Images from my September 2018 Safaris
Animal Portraits & Action Captures
Each safari brings a wealth of wildlife encounters for my guests. I feel like I have come to know some of these animals through multiple sightings from year to year.
Safari images taken in South Africa can be very intimate since we are often able to get very close to the wildlife. Between our proximity and our medium range lenses, it is possible to get eye to eye portraits of our subjects displaying all the details of their faces and sometimes even reading their story in their eyes.
In contrast we are often witness to fast moving moments in the animals life played out right in front of our cameras and safari vehicle.
I thought it would be nice to precent couplets of images contrasting these two common image styles. Each was taken while in the Greater Kruger Park private reserves, Kruger Park, and the Sabi Sands Reserve.
The lenses used were my
Canon EF 24 – 105 F 4 IS and my EF 100 – 400mm F4.5 – 5.6L IS II
Resting like a typical cat, this lion surveys her surroundings from a mound
(ok, not an action shot exactly, but a neat contrast between adult and cub)
Love the feeling I get on safari as if I am part of these animals’ daily life. A precious few hours spent in their world indeed!
I hope you enjoyed my selections and pairings and found inspiration in them.