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Bald Eagle

Fierce American Bald Eagle posing for a portrait. Shot with fill flash to lighten up the shadows and the eyes in particular.

  • Camera: Canon 1D II
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Leopard in Tree, Sabi Sand

We tracked this leopard for a couple of days with a kill. As we checked on her on the way back to camp we saw her in the tree to escape a hyena. Shot with 2 flash guns and ranger floodlight.

  • Camera: Canon 1D II
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Field of Orange

Field of orange flowers in Biedouw Valley, Cederberg

  • Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1
  • Lens: Fixed
  • Shutter speed: Auto
  • Apeture: Auto
  • ISO: Auto
  • Votes: 1

Reed Reflections

Reed reflections at Fynbos Dam, Magic Forest

  • Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1
  • Lens: Fixed
  • Shutter speed: Auto
  • Apeture: Auto
  • ISO: Auto
  • Votes: 1

Old Watermill

Old watermill at Mamre Mission Station

  • Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1
  • Lens: Fixed
  • Shutter speed: Auto
  • Apeture: Auto
  • ISO: Auto
  • Votes: 1

TaiJi at Sunset

A silhouette of a woman practicing TaiJi during a sunset.

  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Lens: 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
  • Apeture: F/11
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Take Off

A Great Horned Owl taking off.

  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Lens: 55-250mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
  • Apeture: f /5
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Kuku Silhouette

Silhouette of a Kudu cow taken at sunset in the Addo National Park.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/6400
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 1

Blending in

African Wild cat blening into the long grass near Mata Mata, Kgalagadi.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 300mm F2.8 IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: F4
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Three striped field mouse

Taken in the rest camp in the Addo National park.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 300mm F2.8 is USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f3.5
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

African Dusky Flycatcher

An African Dusky Flycatcher, Taken in Arusha national Park Tanzania during the Pan African Ornithological Congress. This bird just loved to pose on its brach!

  • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
  • Lens: Canon EF 400mm f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: 7.1
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 1

Streets of Pretoria

This picture was taken on a bridge in Pretoria one night ,while I was busy experimenting with my old 35mm film camera.

  • Camera: Mamiya ZE-2 (35mm Film Camera)
  • Lens: 35mm
  • Shutter speed: Bulb
  • Apeture: f/16
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 67

Long Road Home

Patched up road in Mozambique on my way to Vilankhulos

  • Camera: Cannon 550D
  • Lens: 18mm-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
  • Apeture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 64

Tree of Life

This I shot near Temane in Mozambique, where a small tribal village lived around this big tree.

  • Camera: Cannon 550D
  • Lens: 18mm-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
  • Apeture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 64

Rainy Days

This little figure was sitting on my windowsill and it was pouring down.

  • Camera: FinePix T350
  • Lens: FinePix T350
  • Shutter speed: 0.0083 sec
  • Apeture: f/8.4
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

Death stare

Taken in the Kruger National park. 3 Male lions was lying in the road. I wanted this clos-up and asked my husband to get closer and closer. At the end we ended up with a angry male lion chasing us with lots of aggression and irritation!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/80sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 27

Cutie Pie

Photo taken during a baby shoot. She was not very happy during the shoot, but I managed to get this cute picture.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250sec
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 28

Reflection in droplets

On a transparent purspex surface a lot of waterdrops was the main focus. A gerbia flower was put under the purspex and it reflected in every drop

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: Canon 100mm macro
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 28

Why Me?

A happy and enthusiastic participant of the Belfast Gay Pride Parade

  • Camera: Nikon D50
  • Lens: 18-250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Stone Bridge

Old stone bridge surrounded by a golden halo of autumn beeches

  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 15-250
  • Shutter speed: 1/20
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Death Valley

This infra-red image is of an old monastic settlement in the east of Ireland.

  • Camera: Nikon D50
  • Lens: 18-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: f18
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

Say Aah!

