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Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

October 25th, 2014

A Mzungu in Rwanda

Posted By Ian Plant
A mountain gorilla holds her baby, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda (by Ian Plant)
(© Ian Plant) During my epic 40 day tour of Africa, I spent several days in Rwanda to photograph mountain gorillas. Rwanda is a perilous place to visit, but not for the reasons you might think. Despite a disastrous civil war in the early 1990s, Rwanda today is one of the most beautiful, peaceful, and idyllic countries I … 
July 16th, 2014

40 Days of Africa

Posted By Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) So far, 2014 has been ridiculously busy for me. In the first six months of this year, I’ve been to 15 countries, with photography trips to the following: Venezuela, Morocco, Botswana, Argentina, Chile, Namibia, Tanzania and Rwanda (with non-photography visits or layovers in South Africa, France, Columbia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Netherlands and … 
May 18th, 2014

African Wildlife Roundup

Posted By Ian Plant
Lion in grass, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana (by Ian Plant)
(© Ian Plant) I spent several weeks in Africa in February, but I haven’t had a chance until now to sort through everything. You might have seen my previous post with images of wild dogs, but that’s not all I saw during my trip. Here’s a few more of the exciting wildlife encounters I had … 
May 5th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Close Encounters,” a series by Marc Mol – Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania, East Africa

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Close up of a cheetah taken in Serengeti National Park Tanzania East Africa tour guided vehicle
It was mid January when I was in the Ndutu region, which borders the world famous Serengeti National Park- NorthernTanzania as part of a three-week trip, also including the lesser-known Ruaha National Park in the southern area of Tanzania. One early afternoon, we were following a female cheetah and her 12-month-old sub-adult son on a … 
March 8th, 2014

Warmth Assignment Winner Miguel Costa

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Surfing In Africa' by Miguel Costa
Congrats to Miguel Costa for winning the Warmth assignment with his photo entitled “Surfing in Africa.” “This picture was taken in Angola, Africa, about 50 miles south of the capital city, Luanda, last July. This beach is called Cabo Ledo, also known as Surfer’s Beach. It’s one of the few places near Luanda you can … 
November 30th, 2013

Namibia, surreal beauty

Posted By Rafael Rojas
A lonely tree stands against the sand dunes in the Namib Naukluft NP, Namibia
This text belongs to the introduction of the e-book “A photographer’s vision: Namibia”, from Rafael Rojas. As a special Xmas gift for all Outdoor Photographer readers, this E-BOOK  can be downloaded FOR FREE during a period of 30 days by using the promo-code “opgift” at the checkout of Rafael Rojas’ website. Get your free e-book … 
August 2nd, 2013

See How Michael “Nick” Nichols Used Aerial Micro Copters & Remote Cameras To Photograph Lions For Nat Geo

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Michael "Nick" Nichols Interviewed On The Today Show August 2, 2013
For The Surprising Life Of Lions in the August issue of National Geographic, Michael “Nick” Nichols used cameras mounted on aerial copters and specially-designed remote systems to capture never-before-seen footage.  
July 18th, 2013

Five Final Favorite Photos From Namibia

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Red Planet" - Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
(© Ian Plant) Over the past few weeks I’ve shared a number of my favorite images from my trip to Namibia (in several posts including Photography, Copyright, and the Internet; Dynamic Spacing; Kolmanskop Ghost Town; and Quiver Tree Forest). For this post, I’ve decided to present my final five unshared photos. If you are interested in … 
June 4th, 2013

Quiver Tree Forest, Namibia

Posted By Ian Plant
"Giant's Playground" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) I recently returned from a two week scouting trip to Namibia with my workshop partner Richard Bernabe. Namibia is an incredibly beautiful country filled with stunning desert landscapes and fantastic wildlife. We spent three days photographing a quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop. Quiver “trees” aren’t really trees at all, but rather a species of aloe, … 
October 10th, 2012

In the Company of Elephants : 2013 Safari

Posted By Kevin Schafer
African Elephant, (Loxodonta africana) mother and calves
This image was not planned, just a quick shot as a line of elephants passed close by to our vehicle. As always, the young animals stayed close to their mother, especially the little one, just a few months old and still nursing. What I have always loved about this picture is the graceful lines of …