Chacma Baboons in Chobe National Park

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I recently camped at “Ihaha” camp in Chobe National Park, right on the banks of the Chobe River.  Early morning drives were always a success as the daytime animals started getting ready for whatever may lie ahead.  Troops of Chacma Baboons would come down from their tree-top sleeping places to get some sun and grooming time in before heading off to find food in the bush.  I always like to turn my car off and sit and watch them for a while, it can be quite comical to watch the young enteracting the the adults, the photographic oppertunities are actually endless.  These guys were just a few km’s from where we camped.

 

Leopard in Chobe National Park

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Seeing a Leopard in the wild is probably one of the best things you can experience when on a Safari.  The only time it’s not so fun is when there are 300 tour operators loaded with tourirsts, all trying to get a glimps of the elusive cat.  We were soo lucky in Chobe when my wife, “Sarah” spotted this Leopard sleeping just on the side of the dirt track.   We were there for a long time, just enjoying the moment and shooting photos.  It’s always nice to see how excited other people are when you show them what you have spotted…  It was nice to not have one tour operator vehicle in site!

 

Star Trails

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Shooting photos of the stars isn’t something you get to do very often, especially when living in a big city where the sky is poluted with lights and smog.  You gotta get far away from it all, to a place where the nights are so dark you can’t see your hand in front of your face.  I took these photos on a recent trip through Botswana’s Kalahari Wilderness where everynight was filled with the sounds of the bush and the Milkyway in the sky.  There are no fences in the campsites where we stayed so it was a little scary setting up the photos as I always knew I was being watched, I’m just glad the Hyena’s made off with our 25L water can and NOT my camera and tripod!