Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa: Blog https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog en-us (C) Dana Allen PhotoSafari 2021 (Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:23:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:23:00 GMT https://www.photosafari-africa.net/img/s/v-12/u973935829-o779764292-50.jpg Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa: Blog https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog 80 120 Room for One More… https://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… https://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… https://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! https://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... https://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... https://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’… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://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… https://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... https://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... https://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... https://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... https://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... https://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... https://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? https://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... https://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... https://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) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/12/sam-dunk Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:09:26 GMT
Whew, It’s Hot… https://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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Always Wary… https://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... https://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... https://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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The Devil's Pitchfork... https://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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Mine... https://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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Zambezi Crossing... https://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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Jump To It... https://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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Dune... https://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… https://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... https://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… https://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? https://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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You… https://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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Hold On! https://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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You Lookin’ at Me? https://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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Desert Ballet… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/desert-ballet

A performance frozen in time, as the petrified Camelthorn Trees (Vachellia erioloba) seem to take on the shape of figurines cast in graceful positions.

 

Dead Vlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 200.  1/180 sec. @ f11.

Lexar Media. 

 

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Touchdown… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/touchdown

Another precise landing for the Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath), world’s largest heron.

 

Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800.  1/6000 sec. @ f5.6.

Lexar Media. 

 

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Hope for the Future… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/hope-for-the-future

With proper protection, this little White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) will live a long life.

 

Limpopo Province, South Africa.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 400.  1/3000 sec. @ f5.6.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/hope-for-the-future Sat, 09 Jul 2016 21:11:20 GMT
Leopards of Luangwa… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/leopards-of-luangwa

The Luangwa River valley is perhaps one of the finest places for sightings of the vulnerable African Leopard (Panthera pardus).

 

South Luangwa, Zambia.

 

With Chamalandu Camp.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 400.  1/500 sec. @ f6.7.

Sony Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

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It’s In the Wind… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/it-s-in-the-wind

An alert lioness (Panthera leo) scents the breeze while her young cub looks on.

 

Ruckomechi River, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

 

With Ruckomechi Camp.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800.  1/500 sec. @ f4.

Sony Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/it-s-in-the-wind Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:43:28 GMT
Runnin’ with the Pack… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/7/runnin-with-the-pack

A pack of endangered Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) make haste as they cross the Kapamba River in search of an annual den site.

 

Somewhere along the Kapamba River, South Luangwa, Zambia.

 

With The Bushcamp Co.

 

Nikon D5. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800.  1/3000 sec. @ f6.7.

Sony Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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Frozen Worlds… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/5/frozen-worlds

A Polar Bear (Ursus maritimas) proclaims his dominance above the frozen world around him.

 

Somewhere above the Arctic Circle.

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 15mm.

ISO 400.  1/350 sec. @ f8.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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Curious… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/curious

Inquisitive young Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus).

 

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

 

With Little Makololo Camp.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800.  1/4000 sec. @ f5.6

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/curious Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:51:02 GMT
Desert King… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/desert-king

Few can survive in these conditions… fewer still can be the king.

 

Desert adapted Lion (Panthera leo). Somewhere along the Huab River, Damaraland, Namibia.

 

With Damaraland Camp.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-500mm.

ISO 800.  1/3000 sec. @ f5.6

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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I’ve Got My Eye on You… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/i-ve-got-my-eye-on-you

That’s because this little Web-Footed Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei) has oversized eyes and no eyelids. He will occasionally clean his eyeballs by periodically licking them.

 

Near Sandwich Harbour, Namibia.

 

With Wilderness Explorations.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800.  1/2000 sec. @ f9.5

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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World Penguin Day... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/world-penguin-day

Help celebrate it… just because these little guys are so cute.

 

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), Simon’sTown, South Africa.

 

With Yvette Allen.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800.  1/2000 sec. @ f6.7

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/world-penguin-day Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:21:41 GMT
One Day... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/one-day

A young Leopard cub (Panthera pardus) looks longingly at a group of distant impala.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

With Wilderness Safaris.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800.  1/2000 sec. @ f5.6

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/one-day Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:23:54 GMT
Ultralight... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/ultralight

A flight through the mists of Victoria Falls like no other.

 

With Batoka Sky and Bat Hawk, Victoria Falls.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 400.  1/750 sec. @ f8

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/ultralight Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:08:01 GMT
Family... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/family

Lioness (Panthera leo) and her young family.

 

with Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800.  1/750 sec. @ f6.7

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/4/family Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:44:03 GMT
Okavango Evening… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/okavango-evening

Endless sky above palm island, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

With Chitabe Camp.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 14-24 mm.

ISO 6400 f2.8 @ 20 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/okavango-evening Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:24:21 GMT
Never ending shadows… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/never-ending-shadows

Summer in the land of the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus).

 

Somewhere above the Arctic circle off the coast of Svalbard, Norway.

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200 - 400mm.

ISO 400.  1/3000 sec. @ f5.6

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 
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Contact... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/contact

After a failed stalking attempt on a group of giraffe, this lion (Panthera leo) briefly stops for a drink and makes eye contact with a new source of potential interest.

 

Gomoti River, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

With Wilderness Safaris and Gomoti Tented Camp.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200 - 500mm.

ISO 800.  1/4000 sec. @ f5.6

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/contact Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:20:40 GMT
Territory… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/territory

Trouble looms as this coalition of Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) picked up the scent of a rival who had penetrated deep into their territory. 

 

Central Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

 

With Sametu Camp

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200 - 400mm.

ISO 800.  1/3000 sec. @ f8

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/territory Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:45:47 GMT
Focus... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/focus

This Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) never lost sight of his prey even as a sudden gust of wind caused an extreme 180 degree correction in his final flight path. 

 

Kafue River, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200 - 400mm.

ISO 800.  1/8000 sec. @ f4

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/focus Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:33:09 GMT
One in a Million… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/one-in-a-million

Actually, one-and-half million, if you’re a wildebeest taking part in the great migration. 

 

Western White-Bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi) crossing the Mara River, Serengeti, Tanzania.

 

With River Camp and The Karibu Camp Collection.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200 - 400mm.

ISO 800.  1/16000 sec. @ f4.8

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/one-in-a-million Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:35:34 GMT
No Silver Lining on His Clouds… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/no-silver-lining-on-his-clouds

New data has suggested that autumn and winter clouds above the arctic circle contribute to the increase of moisture and temperature and amplify the regional warming already greatly affecting the range of the polar bear. 

 

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus), somewhere above the Arctic Circle, near the Barents Sea.

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200 - 400mm.

ISO 400.  1/1500 sec. @ f6.7

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/no-silver-lining-on-his-clouds Sat, 16 Jan 2016 18:25:53 GMT
Fifteen a Day for the Past 75 Years… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/fifteen-a-day-for-the-past-75-years

Fifteen a day…that’s how many lions have disappeared from the face of the planet every day for the past 75 years. How many days are left then, for the remaining 20,000 members of this amazing, iconic species? Time to change it up…now.

Lioness (Panthera leo), Kafue National Park, Zambia

With Shumba Camp and Wilderness Safaris

Nikon D4. Nikon 20mm.
ISO 800. 1/800 sec. @ f11
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2016/1/fifteen-a-day-for-the-past-75-years Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:07:26 GMT
The Future of Us… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/9/the-future-of-us

 

The future of this little guy will say a great deal about the future for our species.

Celebrate World Rhino Day… Help save some horns!

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 640 f4 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/9/the-future-of-us Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:31:10 GMT
The Only Real “Paws” in Global Warming… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/9/the-only-real-paws-in-global-warming

 

A Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) on her shrinking world. Scientists state that 2015 was the hottest summer on record and the extent of Arctic sea ice was at it’s fourth lowest level ever. 

 

Somewhere near the Barents Sea.

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 200 f6.7 @ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/9/the-only-real-paws-in-global-warming Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:11:17 GMT
Just Chillin in Africa… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/9/just-chillin-in-africa1

 

Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) in deep thought.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

With Linkwasha Camp.

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 800 f5.6 @ 1/2000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/9/just-chillin-in-africa1 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:07:00 GMT
Trafficking on an Unprecedented Scale… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/trafficking-on-an-unprecedented-scale

 

 

Pangolins top the list for the most trafficked mammal on the planet.  Help protect these endangered creatures across the globe. #KillTheTrade now.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

With Ngamiland Adventure Safaris.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800 f6.7 @ 1/3000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/trafficking-on-an-unprecedented-scale Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:50:12 GMT
Bigfoot Sighting… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/bigfoot-sighting

 

A young African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus) demonstrates the advantages  of being big footed in the flooded wetlands of the Okavango.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

With Wilderness Safaris.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f4 @ 1/6000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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Dune... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/dune

 

Above the land of “Open Spaces”.

 

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

 

With Wilderness Safaris.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 400 f6.7 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/dune Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:21:16 GMT
Smokin’… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/smokin

 

Catch a microlight for totally awesome views of the “Smoke that Thunders.”

 

Victoria Falls, Zambia / Zimbabwe.

 

With Batoka Sky.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800 f8 @ 1/6000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/smokin Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:07:05 GMT
Bite Force... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/bite-force

 

A Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharia) demonstrates his tremendous bite force as he feeds on a Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) by consuming masses of the high-calorie whale fat.

 

False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 70-200mm.

ISO 800 f8 @ 1/2000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/bite-force Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:23:41 GMT
Survival… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/survival

An orphaned 2 year old Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) rushes to the gentle call of a ranger after his mother had been shot by poachers for bushmeat.

 

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

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f4 @ 1/500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/survival Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:08:22 GMT
Not always Black and White… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/not-always-black-and-white

This was perhaps one of the fiercest battles that I have ever witnessed in the animal kingdom. Two Zebra stallions (Equus burchellii) were fighting for over three hours without any sign of resolution. Biting, kicking, bloody and injured, the zebras eventually disappeared out of sight. Was the battle for family? Territory? Hierarchy? It’s not always black and white in the world of Zebra conflict.

 

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

 

With Linkwasha Camp.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 400 f5.6 @ 1/2000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/not-always-black-and-white Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:29:15 GMT
One Small Leap… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/one-small-leap

A young Leopard (Panthera pardus) shows off his newly honed stalking skills.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

With Tubu Tree Camp.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f5.6 @ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/one-small-leap Sat, 15 Aug 2015 20:38:52 GMT
Over 70% of the Surface of the Earth is Covered by Water… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/over-70-of-the-surface-of-the-earth-is-covered-by-water

 

Welcome to the Okavango.

 

Jao Floodplain, Botswana.

 

with Jao Camp.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800 f6.7 @ 1/2000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/over-70-of-the-surface-of-the-earth-is-covered-by-water Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:25:13 GMT
On Top of the World… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/on-top-of-the-world

A Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) surveys his domain from the summit of an iceberg at the top of the world.

 

Somewhere near the Barents Sea, in the Arctic Circle.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 200 f8 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/on-top-of-the-world Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:52:56 GMT
Stand Tall… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/stand-tall

You're an Elephant!

 

Celebrate World Elephant Day.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 20mm.

ISO 800 f11 @ 1/1250 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 #‎WorldElephantDay #‎SaveElephants  #‎elephant

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/stand-tall Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:20:38 GMT
Number 30,001… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/number-30-001

With approximately 30,000 lions left on the planet, lets hope that a renewed interest from our species will help preserve his species for the future. Give this little guy a fighting chance for survival.

