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Desert Elephants

I’ve seen plenty of documentaries on how tough the desert elephants have it, how it’s tough for them to find water, unlike the ones in Etosha who have boreholes to support them. In Purros there is a natural spring which seems to keep them around that area, we have seen quite a few of the elusive elephants on our various visits to Purros.

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Never ending Hartmanns

Max has been sick for the last few days, sick babies are pretty hard work.

This is still one of my favourite places on the planet, a little bit scary when you know that hardly anyone ever visits this area. Which means if you get stuck, you get be in a fair bit of trouble.

 

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Venice From Up High

And to round off the week of seascapes here’s another one from Venice, it’s appropriate since we will be back there for easter in a few days.

I’ve done these theme weeks a few times in the past and it’s a little easier for me to select a photo every day, with such a big library it can be sometimes difficult to choose what to share.

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This is Africa

I regularly post the same photos on google+ that I post here, I must admit I don’t put a huge effort into it. On Tuesdays there is a group/theme called #africantuesday that I try to always post to. I like the community spirit of it all, though I feel somehow google+ is fading somewhat.

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Lion Cub Crossing

It’s always a joy when driving down a road in an African national park while trying to find wildlife to photograph to have it jump right out in front of you.

This pride had a total of 10 cubs they rather nonchalantly crossed the road in front of us one by one.

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Giraffes at Night

A few days ago I posted a few tips on how to photograph wildlife at night. What I forgot to mention is that you will also need a good sturdy tripod. When using big lenses you need something as big to support them. I have one of the heaviest lenses Nikon makes, the 600mm F4 for that reason I also own a Really Right Stuff series 3 tripod and full gimbal head.

This shot was taken at Okaukuejo using the really right stuff tripod.

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Warm Sunrise

As I was about to upload another photo to my smugmug portfolio, it dawned on me that I’ve been posting photos with quite a bit of blue recently. So let’s warm it up a little with a sunrise from Namibia.

I took this photo with a D600, I’ve recently sold it, it’s an excellent camera but owning a D4 and a D800 means that it got very little love. It was mainly used by my partner when we travelled to Africa together, as that won’t be on the cards for a while it made sense to sell it.

People like to hold on to cameras and talk about them being investments. Cameras aren’t investments, in this day and age they are replaced by newer tech every 2 or 3 years. In some instances that newer tech is worth the money. That’s becoming less common, there haven’t been many game changing cameras of late. Especially when it comes to DSLR.

You’re better off spending your money on good lenses and accessories Like a good tripod, I have a really right stuff tripod and I know it will outlast any camera I own. It has already taken a beating in the last four or five years I’ve owned it and it still functions flawlessly. The only maintenance I ever do on it is to rinse it with a hose or in a sink.

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Spitkoppe at Dusk

They call this mountain the Matterhorn of Africa.

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Partner in crime

I regularly mention the words we, my partner and girlfriend on this site. It’s about time that you are able to put a face to my Swedish partner in crime.

Here she is in all her african glory. This photo was taken at the very top of the Marienfluss in Namibia, everything on the other side of the river is Angola.

Louise has spent most of her free time in the last decade going on trips to places like this with me. She’s supported me and my photography and has watched it go from a simple hobby, which she started by buying my first Digital SLR, to a passion and addiction. For that loving support I will always be grateful and feel like one of the luckiest guys on the planet to have someone like her.

 

 

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Canal Grande

Venice is a great city to wander around and take photos, is particularly peaceful early in the morning.

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