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  • Untamed Beauty: The Maasai Mara Game Reserve

    Untamed Beauty: The Maasai Mara Game Reserve

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    East Africa is a treasure trove of natural wonders, and among its crown jewels is the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Nestled in southwestern Kenya, this vast expanse of wilderness is not merely a destination; it’s an immersive experience into the heart of Africa’s untamed beauty and rich biodiversity. A Safari Wonderland: The Maasai Mara,…

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  • Topaz AI Software Review

    Topaz AI Software Review

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    I typically refrain from reviewing software since functionality and technology evolve even more rapidly than new cameras and lenses. Nevertheless, occasionally, a standout piece deserves a thorough exploration. Topaz AI is a prime example of this. Image Test 1Results 1Results 2Image Test 2Conclusion Postprocess Workflow For more than two decades, I’ve been utilizing both Macs…

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  • Safari Press Feature

    Safari Press Feature

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    Africa Safari Lecture gets press coverage Almost forty years ago, during my high school years, my photographs made their debut in the public sphere in the UK. Showcased as part of an exhibition, they attracted the interest of numerous newspapers, giving my career an early push and reinforcing my dedication to photography as my chosen…

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  • Crocodile Vs. Zebra Encounter

    Crocodile Vs. Zebra Encounter

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    An Alternative to The Great Migration The mention of an African safari often evokes images of dramatic scenes like this Crocodile Vs. Zebra encounter. Perhaps you’ve seen hungry wild lions pursuing their prey or herds of wildebeest charging across rivers. While these events do occur, most hunting attempts are unsuccessful, especially for smaller prides. At…

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  • Living on the Wild Side: The Life of a Leopard

    Living on the Wild Side: The Life of a Leopard

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    500mm 1/160 f5.6 iso 400 When it comes to the Big Five, the Leopard (Panthera pardus) is among the most difficult to photograph. In fact, my first digital capture was back in 2007 when I came across a unique encounter with two lions at the base of a tree, eagerly watching a leopard way up…

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  • Conservation and Trophy Hunting Facts

    Conservation and Trophy Hunting Facts

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    Conservation has always been an important part of wildlife management in East Africa. This is particularly evident in Kenya that banned elephant hunting in 1973 and all paid hunting in 1977.  The practice is still permitted in counties like South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Uganda. If you travel to any of these as a tourist, your…

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  • 10 Tips for the Best Photo Safari

    10 Tips for the Best Photo Safari

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    Let’s explore 10 tips for the best photo safari. Firstly a look at the current hospitality industry. Now that covid travel restrictions have begun to fade into memory many bucket list destinations have been swarmed by tourists. Travelers are desperate for a change in environment and to fill their Instagram feeds with new and exciting…

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  • Cheetah vs. Hyena

    Cheetah vs. Hyena

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    Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) tend to be solo hunters unless they are paired with siblings or are teaching their offspring. They are the fastest land animal capable of accelerating to 40mph (64km/h) in three seconds! However they can only maintain this speed over distances of 460 m (1,500 ft). With a low body weight and relatively low…

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  • Cheetah Revisited – Malika

    Cheetah Revisited – Malika

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    40mm 1/500 f7.1 iso 640 – One of the cubs kisses my lens 121mm 1/1250 f7.1 iso 250 – At one point we had 4 cheetahs on the vehicle I’ve been lucky to meet Malika on every photo safari. Last year we had a unique encounter with her so I was looking forward to seeing…

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  • Nikon 200-500 f5.6 Lens Review

    Nikon 200-500 f5.6 Lens Review

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    Gallery Check out the images from our recent Africa Photo Safari On a past photo safari I left my 200-400 f4 and decided to try out the new Nikon 200-500 f5.6. Coming in at 81.2 oz (2300 g) its certainly is lighter, should be easier to handle and has a newer VR system. Given the…

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