Posts Tagged ‘ Chobe ’

John Huxley: Our safari in northern Botswana

July 3, 2010
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John Huxley:  Our safari in northern Botswana

From time to time, ChobeSafari likes to feature travel stories of others to the region so one can gain a broad view of a typical safari vacation.  Here is a recent trip summary by John Huxley. by John Huxley Seriously, our guide Thuso Sarefo says with a wide, Batswana smile, there is an ever-present...

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Botswana’s photographic areas expand

May 28, 2010
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Botswana’s photographic areas expand

The following is information supplied by Africa Geographic Magazine and specifically from their ‘man in Maun’, Grant Atkinson.  I consider Africa Geographic to be one of the best wildlife magazines available, with stunning photography.  Unfortunately, the print version of the magazine is quite expensive outside of South Africa.  Luckily, they do have a nice...

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African Wildlife Photography and the Need for Black and White

May 6, 2010
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African Wildlife Photography and the Need for Black and White

We see in color.  In a digital age we capture in color.  Is there a need for black and white (B&W) photography?  I think few would debate this.  So, for me, the high level question is ‘when should I convert shots to B&W?’.   In this article, I will try and share my thoughts on...

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Bridgetown project expected to boost Botswana’s tourism sector

April 30, 2010
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Kazungula is basically a small community on the eastern side of Kasane.  Chobe National Park is on the west side of Kasane.  Kazungula is most ‘famous’ as a border crossing.  It is a location where the one can enter/leave Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and/or Nambia.  The Zambia or Nambia route requires taking the famed Kazangula...

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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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Photo Tip: Understanding Depth of Field – A Must on Safari

March 20, 2010
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Photo Tip:  Understanding Depth of Field – A Must on Safari

One of the keys to success in the bush which I find important is knowing your camera.  Since I’ve been into photography for quite a number of years, I have a sound understanding of the basics and these have been invaluable in the field.  Also invaluable is practice.  And I thought the next most...

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Jigsaw Puzzle/Photo of the Day – January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010
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Jigsaw Puzzle/Photo of the Day – January 15, 2010

\Click on the image to get to the puzzle.

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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 joins Kavango-Zambezi conservation area

November 13, 2009
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Botswana joins Kavango-Zambezi conservation area

The following is  taken from an article reported by MONKAGEDI GAOTLHOBOGWE, a  Mmegi Online Staff Writer. At a meeting hosted by Namibia recently, the countries developed a draft treaty, which provides the basis for national consultations with stakeholders. Besides Namibia and Botswana other countries in the venture are Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. At the...

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Photo of the Day – November 8, 2009

November 8, 2009
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Photo of the Day – November 8, 2009

Photo tips: This shot had the elephants facing left, but was flipped.  Animals moving to the right create more mental harmony to the western eye.  Objects moving right to left often create a feeling of tension. Heavy vignetting in post processing can make images more dramatic.

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