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Me and my mom

Mother leopard taking the 2nd of her cubs to a new den. Waited till she passed us and used the grass and path to frame their departure.

  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: Sigma
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 0

Late night diner & hidden companion

Looking for night shots in Cape Town I came upon this scene.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk II N
  • Lens: Sigma 70-300
  • Shutter speed: 1s
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Namutoni sunset

This solitary bull, on his way to a waterhole for a last drink for the day, evokes a feeling of loneliness.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
  • Lens: Sigma 170-500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Flying High

Kitesurfers at Bloubergstrand.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D
  • Lens: Sigma 170-500
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Desert Warriors

Touareg tribe in Mali

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: 46mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: f7.1
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 1

Twins

Closes encounter with two Zebras

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: 300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Burning issues

Found a pile of pamphlets burning in the bush. Periodically a soft breeze was blowing away the burnt pages and my luck was in. I managed to take this photo which I think strongly symbolizes the title

  • Camera: Canon 400D
  • Lens: 18 - 55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: f3.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Drops

This is a photo of the flower of a wax plant. The drops are coming out of the flower

  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
  • Lens: Canon Macro lens EF 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 1

Hang Time

Bianca Zoonekynd clocks up more hang time as she trains for the National Championships on the DMT (Double mini tramp).

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 35mm f1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f2
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 1

Tripple Jumper

Tripple jump athlete Nkosi Dlamini considers the scene after a new personal best.

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 35mm f1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Baracuda Fastback

A '69 Baracuda Fastback on Signal Hill overlooking the city bowl. Shot with natural light.

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 24-105L
  • Shutter speed: 4sec
  • Apeture: f7.1
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Follow the Leader

A few minutes after sunrise these gentle giants of the sky, the Great White Pelicans, came flying by. Its awesome seeing them in flight.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100 - 400 L
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f8.0
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 21

The last tango in Timbavati

This roller tossed the locust many times before finally turning it and swallowing it whole.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 100 - 300
  • Shutter speed: 1/600
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 5

tree of heaven

tree that stand alone,sunlight through the canopy looks like a tree of heaven

  • Camera: sony A580
  • Lens: minolta 28 85mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Gull vs Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern caught a fish which the Gull that was near by saw. The Gull then chased the Tern and the Tern had to take all kinds of evasive action maneuvers to avoid his meal being taken.Eventually the Gull gave up.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100 - 400 L
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 21

Water droplets on a spider silk

water droplets show a reflections of a flowers that is behind them

  • Camera: olympus pen pl-1
  • Lens: takumar 50 f/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 4

Wonder garden

Green of the grass,purple of the shiso leaf,the pollen spores blowing in the wind has created a magical place

  • Camera: olympus pen pl-1
  • Lens: takumar 50 f/1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f/1.4
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Juvenile Malachite Kingfisher

This juvenile malachite was retuning from a failed attempt to catch some prey. They are extremely fast in-flight and i was lucky to get this shot.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100 - 400 L
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 19

Dooievlei

On my way to Dooievlei I thought of compositions to get a unique photo of one of the most popular photo destination in Namibia. The windy conditions did just that for me.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
  • Lens: Zeiss 18mm f3.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s
  • Apeture: f 8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

A blur of springbok

At a much slower shutter speed, the result was much more creative. The patterns on the springbok created a very interesting image of a blur of springbok.

  • Camera: Canon EOS400D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/8
  • Apeture: f32
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

Springbok in motion

Panning with the springbok at a slow shutter speed I managed to capture the motion and a few detailed areas.

  • Camera: Canon EOS400D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/90
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

Agility

The speed and agility of these cats are incredible. I was lucky enough to capture this shot at the right moment.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 400D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

ONE FOOT LANDING

Watching the Pied Kingfishers landing and taking off at their nesting area, it was interesting to see the different landings.

  • Camera: Canon 1 D MK iii
  • Lens: CanonEF300mm f/82.8L IS USM with 1.4 converter
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f/8.0
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 5

TOUCH DOWN

The King Fisher landing on a perch near its nest.It would sit around for a while and then fly off to go and hunt.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM with 1.4 converter
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f/8.0
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 7

THE FIGHT

The White-fronted Bee eater was sitting on the perch with its catch waiting to go to the nest when suddenly it was attacked by this Weaver. Bee-eater won the fight.