Two mothers, a father and 6 cubs visited our camp site at Mabuhasehube, Kgaligadi during the night. The youngster smelled and scratched on the tents. They returned the next morning and gave usa a super display of them playing around the water tap.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f//8.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 12

Slow Down!

Buffalo mother and calf crossing the road in the Kruger National Park.

  • Camera: Canon sx40 HS
  • Lens: 24-840mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: F5.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

I Can See You

Young giraffe in the Kruger National Park.

  • Camera: Canon sx40 HS
  • Lens: 24-840mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: F5.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Where's the food?

A sight to behold at Kalizo Lodge, Zambezi River in the Caprivi is the breeding colony of Carmine Bee-eaters. There are hundreds breeding. They leave everymorning early to hunt and return in their hundreds late afternoon.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f/8.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 15

Flower mantis

Flower Mantis with beautiful pink colouring resting above some flowers of the same colour

  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Lens: Canon Ef 100m F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/20
  • Apeture: F29
  • ISO: 125
  • Votes: 3

Protective mother

This black scorpion carried all her babies with her and if she dropped one off she waitied for it to climb on her again before proceeding on her way

  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Lens: Lens Canon 100mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/6 sec
  • Apeture: F32
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 3

Pans and eggs

3 frying pans put together to form a pattern

  • Camera: Canon EF 5D Mark 2
  • Lens: Canon Ef 24-70
  • Shutter speed: 0.6
  • Apeture: F14
  • ISO: 125
  • Votes: 5

Arctic Sunset

Arctic Sunset taken from ship

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk 11
  • Lens: EF24-105mm f4L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/180
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: ISO100
  • Votes: 5

Polar Bear Mother and Cub

Mother and Cub Arctic Ice Pack

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mark 11
  • Lens: EF70-200mm f2.8L IS 11 USM + 2.0x
  • Shutter speed: 1/350
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: ISO800
  • Votes: 3

Arctic Fox

Photo of Arctic Fox taken on recent photographic trip to Svalbard. Taken from lying position without tripod.

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk11
  • Lens: EF70-200mmf2.8L IS 11 USM + 2.0x
  • Shutter speed: 1/350
  • Apeture: f8.0
  • ISO: ISO800
  • Votes: 3

Going Places

Leopard in tree, northern Kruger.

  • Camera: Canon sx40 HS
  • Lens: 24-840mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: F5.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Girl and Dog

Portrait

  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Lens: Nikon 50mm F1.8D
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: F2
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 2

Durban Beachfront Pier

Beautiful golden orange sunrise at the Durban beachfront with Moyo's Pier in silouhette.

  • Camera: Canon EoS 600D
  • Lens: Canon EF-S55-250mm f4-5.6 IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • Apeture: 7
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Losing the title

Hergen Fekken was leading the SA Rally championships in 2007, but with only six points between 1st and 4th, it was crucial for him to win in order to stay in front. In the event he stopped about 1 km further on, ultimately losing the championship.

  • Camera: Canon 400D
  • Lens: Sigma 18-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • Apeture: F6.3
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Fighting birds

We found these birds fighting one morning, near Mata-Mata in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

  • Camera: Canon 1D II N
  • Lens: Sigma 150 - 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

Rich men, Poor men

I saw these homeless people sleeping outside a Ferrari/Maserati dealer early one morning. The contrast between their poverty and the wealth signified by the expensive cars behind the glass was so stark I just had to go back to capture the image.

  • Camera: Canon 1D II N
  • Lens: Sigma 70-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Apeture: F5
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 3

Catch of the day

Early morning catch of the day, on the Chobe River

  • Camera: Nikon D700
  • Lens: 600
  • Shutter speed: 1/6400
  • Apeture: f 6.3
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 9

Polentswa king

Male lion chasing cub

  • Camera: Canon 20D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6 L
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 4

White bellied sunbird

In Greater Kruger, on aloe

  • Camera: Canon 1Dm4
  • Lens: Canon 500mmf4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Ostrich duel

In Kalahari at sunset, towards the sun

  • Camera: Canon 1Dm4
  • Lens: Canon 500mmf4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

Lion Cubs on the Move

My buddy and I happened across these two gorgeous cubs on our recent trip to the Kruger. We continued following them and the pride for the next hour and a bit just enjoying the moment.

