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Wildlife: Going back through the archives
21st April 2017 - 0 comments


A brief journey into the archives....

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Know your African Wildlife.....Carmine Bee-eaters
19th April 2017 - 0 comments


African mammals often grab the headlines, but from August - October in Luangwa, it's hard to miss the thousands of stunning red bee-eaters who migrate in to nest in the sandy river-banks. Some visitors even time their safari to coincide with the 'Carmines'.

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Are you ready for a Photo Tour?
17th April 2017 - 0 comments


One of the most common queries I get during the booking process is whether the guests are "ready for a photo safari". We take a look at what's involved and why you should join a photo-safari next time!

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What's the best time to visit the Luangwa?!
12th April 2017 - 0 comments


I am regularly asked what is the best time of year to visit the Luangwa Valley. My answer is that there is actually something special to see at any time of the year in this National Park. However, each season has its special attractions, so I've put together a calendar that outlines the highlights.

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Know your African Wildlife.....Thornicroft's Giraffe
30th March 2017 - 0 comments


Giraffes - specifically Thornicroft's giraffe in the Luangwa - are loved by safari-goers everywhere. Perhaps it's their curiosity, or their languid grace, or perhaps their irrefutable beauty. What it certainly isn't is their mothering skills!

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Why choose Edward Selfe as your Guide?
29th March 2017 - 0 comments


Equally important as choosing your safari destination is choosing the guide who will lead your trip. I hold both of Luangwa's coveted guiding qualifications and have thousands of hours experience and knowledge of the Luangwa as a guide and photographer - I don't believe there is anyone better to lead your safari in Luangwa.

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Guest Reports: Namit & Usha | Nkhonzi Camp | 20 - 23 Oct 2015
25th March 2017 - 0 comments


Namit & Usha came on safari with me in October 2015. After their trip, they put together this beautiful and informative video about their time in Zambia.....including plenty of safari footage from Luangwa! Worth a watch!

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Know your African Wildlife.....Impalas
22nd March 2017 - 0 comments


Impala - loved by safari-goers everywhere for their silky coats, twitchy nature and endless abundance! Perhaps the most overlooked of all our large mammals, but crucial to the ecosystem all the same.

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Skills and How To: Panning/Movement Blur
19th March 2017 - 0 comments


Introducing intentional motion blur to your images is an interesting technique to add to your repetoire; being creative with this skill can generate beautiful images out of very unremarkable sightings.

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Know your African Wildlife.....Fish Eagles
16th March 2017 - 0 comments


I start a series about the Luangwa's famous wildlife residents with a study on Fish Eagles.

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Wildlife: A lonesome lioness
13th March 2017 - 0 comments


Following the lonesome call of a lioness in the middle of the afternoon, we found her resting in a sea of green!

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Through the Lens: Leopard Throttles Impala
03rd March 2017 - 0 comments


This image is from 2015 - a lifetime ago in terms of Luangwa sightings - but it still brings back great memories and I am transported into that very moment all over again.

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Wildlife: The Highlight of the Rainy Season
20th February 2017 - 4 comments


After a long time away, it was great to be back in the bush during the best part of the rainy season!

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Life in the Bush: A Visit to UK!
10th February 2017 - 0 comments


It was great to spend some time in the UK with family and friends. I even wore a suit for the first time in a.....er.....little while.

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Skills and How To: Black and White Photography
12th January 2017 - 2 comments


In this blog post, we take a look at how and when to use black and white conversions as a tool in your image editing skill-set. But we also consider when it's best to "think" in black and white when taking the shot.

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Guest Report: Allan S, Australia
09th January 2017 - 0 comments


Allan S sent me some photos from a safari he took with me in the dry season of 2016.

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Guest Report: Steve Segall, UK
04th January 2017 - 1 comment


Steve Segall writes about his return trip to the South Luangwa, and shows off some of his best photos from the trip!

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Skills and How To: Using Continuous Drive
02nd January 2017 - 0 comments


We take a look at machine-gun mode, why it's useful and how to set it up so that you benefit from the function without filling up your memory cards!

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Through the Lens: Review of 2016
31st December 2016 - 0 comments


2016 has been a tumultuous year globally with shifts in power, thousands of refugees and too many deaths of public figures. This is my 2016 summary of Life in the Luangwa where Nature continues largely unaffected by man.

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Through the Lens: My shot of a Lifetime
28th December 2016 - 0 comments


Read on for the story behind my favourite image from the South Luangwa.

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