If you go on a safari, you will return with hundreds of stories from the wild: predator vs prey, survival, and cooperation among wildlife.
My two May 2017 safaris were filled with special wildlife encounters, good weather, good company with some really terrific guests. I have presented below what I felt were themes present in each safari that made it special.
Elephants are frequently our photo subjects while on safari. Their size, shape, intelligence, and trunk are just a few things that make them great subjects and very interesting. There are many opportunities for unique, beautiful, and descriptive images of elephants.
Adobe has released a new version of Lightroom CC which contains a new adjustment tool: The DeHaze slider. It is found in the FX menu of the Development module (way down toward the bottom of the list). I see how it works on a safari photo
We had many wonderful leopard moments over the course of our September safari groups. This evening game drive was especially nice: we tracked a male leopard named Tingana while he went on his early evening rounds
Though there is no hiding the stress of the long drought on the animals and plant life of the bushveld, we had excellent wildlife sightings. The predators thrive during these conditions so we had greater than usual predator sightings.
A South Africa photo safari will be full of opportunities to photograph animals at close distances. These images have all the details and interesting poses found in modern (human) portraits. You can apply current portrait processing techniques to your wildlife portraits.
I hosted 2 wonderful photo safari groups in May 2015. My guests returned with many great action, predator, and close up images.
Elephants can be very entertaining and display many personality traits. We were thrilled to spend some time with an elephant family at a mudbath.
Guests will want to have at least a minimal ability to stay in contact with people at home. There are several options available while in South Africa.