Camera Talk: Travel Portrait Photography
Apr07

Camera Talk: Travel Portrait Photography

Travel Portrait Photography Travel Portrait Photography in Botswana I remember once taking a photograph of a man in Botswana when I was younger. His face was intriguing – beautiful and expressive. I knew it was going to make for an interesting photograph. He saw me take the shot from a short distance and was angry that I had not asked his permission. I had invaded his privacy and he walked away furious. When I looked back on the...

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Out There Africa
Oct07

Out There Africa

African Safari Company Goes Off Beaten Track For Wildlife, Culture, Multi-Sport Adventures Encompassing Bush and Beach SEATTLE, WA, Sept. 25, 2013 – African Safari Company are masters at seeking out off-the-beaten-track, diamonds in the rough on the world’s second largest continent, Africa. They send clients to a number of hidden and overlooked destinations where wildlife, history, culture and opportunities for multi-sport activities...

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Little Known Migrations from Acacia Africa
Jun18

Little Known Migrations from Acacia Africa

The Annual Migration in the Masai Mara is without a doubt one of the main reasons to opt for a safari holiday, but Acacia Africa has uncovered some less well-known migratory extravaganzas, with opportunities to view some spectacular wildlife including, celebrity sharks, dragonflies, and literally, millions of sardines. Dubbed “the greatest shoal on earth,” the sardine run on South Africa’s Wild Coast holds two titles – the world’s...

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Border-less Wildlife
Nov18

Border-less Wildlife

On the little stretch of Caprivi, where the colonial politics of the past have arbitrarily divided the land into Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Angola, wildlife knows no borders. The river here serves as the divide, and its name changes every hundred miles or so. Birds here are as colorful as I’ve ever seen. Carmine bee-eaters sunbathe on low branches, and I photograph them in all their magnificence as they let me get...

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Caprivi People

Namibia differs from Botswana like day from night, except for Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. On a map, it looks like the neck of a guitar, and stretches for over three hundred kilometers west to east, although it’s only thirty to seventy kilometers wide. Along its seldom used roads are scattered tiny mud-huts and skinny livestock. Most of the structures are round, with a frame of thick branches and walls made of cow dung-sand...

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Budget Botswana

Given the cost of reaching Botswana’s tourist attractions, I’ve been watching my budget closer than usual, though I still didn’t think it would have come to dumpster-diving. Well, I was wrong – I did end up at the city dump. Contemplating alternative access options to the next and last of Botswana’s overpriced national parks, I and my teammates were driving through the outskirts of Kasane, when a large flock of...

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Back to the Kalahari Desert

I’m back to the Kalahari Desert, now in Botswana, trying to remind myself that my feelings about authoritarian governments and regimes are not to be confused with my feelings about Africa. Travel is harder here. The National parks are expensive to access, and bush-camping is dangerous – too many elephants walking around. I try not to get too annoyed with the armed men who stop the car every hundred kilometers and make everybody...

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The Great Kalahari Desert
Sep15

The Great Kalahari Desert

I’d walk the Kalahari Desert if they’d let me. Herds of springbok would race by, pronking in the insane and magnificent way they do, showing me how strong and healthy they are so I wouldn’t even attempt to catch and eat them. Oryx would watch me carefully, then run off, and turn back to see what I’m up to again and again. Hartebeest and wilderbeest would lie on the blonde grass in the shade of trees, not too...

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