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Elephant March

This herd was on the move, probably headed for water but they weren’t stopping for anything.

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Sun setting over Okaukeujo

This has to be my favourite waterhole in Etosha, I’ve spent countless hours at it over the years and it’s only a couple of minutes walk from the campsite.

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Tasty Log

Elephants are the best to watch especially the young ones, they’re kind of like human kinds, very inquisitive and doing strange things all the time.

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Leading cubs to water

I have so many photos of this pride, it was amazing to see such a small pride with so many cubs, there were two big males, three females and twelve cubs. We first passed them on a side road in Etosha, and instantly knew they were heading for a waterhole about a km away. So we went straight to the waterhole and waited. They appeared after a short wait out of the bushes heading straight for the waterhole.

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Shooting at speed

One of the problems in some of the public national parks is the closing and opening times of the gates, while I understand these times are to make sure the animals and people are safe from colliding into each other at night. Due to enforced times what tends to happen is you stay out as long as you can and rush back to the camp or gate at speed, which endangers everyone more. It also means for us photographer types that we sometimes have to shoot out the window of a moving car.

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Leopard at Night

I’ve been sick for the last couple of days which is why there haven’t been any posts, got a case of the stomach flu, the joys of sending a little one to daycare.

I generally don’t post much about cameras and settings, but this shot is worth a mention. It was taken at 10000 ISO, 1/60 of a second handholding a 200-400 on a D4, the D4 can focus in near darkness and the VR really does work.

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Giraffes Flashed

This was taken at a campsite waterhole in Etosha, Okaukuejo I believe. To get shots like this you are going to need a few bits of kit. Besides a camera and a good lens, you’ll need a good flash, I have a Nikon SB910, something to get your flash off your camera, like some pocketwizards, and a flash x-tender. Something that is also very useful is a trustful assistant who will happily run around with flash in hand pointing it in the right direction. There is a bit of trial and error involved as the beam from the flash x-tender is very narrow. Once you get it right you get some pretty good shots.

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Bearing Down

I am going through the complete series of images from our last trip to Namibia at the end of 2013, about 30000 images or so from the 5 weeks we were there. Plenty of them are from some timelapse stuff I did, which I will get round to editing one day.

In the dry season the elephants rule the waterholes, it must be quite frightening  having these behomoths bear down on a waterhole if you are something smaller, I’m pretty sure the only animal that would stand its ground is a Rhino and perhaps a herd of buffalo. I’ve watched lion flee without a second thought.

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Camouflaged

It’s important to revisit older photos in your library once in a while, I don’t mean just the ones you selected as your best shots back when you first looked them. I mean to look at all of them from a specific period or place, it doesn’t really matter how your organise your photos, as long as you organise them and stick to a system. I use year and then place, I’m not keen on letting lightroom put them into folders by day, that would drive me nuts. I then use collections for quite a few things. Maybe one day I’ll have time to tell you more about it, for now let’s just say that If I didn’t organise them I would have never found this shot of a scops owl.

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Drinking Lions

Believe it or not, this is one of the more active things you will see lions do. Most of the time they just lie around sleeping.

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