Intro – Start Here

What you’ll find here are articles about places I’ve been (or my wife and I have been) and what happened there, and about cameras and photography, and about animals. You can read here How I Caught The Travel Bug. Lions Playing These two are brother and sister. Moments before I took this shot the female sprang …

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Greater Kudu At Gorah

Greater kudu photographed in failing light at Gorah, in Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I shot this with my Nikon D500 and Nikkor Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6E ED VR AF-P lens.. The kudu were quite close. The EXIF data on my camera tells me I shot it at ISO 4,000, 1/400 second. f6.3, with …

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On A Game Drive

On a game drive in the bush in South Africa you bump up and down a lot. You will probably be riding in an open-top Toyota Land Cruiser. We’ve been to four reserves and they all use Land Cruisers. I asked a couple of times whether they would use Land Rovers and they said that …

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Hadada Ibis

This is a Hadada ibis (sometimes called the Hadeda ibis), and once you have heard one calling out, you will know why it is called that. They have a distinctive three-syllable call ‘ha da da’ with a loud, penetrating, rasping sound. When flying they hold their wings at right angles to their bodies. Seeing them …

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Lions

We came across these two young lions, a brother and sister, on the Western Cape. The male was attracted by something and the female was crouched behind a tiny bush. It was more a clump of grass than a bush, but she was close to the ground and he didn’t see her. Suddenly she sprang …

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