 

Celebrate World Lion Day.

 

#Worldlionday

 

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f4 @ 1/180 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/number-30-001 Sun, 09 Aug 2015 16:14:39 GMT
In the World of the Ice Bear, Red is the Colour of Life… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/in-the-world-of-the-ice-bear-red-is-the-colour-of-life

Somewhere on the Arctic Ocean, above the 80th Parallel.

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 400 f5.6 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/in-the-world-of-the-ice-bear-red-is-the-colour-of-life Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:52:58 GMT
The Golden Wolf, Hiding in Plain Sight… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/8/the-golden-wolf-hiding-in-plain-sight

The newly identified African Golden Wolf (Canis anthus) formerly known as the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is the first new canid species to be identified in Africa in 150 years and is a demonstration of the amazing hidden biodiversity within the continent.

 

Amboseli National Park, Kenya.

 

Nikon D3. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f4@ 1/3000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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Hwange… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/7/hwange

Hwange…

 

Elephants - like no other place on earth.

 

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

 

With Linkwasha Camp.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 200 f5.6@ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/7/hwange Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:07:05 GMT
Other Worlds… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/7/other-worlds

A Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel) glides over the shallow lagoon world of the Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) near Bora Bora.

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24mm.

ISO 800 f11@ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

AquaTech Sport Housing.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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Liquid Speed… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/7/liquid-speed

The art of Non-Newtonian fluid dynamics as demonstrated by the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus).

 

Chitabe, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 1600 f8@ 1/6 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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Leap Second… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2015/7/leap-second

A Red Lechwe (Kobus leche) shows just how much can be accomplished in a  “Leap Second”.

 

Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 

Nikon D4s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800 f6.7@ 1/3000 sec.

4 Exposure Panorama

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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The Rainforest… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/the-rainforest

A Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) howls a warning through the dense greenery of the tropical African Rainforest.

 

Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo.

 

with Lango Camp.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 560 f4@ 1/500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2014

I am honored to be selected for inclusion with a such a talented group of photographers in the 50th Anniversary exhibition of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2014 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:14:36 GMT
An Economy of Scales… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/an-economy-of-scales

As one of the most illegally trafficked animal species in the world, the pangolin is hunted for both its meat and scales. It is estimated that tens of thousands of the eight species of pangolins are illegally traded across the globe each year. This Ground Pangolin (Manis temminckii) is fortunate to be living in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

 

Hunda Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

with Tubu Tree Camp

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800 f6.7@ 1/3000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/an-economy-of-scales Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:14:38 GMT
Up, Up and Away… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/up-up-and-away

“Boswell” as this amazing wild African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is affectionately known, is famous for his ability to reach where no elephant has gone before.

 

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

 

with Ruckomechi Camp and Wilderness Safaris

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 200 f9.5@ 1/350 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/up-up-and-away Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:23:30 GMT
Kalahari Black… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/kalahari-black

A black-maned Lion (Panthera leo krugeri) of the Kalahari indulges in a rare drink from a  puddle caused by an abundance of rain during this year’s rainy season.

 

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana.

 

with Kalahari Plains Camp.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f4 @ 1/350 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/kalahari-black Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:08:25 GMT
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/the-leopard-hunts-in-darkness

Stealth coupled with great night vision give the Leopard (Panthera pardus) the edge in this very unique habitat of the Luangwa River Valley.

 

South Luangwa National Park,  Zambia.

 

with Luangwa River Camp and Robin Pope Safaris.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 6400 f4 @ 1/125 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/the-leopard-hunts-in-darkness Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:18:15 GMT
Across the Sea... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/across-the-sea

Crossing the vast Kunene Sand Sea for a brief drink from the Kunene river is a way of life for the Oryx (Oryx gazella) of northern Kaokoland.

 

Somewhere near the border of Angola, Kaokoland, Namibia.

 

with Serra Cafema Camp and Wilderness Safaris.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 1600 f4 @ 1/80 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/10/across-the-sea Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:12:30 GMT
Race for Survival… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/9/race-for-survival

Who will win in this race for survival? With fewer than 12,500 individuals left in the wild, the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is in a race for it’s very existence and perhaps in the long run on the losing end of this battle. With extremely high cub mortality rates, loss of habitat and poor defences in their interaction with other predators and with humans, the cheetah will unfortunately be one of the next major species to be in need of an intervention in the coming years.

 

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

 

with Sametu Camp.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 400 f6.7 @ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/9/race-for-survival Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:16:42 GMT
Megabite... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/4/megabite

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) breaching.

 

Somewhere near False Bay, South Africa.

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 70-200mm.

ISO 1100 f8 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/4/megabite Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:40:26 GMT
Attitude... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/4/attitude

Little leopard…big attitude.

 

Leopard (Panthera pardus) Hunda Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

with Tubu Tree Camp.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f4 @ 1/2000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/4/attitude Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:58:22 GMT
A Distinct Advantage... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/4/a-distinct-advantage

 

The tall grasses and rising annual floodwaters give a distinct advantage to experiencing the wetlands and the wildlife of the Okavango from the back of an African Elephant (Loxodonta africana).

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

with Abu Elephant Camp and Wilderness Collection.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 400 f6.7 @ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/4/a-distinct-advantage Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:15:28 GMT
A Delicate Balance... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/3/a-delicate-balance

Preserving the planet must be balanced with the needs of an ever growing population. We must keep in mind that the preservation of our natural environment is one of the surest ways to help safeguard the future of our planet for the next generation.

 

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24mm.

ISO 200 f9.5 @ 1/8 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/3/a-delicate-balance Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:03:19 GMT
Bighorn... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/3/bighorn

Aptly named, the horns of a Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) can weigh as much as 30 pounds.

Garden of the Gods, Colorado.


Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.
ISO 400 f5.6 @ 1/1000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/3/bighorn Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:19:48 GMT
The Southwest https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/3/the-southwest

 

Just back from a fantastic journey through the Southwestern US. What an amazing area filled with iconic landscapes, vibrant colors and endless vistas.

 

Monument Valley, on the border of Utah and Arizona.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 80-400mm.

ISO 1 f8 @ 1/6 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2014/3/the-southwest Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:00:23 GMT
School is Out... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/12/school-is-out

 

 

A school of Pacific Double-saddle Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ulietensis) along with many other aquatic species rush by us in a flurry of activity in Le Taha'a's amazing lagoon.

 

Near Taha'a Island, Tahiti.

 

With Chris McLennan and Tourisme Tahiti.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24mm.

ISO 800 f16 @ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

AquaTech Sport Housing.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/12/school-is-out Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:05:33 GMT
And Then There Were Three... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/12/and-then-there-were-three

 

The African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), has only been declared a separate species within the past few years. Not only is it the latest of the three elephant species, it is also unfortunately the most endangered. 

Somewhere in Parc National d'Odzala-Kokoua, Republic of the Congo.

With Lango Camp.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 800 f4.8 @ 1/250 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/12/and-then-there-were-three Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:15:00 GMT
Just Hanging Out... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/12/just-hanging-out

 

 

A Lioness (Panthera leo) on the Busanga Plains seeks the cool shade of a large fig tree in the late afternoon.

 

Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia.

 

With Shumba Camp.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f4.8 @ 1/500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/12/just-hanging-out Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:31:30 GMT
A Flash of Color... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/12/a-flash-of-color



A Lilacbreasted Roller (Coracias caudata) displays the amazing variety of colors in his plumage.

Okavango Delta, Botswana.


With Wilderness Safaris.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 800 f5.6 @ 1/4000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/12/a-flash-of-color Sun, 01 Dec 2013 20:30:00 GMT
The Bird Cliffs of Alkefjellet… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/the-bird-cliffs-of-alkefjellet

 

Thousands upon thousands of Brünnich's Guillemots (Uria lomvia) fill the sky alongside the cliffs of Alkefjellet where over a quarter of a million birds nest during the Arctic summer months.

 

Alkefjellet, Svalbard.

 

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 400 f11 @ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/the-bird-cliffs-of-alkefjellet Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:30:00 GMT
Tumultuous Times... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/tumultuous-times

 

Approaching storm, Camps Bay, Cape Town.

 

Cape Town, South Africa.

 

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 100 f19 @ 1/60 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/tumultuous-times Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:36:18 GMT
Fading Away... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/fading-away

 

One day soon they will be even more difficult to find.

Join me on an unforgettable journey in July 2014 to view and photograph these amazing creatures in their natural environment.

Young Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus), somewhere above the Arctic Circle.

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 800 f5.6 @ 1/1500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/fading-away Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:45:00 GMT
Blown Away... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/blown-away


The shifting sands across the dunes of Sossusvlei at sunset were both mesmerizing and amazingly beautiful.

Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops and Kulala Desert Lodge.

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.
ISO 200 f9.5 @ 1/350 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/blown-away Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:45:00 GMT
The Right Stuff... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/the-right-stuff

 

 

When you've got it, flaunt it!

 

Lion (Panthera leo) Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

With Duba Plains Camp.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f4 @ 1/250 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/the-right-stuff Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:18:33 GMT
The Red Rocks of Damaraland… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/the-red-rocks-of-damaraland


A sandstone overhang near the Hoanib River is illuminated by the glow of the last light of the evening sky.

Damaraland, Namibia.

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris and Damaraland Camp.

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24mm.
ISO 3200 f3.3 @ 30 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/the-red-rocks-of-damaraland Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMT
You... Yes, I'm Looking at You… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/you-yes-im-looking-at-you


You are the one that can help save the future for this little guy.

Young Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) and mother, somewhere on the ice above the Arctic Circle.

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 800 f5.6 @ 1/1500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/you-yes-im-looking-at-you Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Near Dusk… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/near-dusk


A Leopard (Panthera pardus) surveys her surroundings in the fading light of the African dusk.

Linyanti, Botswana.

With Kings Pool Camp and Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

Nikon D4. Nikon 80-400mm.
ISO 1600 f5.6 @ 1/250 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/near-dusk Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Fisheye View... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/fisheye-view

 

Angolan Reed Frog (Hyperolius parallelus angolensis).

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

With Vumbura Plains Camp.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 105mm.

ISO 800 f9.5 @ 1/350 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/fisheye-view Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:01:10 GMT
Another World... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/another-world

 

 

A Tahitian stingray (Himantura fai) slowly surveys the surface of another world, under the sea.

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

 

With Chris McLennan and Tahiti Tourisme.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24mm.

ISO 800 f16 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

AquaTech Sport Housing

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/another-world Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT
One in a Million... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/one-in-a-million

 

 

One in a Million...

When you are a Gannet (Morus serrator), it's a way of life.

Muriwai Beach Gannet Coloney, New Zealand.

With Chris McLennan.

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.
ISO 50 f22 @ 180 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/one-in-a-million Sun, 17 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT
Door to the Future... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/door-to-the-future

 

Door to the Future...

The abandoned ghost town of Kolmanskop, taken back by the desert surrounding it. A strange and unsettling reminder about the relationship of man and the environment when the tables are turned.

Kolmanskop, Namibia.

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops.

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24mm.
ISO 200 f11 @ 1/3 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/door-to-the-future Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT
The Color of Life... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/the-color-of-life

 

The Color of Life…

Life on Earth comes in many varied shapes, sizes and colors. You can find just about any shade you want in the brilliant coral garden reefs and crystal clear waters surrounding Taha'a Island.

