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Boat in the mist

Boats in the Veldrif Harbour, Western Cape, during a misty morning in April.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
  • Lens: Canon 17-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: 8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 0

Marabou Sunset

Marabou in the sunset. take in KNP on the Orpen/Satara road.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: 18-200mm @ 18mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f9
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Francolin lookout point

Francolin looking over the grasslands. Photo was taken near Satara in KNP.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: 75-300 zoom @ 300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: f5,6
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 1

THE ELEPHANT MUNCHER

Taken NEAR Maribu Vlei in Savuti in Botswana during a trip in 2008.

  • Camera: CANON EOS 20D
  • Lens: 100-400MM CANON L LENS
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

THE OLDE TYPEWRITER

Taken at an antique shop

  • Camera: CANON EOS 7D
  • Lens: 17-85MM CANON EFS LENS
  • Shutter speed: 1/15
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

GRAFFITI FUN

Taken at Newtown in JHB during a fun shoot with friends.

  • Camera: CANON EOS 7D
  • Lens: 17-85MM CANON EFS LENS
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: f4
  • ISO: EXPOSURE BIAS -0.3
  • Votes: 1

Bags of fish in Vaal

Angling at Vaaldam on 28 April 2012. The catches of the day waiting in keep nets to be weighed in.

  • Camera: Canon 1100D
  • Lens: EFS 15-85mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f/13
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

swimming with dolphins

dolphins getting closer

  • Camera: fujifilm s5000
  • Lens: 10x optical
  • Shutter speed: 1/150
  • Apeture: f10
  • ISO: 150
  • Votes: 3

swimming with dolphins

swimming with dolphins in new zealand marlborough sound

  • Camera: fujifilm s5000
  • Lens: 10x optical zoom
  • Shutter speed: 1/50
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Winter Sunrise

This was taken on a cold winters morning as the sun was rising next a small dam.

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
  • Apeture: f/16
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Quiver Tree

This photo was shot in the Northern Cape in December.

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
  • Apeture: f/11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Serious Boy

I used a high ISO setting to create a grainy effect.

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: 2.8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

The Pebble

Blazing good sunset in Cape Town, with a spot of rain. Sacrificed a surf for this shot

  • Camera: Canon 400d
  • Lens: Sigma 10-20
  • Shutter speed: 0.6
  • Apeture: f16
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Home Sweet Home

Was driving past... just had to stop. Didnt even have a tripod !

  • Camera: Nikon D90 but i wish i had a Canon
  • Lens: Tokina 11-16
  • Shutter speed: 40
  • Apeture: F14
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Cover ME

South Sudanese Soldier in action on the border of Uganda & South Sudan

  • Camera: Canon EOS20D
  • Lens: Sigma DG 70-300
  • Shutter speed: f/6.7
  • Apeture: 1/350
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Rainbow

I took this picture driving home one afternoon. Only when I downloaded it to the computer I saw the rainbow.

  • Camera: Olympus E400
  • Lens: 42mm
  • Shutter speed: 500
  • Apeture: 8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Getting married today

My daughter in law getting ready for her wedding.

  • Camera: Sony A330
  • Lens: 55mm
  • Shutter speed: 80
  • Apeture: F9
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 6

Misty Morning in March

This picture was taken in March 2012. Behind the trees lies the Magalies Mountains and normally one does not even notice the trees.

  • Camera: Olympus E620
  • Lens: 150mm
  • Shutter speed: 160
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Fishing in the Lagoon

Early morning shot of a heron fishing in the Knysna Lagoon.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: 70-200 F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/750
  • Apeture: F4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 37

Last rays of sunlight

Spotted this duck swimming from the shadows into the last rays of sunlight. As he entered the sunny patch he lifted himself up allowing me to capture this shot.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: 70-200 2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: F4
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 40

Cloudy Wharf

Very cold day in London by Butlers Wharf, minutes before it started to snow.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 24-70 f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Albert

A shot of Albert, my Irish terrier, on the move.

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: Sigma 10-20mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.4
  • Apeture: f/4
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 1

Free State

A cloudy morning, over looking the Golden gate national park.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Sigma 10-20
  • Shutter speed: 57s
  • Apeture: f10
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Reflections

A long exposure image during sunrise at the Vaal dam.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 24-70 f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 11s
  • Apeture: f131
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

In the late afternoon

I came across these sheep one late afternoon while walking near Arlesford, a village in UK.

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: Canon 70-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Drinking buddies

Waterhole at Etosha. Hundreds of Zebra's came to drink daily.

  • Camera: 40D
  • Lens: 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 41

The village graveyard

A small graveyard behind a village church near Arlesford, UK. The trees in the foreground create a natural frame for the scene. One of my early experiments with monochrome conversions.

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Fighting Oryx

Fighting Oryx in Etosha national park

  • Camera: 40D
  • Lens: 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 38

Pretty Things ...

Pretty Things for Little Things. This photo was taken at a Child Welfare SA project in Graskop

  • Camera: EOS 450D
  • Lens: EF-S 18-35mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/197
  • Apeture: F/16.0
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Love is...

