Contained herein I describe some of my favorite moments of 2013 with the accompanying images. I had a great year starting with sailfish in Mexico, then manatees and cageless tiger shark adventures, whale sharks and giant mantas. Also 2 different trips to South Africa for safaris groups yielded many great stories and memories.
Fun to watch and fascinating, the dung beetle’s actions help prevent methane green house gas emission and they roll their balls fixing their positions to the sun and stars.
Only in their third day and our guests have told me that we have exceeded our expectations. We have seen rhinos in abundance, ostrich, kudu, nyala, and more while enjoying the scenery and great warm weather.
I discuss how to use the Split Toning tool to boost the color of a image which seems a bit flat.
In this tutorial I show you how to correct “red eye” in wildlife image and then enhance the eyes to be more intense.
We stopped by the hyena den on this morning’s game drive and were rewarded with two pups and the babysitter.
Your camera support system should be chosen based on what type of safari vehicle you will be in. There are many options at all prices but I prefer a monopod with a nice ball mount head. I also keep a clamp system handy for when I need to lock in place.
My choice for a really easy and adaptable camera support system for use on a safari is a monopod. For my safaris in South Africa it is the best solution for supporting the camera due to its flexibility, lightweight, and versatility.
African wildlife images often fall into three categories: Animal Portraits, Animals with Environment, and Animal Groups. Applying basic principles of compositions such as Rule of Thirds, leading lines, and negative space makes for optimal photographic compositions.
Binoculars are a great edition to your safari bag. I recommend the light and sharp Nikon Monarch 10×42 ATB