So here we are one more year trying to pick the TOP 10 images captured while hosting photographic safaris and workshops. I always say that rounding up this selection is always influenced by the people you share these moments with or how the day built up until the photographic encounter which means sometimes they might not be the best technically speaking but they are special to me and this I think is what counts . . . Hope you enjoy the selection and hope our paths cross on the other side of 2019 . . . HAPPY 2020 !!
A portrait of a Caracal also known in South Africa as a Rooikat ( red cat ). I have been shooting wildlife since the film days with this cat being high on my list ever since but never got an opportunity with one. Seen them several times but that is about it. Last November I finally “ticked” this amazing feline off my list and it had to be in Etosha National Park in Namibia. We bumped into two individuals and were fortunate to spend a few minutes with them as they curiously looked at as before they disappeared as the elusive cats they are known to be.
THE EAGLE & THE TWO CROWS
This was captured in February during a Wild Poland Photo Tour. We were here mainly for the White-Tailed Eagles in the snow but unfortunately the snow was missing so had to get creative with other opportunities like this one. As the sun rises to the right of the hides where over 10 hours were spent the whole forest turns into gold which made for a perfect silhouette of this eagle gliding.
LION IN A TREE
It is becoming more and more common to see lions up in trees. They do do it mainly to get away of the annoying flies in the grass below . . . In this image a Lioness looks at the camera from a sausage tree in the Seronera area of the famous Serengeti National Park.
RAINFOREST MEETS OCEAN
An image captured with a drone in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. You can clearly see how the rainforest creeps all the way to the Pacific Coast and seen from above is truly amazing.
LECHWES IN GOLD
Early morning as the sun came out with a herd of Red Lechwes in the right spot gave us this incredible opportunity in the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
THE YELLOW VIPER
This Eyelash Viper was the focus of a "macro" session with long lenses during this years Wild Colors of Costa Rica Photographic Expedition. A fantastic subject to photograph from a safe distance which is why we use telephoto lenses . . . This was captured in the Osa Peninsula ver close to Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica.
THE LAND OF THE EAGLE
The light was perfect, the perch was perfect, the eagle was ok with our presence and the company on the photographic boat was perfect which means we had all the ingredients for a perfect image . . . Captured in Chobe National Park in Botswana.
This was probably the best leopard sighting of the year. This female leopard had a cub and chose the perfect kopjies in the Seronera area in Serengeti National Park to keep the little one safe. We were able to enjoy them during three consecutive days and this image is just one of many.
Trying to get a decent image of these incredible birds without staging in any way or form is extremely challenging. I spent over and hour focused on the same flower waiting for a bird to show up . . . they were all over the place but just took their time to come to the flower I had picked for my shot. Captured inn the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.
GOLDEN HOUR IN THE DELTA
An Elephant in golden early morning light in a perfect setting in the Okavango Delta in Botswana.