It's the people (including our excellent guides and camp staff) that make the trip, and the 14 people that joined me on this trip were some of the best guests I have ever taken to Africa. I would know, I have been taking people like this on trips for decades. Hopefully, we will be traveling as a group again in the near future. Four of my guests were from Michigan, one was from Nevada, and the rest from California. This is at Camp Moremi, at the Okavango Delta in Botswana. You will get a chance to see them in action later
Lions tend to be evening hunters, although our guides told us several prides in this area hunt in the daytime frequently. Even though I love the cheetahs, nothing is more intense than a lion that is in the act of hunting. You will encounter playful lion cubs on this page. Those babies had to come from somewhere.... When they are relaxed and their bellies are full they lay around and groom each other We came across this lioness one morning feasting on a cape buffalo killed the night before. If you click on her picture you will see a few seconds
After my Botswana trip I met up with a different assistant photographer and went to Namibia. My overall observations of Namibia are very positive; great guide, friendly people, interesting desert, and great wildlife viewing. If you like landscape photography, in addition to great wildlife viewing and photography, Namibia is for you. Namibia is a desert country, with beautiful sand dunes that go right up to the ocean. There is more to Namibia than desert, but the desert is unique, and is what I will emphasize on this page. The people that work in the tourism industry want you to have a nice time, and
If you have any interest in a photo safari in Africa you might want to read this post. Click on the lionness picture to learn much more about Dr. P's 10 prior trips teaching photography in Africa.
Wildlife documentaries are unscripted, and take hundreds of hours filming to produce a 2 hour movie. Golden eagles don't tend to know their lines all that well, so patience is the most important piece of equipment to pack into your bags. Before we left we worked on a script for the documentary in order to give us an idea of the video we needed. Dr. Kennedy has trained in this area at UCLA's film school, and with the help of a professional editor, we had a framework on what we needed to film By the time we came back from the February 2016