Taha'a Island, French Polynesia.

With The Travel Photography Awards, Chris McLennan and Tourisme Tahiti

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24mm.
ISO 800 f16 @ 1/750 sec.
Lexar Media. 
AquaTech Sport Housing

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/the-color-of-life Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT
Yengo... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/yengo

 

 

Yengo…

 

An orphaned 2 year old Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) melted my heart with his glance and his story… he was found by park rangers in Odzala-Kokoua National Park nearly two years ago. Yengo was dehydrated and wounded by a shotgun pellet in his cheek, but otherwise in good health. Unfortunately the rangers were unable to rescue his mother who had been shot by poachers for bush meat. Yengo is now being cared for at the Reserve Naturelle De Gorilles De Lesio-Louna where he will be released into the wilderness when he is old enough to care for himself.

 

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

 

With The Aspinall Foundation.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 1600 f4 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/yengo Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:00:00 GMT
Time Warp... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/time-warp

 

 

Time Warp…

Shifting dunes in the Namib-Naukluft.

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops.

Nikon D4. Nikon 80-400mm.
ISO 200 f9.5 @ 1/500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/time-warp Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:15:00 GMT
Beyond the Darkness... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/beyond-the-darkness

 

Beyond the Darkness…

 

A Lion (Panthera leo) patiently waits beyond the darkness for the inevitable coming of his prey.

 

Mala Mala, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

 

With Wilderness Travel and

Mala Mala Camp.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 6400 f4 @ 1/20 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/beyond-the-darkness Sun, 10 Nov 2013 04:29:16 GMT
What Lies Beneath... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/what-lies-beneath

What Lies Beneath… 

Since over seventy percent of our planet is covered with water, what lies beneath and how we treat it is very relevant to our existence. A Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus), although relatively abundant in the shallow waters around the Tahitian Islands, is considered near threatened due to overfishing in many parts of the world. 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia. 

With Chris McLennan and 
Tahiti Tourisme 

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24mm. 
ISO 800 f16 @ 1/700 sec. 
Aquatech Sport Housing. 
Lexar Media.  

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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Island Paradise... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/11/island-paradise

 

Island Paradise… 

View of Mo'orea Island from Tahiti, French Polynesia. 

Recently, I was honored to receive the Grand Prize for the 2013 Travel Photography Awards and am just back from a truly amazing trip to Tahiti and the surrounding islands. 

The fantastic grand prize included photo gear from Lowepro, media and card reader from Lexar, underwater housing and dome port from Aquatech, flights from Air Tahiti Nui, and a week long trip in the Islands hosted by photographer Chris McLennan and sponsored by Tahiti Tourisme. 

With Chris McLennan. 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm. 
ISO 100 f16 @ 130 sec. 
Hoya NDX400 ND Filter. 
Lexar Media.  

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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A White and Black World… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/10/a-white-and-black-world

 

 

A large Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) searches through the ice and snow for his next source of sustenance.

 

Somewhere above the Arctic Circle.

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.

ISO 800 f9.5 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

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Peak Potential… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/10/peak-potential

 


A Leopardess (Panthera pardus) in her prime uses the vantage point of a termite mound to survey the landscape for her next prey.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops.

Nikon D4. Nikon 80-400mm.

ISO 200 f6.7 @ 1/1500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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On Patrol... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/10/on-patrol

 

On Patrol…

A dominant male lion (Panthera leo) diligently patrols his territory, even as the flood waters rise across the Okavango Delta,

Okavango Delta, Botswana

With Vumbura Plains Camp.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 800 f4 @ 1/750 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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In the Top of the Trees… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/10/in-the-top-of-the-trees

 


A Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) surveys his ever shrinking domain from the canopy of the rainforest. Loss of habitat, hunting and the Ebola virus are the main threats to this amazing species of great ape.

Somewhere in Parc National d'Odzala-Kokoua, Republic of the Congo.

With Wilderness Travel and Ngaga Camp.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 800 f4 @ 1/125 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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At the Top of the World… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/10/at-the-top-of-the-world

 

A young Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) takes refuge on the melting sea ice at the top of the world.

Somewhere above the Arctic Circle.


With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

Nikon D4. Nikon 16mm.
ISO 400 f5.6 @ 1/1500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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The Ghosts of Etosha… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/10/the-ghosts-of-etosha

 

 



An other-worldly appearing African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) postures at a waterhole in Etosha National Park.

Etosha National Park, Namibia.


With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

Nikon D4. Nikon 80-400 mm.
ISO 200 f8 @ 1/1500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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Place of Elephants... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/7/place-of-elephants

 

 

 

Place of Elephants...

 

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) dusting at Madison Pan, Hwange National Park.

 

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris &

Littile Makololo Camp.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800 f6.7 @ 1/3000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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No Fear... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/7/no-fear  

 

 

...when you are the top of the food chain.

Lion (Panthera leo) Savute Channel, Linyanti, Botswana.


With Wilderness Safaris.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800 f4.8 @ 1/3000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/7/no-fear Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:27:00 GMT
To Get to the Other Side... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/5/to-get-to-the-other-side  

 

 

 

A Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalus) crosses the Savute Channel, in no small hurry, to get to the safety of the other side.

 

Savute Channel, Linyanti Reserve, Botswana.

 

With DumaTau Camp.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800 f4.8 @ 1/2000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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Beware... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/5/beware  

 


An old African proverb states: "When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers most".

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), somewhere along the Shire River, Liwonde National Park, Malawi.


With Mvuu Lodge.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800 f4 @ 1/4000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/5/beware Wed, 22 May 2013 20:45:00 GMT
Stopped in Her Tracks... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/5/stopped-in-her-tracks  

 

 

 

A Leopardess (Panthera pardus) is stopped in her tracks after a wary impala forces her to give up the hunt by alerting the herd to her presence.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800 f4 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Savuti Camp

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Getting Your Feet Wet... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/5/getting-your-feet-wet  

 

 

As the floods arrive, the wildlife of the Okavango prepares for many months of wet feet. No problem at all for this big male lion (Panthera leo) as he strides across an open floodplain in the early morning.

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 1600 f6.7 @ 1/350 sec.

Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

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Shapes and Shadows... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/5/shapes-and-shadows  

 

 

On a recent trip to Namibia, I had the amazing experience of flying over the dunes of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The mesmerizing nature of the constantly changing shapes and shadows of the desert takes on a surreal beauty that brings the Namib desert to life.

 

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 400 f6.7 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Wilderness Air

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Where's the Water? https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/5/wheres-the-water  

 

The Tok-tokkie Beetle (Tenebrionid family) of Namibia's Skeleton Coast has developed an amazing strategy for survival. It lives in the heart of the dunes, far from the nearest fresh water source. In order to have a drink, the beetle will position himself on the crest of a dune with his back-end held high in the air, waiting for the moisture-laden fog to roll in from the ocean. As the fog condenses on his body, small droplets of fresh water roll downward and straight into his mouth… providing him with more than enough liquid for the day. A simple and effective solution that showcases the amazing adaptability of life on this planet.

Skeleton Coast, Namibia.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 24-70 mm.
ISO 800 f16 @ 1/180 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

With Wilderness Safaris

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To the Point... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/to-the-point  

 

 

The horns of the Oryx (Oryx gazelle) are found on both male and female members of the species. They are long and straight (over 4 feet is the record length) and can be deadly. While oryx are usually very cautious and will flee at most signs of danger, they can be fierce opponents if cornered... the horns of an oryx have reportedly killed more than one marauding lion.

 

Hartmann Valley, Border of Namibia and Angola.

 

Nikon D3s. Sigma 120-300 mm.

ISO 800 f4.5 @ 1/1250 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Serra Cafema Camp

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/to-the-point Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:02:40 GMT
Uncommon Beauty... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/uncommon-beauty  

 

 

The only thing common about these dolphins is their name: the Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis). They are an amazingly beautiful species and live in coastal waters in several parts of the globe. This individual was part of a mega-pod of about five hundred hunting in the waters of False Bay.

 

Somewhere in False Bay, South Africa.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800 f9.5 @ 1/3000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Apex Shark Expeditions

& Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/uncommon-beauty Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:32:19 GMT
Go With the Flow... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/go-with-the-flow  

 

Lions of the Okavango go with the flow when it comes to the seasonal floods. They have to… a large portion of their hunting grounds are covered in water for several months of the year. So when the choice is: get wet or get hungry, you know what will always win out.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800.  f11 @ 1/6000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

With Jao Camp

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/go-with-the-flow Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMT
Knee Deep... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/knee-deep  

 

 

If you are a Red Lechwe (Kobus leche) the flood waters of the Okavango are your friend. Not only do these antelope thrive on aquatic plant species but the knee deep marshy water provides them with excellent protection from predators who are unable to match their speed and agility in this aquatic environment.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800 f4 @ 1/350 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Tubu Tree Camp and Ngamiland Adventure Safaris

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Swiss Army Trunk... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/swiss-army-trunk  

 

 

 

 

The most versatile tool on the planet.

 

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Mashatu, Botswana

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800 f6.7 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/swiss-army-trunk Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:00:38 GMT
Mokoro Sunset... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/mokoro-sunset  

 

 

 

Searching for wildlife in the heart of the Delta wetlands requires unique transport. A Mokoro is the ideal way to get through the shallow waters and narrow channels of the Okavango.

 

Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 200 f5.6 @ 1/350 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Wilderness Safaris

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/mokoro-sunset Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:13:49 GMT
A Flash of White... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/a-flash-of-white  

 

 

 

That oblique flash of white puts an entire species at risk. Keep it where it belongs… on an elephant.

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), Okavango Delta, Botswana.


Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/250 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

With Xigera Camp

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Singing to the Sun... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/singing-to-the-sun  

 

 

 

As my small group of penguin friends and I awaited the imminent sunrise, the silence was broken by a melodious chant from my right where a lone penguin seemed to be joyously greeting the rising sun. This encouraged the others and soon the air was filled with a beautiful chorus by the whole group to greet the sunrise.

 

Simon's Town, South Africa.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 1600. f5 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

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Contact... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/contact  

 

 

A female Leopard (Panthera pardus) graciously acknowledges my presence  with a marked but fleeting eye contact.

 

Chief's Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f4.8 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Mombo Camp

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/contact Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:29:47 GMT
Time to Reflect... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/time-to-reflect  

 

 

 

As the sun sets on another day in Africa, the solitude and stillness of the coming evening provides a perfect time to reflect on the amazing world around us and the need to protect and preserve it.

 

Xigera Lagoon, Okavango Delta, Botswana

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 228-300 mm.

ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Xigera Camp & Wilderness Safaris

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/time-to-reflect Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:26:03 GMT
Dog Day Afternoon... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/4/dog-day-afternoon  

 

 

From the moment my light aircraft touched down in the Okavango Delta I could feel it was going to be a hot one. The temperature approached the 100 degree mark and the wind was still. And yet the news that greeted me was fantastic. A pack of sixteen dogs had just entered the area, the first African Wild Dog sighting here for over a year and a half. Subsequent information gained from identifying the alpha male showed that this was a pack that had moved huge distances around the delta to arrive here. With their species on the brink of extinction, any push into new territory can only be greeted with great enthusiasm. We were fortunate enough to spend the rest of that hot afternoon hanging out with the pack.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f4 @ 1/180 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Seba Camp and Wilderness Safaris

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Another Day... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/another-day  

 

 

The sun sets on another day in Africa. Let us hope that the dawn will bring a new awareness of the need to appreciate and protect these magnificent creatures.

