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) Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:28:00 GMT Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:28:00 GMT http://www.photosafari-africa.net/img/s3/v44/u973935829-o779764292-50.jpg Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa: Blog http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog 80 120 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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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/will-he-make-it Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:15:14 GMT
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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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/sam-dunk Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:09:26 GMT
Whew, It’s Hot… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/whew-it-s-hot Finishing off the year with an average temperature above the freezing point, you bet it’s hot. Yet another record month for warm temperatures is keeping the Arctic Sea Ice at an all time low. Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) on ice.

 

Somewhere above the Arctic Circle in the Barents Sea.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 14-24mm.

ISO 400.  1/1000 sec. @ f8

Sony Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/whew-it-s-hot Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:05:42 GMT
Always Wary… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/always-wary

Even while taking a brief drink from the Mara River, this Leopard (Panthera pardus) is ever alert.

 

Mara Triangle, Masai Mara, Kenya

With Governors’ Camps

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 400.  1/750 sec. @ f6.7

Sony Media. 

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Day's End... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/days-end

A Western White-Bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi) experiences a welcome quiet break in the never-ending cycle of the great migration.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800.  1/8000 sec. @ f11

Sony Media. 

 

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Sanctuary... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/sanctuary

 

A young Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) finds comfort and safety in her mother’s loving embrace.

 

Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda.

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800.  1/1000 sec. @ f5.6

Sony Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/sanctuary Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:02:27 GMT
The Devil's Pitchfork... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/10/the-devils-pitchfork

Early morning aerial of the Namib Desert and the Devil’s Pitchfork.

 

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800.  1/1500 sec. @ f8

Sony Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/10/the-devils-pitchfork Sat, 01 Oct 2016 20:03:04 GMT
Mine... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/mine

A large female Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) makes it well known to a hungry onlooker as to who gets the wish bone.

 

Somewhere above the Arctic Circle.

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 400.  1/2000 sec. @ f5.6

Sony Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/mine Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:28:46 GMT
Zambezi Crossing... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/zambezi-crossing

A Bull Elephant (Loxodonta africana) crosses a shallow channel of the Zambezi River to gain access to the island reeds.

 

With Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools Zimbabwe

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 400.  1/500 sec. @ f5.6

Lexar Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/zambezi-crossing Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:26:02 GMT
Jump To It... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/jump-to-it

After a short break of playing with his brothers and sisters, this young Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) is summoned by his mother to partake in a mid-day meal.

 

Alkehornet, Svalbard Norway

 

Nikon D500. Nikon 80-400mm.

ISO 400.  1/750 sec. @ f5.6

Sony Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/jump-to-it Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:59:10 GMT
Dune... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/dune

A lone Oryx (Oryx gazella) crests a dune in middle of the Namib Desert.

 

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 80-400mm.

ISO 800. 1/2000 sec. @ 8

Sony Media.

 

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Seriously Cool, and He Knows It… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/seriously-cool-and-he-knows-it

A male Lion (Panthera leo) in his prime stops to take in the last light of the day before attending to the evening hunt.

 

Marsh Pride, Masai Mara, Kenya.

With Governors Il Moran Camp.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800. 1/500 sec. @ 5.6

Sony Media.

 

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First Breath... http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/9/first-breath

A newly-born hippopotamus (Hippopatamus amphibius) emerges from the murky waters of the Mara River for his first ever breath of air.

 

Masai Mara, Kenya.

With Governors Camp.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800. 1/350 sec. @ f8

Sony Media.

 

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Next generation… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/next-generation

After the hunting of some of the big lions near Hwange, this amazing young male lion (Panthera leo) looks set to start his own pride in the area. Let’s hope he has a better fate.

 

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800.  1/2000 sec. @ f4

Sony Media. 

 

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No Sweat? http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/no-sweat

I doubt it…Temperatures in the North look like they are headed for the hottest on record yet again. Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) on melting ice.

 

Somewhere above the Arctic Circle, near Svalbard, Norway.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800.  1/1000 sec. @ f6.7

Lexar Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/no-sweat Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:22:44 GMT
You… http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/you

This little Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) looks to the only hope that can provide safety for him in an ever shrinking habitat… you.

 

Reserve Naturelle De Gorilles De Lesio-Louna, Republic of the Congo.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800.  1/750 sec. @ f5.6.

Lexar Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/you Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:33:56 GMT
Hold On! http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/hold-on

A pair of Redbilled Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) hang on tight as their ride moves deeper into the bush.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

with Gomoti Camp and Wilderness Safaris.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 400.  1/1500 sec. @ f5.6.

Lexar Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/hold-on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:36:41 GMT
You Lookin’ at Me? http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/you-lookin-at-me

A young male Lion (Panthera leo) strides across the Serengeti plain to an intensely interested audience of many.

 

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

 

with Sametu Camp.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 200.  1/3000 sec. @ f5.6.

Lexar Media. 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) http://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/you-lookin-at-me Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:02:29 GMT