Posts Tagged ‘ Chobe River ’

Elephant and Man: Can there be Peaceful coexistance in Kasane area?

June 26, 2010
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Elephant and Man: Can there be Peaceful coexistance in Kasane area?

If you travel by car to Chobe National Park, you must be aware of the wildlife on your drive.  This is especially true on the stretch from Nata to Kasane.  On this drive, we have seen numerous game from sable to giraffe, but the one species that is most important to avoid on the...

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Photo Tip: Choosing the right images from your shoot

May 24, 2010
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Photo Tip: Choosing the right images from your shoot

I’ve often been asked “with thousands of images from a safari trip, how do you pick which one’s to print?”.  There are a few ways one can answer this,  There are obvious shoots during the trip where the action, lighting, etc. make the choice obvious versus a slow game drive.  Answering this way may...

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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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Video: A Drive Through Chobe National Park

December 26, 2009
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“DavesWebSiteVideo” uploaded this on YouTube.  It gives a great overview of the variety of animals spotted in a day and will also give you a feel for water levels of the Chobe River and how green/grown the bush is at this time of year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2U-iDU6u0s&feature=player_embedded

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Photo Tip: Spotting the action

December 14, 2009
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Photo Tip: Spotting the action

Today’s tip is also a tale of two lenses.  In the first picture, you see two young bull elephants play fighting for dominance.  An okay picture, but the key was seeing the action and shooting this.  By the way, this shot is at 235mm with a Canon 100-400mm zoom lens. Now the tip:  In...

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Photo Tip: Finding the Compostion – even after the shot

December 13, 2009
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Photo Tip:  Finding the Compostion – even after the shot

In winning photography, composition is everything.  That said, sometimes in the field, the shot comes and goes that fast.  That’s the case with today’s shot.  I was on the Chobe River doing a ‘booze cruise’ on a pontoon boat with friends.  In this setting, you don’t really have control of the boat pilot.  Our...

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Photo of the Day / Photo Tip: Panorama Shots – November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009
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Photo of the Day / Photo Tip: Panorama Shots – November 25, 2009

The image below is a composite of 3 separate images ‘stitched together’ (photo shop term for combining photos).  I know it’s a little hard to tell it from a simple crop on a small image like this, but there is a big difference.  This image is large and detailed enough to easily print a...

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Chobe River Booze Cruise Video

November 1, 2009
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A video from 2006 of a river cruise on the Chobe River.  We think this 2 min. 30 sec. video gives one a good feel for the diversity of wildlife and the scale of the hers one will see on a typical afternoon ‘booze cruise” in Chobe National Park.  Nice captures of elephants and...

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Elephant Crossing Rights – No passport required.

October 23, 2009
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There is an open river border ( the Chobe River ) between Chobe NP (Botswana) and the Caprivi Strip (Namibia).  This video is a nicely captured high quality movie of a very typical afternoon crossing of the Chobe River.  Enjoy this 3 minutes of a 2009 River Game Drive. Note the struggle the little...

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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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