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800. f4.8 @ 1/1000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

With Little Makololo Camp & Wilderness Safaris

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/another-day Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:58:36 GMT
The Mists of Time... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/the-mists-of-time  

 

 

 

 

Time… In the time that it takes you to read this post, over one million cubic feet of water will plunge over the edge of the worlds largest waterfall: Victoria Falls. The volume of water is so great that it sends a plume of mist thousands of feet into the air and may be visible as far as thirty miles away.

 

Somewhere above the Victoria Falls,

on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800.  f8 @ 1/2000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Batoka Sky

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Head in the Clouds... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/head-in-the-clouds  

 

 

 

A dawn microlight flight above the Victoria Falls leaves one with the feeling of flying high with your head in the clouds….literally. The massive plume of mist caused by the high waters of the Zambezi River plummeting over the Victoria Falls can rise for thousands of feet into the air.

 

Somewhere above the Victoria Falls,

on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800.  f5.6 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Batoka Sky

 
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Golden Sea... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/golden-sea  

 

 

Waves of sand glisten in the evening light of the setting sun across the Kunene Sand Sea, an endless array of dunes and valleys leading to the coast of Namibia.

Namib Desert somewhere near the Kunene River, Namibia.


Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm.
ISO 200. f11 @ 1/500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

With Serra Cafema Camp

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/golden-sea Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:45:00 GMT
New Day, New Hope... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/new-day-new-hope  

 

 

 

The start of a new day on the plains of the Masai Mara.

 

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f4.8 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Mara Plains Camp

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/new-day-new-hope Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:47:48 GMT
First Drink... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/first-drink  

 

A one hour old African Elephant calf discovers the life-giving nourishment of water for the first time in his very short life.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800.  f4 @ 1/500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

With Little Makololo Camp 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/first-drink Sat, 09 Mar 2013 14:04:26 GMT
Black and White... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/black-and-white  

 

 

A Black and White Colobus (Colobus guereza or Mantled Guereza as it is sometimes referred to) and her young offspring enjoy the fruits from the season of plenty.

 

Arusha National Park, Tanzania.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 560.  f4 @ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/black-and-white Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:58:14 GMT
It's not Curiosity That is Killing the Cat… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/its-not-curiosity-that-is-killing-the-cat  

A recent report from a National Geographic funded study with Duke University found that the worldwide lion population has plummeted by two thirds over the past 50 years. The rapid downward spiral is due to direct human conflict and extreme fragmentation of habitat due to human settlement. West Africa has fewer than 500 lions remaining and only 9 African countries have populations with greater than 1000 individuals. "Curiosity killed the cat" was from a saying attributed to an early English playwright originally stated as "care will kill a cat". Unfortunately, it is the current lack of care which is killing our lions and the responsibility rests squarely upon our shoulders.

 

Kafuwe National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 20 mm.

ISO 800.  f16 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

With Shumba Camp &

 Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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Perfect Flight... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/perfect-flight

 

 

 

 

A Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus), takes flight along the Savute Channel in Botswana.

 

Linyanti, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3. Sigma 120-300 mm.

ISO 200.  f4 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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Clash of the Titans... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/3/clash-of-the-titans

 

Two bull elephants battle for breeding rights along the Luvuvhu River in Kruger National Park.

Kruger National Park, South Africa.


Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/2000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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To the Death... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/to-the-death

 

 

 

 

Did you know… hippos are extremely territorial and can even fight to the death for a favorite stretch of water.

 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

 

From the book: Did You Know... African Wildlife

https://stores.modularmarket.com/bushcampcompany/storefront.php 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f6.7 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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The Thinker... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/the-thinker

 

 

 

Staring deeply into the eyes of a silverback Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), I truly wonder… what is in his thoughts?

 

Volcanoes National Park, Virunga Massif, Rwanda

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800.  f5.6 @ 1/180 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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Daybreak... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/daybreak

 

 

 

Fishermen return home at daybreak after a night of fishing on Lake Malawi.

 

Chintheche Beach, Lake Malawi, Malawi.

 

Nikon D300. Sigma 120-300 mm.

ISO 200.  f5.6 @ 1/500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Chintheche Inn

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End of Time... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/end-of-time

 

 

 

A Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatas) realizes that he is out of time, as he gives up the hunt for the day in the fading light of the African sunset.

 

Linyanti, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3. Sigma 120-300 mm.

ISO 800.  f2.8 @ 1/500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Zaraffa Camp

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/end-of-time Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:12:07 GMT
Summer Glow... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/summer-glow

 

 

 

A Table Mountain Watsonia (Watsonia tabularis) glows in the last light of the setting sun from the top of Table Mountain.

 

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800.  f9.5 @ 1/45 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/summer-glow Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:56:38 GMT
Something to Sing About...... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/something-to-sing-about

 

Play to heard the sounds of the Humpback Whale.

 

The Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) has been making somewhat of a comeback since it was banned from being hunted in 1966. Over 90% of it's population had been hunted out and it is only in the past few years that its numbers have increased to an estimated global population of 80,000. Now that is something to sing about…

 

Somewhere off the coast of South Africa.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f5.6 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 

 

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Look Him in the Eye... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/look-him-in-the-eye

 

 

 

 

After hearing about the tragic recent report of 11,000 elephants killed in one park in Gabon in less than a decade, how can we be able to look him in the eye?

 

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3. Sigma 120-300 mm.

ISO 100.  f3.5 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Tena Tena Camp & Robin Pope Safaris

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/look-him-in-the-eye Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:53:34 GMT
Dying for a Drink... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/dying-for-a-drink

 

A lioness approaches the river's edge for some cool water, after feasting on a giraffe kill that the pride has brought down while drinking by the river just a few hours earlier.

Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800.  f4 @ 1/2000 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/dying-for-a-drink Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:00:00 GMT
Starry Night... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/starry-night

 

 

 

Camel thorn trees from a bygone era stand guard over the dunes at Deadvlei.

 

Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 200.  f11 @ 1/250 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Little Kulala Lodge

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/starry-night Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:33:01 GMT
Return to Sunlight... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/return-to-sunlight

 

 

 

This week, the sun returned to Svalbard in the Arctic circle. After nearly four months of continuos darkness, the sun will once again illuminate the amazing landscapes of the frozen Arctic North.

 

Monaco Glacier, Liefdefjord, Svalbard Norway.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 70-200 mm.

ISO 200.  f8 @ 1/350 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

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Shumba... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/shumba

 

 

 

It is not necessary to venture far outside of my tent for a big five encounter at Shumba Camp on the Busanga Plains. "Shumba" means lion in one of the vernacular languages and this aptly named camp is often home to the Busanga Pride.

 

Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800.  f4.5 @ 1/250 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Shumba Camp

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Under the Sea... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/under-the-sea

 

 

 

 

A couple of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) playfully approach and investigate me off the coast of Rocktail Bay, South Africa.

 

Maputaland Marine Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800.  f8 @ 1/500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Rocktail Beach Camp

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/under-the-sea Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:35:59 GMT
Happy Day... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/happy-day

 

 

 

Best wishes for a wonderful day with your loved ones!

 

Day Water lilly, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 105 mm.

ISO 800.  f13 @ 1/500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Little Vumbura Camp

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/happy-day Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:33:42 GMT
A Whole New Perspective... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/a-whole-new-perspective

 

 

 

Isn't it about time that we look at things in a whole new way to try and protect and preserve our wildlife heritage?

 

Elephant (Loxodonta africana), Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800.  f 5.6 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Chitabe Camp

& Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/a-whole-new-perspective Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:31:32 GMT
Flight of Freedom... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/flight-of-freedom

 

 

Some years ago, I used to think that an African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) would make a great pet… that is until I actually saw where they came from. Their roots lie deep within the lush rainforest and that is where they truly deserve to be. As these amazing and colourful birds effortlessly winged their way through the canopy above sounding off with an incredible array of whistles and calls, I joined them in wishing for an unending flight of freedom… right where they belong. 

Lango Bai, Parc National d'Odzala-Kokoua, Republic of the Congo.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 1600. f4 @ 1/1500 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

With Lango Camp
 
 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/flight-of-freedom Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:45:00 GMT
Desert Storm... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/desert-storm

 

 

 

Strong winds from a desert storm continually shape and change the face of the Namib desert.

 

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

 

Nikon D3. Nikon 24-70 mm.

ISO 200.  f 16 @ 1/30 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/desert-storm Mon, 11 Feb 2013 06:38:23 GMT
Into the Sunset... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/into-the-sunset

 

 

 

A Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) slips quietly beneath the waves of the commingling waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans as the sun sets over the Cape Peninsula.

 

Gansbaai, South Africa.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 400.  f 13 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/into-the-sunset Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:12:47 GMT
All In... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/all-in

 

 

In spite of their natural aversion to water, the lions of the Okavango must quickly learn to adapt to their flooded environment.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f 6.7 @ 1/2000sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Mombo Camp

& Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/all-in Sat, 09 Feb 2013 08:48:22 GMT
Camouflage 101... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/camouflage-101

 

 

 

The art of camouflage is one of the primary defensive weapons in the arsenal of nature's many and varied creatures. Clearly, this little Praying Mantis was absent for that lesson, and his bright pink coloration stood out like a sore thumb among the cool green tones of the lush rain forest. 

 

Parc National d'Odzala-Kokoua, Republic of the Congo.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 105 mm.

ISO 800. f9.5 @ 1/250 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Lango Camp.

 
 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/camouflage-101 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:34:30 GMT
Vulnerable… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/vulnerable


Calling for his mother, this young Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is vulnerable in many ways. Not only is he at immediate risk from the nearby surrounding predators, he also faces an uncertain future for the survival of his species.

Masai Mara, Kenya.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800. f 4 @ 1/1000sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

with Mara Plains Camp & Great Plains Safaris

 
 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/vulnerable Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:45:00 GMT
The Elephants of Abu... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/the-elephants-of-abu

 

 

 

An afternoon swim is a surprising place for an amazing encounter with the elephant herd at Abu Camp in the Okavango.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 800. f6.7 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Abu Camp.

 
 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/the-elephants-of-abu Wed, 06 Feb 2013 09:08:48 GMT
African Rain... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/african-rain

 

The skies light up as the early morning sunlight strikes the massive cumulonimbus clouds bringing African rains to Chisamulu Island on Lake Malawi.

 

Near Likoma Island, Lake Malawi, Malawi.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 24-70 mm.

ISO 800.  f 4.8 @ 1/3000sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Kaya Mawa Luxury Resort

 
 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/african-rain Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:07:03 GMT
Beyond the Shadows... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/beyond-the-shadows

A lone Camel thorn tree (Acacia erioloba) survives just beyond the shadows of the start of the massive dune field near Sossusvlei, Namibiai.

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.


Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 200. f 11 @ 1/60sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

with Kulala Desert Lodge

 
 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/beyond-the-shadows Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:15:00 GMT
Cold Stare... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/cold-stare

 

 

A Brown Snake-Eagle (Circaetus cinereus) gives me the cold stare as he takes flight, somewhere in the Okavango Delta.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f 5.6 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/cold-stare Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:43:56 GMT
Wide Eyes... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/wide-eyes

 

 


When the world is new, you look at everything with trusting and wide eyes. This young lion cub has plenty to learn about the ways of the world before she reaches her prime in a few short years.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D300. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f 4 @ 1/1000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Mombo Camp & Wilderness Safaris

 
 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/wide-eyes Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:21:09 GMT
Clearing Storm... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/clearing-storm

 

Clearing Storm...

As the waters subside and the clouds pull back, the area of Camps Bay is bathed in an eerie glow from the muted light of the sun.

Cape Town, South Africa.


Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.
ISO 50. f27 @ 69 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/2/clearing-storm Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:45:00 GMT
The Right Stuff... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-right-stuff

The Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) has made a strong recovery since it's initial protection from hunting in 1935. The population dropped sharply in the 1960s due to heavy illegal poaching (wiping out nearly half of its remaining numbers) but since that was stopped the population has exhibited a healthy upward trend. From an estimated low of about 200 in the 1920s to a population of nearly 7,500 currently, clearly this whale has the "right stuff" to make a recovery... if we let it.

Gansbaii, South Africa.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. Nikon TC-14E II.
ISO 200. f11 @ 1/1000 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-right-stuff Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:30:00 GMT
Only Three Left in Our Care... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/only-three-left-in-our-care

 

 

 

Of the nearly 170 distinct species of elephants (members of the proboscidean species) that once roamed the earth, only three: the Asian, the African Savannah, and the African Forest Elephant remain today. There are many ways to help efforts to conserve these species. One specific avenue is to support valuable research projects such as this: http://www.awf.org/content/action/detail/3604 a project by the African Wildlife Foundation to secure important habitat and wildlife corridors along the Zambezi River.

 

Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 14-24 mm.

ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/3000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Mashatu Main Camp &

Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/only-three-left-in-our-care Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:03:45 GMT
Onset of Darkness... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/onset-of-darkness

 

 

Onset of Darkness...

 

A leopard (Panthera pardus) basks in the waning glow of the African sunset, waiting for the onset of darkness to conceal her for the evening's hunt.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3. Nikon 70-200 mm.

ISO 2200.  f 2.8 @ 1/125 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Mombo Camp & Wilderness Safaris

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/onset-of-darkness Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:07:28 GMT
The View from the Top... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-view-from-the-top

 

 

As a herd of frisky bull elephants cross the Zambezi River, the high ground is held by an unlikely participant in the elephant's version of "King of the Hill".

 

Somewhere along the Zambezi River, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f 4.8. @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Ruckomechi Camp &

Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-view-from-the-top Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:22:54 GMT
Africa Calling... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/africa-calling

An African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) skillfully captures an utaka fish at the edge of a rocky island on Lake Malawi. Some people say that the call of the Fish Eagle is the call of Africa…

 

Lake Malawi, Malawi.

 

Nikon D3. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f 4. @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Club Makokola, Malawi.

 

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Pride... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/pride

 

At the end of the day the pride must drink in preparation for the evening's activities.

 

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. Nikon TC-14e II.

ISO 800.  f 5.6 @ 1/180 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Little Makololo Camp 

& Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/pride Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:42:11 GMT
Wildest Dreams... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/wildest-dreams

Did you ever wonder where the saying "In my wildest dreams" takes place?

Somewhere along the Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles.

Nikon D3 Nikon 24-70 mm.
ISO 200.  f 6.3 @ 1/160 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/wildest-dreams Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:39:53 GMT
The Buck Stops Here... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-buck-stops-here

 

The endangered Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) is now only found in Ethiopia's highlands, primarily in the Bale Mountains National Park and on the Bale Massif. Perhaps fewer than 2,500 of these magnificent antelope remain and the constant threat of habitat loss due to population increases means that their numbers will likely continue to decline in the foreseeable  future. Their future depends on our actions.

Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800.  f 4 @ 1/90 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

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Within the Rainforest… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/within-the-rainforest

 

Deep within the tropical rainforest of Central Africa lives an amazing old world monkey: the Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena). Foraging mainly in the canopy for fruits and insects, the ever alert monkeys communicate often and will shout out a fierce warning at the slightest hint of danger.

Parc national d'Odzala-Kokoua, Republic of the Congo.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 560.  f 4 @ 1/500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Lango Camp.

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First Rain... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/first-rain

 

The arrival of the first rain on Zambia's Busanga Plains brings with it a sense of anticipation and change.

Busanga Plains , Kafue National Park, Zambia.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800.  f 4.8 @ 1/500 sec.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Shumba Camp.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/first-rain Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:00:00 GMT
What Lies Beyond... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/what-lies-beyond

 

 

 

The extreme beauty of the untouched and wild desert is always a source of amazement and inspiration to me. As I travel from one dune to the next, from one vista to another, I always have to ask myself: "What lies beyond?"

 

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

 

Nikon D300. Nikon 17-55 mm.

ISO 200. f4 @ 1/160 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Kulala Desert Lodge.

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/what-lies-beyond Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:23:59 GMT
Morning Storm... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/morning-storm

 

 

The highly actinic light from the clouds of the approaching storm overpowered the brilliant color of the imminent sunrise along the Savute Channel.

 

Somewhere along the Savute Channel, Linyanti Concession, Botswana

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 70-200 mm.

ISO 560.  f 4 @ 1/10 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Savuti Camp.

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/morning-storm Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:32:04 GMT
Brothers in Arms... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/brothers-in-arms

 

 

 

These two young Leopard brothers (Panthera pardus) made for great partners as they double teamed any unfortunate  prey that unwittingly passed near their vantage point overlooking the floodplain.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana

 

Nikon D300. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800.  f 4 @ 1/3000 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Abu Camp.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/brothers-in-arms Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:53:34 GMT
Waiting for the Dawn... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/waiting-for-the-dawn

 

 

 

 

A lone reedbuck (Redunca arundinum) awaits the warmth of the approaching sunrise on the misty slopes of Malawi's Nyika National Park.

 

Nyika National Park, Malawi.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 560. f 4.8 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media. 

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Chelinda Lodge & Wilderness Safaris

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/waiting-for-the-dawn Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:44:13 GMT
A Sheep in Wolves Clothing... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/a-sheep-in-wolves-clothing

 

 

Take some time to learn about the amazing social structure of the Lycaon pictus or "painted wolf", the scientific name of the African Wild Dog. While it is true that this species is perhaps one of the most efficient hunters in Africa, it also may be one of the most tender hearted. Wild dogs will allow their young to feed first, have an extensive communal family structure, regurgitate meat for the young and less fortunate of the pack, and is one of the few species that will care for sick or injured members of their family. These and many other attributes make this a species worthy of protecting and defending its right to run free in the wild.

 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 3200. f4 @ 1/500 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/a-sheep-in-wolves-clothing Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:50:19 GMT
On Reflection... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/on-reflection

 

On Reflection…

Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus).

Selinda Spillway, Northern Botswana.

Nikon D300. 120-300 mm.
ISO 200. f4 @ 1/320 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

with Selinda Camp

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/on-reflection Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:01:20 GMT
Jaws... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/jaws  

 


The blubber-rich carcass of a Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) is perfect food to keep this large Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) fuelled and active for the winter months ahead.

Near Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 70-200 mm.
ISO 800. f6.7 @ 1/3000 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Apex Shark Expeditions

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/jaws Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:59:24 GMT
A Large Grey Area... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/a-large-grey-area

 

 

Developing a strategy to preserve wildlife corridors across political borders is of great importance to keeping elephant and other wildlife populations healthy, and viable. The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) is helping to establish protocols between the countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola and Namibia to sustainably manage this precious ecosystem. This will hopefully create one of the largest conservation areas in the world, home to the biggest grouping of elephant found anywhere on the planet.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3. Nikon 70-200 mm.

ISO 800. f4 @ 1/750 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Duba Plains Camp

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/a-large-grey-area Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:54:50 GMT
The Smoke That Thunders... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-smoke-that-thunders

 

 

Victoria Falls can send a plume of mist into the atmosphere over two kilometres high and the roar of the mighty waterfall can be heard for miles around. The local name for the falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya, depicts this beautifully and simply translated means "The Smoke That Thunders."

 

Somewhere over Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

Nikon D300. Nikon 17-55 mm.

ISO 200. f4.5 @ 1/8000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Batoka Sky

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-smoke-that-thunders Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:30:49 GMT
Return... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/return

 

 

A lioness crosses the floodwaters of the Okavango to feed and care for her newborn cubs safely stashed in a den on a nearby island.

 

Jao Floodplain, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f11 @ 1/8000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Jao Camp

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/return Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:48:30 GMT
The Heart of the Delta... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-heart-of-the-delta

 

Angolan Reed Frog (Hyperolius parallelus).

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 105 mm.

ISO 800. f13 @ 1/250 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Little Vumbura Camp & Wilderness Safaris

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 
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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-heart-of-the-delta Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:20:15 GMT
Endangered... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/endangered

The Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) is Africa's most endangered carnivore and the rarest Canid worldwide. This female was photographed at 14,000 feet in the Bale Mountains National Park, last stronghold for these wolves. There are fewer than two-hundred and fifty adults left here and less than two hundred other adults found in a few scattered mountainous regions around Ethiopia. The estimated total population of adult wolves is less than four-hundred and fifty. The wolves prey on the giant mole rat and a few other species of endemic rodents. Because they are so specialized in their diet, the Ethiopian Wolf is only found at cold altitudes above 3000 meters. If you wish to help make a difference for this species before it is too late, go here: www.ethiopianwolf.org/help.shtml . 

Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/2000 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/endangered Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:16:11 GMT
Uhuru... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/uhuru

 

The summit peak of Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro is named: Uhuru, Swahili for "Freedom".  Let it be a proud source of inspiration for all of the sanctuaries, parks and wildlife areas it overlooks in both Tanzania and Kenya, to keep its wildlife in safety and freedom for the generations to come.

 

Chyulu Hills, Kenya, near the border of Tanzania.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f4.8 @ 1/8000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Ol Donye Wuas Lodge & Great Plains Safaris

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/uhuru Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:50:15 GMT
Sailing... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/sailing

 

 

An Arab Dhow sails out of the sunset across the open waters of Lake Malawi.

 

somewhere near Cape Maclear, Malawi.

 

Nikon D300. Nikon 17-55 mm.

ISO 100. f4.5 @ 1/1000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Pumulani Lodge

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/sailing Tue, 08 Jan 2013 09:43:52 GMT
Fighting Back... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/fighting-back

 

 

 

Desert-Adapted Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis). One of the few populations of rhino with a positive growth trend thanks to the constant vigilance, monitoring, and anti-poaching efforts of the Save the Rhino Trust, local communities and the Government of Namibia.

 

Kunene Region, Namibia.

 

Nikon D3. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f4 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Damaraland Camp

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/fighting-back Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:43:48 GMT
Out of the Blue... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/out-of-the-blue

 

 

 

The Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) is the most widely distributed animal on the planet, inhabiting most all of the earth's oceans and seas except for the extreme polar regions. Because of their widespread distribution, they also have the dubious distinction of being the most widely captured shark, and between 20 - 30 million are captured and killed by accident or design every year. This disturbing trend can only result in the eventual endangerment and rapid extinction of this beautiful species.

