, 2009
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Photo Tip: Saving and Sharing Your Trip Photos

For this article, I believe “a picture is worth a 1000 words” so my discussion will be brief.  After my first trip to Chobe National Park, I chose to print a book of the journey as a gift to my son.  The book cost a lot.  At time of printing nearly $85 a copy,...

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Novel to read while on Safari: Cry the Beloved Country

September 23, 2009
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Novel to read while on Safari: Cry the Beloved Country

“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be...

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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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Photographing the African Elephant

September 8, 2009
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Photographing the African Elephant

The following article is by: Jill Sneesby and Barrie Wilkins and was originally published in OutdoorPhoto.co.za which is a South African photo forum.  All copyrights for text and images is to Jull Sneesby and Barry Wilkins. Jill Sneesby and Barrie Wilkins give advice on how to capture these classic African subjects with camera. The...

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Photo tip: Stand on the shoulders of giants

September 6, 2009
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Photo tip:  Stand on the shoulders of giants

I get a lot of compliments from folks looking at my photos.  Many think I have a natural eye.  Maybe, and thank you; however, I know my skills come from three distinct efforts: Training:  I learned the basics on composition during an elective photography course at college back in 1975.  Those rules of thumb...

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Boats, Boats, Boats and more Boats

August 23, 2009
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Boats, Boats, Boats and more Boats

Chobe National Park borders the Chobe River to the north.  This great river never runs dry in the winter and is a major reason for the fantastic game within the Chobe sanctuary.  Previous articles have described the various land vehicle options for seeing the reserve; however, some of the best viewing is from the...

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Book Review: Whatever you do don’t run by Peter Allison

August 22, 2009
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Book Review: Whatever you do don’t run by Peter Allison

This is a little different post than most you will see here.  It is a review of a book of short, autobiographical stories which I read prior to my 2009 trip to Chobe.  The book chronicles events that occurred while Allison was a guide, with most of this time spent at Mombo Camp in...

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