In November we featured photos by
- Annemarie du Plessis
- Frans Lomard
- Johan van Eeden
- Mark Perry
- and Denis Smit (Our Featured Pic of 2016)
[Read]: Our current WLR Featured Pics
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November 2016, Week 5: Tusk
Photo by: Annemarie du Plessis
Camera: CANON EOS 7D
Lens: CANON EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Rain in Kruger National Park. We came upon this lonely bull in mopani veld enjoying each drop of rain. He was kicking and pulling tree roots from the wet African soil. I couldn’t resist to zoom in on the white-washed tusk I n the rain. I was stabilizing my camera on a bean bag.
November 2016, Week 4: The Fight
Photo by: Frans Lombard
Camera: Canon 5d Mark 3
Lens: Canon 400 mm 2.8 fixed
I was in the Kgalagadi for the first time with Hannes Rossouw, we were lucky to get 6 nights at Nossob camp.
We went to the Cubitjie Quap waterhole almost every day. Just after 8am one morning these two Jackals got into a fight. The fight was behind the waterhole most of the fight, but when they came out from behind the waterhole I managed to get a few shots, this one was the best one.
November 2016, Week 3: Masai Mara Male Lion
Read: The Male Lion
Photo by: Johan van Eeden.
Camera: Canon 1D MkIV
Lens: Tamron 150 – 600 mm (Photo taken at 309mm)
Aperture: F 5.6
I am very fortunate to be able to work within the hospitality industry and have been managing game lodges in various remote regions across Africa for the past 17 years. I don’t consider myself to be a very experienced photographer but rather an amateur. I take every opportunity to learn from other photographers and love nothing more than to get out on rare occasions with my cameras and a vehicle.
I have two Canon cameras, a Canon 1D MkIV and a Canon 7D Mk2. I have a number of lenses.
The specific photo was taken on 1 September 2014 while we were driving from Keekerok airstrip to Sand River Mara Camp in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. This is one of our Kenyan based camps which is operated by our company the Elewana Collection of lodges. When we came in to land at Keekerok airstrip there were thousands of wildebeest and zebra on either side of the runway and our pilot had to abort the landing twice before we eventually made it onto the airstrip. Besides the many wildebeest and zebra there was also a pride of lions feeding on zebra very close to the airstrip. Exciting start.
It was already quite late as we had landed at around 4 PM and the drive to the camp would take about us about an hour. We left the airstrip and were soon travelling through a nearby range of low rocky outcrops when we spotted a pride of lions on yet another zebra kill. We stopped right next to one of the rocky outcrops and were soon taking photos of the lions on the kill to the left of our vehicle. I took a number of photos and then sensed movement up on the rocks to the right of our vehicle. I suddenly saw this male lion appear and watched as he slowly walked across the rocky outcrop with the perfect blue sky behind him. I was just slightly below him in the game drive vehicle and managed to take a number of photos as he slowly walked across the rocks and down the side to join the other lions on the kill. By now it was around 5 PM already.
I know the speed was very slow for this photo but I managed to rest the camera on a bean bag and as the lion was moving very slowly across the rocks, I managed to get some photos without blurring them too much.
November 2016, Week 2: They See You Before You See Them
The mountain lion or cougar can be found in the Americas. Its territory extends from the Canadian Yukon in the north to the Andes mountains in South America. These creatures are considered to be excellent solitary hunters that are extremely difficult to spot and photograph.
Camera: 5D Mark III
Lens: 70-200mm L
Aperture: F 4
This image was taken in Northern Minnesota. Mark is involved in wildlife, landscape, sports photography and digital photo art. He is also the founder of the U.S. National Photography Enthusiast Group.
November 2016, Week 1: Come Here
Photo by: Denis Smit
Camera: Canon 7D2 Lens: 100-400 IS L lens
Aperture: F 6.3
This was shot at Djuma Lodge in Sabi Sands on a crazy wildlife day where we saw 7 Leopards and 15 Lions including shots of Leopards mating with a perfect reflection in a lake. This shot was taken very early morning. Image was edited in Lightroom (Dehaze, crop, shadow recovery and mild selective lightening where appropriate) as well as my favourite edting programme Nik Colour Efex Pro.