As I sit here with the family about to start the food prep for Thanksgiving – US Army style in Germany, I am starting to process or reprocess some of my images that have been untouched since I shot them. The shot below was taken in a remote area of Northwestern Tasmania this past spring while traveling with Jaime Dormer and Eva Ho. Our objective was to explore the more remote areas of Northwest Tasmania. Under the guidance of Jaime, we really saw some incredible sights. In many cases we had to push ourselves a bit to get into the best shooting position, but it was worth it. For me, this is a must do again trip. Next time I want to spend a great deal of time along the rocky shores of this remote area and hopefully some aerial work.
Botswana Safari: Linyanti, Day 6
Two days ago, Adobe released a much needed update to the import dialogue feature. This update resets the previous LR catastrophe with an attempted improvement to the import function. While I doubt we will see this type of situation again, I think it is good practice to UN-check the automatic update function until a number of reviews indicate that all is well. Thanks for the early Christmas present Adobe.
Our first full day on the Chobe River was nothing but pure excitement. Following a very early rise, we found ourselves in African fish eagle heaven!
We were surrounded by the sound of the fish eagle's unique calls, which have been dubbed the "sound of Africa." As they throw their head back, their loud squawks can be heard over very long distances – and there is no other call like it.
We gained a deep appreciation for their unbelievable accuracy while hunting. We watched them make calculated dives to snatch their prey right off of the surface of the water (the fish they catch can be up to two pounds and swimming as deep as five inches below the surface).
Harry Mills took the image below; he used a Nikon D810 and the new 300mm fluorite lens. Man, this baby is sharp, and I will soon own one!
We took our last bush flight to Kasane and settled into Chobe Savanna Lodge along the banks of Namibia. After border crossing and customs, we were ready for our first afternoon on the river.
The Chobe River is all about birds, and occasionally catching elephants swim across the river; today was no exception: elephants were everywhere, and there were birds galore!
I’ll give you more details on our sightings along the river soon but first, check out this photo taken by my client, Jim Guerard at our last camp. Jim caught the evening light falling on a large male leopard – a great shot!
We’re airborne today! We spent our second full day at Linyanti shooting aerial photography with the wonderful folks at Helicopter Horizons. As we flew from camp to the border of Namibia, the aerial perspective allowed us to see intricate patterns formed by wetlands and grassy islands weaving through the landscape. Observing wildlife from this perspective gave us a deeper understanding of their behavior – it was a wonderful day!