Father and son on board of the MSC Melody

  • Camera: EOS 450D
  • Lens: Canon EF 90-300
  • Shutter speed: 1/199
  • Apeture: F/5.7
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

The butterfly

A butterfly photographed near Sabie by an amateur photograper.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
  • Lens: Canon EF-S 18-35
  • Shutter speed: 1/395
  • Apeture: F/5.7
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Fly with Me

I shot the kite surfer at Bigbay in Capetown and the Malgas at Lamberts Baai the previous day.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Stormy

Image of an Elephant walking past a tree with dark storm clouds in the background

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: 18-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: F5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

SUNSET CHEETAH

Sunset Cheetah

  • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
  • Lens: 250mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Elephant at Sunset

Sitting at a water hole end of winter, a herd of elephants came down to drink. One animal stepped into the reflection of the setting sun off the water; making a great silhouette with the reflection.

  • Camera: Canon 20D
  • Lens: 70-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600sec
  • Apeture: f14
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Mother and calf

Was at a water hole after sunset, a rhino with calf came down in the early evening; beautifully silhouette against the waters edges.

  • Camera: Canon 20D
  • Lens: Canon 70-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/100sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 3

Age of knowing

Geneem in die straat by Kaapsehoop op 'n reenerige dag.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: 85mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 4

Walk at Sunrise

Picture was taken during the past winter at the beach in Port Elizabeth at about 6.15am

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: 18-135mm IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f4.5
  • ISO: ISO 200
  • Votes: 1

Fast and furious

I saw this bird from the corner of my eye approx 5 meters away pointed the camera and shoot. This was done at the Tubes in Jeffreysbay

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: 150-500mm Sigma
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: ISO 250
  • Votes: 2

Valley of Desolation

Pictures was taken from halfway up the Camdeboo mountain at approx midday. 7 pictures were taken to make the panorama. Done in color then converted to black and white

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: 18 - 135mm IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/40
  • Apeture: f22
  • ISO: ISO 320
  • Votes: 1

The great Orion nebula

The great Orion Nebula (M42) photographed from the Cedarberg, Western Cape. 8 x 300s exposures, taken through a Skywatcher 120ED telescope mounted on a Skywatcher EQ5 German equatorial mount, dark frame subtracted, aligned and stacked in Adobe photoshop elements 9.

  • Camera: Canon 300D
  • Lens: Skywatcher 120ED (900mm)
  • Shutter speed: 8 x 300s
  • Apeture: 7.5
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 8

O Boy

Taken in the croc rivier. Submerged in the water up to my armpits to get a low angle.

  • Camera: EOS550D
  • Lens: Sigma 70-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Spotted Bush Snake

taken with a standard 18-55mm lens

  • Camera: EOS350D
  • Lens: Canon 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f19
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Handstand

An image of a dragonfly doing its trick and posing for the camera

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon f2.8 100mm Macro
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f/10
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 12

Crab Spider

Taken late afternoon in my garden.

  • Camera: EOS350D
  • Lens: Sigma 70mm-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f16
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 4

Olifant in Krugerpark

Hierdie olifant was nie baie vriendlik nie. en ek moes die foto baie vinnig neem!

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Tameron 70-300
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: F7.1
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 9

Wild Dog

Close up of a wild dog

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: EF100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 24

Come to my Garden

A quiver tree etched against the Celestial South Pole in the night sky. Giant boulders guard the entrance to one of nature's unspoilt gardens in Quiver-tree Gorge in the Richtersveld

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF16-35mm f2.8L II USM @ 16mm
  • Shutter speed: 1431 seconds(24 min)
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 24

Giant Kingfisher Rise

Giant Kingfisher rise from the water. I photographed the nesting habits and secrets of a Giant Kingfisher pair for 270 hours over a period of 51 days. I worked from a homemade hide to record their story.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8 IS USM + 2.0x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 36

Our Daily Bread

I found this Lion feeding on his fresh kill in the tall grass of the Greater Kruger.After feeding for a while he was watching out for other predators and also glanced to the sky at the incoming vultures.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8 IS USM + 1.4x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f7.1
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 15

African Jacana

This photo was taken from a hide next to a very productive dam. I took this photo lying flat on the ground, giving a nice eye-level view. The African Jacana decided to take a bath right in front of me.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 400D
  • Lens: Canon EF100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Cape Foxes at sunrise

I photographed these foxes at sunrise in the Kgalagadi. They were all at the den. Taking the photo into the sun, I got this silhouetted image.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Canon EF100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/6000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 7

Curious Leopard Cub

I photographed this leopard cub in the Kgalagadi. He was very curious and would try and stalk everything and anything.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D MkIV
  • Lens: Canon EF100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 12

Round and round

Innibos 2011

  • Camera: Sony Alpha 850
  • Lens: 24-70mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 0.5sec
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Daisy

Taken in Porgietersrus in land between Daisy's

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Lens: Canon 18-135
  • Shutter speed: f/5
  • Apeture: 1/80
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 7

no granny not the camera

My grandson he could'nt wait and have to go and grandama was around with the camera. hehehehe

