Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa: Blog http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog en-us (C) Dana Allen PhotoSafari 2017 (Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:19:00 GMT Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:19:00 GMT http://www.photosafari-africa.net/img/s/v-5/u973935829-o779764292-50.jpg Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa: Blog http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog 80 120 Room for One More… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/11/room-for-one-more This large female Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) has had a successful season stocking up on her fat reserves. But seals beware, there is always room for one more…

 

Somewhere on the Barents Sea, above the Arctic Circle.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 400 1/200 sec. @ f6.7

 

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Beyond the Island… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/11/beyond-the-island A Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) cruises by in the crystal clear waters of the Bora Bora lagoon.

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 14-24mm.

ISO 800 1/1500 sec. @ f16

 

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A Perfect Ten… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/10/a-perfect-ten

That’s how long, in centimeters, an adult Lion (Panthera leo) canine tooth can become. How long is yours? Just about one and a half centimeters in comparison.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800 1/1500 sec. @ f5.6

 

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1,2,3, Jump! http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/10/1-2-3-jump This female leopard (Panthera pardus) shows off her extremely athletic nature by jumping across the channel in front of our boat.

With Xigera Camp.
Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Nikon D5 Nikon 200-500mm
ISO 800 1/3000 sec. @ f5.6

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The Coalition... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/10/the-coalition

Raw power is unleashed on the plains as this coalition of young male Lions (Panthera leo) fends off any and all invaders of their new territory.

 

With Little Vumbura Camp.

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D4s Nikon 28-300mm

ISO 800 1/1500 sec. @ f8

 

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Runnin' with the Pack... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/9/runnin-with-the-pack

Or… maybe not. This very young African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) has been so well fed by his super attentive fellow pack members, that he can hardly even walk right now.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Nikon D5 Nikon 200-500mm

ISO 800 1/4000 sec. @ f5.6

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Skimmin’… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/9/skimmin Cos that's what they do… African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris) at sunset.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana

With Xigera Camp.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 400 1/1500 sec. @ f5.6.

 

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Total Control… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/total-control

This massive male Leopard (Panthera pardus) makes it very clear that he is in total control of the sable antelope which he had brought down earlier.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana

With Little Vumbura Camp and Wilderness Safaris.

 

Nikon D3s. Sigma 120-300mm.

ISO 800 1/1500 sec. @ f4

 

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Dust and Thunder… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/dust-and-thunder A thundering herd of Western White-Bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi) rush to cross the Mara River.

 

Mara River, Mara Triangle, Kenya

With Governers Camps.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500.

ISO 800 1/1500 sec. @ f8

 

 

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Standing Tall… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/standing-tall This Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) gives us an indication of his truly remarkable size by standing upright on a nearby ice floe.

 

Somewhere above the Arctic Circle, Svalbard.

 

Nikon D4s. Sigma 15mm.

ISO 400.  1/350 sec. @ f8

 

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Intensive Protection… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/intensive-protection This Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis) can only roam freely here because of the constant surveillance being offered by the dedicated experts that guard the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

 

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  1/3000 sec. @ f4

 

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Pink Ivory... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/pink-ivory

The distinctive yellow/pink ivory of this Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) is just one of the differences within the three species of elephant still surviving on the planet.

 

Somewhere in the forests of the Republic of the Congo.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  1/1000 sec. @ f4

 

 

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Eye Contact... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/eye-contact

A silverback gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) acknowledges my presence by taking a long look at me….  

 

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

With Wilderness Safaris and Bisate Lodge.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 80-400 mm.

ISO 1100.  1/250 sec. @ f5.6

Sony Media. 

 

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Trouble in the Wind... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/trouble-in-the-wind

A male Lion (Panthera leo) picks up the scent of a rival as he patrols his territory. 

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

With Wilderness Safaris and Little Vumbura Camp.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500 mm.

ISO 800.  1/1000 sec. @ f6.7

Sony Media. 

 

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Across the Luangwa... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/across-the-luangwa

A Bull Elephant (Loxodonta africana) makes waves as he crosses the flowing waters of the Luangwa River. 

 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

With The Bushcamp Co. and Bilimungwe Camp.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500 mm.

ISO 800.  1/1500 sec. @ f5.6

Sony Media. 

 

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Convergence... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/8/convergence

It all comes down to this… the choices that we make wherever we are in the world will ultimately affect this spot in the Arctic. Choose wisely.

 

Somewhere above the Arctic Circle in the Barents Sea.

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 14-24 mm.

ISO 200.  1/750 sec. @ f9.5

Sony Media. 

 

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Dawn 2017... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2017/1/dawn-2017

First light, first day… January 1, 2017. Looking forward to another fantastic year!

 

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Nikon D4s. Nikon 14-24.

ISO 200 1/90 sec. @ f8

Sony Media.

 

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Will He Make It? http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/will-he-make-it

This newborn Desert Elephant (Loxodonta africana) not only needs to survive the extreme environment of the harsh desert, he needs to overcome the ever increasing threat of man. Will he make it? Let’s hope we can make elephant poaching a thing of the past.

Hoanib River, Namibia

With Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800.  1/3000 sec. @ f8

Sony Media. 

 

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Doggone... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/doggone

Let’s hope not… These African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) are highly endangered in spite of their amazing hunting skills. Loss of habitat has lead to dwindling populations across the continent with an estimated five or six thousand left in the wild.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

With Mombo Camp

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800.  1/1500 sec. @ f5.6

Sony Media. 

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Slam Dunk... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/sam-dunk

Unbridled instinct drives this Western White-Bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi) to take the plunge into the unknown dangers of the Mara River.

Masai Mara, Kenya.

With Governors’ Il Moran

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800.  1/1000 sec. @ f11

Sony Media. 

 

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