PHOTO BLOG

Through the Lens: Coming to Drink
03rd November 2017 - 2 comments


In this blog, I revisit an old image and explore how it was captured.

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Photo Safari Report: Double Luangwa | Flatdogs Camp & Zikomo Safaris | 2 - 9 October 2017
26th October 2017 - 10 comments


As the storms built up over Zambia, I lead a group of 4 for one of the most dramatic safaris this year - with plenty of great sightings!

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Know your African Wildlife: Wild Dogs
15th October 2017 - 0 comments


Sightings of Wild Dogs are among the most sought-after by safari visitors. This is partly because they are interesting, charismatic and extremely beautiful, and largely because declining numbers have turned them into a rarity in many areas.

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Photo Safari Skills: Animalscapes
08th October 2017 - 0 comments


Showing animals in their environment is more challenging - but much more rewarding - than taking portraits. With a few pointers and knowing when to wait for a situation to develop, you can create some stunning shots.

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Photo Safari Report: Philip Theo | Nsefu Sector | 18 - 24 September 2017
30th September 2017 - 0 comments


The hottest week on safari so far this year offered us great sightings and excellent interactions between the large predators which is becoming a trademark of Luangwa. Read on for more about Philip's private trip.

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Through the Lens: Rim-lit Hyaena
28th September 2017 - 0 comments


Seeking unusual sightings and interesting lighting opportunities is what we do on photo safari. Read about how we turned a 'routine' hyaena encounter into something special.

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Photo Safari Report: Peter Sandyford | Nsefu Sector | 12 - 18 September 2017
24th September 2017 - 0 comments


As the hot weather begins to bite, and the lagoons shrink by the day, the predator action is becoming more intense! Peter joined me for a week in Nsefu....read about his experience. (Caution: some graphic content.)

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Photo Safari Skills: Preparing for your Photo-Safari
18th September 2017 - 0 comments


Booked a photo-safari? Got a year to wait until it starts?! Have a read here about how you can prepare for the trip, including getting to know your camera better.

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Photo Safari Report: Double Luangwa | Flatdogs Camp & Nsefu Camp | 3 - 10 Sep 2017
12th September 2017 - 0 comments


I had been looking forward to this safari since I first started the arrangements; a combination of Flatdogs Camp and Nsefu Camp, both in outstanding areas of the park and promising superb wildlife experiences. I was joined by the Gills from UK, who embraced everything that Luangwa had to offer.

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Wildlife: Luangwa's Leopards compete with the best
06th September 2017 - 5 comments


Have a read here to see what Luangwa's leopards are up to now!

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Photo Safari Report: Kathy Phipps’ group | Marula Lodge | 29 August - 1 Sep 2017
03rd September 2017 - 0 comments


A brief update from the bush, uploaded in between safaris, of a fantastic photo-training safari last week with a group from the USA. I am off to Nsefu Sector again next week, so I'll be offline for a while!

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Wildlife: a video montage from August 2017
31st August 2017 - 0 comments


While guiding a camera-man last week, I took some video footage of my own....I hope you enjoy this short montage.

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Guest Report: Clive Ferreira, RSA | Zikomo Safari Lodge | 14 - 20 August 2017
28th August 2017 - 0 comments


Clive Ferreira writes about his experience in the Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa National Park, and shows off some of his best images.

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Photo Safari Skills: Composing with a Prime Lens
24th August 2017 - 5 comments


There are times when you only have a prime (fixed-focal length) lens to hand, or you wish to use it because you need the faster aperture opening that it offers. How do you compose when you don't have the chance to zoom in or out at will?

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Photo Safari Report: Clive & Sue Ferreira | Zikomo Safaris | 14 - 20 August 2016
20th August 2017 - 0 comments


Using Zikomo Safaris as a base, the Ferreiras and I spent 6 days exploring the fantastic southern Nsefu Sector. With many years' safari experience behind them, I was on the lookout for different sightings and challenges for this safari...and Nsefu didn't disappoint!

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Through the Lens: Back-lit Baboons
17th August 2017 - 0 comments


Creating dramatic, heavily-backlit shots is an interesting challenge in the bush. But with the right lighting conditions and correct camera setup, you can achieve impressive results.

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Photo Safari Report: Double Luangwa | Zikomo Safaris & Luambe Camp | 4 - 12 August 2017
13th August 2017 - 0 comments


Repeat-guest Sharon Verkuilen traveled with me again this year. This time we opted to visit the amazing Nsefu Sector and combine that with time in the relatively unknown Luambe National Park! We looked forward to adventure, but what we hadn’t expected was that both areas would offer such a range of photographic opportunities and great sightings.

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Photo Safari Report: Double Luangwa | Flatdogs Camp & Tafika | 24 - 30 July 2017
02nd August 2017 - 4 comments


A group from Chile - my first! - enjoyed a 5 night safari in Luangwa, including two camps and varied sightings. My favourite? A socially-awkward elephant....read on for more!

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Guest Report: Mike White, UK | Marula Lodge & Zikomo Safari Lodge | 15 - 22 July 2017
31st July 2017 - 3 comments


Mike White returned for a second week of safari after his trip in 2016. With a wish-list of interesting challenges, we enjoyed a great week of sightings which blew last year out of the water!

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Photo Safari Skills: Photographing Carmine Bee-eaters
26th July 2017 - 0 comments


With the Carmine bee-eater season fast approaching, I look at ways of making your time at the colonies of these beautiful birds as productive as possible.

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