  • Camera: Canon 1DX
  • Lens: Canon EF800mmf/5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 6

Kalkbay

Fishing boat with fishermn just landed at Kalkbay Harbour and offloading freshly caught snoek.Yummy, can't wait to braai one later.

  • Camera: Canon 7d
  • Lens: 24-105mm f4
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f4.5
  • ISO: 125
  • Votes: 2

Windsurfer @ Blaauberg

Blaauberg is a windsurfers paradise and I captured this image just before sunset. This looks like a b&w image but it's actually the sun reflexting of the water.

  • Camera: Canon 7d
  • Lens: 70-200mm f2.8 MK1
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000
  • Apeture: f9
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 1

SmallPoxCity

Chapel at the city-center of Amersfoort, NL.

  • Camera: EOS 60D
  • Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 1200
  • Votes: 2

Monument and flowers

The spot caught my eye and was for me something amazing.

  • Camera: Sony A350
  • Lens: 18-70
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Blue Thunder

Night photo of distant lightning after a thunder storm has passed

  • Camera: Nikon D80
  • Lens: Tamron 28-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 8 sec
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Pensive Mood

We were watching the antics of baboons one evening in the kruger park. This baboon was being "de-flead" by a female and I loved the look of sheer enjoyment written all over his face

  • Camera: Canon 7d
  • Lens: Canon 600
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 10

Busy bug

This image of a little bug was taken with a Conon 580 flash. I have never seen such an interesting bug!!

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100mm macro
  • Shutter speed: 1.200
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 20

Feather detail

I used a macro lense to shoot this image. There is a lot of detail in this image!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 100mm macro
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 22

Fruit splash

Canon 580 flash was set on 1/16 to freeze the action. It was a lot of fun letting the fruit fall into the water and to get the timing right!!

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1.250
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 20

Say cheese!

I pointed my camera at my son and this was his instant pose!

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Sigma 70-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: 2.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Follow the leader baby elephant

Photograph was taken at Kings Camp whilst watching a herd of elephants. i converted it to black / white to capture the texture of the elephants skin

  • Camera: Canon 550D
  • Lens: 55-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: 10
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 5

Rhino Camouflage

Photograph of Rhino taken at leopard Hills reserve. I converted it to Sepia to capture the mood of the Rhino "hiding" behind the grass

  • Camera: Canon 550D
  • Lens: 55-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/120
  • Apeture: 8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

Walk to Freedom - African Penguin

Photograph was taken at SAMREC in PE when the African Penguins were released back into the wild

  • Camera: Canon 550D
  • Lens: Canon 55-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: 10
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

Ship wrecked!

This was taken at Langebaan on a spontaneous fishing experdition

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 10-22
  • Shutter speed: 1/25th
  • Apeture: f16
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Waterfront by night

V&A Waterfront by night

  • Camera: Canon 450D
  • Lens: Sigma 10-20
  • Shutter speed: 15s
  • Apeture: f22
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Hockey action

Action photo with determined face expression.....

  • Camera: Canon 600D
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f 2.8 L IS USM Mk II
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f/3.2
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 16

Persian cat

Persian cat in garden...

  • Camera: Canon 600D
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f 2.8 L IS USM Mk II
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 16

Aaaah

This beauty is called Rockfig Junior and is a residant in the Timbavati.

  • Camera: CANON 40D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Rus n bietjie

I photographed this Reitpaddatjie in Witrivier. He was a very good jumper.

  • Camera: CANON 40D
  • Lens: Macro 60mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: ?400
  • Votes: 4

Bold and beautiful

This little jumping spider amuzed me with his jumping ability. It was more on the lens than in front of it.

  • Camera: CANON 40D
  • Lens: Macro 60mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Boulders, Porth Nanven

Boulders at Porth Nanven beach in Cornwall, UK. Taken at sunset with a 10 stop ND filter to slow the shutter speed down.

  • Camera: Canon 1dII
  • Lens: Canon 17-40
  • Shutter speed: 61 secs
  • Apeture: f14
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Hanging Around

This leopard was chased up into the tree by a lone hyena that had smelled the kill she had been tucking into.

  • Camera: Canon 1D II
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

King of the Jungle

The only time I was really spooked by a lion in the bush...This guy has one mean stare!

  • Camera: Canon 1DII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Red

The model has the most captivating eyes and the focus was set to try and show that. The makro lens work well to achieve the result. Great lens.

