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Monday, August 29, 2016

Wildlife Photography - Photo Safari Tour in Southern Africa

I will be away on a wildlife photo shoot in Botswana and South Africa. My journey takes me to Chobe and Greater Kruger National Parks and several neighboring game reserves. Chobe and Kruger are two of the largest national parks in Africa. They are larger than a few states in the New England region of the U.S. The reserves adjacent to Kruger National Park, Timbavati and especially Sabi Sand and Mala Mala are famous for its populations of Leopards and Cheetahs.

The national parks and surrounding reserves are excellent places to capture 'Big Five' images of LionsLeopardsElephantsRhinos and Cape Buffaloes plus Giraffes, Zebras, Cheetahs,
Hippos and many more. There are also hundreds of species of birds to marvel and photograph for the ornithologist in many of us.

The critically endangered African wild dog is also a regular visitor to some areas of the parks. The larger and rarer antelopes such as Roan, Eland and Tsessebe may also be seen but their numbers are still critically low.

I will again put the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera to the test. My readers know I have taken this camera on a few global wildlife photo shoots already, from the Amazon to the high ArcticAlaska to Canada. You can read my comprehensive review of the camerasee my equipment bag and works on

In the last few years, I have been keeping things simple and down sizing the equipment I bring on wildlife photo shoots. In addition to the EOS-1D X Mark II, I am bringing the EOS-5Ds, EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II , EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II , EF 24-105mm f/4L IS , EF Series III Extenders and the usual accessories of filters, spare memory cards and batteries.

I will try and make a few blog posts and keep you abreast of any breaking photography news, time and energy permitting. In the meantime, you can follow my travels on Twitter and Facebook.

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