 

Somewhere off the coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa.

 

Sony DSC-TX5

ISO 125. f 5.6 @ 1/250 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Apex Shark Expeditions

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/out-of-the-blue Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
The Darkness... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-darkness

 

 

 

A lioness hunts in the dark of a moonless night in South Luangwa. But what or who is the prey?

 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 4500. f4 @ 1/30 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Kuyenda Bushcamp

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/the-darkness Sat, 05 Jan 2013 09:51:52 GMT
Shifting Winds... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/shifting-winds

 

 

Shifting wind direction is responsible for the "star dune" formations around the Sossusvlei area of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. These dunes tend to be radially symmetrical with a peak at the centre of several trailing arms or ridges. Because the wind can assail them from all directions, these dunes tend to grow upward rather than outward making them among the highest in the world.

 

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 24-70 mm.

ISO 200. f16 @ 1/45 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Little Kulala Lodge

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/shifting-winds Fri, 04 Jan 2013 09:50:42 GMT
Renewal... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/renewal

 

Renewal…

 

The annual Cape Town Minstrel Carnival kicked off the New Year in style as over seventy musical troupes danced their way through the streets of Cape Town. Over thirteen thousand brightly coloured contestants participated in this annual event the day after New Year, and the colours, sights and sounds truly made this a day of celebration for the people.

 

Cape Town, South Africa

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800. f6.7 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/renewal Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:18:28 GMT
A New Species... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/a-new-species

 

 

The African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) has only been considered to be a separate species for just over two years. Initially thought to be a sub-species of Loxodonta africana, the African Bush Elephant, several features distinguish the two. Straighter, harder ivory; a longer mandible; rounder ears; a longer tail; and an additional toenail on each foot (5 on the front and 4 on the back) are some of the readily visible differences. Oddly enough, the genetic difference became apparent as officials collected DNA samples for databases of various elephant populations to discourage ivory poaching.

 

Parc National d'Odzala-Kokoua, Republic of the Congo

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm f4.

ISO 800. f4 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

With Lango Camp & Wilderness Safaris

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/a-new-species Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:03:02 GMT
Welcome to Twenty 13 ! https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/welcome-to-twenty-13

 

 

 

Southern Double-Collared Sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus).

 

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm f4. Nikon TC-20e III.

ISO 800. f8 @ 1/1000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2013/1/welcome-to-twenty-13 Tue, 01 Jan 2013 10:18:49 GMT
Black and White in Motion... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/black-and-white-in-motion

 

 

Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii).

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 3200. f 4 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Chitabe Camp

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/black-and-white-in-motion Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:37:06 GMT
Africa Rising... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/africa-rising

 

 

At 34°50′00″S, the continent of Africa begins to rise out of the commingling waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

 

Cape Agulhas, South Africa.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 100. f 22 @ 20 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/africa-rising Sun, 30 Dec 2012 09:14:08 GMT
Family... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/family

 

 

 

 

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season with all of your friends and family!

 

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 70-200 mm.

ISO 1100. f 4 @ 1/250 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/family Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:17:10 GMT
A New Twist... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/a-new-twist

 

 

 

An African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) makes a heavy inflight correction in order to successfully snatch a fish from the Kafue River.

 

Kafue River, Kafue National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f 4 @ 1/8000 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris & Lufupa River Camp

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/a-new-twist Sun, 23 Dec 2012 09:56:25 GMT
Cheated... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/cheated

 

 

 

This little cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) has been dealt a raw deal. Had he been born a hundred years ago his chances for survival would have been much better. The worldwide cheetah population has declined by nearly 85% in that short time span. Do you want to help this little guy to survive? If so, there are many ways to help here: http://www.cheetah.org

and here: http://www.dewildt.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=63

 

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f 4 @ 2000 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Little Makololo Camp

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/cheated Sat, 22 Dec 2012 11:15:49 GMT
Mountain of the Sea... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/mountain-of-the-sea

 

 

The original San name given to this mountain was Howrikwaggo or "Mountain of the Sea." In the early 1500's António de Saldanha, a Portuguese explorer, christened it: Taboa do Cabo or "Table of the Cape" which eventually became popularised  as the current and world famous: "Table Mountain".

 

Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm.

ISO 100. f 22 @ 20 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/mountain-of-the-sea Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:16:47 GMT
Bear-ly Surviving… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/bear-ly-surviving

 

 

 

 

No Arctic ice, no bears.

 

Somewhere above the 80th parallel north, Arctic Ocean.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f 4 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/bear-ly-surviving Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:35:57 GMT
The Crossing... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-crossing

 

 

An Elephant (Loxodonta africana) crosses the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in search of greener pastures. The river, which acts as a border for the two countries, is no barrier at all for the resident elephant population.

 

Zambezi River, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 70-200 mm.

ISO 800. f 4 @ 1/2000 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Old Mhondoro Camp

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-crossing Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:00:57 GMT
The Plains... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-plains

 

 

Ballooning across the Busanga Plains.

 

Busanga Plains, Kafuwe National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 70-200 mm.

ISO 800. f 4.5 @ 1/4000 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Shumba Camp

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-plains Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:39:25 GMT
Within His Lifetime... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/within-his-lifetime

 

 

 

At the current rate of poaching, the rhinoceros as a species will become extinct in the wild within this youngsters lifetime. Can we allow that to happen? Let us all help in some way in order to give this amazing little guy a future of hope.

 

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f 4 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Toka Leya Camp & Wilderness Safaris

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/within-his-lifetime Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:01:22 GMT
One Day... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/one-day

 

 

One Day...

 

A young lion cub faces an uphill battle in his quest to be the king.

 

Mana Pools National Park.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 400. f 4 @ 1/500 sec.

Lexar 1000x Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

 

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The Thin Line... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-thin-line

 

 

Skimmers are the only family of birds with a noticeably longer lower mandible. This uneven beak allows them to hunt in an unique way, skimming the water with their lower mandible which funnels the small fish into their mouth. The African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris) is classified as a near-threatened species.

 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D300s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 1000. f 4 @ 1/750 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

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Gorilla gorilla gorilla... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/gorilla-gorilla-gorilla

 

 

 

The triple barreled scientific name of the Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) aptly mirrors the number of major threats which this species faces in its struggle for survival. The constant threat of being hunted for bushmeat for an ever growing population; the rapid destruction of habitat from mining, logging and agriculture; and the perilous outbreak of infectious diseases such as Ebola; means that we need to act three times as fast to protect and preserve this giant of the forest.

 

Odzala Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 3200. f 4 @ 1/60 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Ngaga Camp & Wilderness Safaris

 

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Tooth Walker... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/tooth-walker  

 

 

 

A young walrus bull (Odobenus rosmarus) cautiously approaches as I lay on a rocky beach of Nordaustlandet. The scientific name of a walrus, Odobenus, comes from a combination of old Greek words: "odous" or tooth and "bainos" meaning walk. Often, a walrus will use his tusks to pull his large mass along the ice or out of the surf and onto a rocky beach.

 

Svalbard, Norway.

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

 

Sony DSC-TX5

ISO 125. f 4.5 @ 1/250 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

 

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Evening Storm... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/evening-storm  

 

 

 

 

The rising floodwaters of the Okavango mirror the glow of the setting sun as the rain approaches from across the floodplain.

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 14-24 mm.

ISO 400. f 4 @ 1/180 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Jacana Camp

 

 

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Bringing Up the Rear... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/bringing-up-the-rear

 

A large buffalo bull stands ready to defend the herd against a pride of lions approaching from the back.

 

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

 

Nikon D300. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f 4 @ 1/1500 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Little Makololo Camp

 

 

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The Sentinel… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-sentinal

 

 

A Quiver Tree (Aloe dichotoma) stands alone in the wilderness of the Namib Naukluft National Park.

 

Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 14-24 mm. 

ISO 3200. f3.3 @ 30 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Kulala Desert Lodge

 

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Blue and Green = Pink? https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/blue-and-green-pink

 

 

 

Blue-green algae and brine shrimp form a major part of the Greater Flamingo's (Phoenicopterus roseus) diet and are rich in carotenoids. These carotenoids are broken down into pigments which give the pink coloration to the feathers, bill and legs of the flamingo. Obviously, these guys are working off a different colour wheel than the rest of us.

 

Lake Masek, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. 

ISO 450. f9.5 @ 1/1000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

With Unique Safaris 

& Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

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Speed... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/speed

 

 

 

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), fastest land animal on the planet. But is it quick enough to outrun its impending extinction in the wild?

 

Mashatu, Botswana.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 100. f 27 @ 1/15 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

with Mashatu & Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

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Touch... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/touch

 

 

 

Elephants are very tactile creatures. They use their trunks as multipurpose tools to assist them in, among other things: drinking, feeding, fighting, playing, caressing, smelling, admonishing, caring, exploring, and... just saying "hi".

 

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm.

ISO 800. f 5.6 @ 1/12000 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

with Little Vumbura Camp & Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

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Ride... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/ride

 

Horseback riding... African style. A group of riders is joined by a Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) on the open plains beneath Mt. Kilimanjaro.

 

Chyulu Hills, Kenya.

 

Nikon D300s. Nikon 18-200mm.

ISO 200. f 5.6 @ 1/1250 sec.

Lexar Media.

 

with Ride Kenya  & Ol Donye Wuas Lodge

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

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The Horns and the Dilemma... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-horns-and-the-dilemma



The Himba tribe of northern Namibia is famous for the red ochre and fat paste known as "otjize" which the female tribe members apply over their entire body. The Himba live in the arid northern part of Namibia, eking out a living in the midst of the desert by primarily raising cattle, the centre of their life. Their rich culture has long been under threat; in the past by severe drought, border wars, colonial governmental controls and even loss of homeland by proposed hydro-electric projects. The latest threat is modernisation. As more and more young Himba children go off to schools and become educated, they are eschewing their traditional lifestyle for a modern one. And therein lies the dilemma.


Hartmann Valley, Namibia, near the border of Angola.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300 mm. 
ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/350 Sec.
Lexar media.

With Serra Cafema Camp 
& Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

 

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The Bright Tapestry… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/flow



A cat's ability to see in as little as one-sixth of the light needed by humans is attributed to a layer on the back of its retina known as the tapetum lucidum or "bright tapestry". This layer gathers the light and reflects it back like a mirror to the light gathering cells of the eye, amplifying it to provide more information in less light. More information in less light equals more food if you are a leopard (Panthera pardus) in the wild.


Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm. Nikon TC-14e II.
ISO 800. f8 @ 1/500 Sec.
Lexar media.

With Vumbura Plains Camp
Wilderness Safaris

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

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Flow ... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/flow2


The source of the Zambezi River lies in north-west Zambia and the River travels east and south through Angola and along the borders of Namibia and Botswana before forming the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. It can take many months for the rain water to flow along the course of the Zambezi before plunging into the Batoka Gorge as the largest sheet of falling water in the world known as the Victoria Falls.


