Posts Tagged ‘ guide ’

Photographing Leopards!

June 28, 2012
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Photographing Leopards!

One of my favorite locations in the world is northern Botswana along the Chobe waterfront.  However, as much as I love that region, a typical week there usually only yields a single leopard sighting.  I’ve heard a few reasons for this, but still can’t quite understand why there aren’t more leopards.  There is plenty...

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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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Telephoto lens options for Chobe/safari

October 9, 2009
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This article will not be full of recommendations, but will have lots of links to help you read reviews on any lens you are considering.  Over time and as new information or options become available, this article will be updated. It’s possible to go on safari with a lens as small as a 70-200mm. ...

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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

October 2, 2009
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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

Well, that is what I planned to title the article.  I spent two weeks examining more than a dozen different bean bag designs for supporting camera and telephoto lens on safari.  I developed a rating system and thought I could come up with the one true winner. It doesn’t work that way – life...

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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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Photographing the Greater Kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros

September 4, 2009
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Photographing the Greater Kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros

One of my favorite animals within Chobe NP is the Kudu.  It’s a beautiful and tall animal with lots of pattern and subtle color changes on the hide… and of course, on the bull kudu, those horns!  Kudu are found at Chobe National Park both near waters edge at the Chobe River and also...

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Canon announces 7D: possibly the best camera for safari for the avid photographer

September 1, 2009
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Nikon shooters will debate this, but for non-pro Canon shooters, this is big news.  I have loved my 1.6x crop 50D, but on safari, it’s 9 focus points with only one being cross type have left me “out of focus” on some critical shots when panning or at low light.  Further, I have always...

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Selecting the Best Safari Binoculars for Photographers and Holiday Travelers

August 30, 2009
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One of the best decisions I made when planning my first Chobe safari was getting a good pair of binoculars.   With this overview, I hope I will help you make the right decision on binoculars for your safari journey. I guess the first discussion is on whether you actually need binoculars.  In other articles...

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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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