Lilac-breasted Roller in Amboseli National Park

After several safaris into the Amboseli National Park, we were yet to see anyAfrican Lion. And our driver-guide wanted to make one last attempt to search for them on one of our game drives. We started off on a good note with the sighting of yet another African Elephant, this time with a suckling calf. […]

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Photos from the Krüger National Park

The Kruger National Park is the largest and most famous wildlife reserve in Southern Africa with a staggering diversity of wildlife and plant species all encompassed by beautiful unspoilt scenery. The Park has eleven different entrances, nine of which are on its South African border and two on its Mozambique Border that allow for easy […]

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Climate change already forcing world’s birds towards poles, says report

The world’s birds have begun flocking towards the earth’s north and south poles and upwards to higher ground as climate change begins to transform their habitats, a new report has found. One quarter of 570 bird species studied globally have been affected negatively by climate change, while 13% have responded positively, says the study by […]

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A Flash of Color

A Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata) displays the amazing variety of colors in his plumage. Okavango Delta, Botswana. With Wilderness Safaris. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400mm. ISO 800 f5.6 @ 1/4000 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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Kgalagadi: September 2009 (Part 5)

We were spending two nights in this camp – the Kalahari Tented Camp. This is the view from our verandah that night: And this is the view from the braai (“braai” is a South African word for “barbeque”). Over the ridge/dune you see in these photos lies Namibia. After the really long drive of the […]

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The Big Five vs. Birds

Two kinds of people sign up for African safaris. Most, myself included, want to see “The Big Five”–-lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant. The other people are the birders. So when my birder father announces he wants to join me on a trip to Botswana I have planned for myself, I clarify, “This is not […]

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My Introduction to Wildlife Photography.

Allthough I had been taking photos for many years, they were only ever of holidays or family events – I was simply one of the many people who took photograps, in no way was I a photographer. This began to change in February 2010 when my wife and I were lucky enough to be able […]

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