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Photographing Brazil’s Pantanal

A recent trip to the Pantanal region of Brazil provided some fabulous wildlife photo opportunities.  Today a brief review of some of my many pictures (see the slideshow on the home page for some more) from this region. At the time of posting,  I’m still on the road with limited computer/internet access so,  a more substantial update will occur in a couple of weeks time.   ~KD.

Pyramid and sky, Giza, Egypt.

In ancient times these pyramids were covered in polished white limestone and would have been dazzling, reflecting the sunlight. Over the years the limestone has weathered away, been broken/damaged by earthquakes, or deliberately removed.

Pyramids in sepia

Some of the pyramids are believed to have been built over a period of about 20 years and would have required a workforce of as many as 200,000 people.

The Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan, Egypt

It’s said that Agatha Christie wrote “Death on the Nile” whilst staying there and a film based on the novel was shot there in the 1970s.

Secrets of the Pharaohs

hieroglyphics carved in stone millennia ago still visible today,  but what do they mean? 

Nile River reflections.

The River Nile near Aswan, Egypt, and the water gives a near-perfect golden metallic reflection.

Valley of the Queens, Luxor, Egypt

all shots were handheld, but with the low speed of the flight and all the elements of the image being distant, compiling the shots necessary for a panoramic was possible.

The Lone Cyclist, Luxor.

a testament to the extraordinary technical capability of modern digital cameras

Felucca

Felucca twilight, Aswan, Egypt

A felucca sails down the River Nile by the town of Aswan, a scene repeated for thousands of years.

The shopfront, Cairo

brightly coloured, elegant,  figures and the somewhat drab,  crumpled,  appearance of the man provide for an interesting juxtaposition.

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