  • Camera: Canon 50 D
  • Lens: Canon 100mm Makro
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Autumn Colours

Taken on the banks of the Vaal River on a misty morning. The colours jumped into life as the sun came through. Quite a reward for the getting out of bed early.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 17-85mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/8sec
  • Apeture: F16
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Peacefull

Umfana is one of the resident leopards in the Motswari section of the Timbavati. The background shows the leftovers of an Impala carcass. It was such a special privalege to photograph him.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 300mmL + 1.4 Con
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
  • Apeture: F7.1
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

I AM WATCHING YOU!

We followed this young Leopard after dark whilst it was stalking its prey. Using my mono pod I had my settings and camera ready and was waiting for the right moment to take this photo.

  • Camera: Canon 1DS mk 111
  • Lens: 500mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
  • Apeture: F 4
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 20

Honeymoon Time!

Waited about 2 hours for this pair of fish eagles to start mating. Photo taken in Chobe Game Reserve near Kasane.

  • Camera: Canon 1DS Mk111
  • Lens: 500mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
  • Apeture: F 4
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 20

I hate wild dogs!

During an early morning drive we came across 6 adult wild dogs teasing and playing with this old Buffalo Bull.After testing his stamina for 20 minutes they left him to continue laying around the mud pool for the rest of the day.

  • Camera: Canon 1DS Mk111
  • Lens: 500mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
  • Apeture: f 6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 18

Insect Interactions

Taken in the dune vegetation of the KZN coast; these mating beetles drew quite some interest

  • Camera: Canon Powershot SX120 IS
  • Lens: 60mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
  • Apeture: F/4.3
  • ISO: ISO-400
  • Votes: 2

On The Fly

Sitting in a canoe out on Lake Naverone in the Drakensberg lends itself to all matter of interesting shots

  • Camera: Canon powershot SX120 IS
  • Lens: 6mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1244sec
  • Apeture: F/4.5
  • ISO: ISO-200
  • Votes: 3

Hidden

This Bokkie in the Brush is from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve ~ Love how it melts away in the grass; Nature's Cammo System at work

  • Camera: Canon Powershot SX120 IS
  • Lens: 60mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/202sec
  • Apeture: F4.3
  • ISO: ISO-160
  • Votes: 2

Brown-headed Kingfisher

Kingfisher getting ready to expel pellet

  • Camera: Canon EOS -1D mark II N
  • Lens: Canon 500mm f4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/800sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: ISO 200
  • Votes: 5

He did not "Cheetha"

Wedding shoot of Anton and Marga at Farm-inn Pretoria

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 125
  • Votes: 1

Bovine adoration

Loving Cape Buffalo family at Singita. Waited for the right moment to capture the affections of the parents!

  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: Sigma 75 -400 zoom
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: F4.8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 3

Josephine's Mill

This photo was taken at the Josephine Mill in Newlands. I did not have a external flash but struggled with the light because the restuarant's kitchen is similar to a dungeon.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 24-105mm f4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/6
  • Apeture: F5
  • ISO: 5000
  • Votes: 1

LOOK WHAT i CAUGHT

I waited for over 2 hours at Lake panic bird hide for this Goliath Heron to catch a fish. he eventually caught it after many failed attempts. It was gobbled up in a few minutes. I loved the surprised look on the fish`s face!

  • Camera: CANON 7D
  • Lens: CANON 600
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: F4
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 14

Eyes

These little fish were netted off Ushaka Beach.

  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 35mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f4.2
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 3

Fish Dive

High degree of difficulty move known as a fish dive performed her with grace and skill by young dancers. Love the expression of joy and achievement and concentration mixed together.

  • Camera: EOS 7D
  • Lens: 70-200 IS f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 2500
  • Votes: 1

Grace

Nutcracker Ballet YDCT in State Theatre. My favourite dancer caught in a love expressive pose and light. Taken during dress rehearsal not posed and sans flash

  • Camera: EOS 7D
  • Lens: 70 -200 IS f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: f3.2
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

In Flight

Two dancers in complete sync. Nutcracker Ballet YDCT. No flash allowed.

  • Camera: EOS 7D
  • Lens: 70-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 2500
  • Votes: 3

Roan Antelope

Always a thrill to see Roan. This was taken at Chobe. They were however not accommodating and very vehicle shy. Managed to get this shot as he was running.

