Puku Ridge Photographic

I hope 2011 will be a wonderful year for all , may you experience health  wealth and life in abundance. I start off this year with a posting of a trip to Puku Ridge South Luangwa valley in Zambia that I was fortunate enough to squeeze with C4 images before the end of 2010.

Aerial view of Luangwa River

Aerial view of Luangwa River

After Landing in Lusaka we had a 2hr flight to a small airport called Mfuwe in the middle of nowhere and then  we still had a 2hr road transfer to the lodge

Puku Ridge is a lovely intimate tented lodge in the national park. It overlooks a large flood plain and I must say it was always busy with game ,seldom was there a time when we did not see any animals from the lodge decks. View full post »

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Elephant Plains Photographic Safari

I recently had the honor of hosting the last ODP safari at Elephant plains for 2010.It was the october safaris , at the end of the dry season just before the november rains.

The group consisted  of people from all walks of life , from air force officers to doctors, varying from first safari and novice photographers to regulars on safari  and experienced photographers.

We had a fantastic time, and  even though the weather did not give us its full co-operation we managed to get some stunning shots.

Leopard

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Nguni Voyager Chobe River

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Our 2nd ODP Nguni trip was as a success as our first . We all arrived at the Nguni Voyager with an accelerated heart beat  not knowing what to expect the next few days. We offloaded all the camera gear and everybody got setteled in.

Over the next 4 days we had great weather and wonderful photographic opportunities and as we all got to know each other  we had some wonderful laughs.

Arriving at the Nguni

Arriving at the Nguni

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Elephant Plains -Sabi Sand Reserve

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Elephant Plains is situated in the northern part of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve  .This reserve is privately owen by  some 35 different lodges and makes up a wildlife area of roughly 70000 hec (172 973 acers). Although each lodge owes its own property there are no fence between neighboring properties so the animals are free to roam wherever they want. The Sabi Sand Reserve is situated to the west of the famous Kruger national park , roughly some 2million hectares( 5million acers) and here too there are no fence between the two reserves so the animals have free range between the reserves. This global echo system stretches from round about Nelspriut in the south all the way up past Phalaborwa up to Pafuri and Crooks corner in the north (no-mans land were three countries come together, South Africa,Botswana and Zimbabwe). The eastern border is the Mozambique border and the western border is made up of a mixture of private reserves like the Sabi Sand , Timbavati , and Baluli reserves and small towns such as Hazyview ,Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa. this extended echo system is Known as the Greater Kruger national park and it in turn forms part of the international trans frontier park which stretches across various countries.

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Sabi Sabi Photographic 2010

My first photographic for this year takes me to Sabi Sabi  bush Lodge, nestled in the heat of the Sabi Sand Game reserve this is a perfect spot to start my 2010 photographic trips.

We have booked a private vehicle specially  kitted for photographers and we have out specialist ranger Mike  Karantonis who is excellent on animal behavior prediction( important when we need to be in the right position for action shots)

We went out for our first drive yesterday afternoon and bumbeled around the bush to see what we could find .We found lovely birds at a water hole  and decided to spend some time there getting our camera settings  and eyes adujsted to fast moving objects.

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