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Lens: Canon 18-135
  • Shutter speed: F/5.6
  • Apeture: 1/1000
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 7

haunting portrait of the

This is a little girl with no parents and belongs to foster parents, sits and watch the people around her. I look at her and I wonder what happen to her because that eyes speeks to you.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: F/5
  • Apeture: 1/250
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 8

King Fisher Landing

This King Fisher was fishing in the Chobe river. After Each attempt it came back to the same branch.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mark IV
  • Lens: Canon 600mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 47

Fish Eagle

The Eagle was waiting for its early morning breakfast

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mark IV
  • Lens: Canon 600mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 42

Elephants Swimming

The Elephants Crossed the Chobe River late afternoon from Botswana to Namibia

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
  • Lens: 70-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 40

Elephant

Elephant taking a late afternoon snack in the Pilanesberg national park.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D
  • Lens: 70 - 200L f/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Apeture: f/5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Zebra Pair

A pair of Zebra. Image taken in the Pilanesberg game reserve.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D
  • Lens: 70 - 200 f/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s
  • Apeture: f/4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Rhino Cow & Calf

White Rhino cow and her calf. Taken late afternoon in the Pilanesberg game reserve.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D
  • Lens: 70 - 200 f/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/200 s
  • Apeture: f/4
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

On the Hunt

This lioness walked right up to our vehicle early one morning. I took the picture in Mabuasahube, Botswana. We went there in Feb, to see a "green Kalahari" for a change. It was stunning.

  • Camera: Pentax K20D
  • Lens: Sigma 170-500mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500
  • Apeture: f6.7
  • ISO: -
  • Votes: 13

Room with a View

I walked back from the beach at Paternoster, and saw kitty sitting on the window pane..Love the colors.

  • Camera: Pentax K20D
  • Lens: 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/15
  • Apeture: f13
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 13

Noetzie Beach Dweller

Took this pic of my husband at sunset at Noetzie Castle in Knysna.

  • Camera: Pentax ist DS
  • Lens: Pentax 100mm-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/3000
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: -
  • Votes: 19

Trees

Canola fields fronted by a row of eucalyptus trees

  • Camera: canon 350D
  • Lens: 85-300
  • Shutter speed: 1/750
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 5

Puffy

Puff adder watching me

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: 70-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Bokkoms

Bokkoms hanging in the sunset light, on the line at Kassiesbaai, Waenhuiskrans.

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: Canon efs55-250mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

hammerkop

we were sitting an a dam wall watching the Hippo when the Hammerkop flew past and landed on the Hippos head , he was fine with it seems that it happend before

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 70-200 f 2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: f 7.1
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 20

luiperd1

This female was lying on the same level as me a few meters away on a ant heap we used a spotlight as fill in light

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 80-200 f2.8 + 2x Convertor
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 22

dwarf mongoose

We were on a gamedrive at Hoya Hoya watching Zebra when some movement caught my eye in the ant heap I only managed a few shots and it was gone

  • Camera: Canon 30D
  • Lens: Canon 70 -200 f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f4
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 19

The chase

While on holiday in Kruger National park, we saw this lion getting up from under the tree and starting to stalk mother and baby warthog. As impossible as it seems, the baby and the mother got away, leaving Mr Lion with a cracked ego!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 32

Pink Sunrise

On vacation in the most beautiful place, Hole in the Wall close to Koffiebaai!! This picture was taken before sunrise, when I suddenly realized everything around me is pink, even the sand and the reflections. This image lies close to my heart!!

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: 17-40mm
  • Shutter speed: 5sec
  • Apeture: f13
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 30

Off to war

The theme "Travel" was on my mind when I took this image. The models are my 2 beautiful kids. Being brought up in the military during the Border war, this setting was part of my memories!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f4
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 32

Rooibok flight

Running Impala lamb. In Kruger National Park.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 500 F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: 4.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 6

John Benn

John Benn boat at Knysna waterfront. The lens was set at 18mm on a tripod.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 15-85 mm 3.5-5.6
  • Shutter speed: Bulb 94s
  • Apeture: 22.0
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 3

Hekkies vlieg

Hurdle athlete

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 500 f4
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: 4.0
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Elephants at Berg en Dal

Elephant protecting the group

  • Camera: Canon 450D
  • Lens: EF 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 22

Big ears

Don't we just love these guys?

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 300mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 3

Cheetah hide and seek

Did a monochrome convertion with Nik software.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 300mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 1

Juvenile red-knobbed coot

Swimming around

  • Camera: 1DMkIII
  • Lens: 300mm f/2.8L
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Malachite kingfisher

Sun bathing after lunch

  • Camera: 1DMkIII
  • Lens: 300mm f2.8L
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 7

Ground Hornbill

Ground Hornbill with wings slightly outstretched

  • Camera: Canon 400D
  • Lens: EF 100-400mm IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 18

Lovely Leonard

Head and chest of a leopard in a lying down position.

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  • Votes: 33

Zebra

Zebra

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  • Votes: 2

Butterfly

Butterfly

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  • Votes: 3

Leopard

Leopard

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  • Votes: 3

Moving Herd

Motion blur of the migrating Wildebeest in the Masai Mara

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  • Votes: 10