Posts Tagged ‘ elephants ’

Photo Tip: You can do it too – The story of Billy Dodson

June 20, 2010
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Photo Tip: You can do it too – The story of Billy Dodson

Billy Dodson was the 2007 Winner of the The Nature Conservancy Digital Photo Contest.  At the time he won the event, he had only been seriously into wildlife photography for TWO YEARS.  I think this is a great story and, hopefully, it will inspire you to get out and shoot more. “I’m not a...

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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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African Elephants RUN from the sound of Bees!

December 24, 2009
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African Elephants RUN from the sound of Bees!

While reading info on African Elepants, I came a across an article from October 2007 issue of Current Biology entitled “African elephants run from the sound of disturbed bees“.  The authors are Lucy E. King, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Fritz Vollrath.  With a title like that, I had to read more.  In this strange but true...

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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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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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Chili Peppers puts elephants at bay

November 11, 2009
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One of the things that allows Chobe NP to be special is the lack of fencing.  Unfortunately, this creates huge problems for Botswana farmers.  This article, from the government newspaper, hints that some natural solutions may be available.  If you love free roaming wildlife, you have to love this article! Translations from the government...

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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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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 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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