The Chobe River: What an incredible place!

pied kingfisher sitting on elephant dropping chobe river

I’ve spent many hours camped out on the side of rivers and dams taking photos of the birds and animals that frequent the water.  I have often wondered whether I could not get better photos if I was in the water looking back toward the land.  Now I can categorically say that you can!  

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Kgalagadi part 1: Kalahari landscapes

kalahari kgalagadi landscape

Just back from the Kgalagadi Transfronteir National Park, and man what a place.  As far as wildlife photography goes, the KTP is one of the top photography destinations in Southern Africa.  This was my first trip to KTP and I now understand what the hype is about.  They say that you will either hate the place, or that the sand will get under your skin and you will return again and again.  I can see why it is not everyone’s cup of tea, what with mile upon mile of sand, dry grass, deadish looking trees, and the same four game species, but what a place for a photo enthusiast.  The landscapes are truly breathtaking and with the uncluttered backdrops, lots of birds and great animal interactions, the photo opportunities are awesome.  At the risk of sounding corny, I think its safe to say that some of that legendary sand has found its way under my skin.

I am going to post the photos from our trip in four parts, Kalahari landscapes, Kalahari wildlife, Kalahari birds and then finally a post about catching raptors. . .

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