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Early morning in Delta Dunarii

Two wild cows in the morning fog, in Delta dunarii, Romania.

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikon 55-200 f/4-5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: 6.3
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 1

Whispers of love

Somewhere in the mountains of Bucovina, in Romania. Two horses, "whispering".

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikon 55-200 f/4-5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Sunset in Bucovina

A beautiful august sunset in Rarau Mountains, Romania.

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikon 55-200 f/4-5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
  • Apeture: f/9
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Resting Flamingo

The Flamingo's at Crocworld love to stand single legged in their pond whilst keeping one eye open to sport approaching threats.

  • Camera: Canon EoS 600D
  • Lens: 55-250mm f5.7-32
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: 6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Cape Eagle-owl

Cape Eagle-owl found at Crocworld in KwaZulu-Natal.

  • Camera: Canon EoS 600D
  • Lens: 55-250mm f5.4-31
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: 5
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 6

Sunlit Groynes

Local Beach Groynes caught just as the sunlight shone on the first few.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Lens: 18-200mm sigma
  • Shutter speed: 20 sec
  • Apeture: f/29
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

This one is MINE!

We arrived at the carcass before the vultures did. I was lucky to take this when only the first vulture was on it. And to get the eye contact!!

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 100-400 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 10

Blouberg Sunset

One lazy Sunday afternoon at Blouberg, these kids were just playing near the water and the light allowed this awesome picture.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 17-85 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 11

Wet

Photo was taken in my studio. Gerbia was placed on a blue perspex surface and a flash was the light source

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250sec
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 28

Cool cat

This beauty was walking and I knew they hardly look up. I was waiting for her to give me just one glance. When she looked up, I had 2 shots. This one was taken in Sabie Sands and she was so beautiful!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 28

Shattered

Photo was taken with an audio trigger. The shutter was open for 1sec and when the glass fell, the flash was triggered. It was a lot of fun breaking glasses!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1sec
  • Apeture: F4.5
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 28

white represents peace..

white flower..

  • Camera: sony T-900
  • Lens: -
  • Shutter speed: -
  • Apeture: -
  • ISO: -
  • Votes: 6

The Insect..

It is a small insect which i found it on a rose bud..

  • Camera: sony T900
  • Lens: -
  • Shutter speed: -
  • Apeture: -
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

Soccer Dreams

Boy playing with his soccerball in a water spray

  • Camera: Canon 55D
  • Lens: 18-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Lammegeier in Reen

Gaints Castle Hide in by reen

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 200-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/3000
  • Apeture: F4
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Cheetha nat gereen

KNP Satara vroeg oggend in sakte reen ,loop 4 van hulle op jag geen sukses

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 300mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 5

Waar is die Buffel nou!!

Leeu het gevlug vir aanvallende Buffel

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 200-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 sek
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 4

Landini Tractor

Took this on my uncle's farm

  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Lens: Nikon 50mm F1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: F2
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Looking Up Redwood Tree

Looking up to the sky from bottom of redwood tree

  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • Lens: 55-85
  • Shutter speed: 1/30
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Stones Throw Shop

shop on a street

  • Camera: Canon Rebel T4i
  • Lens: 85-135 ST
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f/11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

NeuschawnsteinCastle Fussen Germany

Picture of Neuschawnstein Castle from walking bridge

  • Camera: Sony
  • Lens: 35 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f/4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Nightlight

An old train depot lit up at night

  • Camera: 40D
  • Lens: EF 75-300
  • Shutter speed: 1.0 sec
  • Apeture: f/ 8.0
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

Sun Burst

Another stunning sunset from the park by my home.

  • Camera: 40D
  • Lens: EF-S 18-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
  • Apeture: f/ 8.0
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 6

Reflections

Took this shot on a beautiful morning at a backcountry mountain lake in Montana.

  • Camera: 40D
  • Lens: EF-S 18-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
  • Apeture: f/ 8.0
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Dive bomber

A Pied Kingfisher divebombing some fish in the rain. Sabie river, Kruger Park, near Skukuza.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
  • Lens: Canon EF 300 f/4 L IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: f/4,5
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

Impala jousting

Two Impala jousting for females. Taken during mating season in the Kruger Park, near Skukuza.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
  • Lens: Canon EF 300 f/4 L IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f/5,6
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 2

Wanna dance??!

Two baboons fighting over a female during mating season in the Kruger Park, near Skukuza. The baboon on the left is already injured (see blood droplets from its bottom), but fights on to challenge the alpha male (on the right).

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5DmkII
  • Lens: EF 300 f/4 L
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: 8
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 2

Squirrel

I took this in marakele national park. We saw this squirrel next to the road I'm not sure which species it is.

  • Camera: Canon 400D
  • Lens: Sigma 70-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

The Oppikoppi Guitarist

Took this picture at the Oppikoppi festival near Northam during a live performance

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f5.7
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 1

THE LANDING

The European Bee-eater landing on a perch before flying to the nest ina sand bank.

  • Camera: CANON 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF 300mmf/2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Flamingos at the see

Flamingos relaxing at the see. They appeared for the 1st time at this spot approximately 3 weeks ago. They fly in from ? every morning

  • Camera: Canon 550D
  • Lens: Canon 55-250
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Early morning fishing

Sunrise fishing at Tugella

  • Camera: Canon 550D
  • Lens: Canon 18-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/30
  • Apeture: f14
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Relaxing baboon

Early morning in Kruger Park. Baboon just completed a long lazy yawn

  • Camera: Canon 400D
  • Lens: Sigma 70-300
  • Shutter speed: 250
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Dash to Freedom

Took this amazing photo in Chobe Game Reserve early one morning. We saw a pride of lions stalking this lechwe, but he saw them and took off straight towards us to escape the lions.