  • Camera: Canon 1D mk3
  • Lens: Canon 400m
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

One of the crowd

Savuti marsh is a bird paradise as there is now so much water everywhere. Sightings of five or more kingfishers at a time were commom. Just wanted a different comp to this photo.

  • Camera: Canon 1D mk3
  • Lens: Canon 400m
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f7.1
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Open Billed Stork

Taken at Ihaha Chobe. Just such a wonderful sight to see them in flight.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk3
  • Lens: Canon 400m
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
  • Apeture: f 7.1
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 1

Five Women

These five ladies were about to board the Ferry across the Banambolo River, Madagascar. Their expressions display five different attitudes to being photographed by a passing tourist...

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 17-55, f/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

St. Etienne-le-Vieux

The old church of St. Etienne-le-Vieux actually stands in the centre of Caen, France. It was damaged in the Second World War and never repaired. This shot was taken from behind a weed-covered wall, making the scene look desolate.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 17-55, f/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Quiver Trees by Night 1

Warm light pollution from nearby Keetmanshoop contrasts with the cool glow of the Milky Way above the Quiver Tree Forest in Namibia.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Tokina 11-16
  • Shutter speed: 6x30sec
  • Apeture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 9

Stormy Clouds

Photo of dramatic sky with dark storm clouds

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Sigma 18-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: F13
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Bateleur

A portrait of a Bateleur

  • Camera: Canon 7d
  • Lens: Sigma 150-500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Golden sunset Zebra

This photo was taken after a storm and the sun peeped from behind the cloud and there was this stunning light shining on the Zebra with the dark cloud in the background

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Bateleur-snack

Adult Bateleur snapping up his meal before lift-off in Kruger Park between Skukuza and Lower-Sabie

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
  • Lens: Canon 90-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: ISO-200
  • Votes: 3

Butterfly

It is a small butterfly sitting on wet paving.

  • Camera: Panasonic Lumix
  • Lens: DMC-LZ7
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: 3
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Station Pier

Image taken after sunset at Station Pier, Melbourne. Shot at f11 to keep as much of the image in focus. Slightly cropped to give a panorama look.

  • Camera: Canon 20D
  • Lens: Canon 10-22
  • Shutter speed: 20s
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 30

Skimming

I spend hours photographing Skimmers on the Okavango River in Botswana. My patience and perseverance paid of. I shot in manual mode auto focus.

  • Camera: Canon 1DX
  • Lens: EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x III
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 3

Day Lilly

This image of a day lilly was captured in my garden. The flower lasts one day in full bloom then it is over.

  • Camera: Pentax K20D
  • Lens: Tamron 90mm
  • Shutter speed: 1 sec
  • Apeture: f32
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Blue and Green

Emperors Palace in Gauteng has Christmas lights in the garden of a hotel. 6 of us went through and had the opportunity to capture these amazing decorations. This image of a Christmas tree. Whilst the lights were on i zoomed in to capture this effect

  • Camera: Pentax K20D
  • Lens: 18 - 200mm
  • Shutter speed: 4 sec
  • Apeture: f14
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Morning song

Chorister Robin-Chat singing its morning song at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon 300mm f4
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f 4
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 4

Occra

Dried Occra on a village hut in Burkina Faso

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: 18-55 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f 4.5
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 3

Muti

Buck horns filled with 'muti' in a market in Foumban, Cameroon

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 4

Stop

Taken in a small coastal village on the South coast with only one row of houses

  • Camera: Canon Powershot
  • Lens: unknown
  • Shutter speed: unknown
  • Apeture: unknown
  • ISO: unknown
  • Votes: 3

seaside

looking at seaside town from pier

  • Camera: Canon T4i
  • Lens: 18-135 STM II
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f/10
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Thirsty Work

We had followed these lion for awhile during a hunt and then they decide to stop for a drink and nap. The next morning we found their kill not too far off the drinking hole.

  • Camera: Canon30D
  • Lens: 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Golden Gate

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco August 2011 mist was rolling in and it was cold.

