Posts Tagged ‘ elephant ’

The Start of a New Life Along the Chobe River Front

February 18, 2011
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It’s always great to see something like this.   Rare day time footage of an elephant preparing to take its first steps. Christian and Ginette Leroy were in the right place at the right time when they captured this amazing event while in Chobe National Park, Botswana. Video tells the story without help from us....

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2010 Safari Photographer Gift List

November 19, 2010
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2010 Safari Photographer Gift List

It is time again for the annual list of holiday gift ideas for the photographer.  This was a tough year to put together my list for ChobeSafari as I was tainted by some personal needs.  That said, I have tried to keep this focused on tools that I think should be valued by African...

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Trip Report: The Art of Safari Seduction

August 14, 2010
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Trip Report: The Art of Safari Seduction

We like to regularly share the opinions and experiences of folks visiting Chobe. This is the first hand diary of Drew Prineas. Drew Prineas added a quick trip to Chobe while in South Africa for the World Cup.  It was only an overnight trip, but we think you will be impressed at the diversity...

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Travel Tip: Video of typical morning at Chobe

August 10, 2010
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A typical, slightly better than average, Chobe morning game drive.  Mornings like this is why I go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xCJHUMGsE&feature=player_embedded

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Chobe’s most visible inhabitant: the African Savannah Elephant

August 4, 2010
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Chobe’s most visible inhabitant: the African Savannah Elephant

What’s the largest land animal you have ever seen in the wild?  this is the question posed to my son, Justin by my great friend Paul Salvado prior to our first trip into Chobe.  My son’s answer was a white tail deer.  I could better him and note a moose, but compared to much...

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Photo Tip: Capturing the Entire Herd

August 2, 2010
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Photo Tip: Capturing the Entire Herd

One of my Facebook friends, The Safari Photographer, has written an article on his site (also known as The Safari Photographer)  that gives a really important tip for anyone traveling to Chobe or on safari in general.  In prior tutorials, I have commented how one will often see elephants, hippos or buffalo in large...

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Photo Tip – Add ‘aged look’ or save a mistake using texture effects

July 31, 2010
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Photo Tip – Add ‘aged look’ or save a mistake using texture effects

Today’s article will be short, but pretty powerful.  Have you ever wondered how others create aged looks or background textures in their images?  You may think this can only be achieved by purchasing plug-in tools.  I know I thought there was some technical challenges to creating this effect without purchasing something.  Well, it’s much...

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Photo Tip – Find the Three words that convey your photographic message

July 8, 2010
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Photo Tip – Find the Three words that convey your photographic message

This week, I had the chance to visit B&H Photo in New York City and hear my friend Andy Biggs talk on ‘a day in the life of a professional wildlife photographer’. As usual, Andy did a great job of connecting with the audience.  During the presentation, he shared ‘keeper’ shots as well as...

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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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