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Nikon D3. Nikon 14-24mm.
ISO 100. f22 @ 1.5 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

 

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Marokintana… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/marokintana



Marokintana, or "Many Stars" as the threatened Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) is known in Madagascar, is the largest fish on the planet. It is protected only in certain countries and still hunted in many parts of the world. The great size (over 8 meters long), hypnotic beauty and gentile nature of this Marokintana will live in my mind as one of the most memorable wildlife encounters of my life.


Maputaland Marine Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.

Nikon D300s. Nikon 12-24mm.
ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/750 Sec.
Lexar media.
Ewa Marine Underwater Housing.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

 

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Water of Life... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/water-of-life


A young elephant waits for his turn at an overcrowded waterhole in Hwange National Park. Poor rains caused most of the natural waterholes in Hwange to dry up early this year leading to extreme pressure on the limited capacity of the pumped water sources. 


Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 f4.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/1600 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Little Makololo Camp

 

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The Jaws of Life... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-jaws-of-life


A lioness carries her newborn cub to the safety of a new den away from the rising floodwaters of the Okavango.

Jao Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana.



Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm f4.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/4000 sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Kwetsani Camp

 

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The Last Stand... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/12/the-last-stand

Lone tree and dune, near Sossusvlei, Namibia.

Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia.



Nikon D3. 120-300 f2.8mm.
ISO 100. f4 @ 1/640 sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Little Kulala Desert Lodge & Wilderness Safaris

 

 

 

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Red Alert... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/red-alert

 

 

 

The red colour visible in the wings of the Schalow's Turaco (Tauraco schalowi) is actually caused by a pigment. A red primary feather from a Turaco dipped into water will actually turn the liquid pink.

 

Zambezi River somewhere above the Victoria Falls, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3. 120-300 f2.8mm.

ISO 250. f3.5 @ 1/4000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

 

 

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Portrait of a Lady... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/portrait-of-a-lady

 

A female leopard (Panthera pardus) keeps a wary eye on some lions that tried to rob her of a recent impala kill stashed in a nearby tree.

Okavango Delta, Botswana.



Nikon D3s Nikon 200-400 mm f4.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/125 sec.
Lexar 600x media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net
with Ryan Green, Mombo Camp & Wilderness Safaris

 

 

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Fifty Shades of Blue... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/fifty-shades-of-blue

 

 

 

 

The granitic islands of the Seychelles were once part of the supercontnent of Gondwana but have been separated from the mainland for over 75 million years. The crystal clear water and white sandy beaches around North Island create an endless variety of the ocean's tones and hue.

 

North Island, Seychelles.

 

Nikon D2x Nikon 12-24mm

ISO 200. f8 @ 1/200 sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

with North Island & Wilderness Safaris

 

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Hope... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/hope

 

 

 

 

This one-day-old baby Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of twins born last year in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. At the time it was believed to be number 781 of the total population of mountain Gorillas. Now a

 new census suggests that the total population has risen to 880, a growth trend that has been present for the last ten years. The fragile nature of their existence is one of desperate concern, but at least there is …hope.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

Nikon D3s Nikon 70-200mm f2.8.
ISO 1100. f3.3 @ 1/250Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

 

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Zambezi Sunset... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/zambezi-sunset

 


A lone elephant feeds upon the reeds of a small island in the middle of the Zambezi River. 

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.



Nikon D3. Nikon 200-400mm f4.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/1500 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Ruckomechi Camp
Wilderness Safaris

 

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A Delicate Balance... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/a-delicate-balance

 

 

 

Two giraffes… eight legs… yet how many hooves are actually touching the ground? 

 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm f4.

ISO 800. f4 @ 1/4000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with The Bushcamp Company & Mfuwe Lodge

 

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Mine... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/mine

 

 

An extremely large male leopard (Panthera pardus) made it very clear to all - just who was the owner of a fresh sable antelope carcass lying at the edge of a clearing near the rising floodwaters of the Okavango.

Okavango Delta, Bo

tswana.

Nikon D3. 120-300mm f2.8.
ISO 640. f4 @ 1/60 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops
& Little Vumbura Camp
Wilderness Safaris

 

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Angels in Their Flight… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/angels-in-their-flight

 

 

 

"Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight".

- Dr. David Livingstone

 

Victoria Falls, above the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

Nikon D3. 120-300 f2.8mm.

ISO 250. f2.8 @ 1/1600 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Batoka Sky

 

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The Long Journey... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/the-long-journey

 

A lone Oryx (Orxy gazella) heads back through the dunes of the Kunene Sand Sea after a brief respite at the Kunene River.

 

 
Somewhere near the border of Angola on the Kunene River, Namibia.
 
Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm.
ISO 200. f9.5 @ 1/90 Sec.
Lexar 600x media.
 
© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net
www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari
 
with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops
 

 

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Dance of the Raptors... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/dance-of-the-raptors

 

 

This aerial ballet was instigated by a young Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus) trying to displace a Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) from his perch overlooking the Savute Channel.

 

Linyanti Concession, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3. 200-400mm f4.

ISO 800. f4 @ 1/6000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

 

with Savuti Camp

 

 

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A New Day... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/a-new-day

 

 

First light strikes the inselberg in Damaraland's Huab River Valley in northwestern Namibia.

 

Damaraland, Namibia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300mm.

ISO 800. f9 @ 1/250 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Wilderness Safaris

 

 

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Approaching Storm... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/approaching-storm

 

 

 

A large thundercloud brings summer rain to the small island of Likoma on Lake Malawi.

 

Likoma Island, Malawi.

 

Nikon D3. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8.

ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Kaya Mawa Lodge

 

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Ownership... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/ownership

 

 

A dispute over scraps from a kill recently plundered by a large male lion keeps these lionesses on edge.

 


Busanga Plains, Kafuwe National Park, Zambia.

Nikon D3s. 200-400mm f4.
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/1000 Sec.
Lexar 600x media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Wilderness Safaris
 
 

 

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Top Billing... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/top-billing

 

A Yellowbilled Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) sits astride the nose of an African Buffalo. This is a relationship that the oxpecker likes for all to believe is "symbiotic" but the buffaloes really know it's "just annoying."

 

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

 

Nikon D300. 200-400mm f4.

ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/1500 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Mara Plains Camp & Great Plains Conservation

 

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At the End of the Earth... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/at-the-end-of-the-earth

 

 

An unending sea of dunes rise out of the ocean along Namibia's Skeleton Coast.

 

Somewhere along the Skeleton Coast, Namibia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300.

ISO 400. f19 @ 1/500 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Wilderness Safaris

 

 

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Reflections in Paradise... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/reflections-in-paradise

 

 

Reflections in Paradise.

 

A small group of Red Lechwe (Kobus leche) transverse the shallow waters of the Jao floodplain in the Okavango Delta.

 

Jao Floodplain, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3. 24-70mm f2.8.

ISO 1600. f5.6 @ 1/1500 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Jao Camp & Wilderness Safaris

 

 

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The Horns of the Buffalo. https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/the-horns-of-the-buffalo


A herd of buffalo makes its way through the early morning mist rising off the water across the Busanga Plains.

Busanga Plains, Kafuwe National Park, Zambia.



Nikon D3. 120-300mm f2.8.
ISO 250. f4.5 @ 1/1600 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Wilderness Safaris

 

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Checkout... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/checkout

 

 

As the dry season ends and the rains begin, elephants regularly walk through the reception of Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa National Park to eat fruit from a favourite wild mango tree.

 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 14-mm f2.8.

ISO 3200. f2.8 @ 1/180 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Mfuwe Lodge & The Bushcamp Company

 

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Flight... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/flight

 

 

One of the most mesmerising sights in the Northern Congo was the massive flocks of thousands upon thousands of African Green Pigeons (Treron calva) gathering at Lango Bai. The sound of their wing beats as they would descend and take flight in unison would fill the air in every direction.

 

Parc National d'Odzala-Kokoua, Republic of the Congo.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 f4.

ISO 2200. f11 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar 600x media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Wilderness Safaris

 

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Malawi Wild Orchid (Disa erubescens) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/malawi-wild-orchid-disa-erubescens

 

Malawi Wild Orchid (Disa erubescens)

 

One of the many species of wild orchid found high up on Malawi's amazing Nyika Plateau.

 

Nyika National Park, Malawi.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 105 macro.

ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/1500 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Wilderness Safaris

 

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Lion (Panthera leo) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/lion-panthera-leo

 

 

Lion (Panthera leo).

 

Busanga Plains, Kafuwe National Park, Zambia.

 

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 f4.

ISO 800. f4 @ 1/1500Sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Jeff Neu, Steve Shinn, Samuel Simunji Simunji

& Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops.

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/lion-panthera-leo Sat, 03 Nov 2012 18:32:35 GMT
The Tree of Life https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/the-tree-of-life

 

Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata).

 

Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 14-24 f2.8.

ISO 400. f4 @ 30 Sec.

420 exposures assembled in Photoshop.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops.

 

 

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Location, location, location... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/location-location-location

 

As the river becomes lower toward the end of the dry season, competition for the prime real-estate becomes more fierce.

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.



Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 f4.
ISO 800. f8 @ 1/1000 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Lion Camp Zambia.

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/11/location-location-location Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:15:00 GMT
Virunga Silverback https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/simply-africa

The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is found in only two locations: The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is found in only two locations: within the Virunga Massif (a forest area on the border of Rwanda, Congo and Uganda) and in the Bwindi impenetrable forest of Uganda. With an estimated population of 790, the Mountain Gorilla is listed as critically endangered.

 

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300.

ISO 1100. f5.6 @ 1/125 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/simply-africa Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:13:00 GMT
Simply Africa... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/simply-africa1

Mashatu, Botswana.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm f4.
ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

© Dana Allen 
www.photosafari-africa.net

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/simply-africa1 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:15:00 GMT
Make it Snappy… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/make-it-snappy

 

One of the great wildlife spectacles on our planet has to be the wildebeest crossing of the Mara River. I was fascinated to see the deliberate way that the crocodiles would target an individual wildebeest lagging behind, waiting patiently downstream for the right moment to strike…

 

Masai Mara, Kenya.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm f4.

ISO 800. f4 @ 1/4000 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Mara Plains Camp

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/make-it-snappy Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:04:13 GMT
Arctic Ice Becoming Un-Bearable… https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/arctic-ice-becoming-un-bearable

 

The Arctic ice continues to melt at alarming rates. 2012 saw record low levels of polar ice, as much as 30,000 sq miles less than the previously recorded low in 2007. Some estimates predict that summer ice will disappear within a few short decades. This will most likely mean that Polar Bears will become extinct in this region as they are dependant upon the ice for their primary source of food: hunting seals. Don't just sit there, do  something to effect change…

 

Somewhere above the 80th parallel north, Arctic Ocean.

 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm f4.

ISO 400. f4.8 @ 1/750 Sec.

Lexar media.

 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

 

with Journeys Unforgettable

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/arctic-ice-becoming-un-bearable Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:44:37 GMT
Garfield with Wings... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/garfield-with-wings

One of my favourite birds to photograph is the Pel's Fishing Owl (Scotopelia peli). I can remember back to my first sighting many years ago. We were in a particularly dense stand of trees on a small island in the Okavango Delta. "How will I know it?" I asked my guide. "Look for Garfield with wings" was the reply...

Xigera, Botswana. 

