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Nature Photography Day – June 15, 2018

Hyena – Botswana – Panasonic Lumix GH4 with the Lumix 100-300 mm Version 1 lens at 162mm. Exposure triad: f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO 400.

It was June 30, 2014, 4 years ago that I photographed this Hyena in the Okavango region of Botswana.  Felt this to be an appropriate image for Nature Photography Day 2018.  I still have a few spaces open for my Tanzania Migration Safari in August – message me if you would like to participate.

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Chobe National Park – Leopard

Leopards are normally shy and elusive, not this one.  This very large male allowed us to follow him for an hour while he marked his territory.  At times he came to within ten feet of the Land Cruiser we were following him in.  We lost him when a large male hyena charged him.  This was one magnificent specimen and as per the guide one of the largest leopards in Chobe National Park – Botswana.

Male Leopard - Chobe National Park

Male Leopard – Chobe National Park


The animal is partially backlit that made this image worth including in this post. Click on the image for a larger view.

Photographed with a Panasonic Lumix GH4 and the 100 – 300 mm Lumix lens.  Exposure triad: f/8, 1/500 sec at ISO 400.  Focal length 170 mm (340mm full frame equivalent).

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In search of the Lilac Breasted Roller

I do not believe a trip to Southern Africa would be complete without a good image of the Lilac Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus). Many images were taken during this trip to Botswana and many rejected till this opportunity. The bird is fairly skittish and very fast in leaving its perch. Here it gave me a lovely pose and the catchlight was just right.

Panasonic Lumix GH4 with the Panasonic Lumix Vario 100-300 f/4-5.OIS lens at 264mm. Exposure Triad, f/5.6, 1/3200 sec, ISO 400. The image has been slightly cropped on the left for improved composition.

Lilac Breasted Roller, Botswana 2014

Lilac Breasted Roller, Botswana 2014

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Africa Photo Safari – Nov 2013

We have just finalized the plans and itinerary for the Africa Photo Safari to Namibia and Botswana.  The safari is limited to a minimum of 9 participants and a maximum of 11.  Due mainly to the high season in this region reservations and an initial deposit is required by the end of November.

Africa 2013 PDF Brochure

All the details are in the documents as follows:

Africa 2013

Registration Form SVP Africa

Enrollment SVP Africa

Release Form SVP

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