The Classic South African Safari video

Keeping in line with the last few posts, I thought I would post the video of the Classic South African Safari.  There is simply so much to see on this safari; so many different large mammals, small mammals and birds that you cannot leave the safari disappointed – the photographic opportunities are seemingly endless! The most difficult part of the safari is often which animal or which species we should photograph next.  Enough said, have a look at the video to see more of this fantastic safari.

Botswana: The Okavango Delta Safari video

Heading into Botswana’s Okavango Delta is always a special experience.  The combination of land and water based safaris, as well as the incredible bio-diversity it has to offer mean that you always leave the safari feeling like you won.

Check out the video of this incredible safari.

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Japan: Winter Wildlife Safari 2013: Day 7

The final morning of the safari had a very nice surprise in store for us.  We woke to an awesome snowfall, which added drastically to the atmosphere of the photos!  To make the morning a little more special, a japanese serow made an appearance midway through the snowfall.  This awkward looking antelope foraged on the cliffs above us for a solid hour before heading back into the hills.  The snow monkeys were as obliging as ever, and had all concentrated in the hot spring because of the cold weather.  All in all, it was the perfect way to end an amazing safari!

Major sightings of the day:

  • Snow monkeys
  • Japanese Serow

Japan: Winter Wildlife Safari 2013: Day 5

After a (very) quick trip on the famous bullet train, we made our way to photograph some of the smartest monkeys cold weather has seen.  This famous troop of monkeys have worked out the easy way to see out the cold of winter – by taking a hot bath!  There is a natural hot spring that runs through the reserve, and every morning, these monkeys make their way up to the spring, and climb in for a bit of rest and relaxation. The spin of of this behaviour, is some very cool photographic opportunities!

Major sightings of the day:

  • Snow monkeys

Japan: Winter Wildlife Safari 2013: Day 4

The day kicked off with us boarding an ice-breaker boat en route to see some very cool eagles.  We had an incredible two and a half hours with the magnificent stellar sea eagles, white-tailed eagles and hundreds of gulls that had pretty much surrounded the boat.  It was an amazing photographic experience having so much choice, with so much action happening almost constantly.  Disembarking, we had a relaxed day, and caught up on some rest and quick image processing, before heading out for a real treat.  We tried our luck attempting to photograph a very rare bird, the Blackiston’s fish owl.  We were rewarded for our (rather chilly) efforts with two visits by the magnificent bird, and even better, we managed to get some images!

Major sightings of the day:

  • Stellar sea eagles
  • White-tailed eagles
  • Various kinds of sea gulls
  • Baird’s beaked whale
  • Blackiston’s fish owl