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11 02, 2020

There are Lions on the Airstrip

2020-02-12T17:18:37-08:00February 11th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

Our guides drove us to the airstrip at Camp Moremi to see some male lions. Sure enough, when we got there we saw two lazy male lions enjoying their peace and quiet (which would soon be interrupted). One male was sitting under the fire buckets, while the other was at the passenger loading area. Neither had a care in the world, that is until an airplane with passengers landed. The bush pilot saw our vehicles near the airstrip, so he knew something was up, and was not caught by surprise when he landed and taxied to the passenger loading area. These bush pilots

11 02, 2020

Leopards of the Okavango Delta

2020-02-12T17:19:26-08:00February 11th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

We had more leopard sightings in our four days at Camp Moremi in Botswana than I have seen in all my other eight Africa trips combined. During the daytime leopards like to rest in a tree, hunting under the cover of darkness at night. Apparently the leopards we saw did not know this, because they were quite active during the daytime, and gave us some great photographic opportunities. Below are a few of the 100's of photos I have of them active during the daytime. Before you can photograph a leopard you need to find it, usually hidden in a tree. They know

11 02, 2020

Wild Dogs of the Okavango Delta

2020-02-12T17:20:21-08:00February 11th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

Wild dogs are also known as cape hunting dogs and painted dogs. Even though they are not large, their speed, stamina, and teamwork make them highly efficient predators. It took me 7 trips to Africa to see them for the first time, in 2015 in Tanzania.  In Botswana we saw them many times in our 4 days at Camp Moremi in the Moremi Game Reserve. Too bad they are highly endangered, so get to Africa soon if you want to see them before the burgeoning human population displaces them, and they become impossible to find in the wild. One of the packs had a

11 02, 2020

Masai Mara 2007 Birds

2020-02-12T17:32:16-08:00February 11th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

Kenya has well over a thousand species of birds. We would awaken in the morning to their calls, and see them all day long in the air and on the ground. This page has a few of the more interesting ones. At the end of the page we have a sequence of a martial eagle, the biggest in Africa, flying off its nest. This page also has a phenomonal set of photos where an eagle attacked a vulture in mid-air. One of our goals is to teach photographers how to capture the colors some of these birds exhibit. Another goal

11 02, 2020

The Black Mamba

2020-02-12T17:21:36-08:00February 11th, 2020|Wildlife Photography Blog|

Most people have heard of this snake, and know how dangerous it is due to its size, speed, toxicity, and aggressiveness. It can outrun most people, easily goes up a tree, and does not seem to have fear when it is aroused. The snake is greenish-grey in color; it gets its name from the black color of the inside of its mouth. The first time I saw a black mamba was in Tsavo National Park in Kenya in 2005. It was in the early evening as we were looking for lions to monitor. We were in a Land Cruiser, slowly