Posts Tagged ‘ safari ’

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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Photo Tip: Another Photo Contest to win a southern Africa safari

April 25, 2010
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Photo Tip: Another Photo Contest to win a southern Africa safari

I’m becoming a fan of the folks at C4 Images and Safari (Shem Compion and Andre Cloete).  They are celebrating their 5th year and to kick things off, they are offering a safari for two.  Some strings attached, but not bad, so read onward and consider entering … but time is short, so GET...

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Early Safari Planning Tip: Things to consider

April 23, 2010
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Early Safari Planning Tip: Things to consider

1. Do you want your trip to be dedicated to photography or a vacation mixed with photography? This is a particularly big decision if you are traveling with others who are not dedicated to photography.  For me, if traveling with others, I can be up at sunrise, shoot the golden hours and often be...

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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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Avoiding Overcrowding – A Small Tempest Brewing Around Safari Options

February 28, 2010
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Avoiding Overcrowding – A Small Tempest Brewing Around Safari Options

On my last trip to Chobe National Park, I heard comments from locals related to new controls on tour groups entering the reserves.  For us, the question was whether we were considered an official ‘tour group’.  More importantly, it was hinted that our methods for safari are in some jeopardy going forward. A little...

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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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Photo of the Day – October 26, 2009

October 26, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 26, 2009

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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

October 24, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

Photo Tip: When shooting into the sun, lower exposure compensation 2 to 3 stops If using a smaller lens, consider a hard edge 2 or 3 stop graduated neutral density filter (GND) to preserve lighting in foreground

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Photo of the Day – October 18, 2009

October 18, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 18, 2009

Photo Tip: Try close-up detail shots

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Part 4 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 17, 2009
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Part 4 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. Fourth leg of the trip – Bodumatau (Moremi) I have a love-hate relationship with the Xakanaka area for various reasons but I’ll tell you more about it later. But right now I...

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