Jan 102017
 
Sixteen Scenes from 2016

Hello my friends! Firstly- I want to wish you a very happy and blessed 2017! It’s that time of year, eh? If you follow a plethora of photographers you will no doubt see many of them put out some sort of “best of 2016” image collection. I’ve outlined in previous posts why I think it’s […]

Oct 162014
 
Kalahari Black

A black-maned Lion (Panthera leo krugeri) of the Kalahari indulges in a rare drink from a puddle caused by an abundance of rain during this year’s rainy season. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana. with Kalahari Plains Camp. Nikon D4 Nikon 200-400mm. ISO 800 f4 @ 1/350 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

Oct 082014
 
Lions of the Red Dunes

I have just gotten back from hosting a Wild Eye Great Migration Photographic Safari, with a mountain of new images to catalogue and process. I am already looking forward to my next safari, though, and this one will be to one of my favourite wilderness areas – the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – with my favourite […]

Sep 182014
 
Counting Elephants From the Air in Africa’s Newest World Heritage Site

OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana—”Fifteen elephants right!” ecologist Mike Chase shouts above the roar of the single-engine Cessna. The plane swoops low over the herd of gray bodies as they wade single-file across the floodplain below. We’re flying over the channels and islands on the western periphery of the vast Okavango Delta, as part of the Botswana […]

May 282014
 
Lions vs Giraffe: The Prelude

I’ve been putting off telling this story on my blog…but I feel that it’s time. In November 2013 I went on a very long safari-roadtrip with my lovely wife and our 2 young children. The destinations were to be the Etosha National Park in Namibia and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. The story […]

Oct 232013
 
Foxy Face

Southern Africa has a couple of interesting canids to see when you are on safari. Besides plenty of Black-backed Jackals, the rare Side-striped Jackal and the funky-looking Bat-Eared Fox…there’s also the Cape Fox (Vulpes Chama). This is our only true fox species, and they are beautiful and great fun to photograph. Later this year I […]

Mar 152013
 
The end of wild Africa? Lions may need fences to survive

In order for dwindling lion populations to survive in Africa, large-scale fencing projects may be required according to new research in Ecology Letters. Recent estimates have put lion populations down to 15,000-35,000, a massive drop from a population that was thought to be around 100,000 in 1960. The worsening plight of lions have pushed the […]

Mar 072013
 
Behind the Frame: Forest King

How often do you get to see and photograph a lion in a forest? Most people who’ve been on safari in Africa see them either on grassy plains (think Masai Mara), in arid semi-desert (think Kalahari) or in thick bushveld (think Kruger Park). This photo was taken in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. What you […]

Feb 032013
 
Just another Kalahari morning

I’ve been putting this off for too long…so here it is. The story of the hunting lions in the Kalahari. Fasten your seatbelts – Date: 29 November 2012 – Location:Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – It was a morning much like any other morning in the Kalahari. Yet it would turn out to be a morning so […]