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 f4. 
ISO 800. f4 @ 1/6000 Sec.
Lexar media.

© Dana Allen - www.photosafari-africa.net

with Wilderness Safaris

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/garfield-with-wings Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:03:21 GMT
Waves across the Desert https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/waves-across-the-desert On assignment for Wilderness Air, we were treated to a rare approaching thunderstorm across the dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park while on approach to Geluk airstrip. The light was playing across the desert, turning the dunes into rolling red waves on an angry sea...

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 28-300.

ISO400. f4.8 @ 1/500 Sec.

Lexar 600x media.

with Wilderness Safaris and Caroline Culbert

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/waves-across-the-desert Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:16:53 GMT
Zero to Seventy in Under Two Seconds... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/zero-to-seventy-in-under-two-seconds

A Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) can run in excess of speeds of 110 kilometres per hour (70 mph) for short distances and accelerate up to 70 kilometres an hour (45 mph) in just under two seconds.

Mashatu, Botswana.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 f4.

ISO 100. f19 @ 1/20 sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/zero-to-seventy-in-under-two-seconds Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:44:18 GMT
Dinner Time... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/dinner-time-x This young pride of lions had staked out a prime position to hunt at the edge of Broken Rifle Waterhole in the Makololo Concession in Hwange. Being the only water in the area for several miles it wasn't long before a group of old bull buffalos came into their sights. No contest... experience and attitude won the day.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 f4.

ISO 800. f6.7 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Workshops

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/dinner-time-x Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:15:21 GMT
This Cat Can Leap "Serval" Feet Into the Air to Catch Its Prey. https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/this-cat-can-leap-serval-feet-into-the-air-to-catch-its-prey

The Serval (Felis serval) can leap over four feet into the air to pounce on its main prey: small rodents. Although currently not endangered, the serval has been hunted for its beautiful pelt across Africa and is now extinct in several regions. It is also losing much of its preferred wetland habitat to human encroachment.

Busanga Plains, Zambia.

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400 f4. 

 ISO 800. f4 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/10/this-cat-can-leap-serval-feet-into-the-air-to-catch-its-prey Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:11:18 GMT
Uh-Oh... https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/9/uh-oh

Uh-Oh...This just gives a whole new meaning to: "Like a fish out of water..."

False Bay, South Africa with Journeys Unforgettable.

Nikon D4. Nikon 70-200 f2.8. 

 ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/2000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media. Manfrotto Monopod. 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/9/uh-oh Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:26:45 GMT
Only the "Right" Whale if you are on the Dull Side of the Harpoon https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/9/only-the-right-whale-if-you-are-on-the-dull-side-of-the-harpoon While leading a recent Photographic Workshop with Journeys Unforgettable, we were fortunate enough to join the folks at Dyer Island Conservation Trust to learn about and photograph the threatened marine species in the region. The Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) is listed as endangered and a population of only about 7,500 is thought to remain, with just over 3,000 around the waters of South Africa. The Southern Right Whale was so named because they were the "Right" whales to hunt.

Gansbaai, South Africa with Journeys Unforgettable.

Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm f4. Nikon TC-20e III.

 ISO 400. f11 @ 1/4000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media. Manfrotto Monopod. 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/9/only-the-right-whale-if-you-are-on-the-dull-side-of-the-harpoon Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:00:00 GMT
The Worlds Greatest Density of Floral Species is in the Cape https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/9/the-worlds-greatest-density-of-floral-species-is-in-the-cape The Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa is home to the highest density of plant species of any of the six great floral kingdoms around the globe. Covering just 44,000 sq. kilometers, the tiny Cape Floral Kingdom has over 9000 species of plants, over 6200 being endemic and is famous for its many species of unique fynbos, which account for around 80% of the plant diversity. This tiny but super-diverse area boasts a greater density of plant species than the Rain Forests of the Amazon basin.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm f4. Nikon TC-20e III.

 ISO 800. f8 @ 1/1000 Sec.

Lexar 1000x media. Manfrotto Monopod. 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/9/the-worlds-greatest-density-of-floral-species-is-in-the-cape Mon, 03 Sep 2012 16:30:00 GMT
The Girl Who Made the Stars https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/8/the-girl-who-made-the-stars As the young San girl stood up from her seat near the fire, she grabbed a handful of ashes and embers... and throwing them into the sky made the milky way. "The milky way will provide the light for you to find your path home when the moon is not shining" she said.

Kalahari Plains Camp

Nikon D3s. Nikon 14-24mm f2.8. Nikon SB900 Speedlight.

 ISO 2200. f4 @ 30 Sec. plus fill flash.

Lexar 600x media. Gitzo 2531 Tripod with RRS BH-40 Ball Head.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/8/the-girl-who-made-the-stars Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:05:00 GMT
Web-footed Gecko has unique eye-giene https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/5/web-footed-gecko The truly amazing Web-footed Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei) of Namibia's west coast dunes has no eyelids. In order to keep it's large eyes moist and clean, the little gecko licks them with his tongue.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/5/web-footed-gecko Wed, 30 May 2012 18:33:45 GMT
Lake Malawi is home to a vast variety of unique wildlife https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/4/lake-malawi-is-home-to-a-vast-variety-of-wildlife-1

Did you know that Lake Malawi is home to over 1,000 species of freshwater fish, nearly 500 of them being endemic species? The Lake (which is the eighth largest lake in the world) contains more freshwater species than North America and Europe combined. Cychlids are by far the dominant family of fish, and many beautiful species from Lake Malawi are now found around the world in freshwater aquariums.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/4/lake-malawi-is-home-to-a-vast-variety-of-wildlife-1 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:19:48 GMT
What Size Splash do Ten Elephants Doing a Bellyflop Make? https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/4/what-size-splash-do-ten-elephants-doing-a-bellyflop-make Join us for the July 2012 Workshop and see for yourself as we visit the coastal regions of South Africa in search of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) which can weigh as much as ten elephants! We will also spend time photographing the breaching Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) of False Bay in Cape Town with noted shark experts Chris and Monique Fallows of "Air Jaws" fame. In addition, fantastic wildlife and bird photography as we head to Mashatu in Botswana and Pafuri in the world famous Kruger National Park in northern South Africa. There are still a few spots left on this amazing trip!

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/4/what-size-splash-do-ten-elephants-doing-a-bellyflop-make Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:22:09 GMT
The African Forest Elephant is a Different Species https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/3/african-forest-elephant-is-a-different-species

The African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) has only been considered to be a separate species for just over a year. Initially thought to be a sub-species of Loxodonta africana, the African Bush Elephant, several features distinguish the two. Straighter, harder ivory; a longer mandible; rounder ears; a longer tail; and an additional toenail on each foot (5 on the front and 4 on the back) are some of the readily visible differences. Oddly enough, the genetic difference became apparent as officials collected DNA samples for databases of various elephant populations to discourage ivory poaching.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/3/african-forest-elephant-is-a-different-species Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:40:28 GMT
Abundance of Primates in Parc National d'Odzala-Kokoua in Northern Congo https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/3/abundance

Parc National d'Odzala-Kokoua has one of the largest number of diurnal primates species of any Park in Central Africa. Along with the magnificent Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) pictured above, many other species such as: Agile Mangabey, De Brazza’s Monkey, Allen’s Swamp Monkey, Crowned Monkey, Moustached Monkey, Putty-Nosed Monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey,  Guerza Colobus and the Western Chimpanzee are found in this unique environment.

 

 

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/3/abundance Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:52:18 GMT
Secretive Ethiopian Bale Monkey https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/3/secretive-ethiopian-bale-monkey

The rare Bale Monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis)) of Ethiopia is restricted to a few small forest areas in Southern Ethiopia. Not much is known about this monkey due to the rough mountainous terrain and dense bamboo forest it inhabits. It is rarely seen and almost never photographed. After trekking through dense bamboo for an afternoon, we only managed to catch sight of a few shadowy outlines of the monkey. After returning to the Landcruiser and starting to head back up to the Bale Mountains, a group of about sixty individuals burst from the forest and crossed the road in front of us.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/3/secretive-ethiopian-bale-monkey Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:27:00 GMT
The Ethiopian Wolf: Africa's Most Endangered Carnivore https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/3/the-ethiopian-wolf-africas-most-endangered-carnivore

The Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) is Africa's most endangered carnivore and the rarest Canid worldwide. This female was photographed at 14,000 feet in the Bale Mountains National Park, last stronghold for these wolves. There are fewer than two-hundred and fifty adults left here and less than two hundred other adults found in a few scattered mountainous regions around Ethiopia. The estimated total population of adult wolves is less than four-hundred and fifty. The wolves prey on the giant mole rat and a few other species of endemic rodents. Because they are so specialized in their diet, the Ethiopian Wolf is only found at altitudes above 3000 meters. If you wish to help make a difference for this species before it is too late, go here: www.ethiopianwolf.org/help.shtml . Stay tuned for information on a fantastic photographic workshop in Ethiopia with Journeys Unforgettable in 2013.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/3/the-ethiopian-wolf-africas-most-endangered-carnivore Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:10:49 GMT
Why I Like Wall Spiders https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/why-i-like-wall-spiders

Never kill a wall crab spider (Family selenopidae), their eight eyes are the best defense against annoying insects!

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/why-i-like-wall-spiders Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:05:00 GMT
Extraordinary Elephant Encounters are the Highlight at Abu Camp https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/elephant-encounters-are-the-highlight-at-abu-camp

A unique encounter found nowhere else but Abu Camp in Botswana.

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/elephant-encounters-are-the-highlight-at-abu-camp Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:50:00 GMT
Carmine Bee-Eater Set His Sights on Grander Prey https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/carmine-bee-eater-set-his-sights-on-grander-prey

Why settle for a bee when you can grab a beetle?

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/carmine-bee-eater-set-his-sights-on-grander-prey Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:23:00 GMT
Horned Adder Exhibits the Beauty of Nature's Patterns https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/horned-adder-exhibits-the-beauty-of-natures-patterns

A young Horned Adder (Bitis caudalis) near the border of Angola in Northern Namibia.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/horned-adder-exhibits-the-beauty-of-natures-patterns Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:06:00 GMT
Sea of Dunes at Serra Cafema, Northern Namibia https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/sea-of-dunes-at-serra-cafema--northern-namibia

Incredible views from a quad bike near the border of Angola.

 

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/2/sea-of-dunes-at-serra-cafema--northern-namibia Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:17:00 GMT
Amazing Skies over Ongava https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/1/amazing-skies-over-ongava

An amazing storm furnished the backdrop for this dramatic photo at Ongava Lodge near Etosha in Namibia.

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/1/amazing-skies-over-ongava Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:26:00 GMT
Dates Set for 2013 Arctic Wildlife Photography Expedition https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/1/dates-set-for-2013-arctic-wildlife-photography-expedition

Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime to join one of our exclusive 2013 Arctic Wildlife Photography Expeditions with Journeys Unforgettable. There are two scheduled departures: July 28 - August 7 and August 7 - 17, 2013. Please Enquire for more details. (UPDATE - First trip: sold out, second trip: limited spaces left!)

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(Dana Allen PhotoSafari- Images of Africa) https://www.photosafari-africa.net/blog/2012/1/dates-set-for-2013-arctic-wildlife-photography-expedition Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:26:00 GMT