WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic for January 2017

WhereLionsroam Featured Pics for January 2017

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In January the following photographers were featured:

  • Matthew Poole
  • Peet Strydom
  • Johan Mocke
  • Michael Cohen

[See]: Our current WLR Featured Pics

To submit your work for a feature on Where Lions Roam, just drop us an email at featuredpic@wherelionsroam.com with a resized photo (1000 pixels on the long edge). You remain the owner of the photo, we will link to your site and you can watermark your work.

January 2017, Week 4: Matthew Poole

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Matthew Poole

Photo © Matthew Poole

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II, Lens: Canon 70-200 F2.8 Lens (200mm Zoom)
ISO: ISO 400
F/stop: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/1000 sec

Matthew’s Description:

After waking up to lions roaring, we set out tracking them. We eventually found a coalition of 2 dominant male lions. Shortly after finding them they started to hunt a herd of Zebra in the long grass. To get the shot i was looking for I did a big loop and waited for them to walk into picture with the perfect morning light and wind in their manes!

January 2017, Week 3: Peet Strydom

#WhereLionsRoam Featured PIC Peet Strydom

Photo © Peet Strydom

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II, Lens: Canon EF500mm with Camera Crop gives you an effective 820mm
ISO: ISO 640
F/stop: f/5.6
Shutter: 1/2500 sec

Peet’s description

This photo was taken from a boat on a safari in the Okavango Panhandle close to Shakawe in Botswana.

Due to the 500mm lens and added crop factor of the camera I could only focus on a section of the fish eagle.

[Editors Note: Getting the focus on the Eagle’s eye through the wing had to be extremely challenging. Nine times out of ten the camera will focus on the wing and spoil the shot]

January 2017, Week 2: Johan Mocke

Where Lions Roam Featured Pic Johan Mocke

Photo © Johan Mocke

Camera: Nikon D700, 70-200 Lens
ISO: ISO 640
F/stop: f/6.3
Shutter: 1/640 sec

Johan’s description

This photo was taken at 18h30, 10 December just south of Nossop. These two had been at it since 12h00 that afternoon – we left for camp for an hour two and came back at around 16h00. The loving couple had just left the waterhole and we found them on the road. My challenge was to get a shot from the front, so I had to go park a long distance in front of them. Other cars in the background spoiled the background but eventually we got a good shot and I managed to capture the expression on their faces.

January 2017, Week 1: Michael Cohen – Lonely Wildebeest

WhereLionsRoam Featured Pic Mike Cohen

Photo © Michael J. Cohen

Camera: Canon 1Dx
ISO: ISO of 400
Focal length: 200mm
F/stop: f/8.0
Shutter: 1/1600sec

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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