Everyone has heard about the Big Five, but what about the elusive eleven? Here is a look at the bush’s secretive, primarily nocturnal creatures. How many have you seen?
Due to late summer rains, the area was lush with green grasses and flowers and this is what attracts thousands of zebra from over 300 miles away to trek from as far away as the Okavango Delta and Namibia. As soon as the grasses die and the water evaporates they will trek back to where they came from. This is the African bush that I have come to love and in this remote corner of Botswana I felt connected to the wonderful web of life.
I tried to whittle this down to fifteen favorite wildlife images or special moments, but sixteen was the best that I could muster.
A friend recently proposed the question, “Does going on safari aid conservation?” Protecting the land and all the species that inhabit the land is critically important to ensure this incredible resource is available for the generations of local community members and tourists. I believe sustainable wildlife tourism is a critical component to ensuring this happens.
Once you have booked your safari, in addition to obsessing over what to pack, chances are you will start considering what type of photography equipment you need. Now that you have a camera and a lens here are my safari photography tips from one amateur to another.
This is a bit embarrassing to admit given the number of times I have gone on safari, but I only recently learned why the cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino are called the Big Five. The Big Five is originally a hunting term coined because these five animals were considered by hunters to be the most dangerous to shoot.