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Leopard catching duiker… and other wonders

Scott proves that iSimangaliso Wetland Park lives up to its name: “place of wonders” in isiZulu. South Africa’s first world heritage site does not disappoint for those armed with a camera and a zoom lens.

Further into paradise

Scott Ramsay adventures take him to iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the east coast of South Africa, where he indulges in the underwater treasures of the ocean at Rocktail bay.

A gallery of earth

Gallery Earth brings the seldom seen artistry of the aerial landscape into the home in this video.

Pictures of the Month – May 2014

Thank you for all the entries for our May Picture of the Month competition! Here are the top five photos as voted for by you on our Facebook and Google + pages.

A fish eye perspective

Underwater photographer and journalist Aaron Gekoski finds beauty in the most unusual of places; fish eyes.

Pictures of the Month – April 2014

The month of April saw a wide selection of interesting African pictures entered into our Picture of the Month photographic competition. Our Facebook and Google + fans voted for their favourites and herewith are the top five photos for the month of April!

BeetleCam is back

Over the years BeetleCam has evolved, and Will Burrad-Lucas is now releasing the latest results from the BeetleCam Project and announcing a new version of the remote control buggy, the BeetleCam Hybrid.

Photographing the Masai Mara with Albie Venter

Albie Venter loves the Masai Mara, Kenya – he says that being able to witness and photograph nature’s incredible events in this stunning area is a worthy addition to anyone’s bucket list.

Save Our Seas launches marine conservation photography grant

The Save Our Seas Foundation believes photography is a powerful tool for raising awareness about marine conservation. In an effort to help preserve life in our oceans, the foundation has set aside US$40 000 to invest directly in marine conservation photographers of the future.

BeetleCopter captures the Serengeti

Will Burrad-Lucas launches an innovative contraption called the BeetleCopter. This device has incredible potential in wildlife filmmaking and photography; it is quieter and more manoeuvrable than a normal helicopter so it can get closer to animals with minimal disturbance.

Canon 1DX and 500mm lens review

Scott Ramsay invested in a Canon 1Dx DSLR camera and a 500mm lens and he couldn’t be happier with his choice of photography equipment.

Lion attacks eland

A nail-biting series of images of a lion launching an attack on an eland in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Hippo wars

During a morning game drive in the western part of the Moremi game reserve in Botswana this blogger happens upon some hippos acting strangely.

Wildebeest rescue!

Pictures tell the story as a wildebeest is rescued from a waterhole dam at Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game and Wilderness Reserve.

Two days in the Serengeti

When you visit the Serengeti, you don’t only view lions, leopards or thousands upon thousands of wildebeest and other game. But you observe an African wilderness that is far beyond the comprehension of one’s imagination.

Think before you click

Wildlife photography has never been so popular, so here are some tips to keep you ahead of the rest of the pack.

A sense of surreal in strange Solitaire

In the middle of nowhere in Namibia, somewhere between Sossusvlei and Walvis Bay, lies the one petrol-station town of Solitaire – a photographers dream come true.

A word about composition

Chris Martin gives us some tips on how to take care in the initial composition when photographing a variety of subject matters…

A photographic safari at Kariega

Africa Geographic Travel recently hosted a 5 day photographic safari at the picturesque Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, here is feedback from the guests…

Top award for South African photographer

South African photographer Greg du Toit has been announced as Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 in an awards ceremony hosted by the prestigious annual competition.

Battle between impalas

Jay Ross had ringside seats to a vicious battle between two large, rutting male impalas on a recent trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Shooting with a dinosaur

A wildlife photographer tells us how using old DSLR cameras can be just as rewarding as using modern cameras.

Leopard catches impala in mid-air

Photoblog and video of a leopard kill caught in Mala Mala, South Africa by Martha van Rensburg. Here a leopard leaps into air and catches an impala.

Lions and baboon play chicken

A photo series of a baboon playing chicken with a lion. The chacma baboon was stuck in a tree with the lions waiting for him at the bottom when he attempted his escape…

Mother and leopard cub get unwanted visitors

By the time we neared the sighting spot, the two leopards disappeared into some incredibly thick bush along the river. I asked Kevin what my best approach was and he said that I should try get down into the river.

Wildlife photography tips from Chad Wright

Firstly, your equipment is good enough despite what you think or have been told! I’ve seen some amazing images taken with an entry level DSLR and kit lens (regardless of the make). Even the most expensive equipment isn’t going to get you anywhere without passion and patience. Secondly, look for second hand equipment online or at your […]

On photographing people

I was recently given a wonderful compliment by a fellow travel writer and photographer: that I had a knack for photographing people. I responded by saying that I found one of the best ways to put people at ease in front the camera was to turn the tables: hand them the camera and let them […]

Photo Gallery: Island life in Zanzibar

Safari blog reader Francois van der Elst, recently returned from a trip to Zanzibar. Read what he has to say about his trip below and have a look through some of his breathtaking photographs to see what’s on offer on this beautiful island.  “This is a very interesting island, if you go here you have […]

Photo Gallery: The Beauty of Kenya

Photographer Diego Arroyo travels the world “in search of the subtle: a smile, a wink of complicity, that special look that reveals our true and intimate essence. His challenge is trying to catch the story behind the eyes of strangers, the underlying magic that deserves to be seen and usually remains unnoticeable. ” – See below for […]