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Take Better Photos in Namibia: How to photograph Etosha's wildlife from within a storm

In our last blog post we talked about photographing the dramatic clouds of the rainy season from a distance, so that their immense scale becomes visible in the image. Today we are going to do the opposite: we'll get REALLY close, (almost) right into the eye of the storm! For one it is fantastic to SEE, HEAR, FEEL & SMELL a rain storm in the African savannah - the smell of rain is one of my favourite scents of Etosha - and it is truly magnificent to witness the power of nature at full force once again. Secondly, this gives us the true perspective of how a wildebeest (photo above) or a group of springbok (photo below) experience a cloudburst. Thirdly, this offers us a great opportunity for cap

Take Better Photos in Namibia: How to photograph magnificent storm clouds in Etosha

Intro When you're planning a trip to Namibia, the Etosha National Park is most definitely on your itinerary. That's great, because Etosha is a wonderful wilderness for you to encounter lions, elephants & other wildlife and to feel & experience a truly wild place. You'll undoubtedly have great sightings of big & small game - unless you are in a deep sleep on your game drives ;-) - BUT you'll most likely miss many unique photo opportunities, if you lack the insider's knowledge of what's going on in the park at the time of your visit. The most important fact to know is that Etosha's ecology & wildlife is very much driven by the dramatic changes between the dry & rainy season. We've written

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