Impala in Zambia
The very first game drive we did in southern Africa was in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, more famously known for Victoria Falls, Zambia. We did visit the falls and in the late afternoon and evening took a ride. That’s how we got such great light on this small group of impala. I love the way they are looking at the camera all together. This small park really gave us a good dose of wildlife, including the rhino that is resident there, as well as hippos sun-bathing on the banks. If you happen to be going to [...]
Continue reading Reflection #496 – Zambia Impala
Have you ever read a post from a fellow blogger, deleted it, then wished you hadn’t because it kept you up all night? Well that happened to me just a few days ago. I searched and searched and just couldn’t come up with it. At any rate, it was about this young 20-something traveler who couldn’t believe all the oldies on a recent trip. I just turned 50. Am I an oldie now too? Personally, I don’t think so. Jim and I are pretty adventurous travelers; we always have been. It’s the way we like it. I don’t think it [...]
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Do you remember the Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the other?” I think it’s a great photography theme. I’m always searching out shots like this! I also love that the gemsboks are just going about their business, but the zebra knows I’m there and is paying attention to my every movement.
We were only in Zambia a few days, mostly to visit Victoria Falls. As impressive as it was, it was impossible to get a good shot. As it was, we were covered in thick military ponchos since there is so much spray from the falls, and I certainly wasn’t going to take out my camera with so much water. We did go on a short safari where we saw just about everything there is to see. We were thrilled when we saw these hippos step out of the forest, and as it turned out, we only saw one other [...]
Continue reading Zambian Hippos
One thing HDR photography does is make the photo look like it’s painted. This photo seems like it could come straight out of an illustrated book. I like the effect on some animals, and in this case I think it works. What do you think? This is one of my first giraffe photos while in Zambia…they’re not as easy to capture as I would have thought!
I’m defiitely partial to portraits when I’m traveling. I think I travel as much to meet people, than to see the important and famous sights of the world. While traveling through southern Africa, the people are just so friendly and happy, and smiley. This guy, our guide on our very first ever safari, in a small park in Zambia epitomizes the feeling I get from the majority of Africans….just plain ol’ nice!