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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wildlife Photography - Wildlife Photo Tour in South Africa, Day 9

Day 9 of my Photo Tour in South Africa. Wildlife sightings are quiet good. Came across 4 big male lions and their giraffe kill, a male leopard and its warthog kill, numerous Elephant, Rhinos, Cape Buffaloes and their calves plus an assortment of other animals and birds.  

No time to keep up with what's happening with the myriad of photography news but want to pass on the 'news' the long awaited Canon EOS-5D Mk IV may be announced just before the big WPPI Show in March of 2016. This show is geared towards wedding photographers, who are a big constituent of the current EOS-5D Mk III. However, I expect Canon to announce the EOS-1D X Mk II before the EOS-5D Mk IV but after Nikon announces their top-of-the-line D5 camera.

My Canon equipment is working reasonably well. There was a last minute substitute for me and I brought the EOS-1D Mk IV instead of the EOS-1D X and the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS instead of the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. It was a good move since most wildlife encounters are fairly close and with the Mk IV plus the 28-300mm, I am getting the rough equivalent of a 40 to 400mm focal length camera/lens combo, all in one package.

Call of the Wild - Male Leopard in Sabi Sand

2 month old White Rhino calf

The 3 Amigos - 3 of 4 male lions in a coalition pride 
The most endangered large carnivore in Africa - Wild Dog

Male Bull African Elephant traversing a water hole