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December 8, 2017

Do you love elephants? Yes? Us too.

Their sheer size is truly imposing, their intelligence very impressive and their tender care for their family members is just adorable.

These are the most obvious features we notice when we observe ellies in the wild from...

June 26, 2017

It's HOT. The puddles of the past rainy season have long dried up. The lush, green grass has turned into yellow, hard stalks. Clouds are a memory of the past.

Every single day the relentless sun dominates the blue sky. The midday-heat is numbing,...

June 6, 2017

Sunset is a magical time in Etosha’s wilderness. As the heat finally subsides at the end of a long, hot day it’s almost palpable how all life – humans and beasts alike - begins to relax. Most creatures now grab a refreshing drink – be it a chilled Windhoek...

March 21, 2017

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 in...

March 21, 2017

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...

November 10, 2016

"He flicked his tail nervously.A dignified female lay beside him and watched calmly as he rose, took the first steps towards us and then accelerated to a full charge within a few seconds. His powerful muscles moved rhythmically. The massive paws kicked up...

October 1, 2015

(Photo above: When rhinos drink, ripples form on the water. Our flashlight causes them to reflect onto the animals’ bodies and form these peculiar patterns of stripes.)

After dark, when Etosha’s Park doors are closed, the smell of ‘braai vleis’ ha...

August 20, 2015

It had puzzled us for a while.

 

It was rainy season and the fresh, green plains were dotted with cute, tiny springbok lambs ... some just a day old, others already a week. But although we had been on game drives daily in the early mornings and late afterno...

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