Posts Tagged ‘ zebra ’

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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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: 5 Elements to Consider in Composition

June 18, 2010
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Photo Tip: 5 Elements to Consider in Composition

Many see a photo they like but cannot tell you why they like it.  Often the key is the use of one of the following elements within the image. Are they the only elements of composition?  No, but this group are some of the most common and easy ones to incorporate.  If you know...

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Good Video Footage: Zebra, Kudu …. and a surprise Lion attack

June 14, 2010
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This video from YouTube was shot by AfricaVideo1 in the Chobe area.  It may be some of the best ‘green foliage’ raw footage I have seen.  It begins with Zebra and a great Kudu tussle for dominance.  That would have been enough to warrant viewing this video … and then along comes the lioness!...

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Coffee Table Book: South Africa by Micheal Poliza and friends

April 19, 2010
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Coffee Table Book: South Africa by Micheal Poliza and friends

As Chobe Safari has been noted before, Michael Poliza is one of our inspirational photographers.  His book AFRICA change how I tried to shoot animals on my last trip to Botswana.  I must confess I was only half satisfied with my results as the original always exceeds imitation.  So with that backdrop, I was...

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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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Another First Timers Story of Going to Kasane

December 9, 2009
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Another First Timers Story of Going to Kasane

We think it is important to bring you first hand accounts of other travelers with first trips to the Chobe area.  With that introduction, we bring you this blog by Sandra Bahbah, a writer for PerthNow, and Austalian publication (all article and photo rights to Sandra Bahbah and PerthNow): LOST luggage, a lion’s kill...

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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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Part 3 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 15, 2009
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Part 3 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. Third leg of the trip – Khwai riverside (Moremi) We took the new road from Mababe village up to Khwai. During this drive I had to cover my camera as it was...

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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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