Posts Tagged ‘ leopard ’

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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Photo Tip: Backing Up – 10 Steps to Peace of Mind When Traveling in the Digital Age

August 8, 2010
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Photo Tip:  Backing Up – 10 Steps to Peace of Mind When Traveling in the Digital Age

You will spend a lot of time and money planning the trip.  You will see sights you may never see again.  Take the time and thought to set up a process for transferring images and backing them up.  Today’s guest article is by Greg Downing, co-founder and head guy at www.NatureScapes.net, which is one...

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Guest Article: Leopards by Sergey Gorshkov

June 7, 2010
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Guest Article:  Leopards by Sergey Gorshkov

Following our ‘introduction’ of Sergey Gorshkov’s photography images which we called the “Botswana Water Jumping Competition“, we contacted Sergey to asked if he would like to provide a guest article on his work.  Sergey quickly responded to our request with an email full of really special images. From the email, Mr. Gorshkov is no...

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Introducing the photography of Sergey Gorshkov

June 5, 2010
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Introducing the photography of Sergey Gorshkov

The internet is a wonderful tool.  Programs like Facebook have allowed us to find many photographers from around the world that without the internet, we would never even know existed, much less know the quality of their work. Sergey Gorshkov is a fine example.  Through many mutual photographers, we were ‘friended’ and I began...

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Photo Tip – Consider “High Key” Effect for Animals with Patterns

January 30, 2010
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Photo Tip – Consider “High Key” Effect for Animals with Patterns

Sometimes when on safari, you spot great animals … but unfortunately, it will be hard to create the separation you wanted between the subject and the bush around the animals.  Of course this makes all of the since in the world since mother makes many animals camouflaged for either avoiding predators or for stalking...

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Leopard Mating season in Chobe/Moremi

October 30, 2009
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October and the start of  Spring brings mating for the Leopards as seen in this October 2009 Earth-Touch.com video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WPZzt7BN5I&feature=fvsr

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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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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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Leopard Wars …. with Hyenas watching

September 1, 2009
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Some folks go on safari after safari and feel they never see “action”.  I have seen some, but nothing like this.  I hope you enjoy this battle between two male leopards while the hyenas watch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8btll0pqjc

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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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