  • Camera: 30D
  • Lens: 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

Fisherking

Patience is a virtue at Lake Panic bird hide near Skukuza.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Sigma 150-500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 2

Green-and-Gold

Bee hiding among reeds in Mother-in-law's garden in Bloemfontein.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm Macro
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 2

Five-Square

Airshow at Swartkops Airforce Base. Pilatus trainers in formation.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Sigma 150-500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

blue eyes blue

I've never seen such blue eyes

  • Camera: canon5dmkii
  • Lens: canon 24-70 2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: 2.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Dream Girl

Very special girl photographed in a mobile studio in Elardus-Park

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 18 - 135mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/64
  • Apeture: F/5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

The Peg Charge

Tent pegging contest at the Nylstroom Druiwefees in 2012 - inverted and converted into B&W

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: 100-400mm Canon
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

The Aunt Sisters of Kubu Island

Taken at Kubu Island in the Makgadigadi Pans in Botswana. The title of this photo refers to a story of Kubu Island.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f4.5
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Night Calls

Shot at Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Park, Botswana with my 20D a couple of years ago. I was taking sunset shots of Gemsbok when this Jackals started his night calls closeby

  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

My New World

A female African Paradise Flycatcher protecting her inquisitive 10 day old chick against the rain during a Cape storm.

  • Camera: Canon 1DX
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8L IS USM + 1.4x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/30
  • Apeture: f8.0
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 15

Lisbon Falls

Taken after 6pm at Lisbon Falls in Mpumalanga. Therefore needed long exposure and shot at ISO 50 to keep the noise down.

  • Camera: Canon 5D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105 f4
  • Shutter speed: 30s
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 50
  • Votes: 37

Bourkes Luck Potholes

Taken at Bourkes Luck Potholes, Mpumalanga. Taken midday, with 3 images merged in order to not blow out the highlights and underexpose the shadows. Colours tweaked in Photoshop

  • Camera: Canon 5D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105 f4
  • Shutter speed: 1,3s 0,5s 1/8s
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 50
  • Votes: 41

Albatross of the Deep Blue

I spent 3 days on a pelagic trip 110 nautical miles south of Cape Point in stormy and wild seas. I was seasick for two days but managed to capture this Atlantic yellow-nosed Albatross searching for his next meal over the deep blue ocean.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8L IS USM + 1.4x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: f4.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 13

Future in Paradise

A male African Paradise Flycatcher on brooding duty. I was honored to photograph a nesting pair over 22 days until the chicks fledged.

  • Camera: Canon 1Dx
  • Lens: EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 12

The King

We were camping in Savute and very early one morning came across this wonderful male lion asleep in the rain. Just as the sun appeared he sat up and gazed into the distance and we wondered.......is he really using hair gel??

  • Camera: Eos 7D
  • Lens: Ef 500mm 4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: f4.0
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 11

Cheetahs in the rain

These two male cheetahs were hunting in the Kgalagadi and it was pouring with rain the whole morning, which gave an incredibly tranquil atmosphere.

  • Camera: Eos 7D
  • Lens: EF 5oomm & 1.4 converter
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 12

Family time

Having chased each other around the riverbed in the Kgalagadi for a good 10 minutes trying to get posession a porcupine quill, these two young males now decided it was time for a cuddle and a roar.

  • Camera: Eos 7D
  • Lens: ef 500mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f4.5
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 11

Swartwildebees

Swartwildebees wat sy winter pels afgooi.

  • Camera: Nikon D3
  • Lens: Nikon 200-400mm F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000sek
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 220
  • Votes: 3

Sekretarisvoƫl

Jag van veld muise by Rietvlei Natuurreservaat

  • Camera: Nikon D3
  • Lens: Nikon 200-400mm F4
  • Shutter speed: 1600 sec
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 4

Blouvalk

Laat middag met sonsondergang Rietvlei Natuur Reservaat

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 200-400mm F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/400sek
  • Apeture: F7.1
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

LIFT OFF

A male Burchell's Sandgrouse explodes from the water surface after a very brief drink. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

  • Camera: Canon 1D X
  • Lens: 500mm f4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 5

Airborne

A female Burchell's Sandgrouse after take-off from a small waterpan in the Northern Cape.

  • Camera: Canon 1D X
  • Lens: 500mm f4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 4

Pretty Me

A Woodland Kingfisher in courtship display , on the banks of the Levhuvhu River , near Pafuri , Kruger National Park Manual Mode Flash used

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk IV
  • Lens: 500mm f4 + 1.4x
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Listening

Border Collie puppy with cutest enquiring look

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5DMark 2
  • Lens: Canon 24-70
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: F13.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 6

Light rain

Painting with light trying to get an illusion of rain

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF28=135
  • Shutter speed: 164.0
  • Apeture: F14
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 5

Fruit basket

An idea to create an imagination of a basket of fruit

  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Lens: Canon 28-135
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 7