Featured Pic Baboon Landing

Featured Pic Month Winner – June 2016

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Congratulations to Annemarie du Plessis, our Featured Pic Month Winner.

Please scroll down to week 3 to see her Entry.

See our Featured Pic page for details on how to enter your wildlife entry.

June 2016, Week 5: Elephant for Scale

Featured Pic Elephant for Scale

Photo by Denis Charles.

Camera: Canon EOS 1D-X Mark II, Lens: Zeiss Distagon ZE f/2.8 21mm

Settings: ISO 100, 21mm f/2.8 @ 1/800 sec

Denis’ Description: I wanted to take a few wide angle shots of the landscape of the Masai Mara. It was evening and we were spending an hour or so just watching this elephant graze. There was a gentle breeze blowing and it was very peaceful! This is one of the shots that I composed with the elephant in the center to emphasize the landscape and provide scale. I processed the image in black and white because of the high contrast lighting. Somewhat counter-intuitively the vast horizons made keeping them flat a bit of a challenge.

June 2016, Week 4: BW Giraffe

Featured pic - BW Giraffe

Photo by Colin Taylor.

Camera: Canon 6D, 24-105mm f/4L lens

Settings: f/16, 1/200sec, ISO 200

Colin’s Description: Photo was taken on the S37 gravel road between Sweni Bird Hide and the H1-3 tar road. One of my favourite roads in the Kruger and one of the few places in the south of the park with beautiful open savanna landscape.

June 2016, Week 3: Baboon Launching, Baboon Landing

Featured Pic Baboon Landing


Featured Pic Baboon Landing


Two photos by Annemarie du Plessis are featured this week.

Camera: Canon 7D Mark ii

Settings: f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 250, FOCAL LENGTH 400MM,no flash.

Annemarie’s Description: We held our breaths with each baboon crossing  the Sabie river (Kruger), by jumping from rock to rock over crocodile territory. The next moment this female baboon jumped with her baby…save under her belly and with an extra arm of the mother for double safety! The sun was behind us, so I could get the full advantage of light on the baby’s face!

June 2016, Week 2: Masego

Featured Pic - Richard Toward

Richard Toward a keen amateur photographer based in the UK. The leopard is Masego who resides in the Kgalagadi National Park. The shot was taken on a recent trip to the park with his wife and friends. For his feature, Richard receives an Amazon voucher.

Camera: Nikon D5300

Settings: F/5.6, ISO 400 at 1/500.

Richard’s Description: Masego was on the roadside when we arrived with a kill in her mouth. She proceeded to sit down under the tree next to our vehicle and devour what we thought may have been an entire Jackal. We sat and watched spell bound for ages taking loads of shots as you can imagine. A once in a lifetime opportunity and very blessed to have seen.


June 2016, Week 1: Love in the Long Grass

WLR Featured Pic

Congratulations to Anna Pujol for getting the weekly feature. Your $10 Amazon voucher is on its way.

Camera: 400D

Location: Serengeti National Park

Izak Van Heerden
Izak is a writer, photographer and wildlife enthusiast. When he moves on from this world, he does not want to leave his grandchildren a planet without lions, rhinos and elephants.

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