Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pangolin Photo Safaris, Chobe


Although I have been "taking photographs"since the early '70's,
this was to be my first REAL photographic safari.

Being on a boat that is specially designed for photographers is a pleasure.
And have top wildlife photographer Grant Atkinson on board was a HUGE bonus.
Find out more about Grant at:
www.grantatkinson.com

The boat is not allowed to leave until sunrise.
But the moment the sun rose, we set off for the nearby rapids
and the bird life that abounds in that area.

There were many of these juvenile Yellow-billed Storks,
all testing their new powers of flight and feeding for themselves 

I especially cut the wings off this Stork...
Sorry Grant...

These large birds do not land graciously...
 more like a controlled crash

Guts Swanepoel, of Pangolin, keeping and eye on the guests.
You can use your own cameras,
or Pangolin will let you use their high end DSLR's and lens

A White-breasted Cormorant,preening

"Landing gear down and locked"...

Adolescent play between to Yellow-billed Storks

An African Darter using the early morning sun...

Althought this African Darter looks rather bedraggled,
it is moulting and new plumage is on the way

A couple of young Vervet Monkeys at play

Sitting quietly?
Morning meditation?

"What"!
"Not even dinner and a movie"?

My first "spot" that did not have wings...

This Pied Kingfisher hovered for the LONGEST time...

But it was successful!
First "kill"of the day...

Great Egret with a catfish

A Chobe road block...
A hippo, probably one of the most dangerous animals on the African continent


 
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www.pangolinphoto.com




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