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Start here to get an overview. Find out that this site is about photography and travel, both of which I do when I can. Travel has been important since I was a teenager, and you can read this for How I Caught The Travel Bug. Lions Playing One great thing about photography is how it freezes …

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Cape Town Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

We stayed at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town in South Africa. The hotel is lovely and right in the heart of the city. We flew overnight Club Class to Cape Town with BA. At Heathrow we went through fast-track security for business class passengers, a small room, and a noticeably more relaxed …

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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 a 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 the 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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