  • Camera: Canon 20D
  • Lens: 100-400mm Cann
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Kalahari Magic

Just before the final rays of sunshine disappears over the horizon the Kalahari show some of her magic colours. This picture was taken near Upington.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 50mm F1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Shadow

Afternoon sun penetrating the blinds and creating a patern of shadows

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/166
  • Apeture: F4
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 1

Illusion

Mistery footprints on the beach

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 24-70mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/197
  • Apeture: F5.7
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve keeping watch over Walkerbay Hermanus

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 24-70mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/332
  • Apeture: F11.3
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Lounging Around

Male leopard in Sabi Sand enjoying a lazy afternoon until we disturbed him.

  • Camera: Canon 1DII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 1

Sitting Pretty

Lovely robin posing on a bench in the UK winter.

  • Camera: Canon 1DII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f 6.3
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Kestrel on the Clifftops

I spent an hour following this kestrel along the clifftops until it finally came to rest against a pleasing background.

  • Camera: Canon 1DII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

The Kill

The harsh reality of nature. This Eland was surrounded by 7 Hyena who slowly wore it down. The kill was made just out of sight in the bush!

  • Camera: Canon 40d
  • Lens: Canon 300mm F2.8 IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: F6.3
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 5

lanseria tree

when you leave Lanseria airport you drive along a long road until you get to a t junction. this beautiful tree was right at the apex of the junction; the next time I went to the airport it had been cut down. i used pshop to remove a car from the road

  • Camera: canon eos 550d
  • Lens: 18-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: 8.63
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 3

Burst of Speed

The image was taken in the Kgalagadi. Something startled the Steenbok and I managed to get a single decent frame as if fled!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 300mm F2.8 IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: F4
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 3

Ellie interaction

Captured this interaction as two young bulls sized each other up. Taken at Harpoor water hole, Addo National Park

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 300mm F2.8 IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f3.5
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 4

Ciabatta

Freshly baked Ciabatta bread by Cobblestone Bakery

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 24-105L
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f9
  • ISO: 125
  • Votes: 1

Leap

Breakatronz dance group amazes a group of spectators. Grand Central Metro - New York City

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 50mm f1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 1

Pace is the key

Mark Stoutjesdyk hand plants on the big quarter. Port Elizabeth

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 35mm f2
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f.28
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Unconditional

Uncoditional love

  • Camera: EOS 20d
  • Lens: Canon USM 100 mm f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/60sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

Simple Things

The simple things in life are free. Pure Pleasure being thrown into the air and caught by my mommy.

  • Camera: EOS 20d
  • Lens: 18 - 55
  • Shutter speed: 1/640sec
  • Apeture: f5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

The Big Blue

West Coast just off Saldanha. Beautiful sunbreak through the clouds. With water looking like mercury instead of an ocean.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 20d
  • Lens: 18 - 55 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500sec
  • Apeture: f14
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 5

Over The Hill

Taken near Kamqua in the Kgalagadi.

  • Camera: Eos 7D
  • Lens: 500m 1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000
  • Apeture: 4.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 25

Royal Flush

I always dreamed of capturing a Malachite Kingfisher in flight, or flying with a fish or even the ultimate feeding session but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine an image with all those dreams in one. Truly my Royal Flush.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8L IS USM +1.4 x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/6400
  • Apeture: f8.0
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 24

Waterfall Detail

This is a small part of a larger waterfall in the Lake District. I enjoy looking at the colour and movement of the water.

  • Camera: Canon Rebel TXi
  • Lens: 80-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1
  • Apeture: 14
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Lets go for a Ride

walking in the Lake District I saw the lambs and their mothers. This scene made me smile as it reminded me of my son who is always climbing on me. :)

  • Camera: Canon Rebel XTi
  • Lens: 80-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: 7.1
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

How do my Feathers Look?

While me and my four year old son were admiring the flamingos at our local wetland centre i notice the flamingos were also admiring themselves, they were stunning!

  • Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi
  • Lens: 80-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

READY FOR FLIGHT

The yound Malachite Kinfisher getting ready to launch itself into flight.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/5.8l IS USM + 2x converter
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f/8.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 6

Oryx at sunset

Taken in the Kgalagadi near Urikaruus.

  • Camera: Eos 1D mk4
  • Lens: 500m 1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: 4.0
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 25

Absorptions of the night

Kokerboomkloof in the Richtersveld at night. Single shot and exposure.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF16-35mm f2.8L II USM
  • Shutter speed: 3840sec(64min)
  • Apeture: f4.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 21

Eyes

Portrait

  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Lens: Nikon 50mm F1.8D
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F2
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Bike

Hayabusa

  • Camera: Canon 5d mk2
  • Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
  • Apeture: f/13
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 1

Behind the Veil

This male lion was resting in bushes in the early morning sun. I managed to capture him as he peered out at us. Taken in the Sabi-Sands.

  • Camera: 20D
  • Lens: 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 30

Eye of the Lion

We got very close to this magnificent male lion as it fed on an impala kill late one afternoon. Taken in the Sabi-Sands.

  • Camera: 20D
  • Lens: 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 30

Dancing Little Egret

I followed this hunting Little Egret with a floating bird hide on the water. The Egret disturb the water with it's feet and then danced around the area striking at fish from above.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8L IS USM + 1.4x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: f8.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 7

Leopard and Butterflies

We had watched this young leopard at a distance for about half an hour, when she suddenly decided to walk directly towards us, disturbing lots of African Monarch butterflies as she did (or at least I think that is what they are).

  • Camera: Eos 1D mk4
  • Lens: 500 f1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f 4.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 25