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November 3, 2017

Namibia nature photographers Claudia & Wynand du Plessis share why it pays off to be stubborn in pursuing your dream images.

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...

May 11, 2017

"We listen to the still evening air. Nothing. There is not the slightest sound coming from the procession of giants walking past, several tons heavy but quiet as mice. Their colossal silhouettes first move silently in front of the pink sunset sky, then fa...

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...

December 4, 2015

The PERFECT MOMENT, I guess, is probably the main thrill of wildlife photography: To capture a situation, a movement, an expression, the essence of a wild creature or magnificent scene in front of our lenses in ONE PERFECT SINGLE SHOT....

November 13, 2015

When it happened, it happened fast. The zebra foal got separated from the herd in the chaos caused by five lionesses charging unexpectedly from their hiding places. It got caught and killed quickly by one of the big cats.

Whilst the lioness stood next to he...

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...

September 17, 2015

The world seems to be divided about this wild member of the pig family, the common warthog, as it is officially called.

There are warthog lovers, just like our friend Jan, who finds warthogs just plain amazing. She loves these creatures’ feisty character, a...

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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