  • Camera: Canon 600D
  • Lens: Canon 55-250
  • Shutter speed: F11
  • Apeture: 1/800
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 51

White

Guy in old car in the rain.

  • Camera: Canon 5D III
  • Lens: 24-105 f4
  • Shutter speed: 1/30
  • Apeture: f4
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Hipster Fly

A fly of a kind I'd not seen before stuck behind the glass of one of the buildings on our plot. Stacked from 9 exposures.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
  • Lens: EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM with DIY Diopter lens
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: f/9
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 1

A storm to Brighten the Day

Taken early one morning just before reaching Caledon in the middle of January, thick clouds loom over parched fields, giving welcome signs of rain.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
  • Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: 4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Fight or Flight

A natural adrenaline rush is commonly triggered by what's referred to as a 'fight or flight response'. This is my portrayal of a situation that could warrant it.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
  • Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5-6 IS
  • Shutter speed: 0.6s
  • Apeture: f/10
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

late one afternoon in namakwa

Cycling through Karstens Farms in Klein Pella, the late afternoon sun coloured the hills & this kokerboom (quiver tree) a golden brown & created long shadows on the ground. The tree itself was highlighted by the sun, nature at its best.

  • Camera: canon powershot sx260
  • Lens: 4-90mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: F4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Disposed and forgotten

We visited the west coast for the flowers but the whole weekend was overcast (no flowers), ended spending a lot of time @ Laaiplek harbor where I came across this old sinking boat

  • Camera: 550D
  • Lens: 100mm 2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: 3.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Brothers in Arms

These were two of five magnificent brothers roaming the Savuti plains together.

  • Camera: Eos 7D
  • Lens: ef 500 4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f 7.1
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 16

Chim-chim-in-ey

Single exposure and image of rock formations in the Cederberg area.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk IV
  • Lens: 16-35mm f2.8L II USM
  • Shutter speed: 1920 Seconds(32 min)
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 7

Kalahari Sunrise

Our last morning in the Kgalagadi and a sunrise to remember.

  • Camera: Eos 1D mk4
  • Lens: ef 500 4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f4.0
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 14

The Chase

We spotted this lone Cheetah walking in the rocks on our side of the Auob riverbed.I reversed the car about 500 metres and waited by a group of springbok feeding in the riverbed. The cheetah came down from the rocks, used our car for cover and.......

  • Camera: Eos 7D
  • Lens: Ef 70-200 2.8 mk2 + 1.4 extender
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: 4.0
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 13

Flying Jack

Magaliesberg Absa off road rally

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: F9
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Potters Hands

Potters hands in action

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon D300
  • Shutter speed: 1/25sec
  • Apeture: F4.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 5

My Reflection

Marievale

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 200-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000sek
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 5

"Skeurlip"

Found this lion near Pretoriuskop. Looks like he was in a fight with the torn lip.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: EF300mm f/2.8L USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 3

It tastes like chicken

Taken at Dullstroom Raptor Rehabilitation Centre during a show.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 100-400mm L USM IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f5
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

The Nest Builder

Taken at Lake Panic near Skukuza

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: EF300mm f/2.8L USM +2.0x
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f10
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Sorry looking lion

Very ragged looking wet male lion in the rain. Near Skukuza Kruger Park.

  • Camera: Canon 5D mkII
  • Lens: Canon EF 300 f/4 L IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 3

On the hunt

6 Lionesses on the evening hunt. Kruger Park, near Skukuza

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
  • Lens: EF 300 f/4 L IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 3

Tern in the Catch

A Swift Tern rising from the water with his catch.

  • Camera: 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF 300mm f2.8 IS USM + 1.4x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 10

Coming Home - Cape Gannet

The Cape Gannets are great fisherman but landing between other Gannets in the colony is not their strong point.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8 IS USM + 1.4TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 10