Tag : Okavango Delta

Backlit cheetahs, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Backlit cheetahs, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Botswana and a pair of cheetahs are on patrol,  walking slowly through the grass stopping whenever they get to a tree or shrub to scent mark it.

Elephant Tracks, Okavango Delta, Botswana

an image can work without showing the wildlife but by showing evidence of its presence. Here the elephant tracks can be seen entering the water and exiting the water on the far side of the watercourse. No elephants in the shot, but evidence of their presence.

African fish eagle

Late afternoon and an African Fishing Eagle is perched on a branch overlooking the waters of the Okavango Delta.

Clouds Reflected, Okavango Delta, Botswana

The mirror like waters of the Okavango Delta can provide some wonderful reflections.

Baby Elephant with twigs.

A Baby Elephant adorns itself with twigs. Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Elephant, a low viewpoint

Early morning light, the framing flexibility of a zoom lens and a low viewpoint, provide for a dramatic image.

When titans meet

One of the nice features in Adobe Lightroom is its monochrome processing capability.

Giant Eagle Owl, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl – Bubo Lacteus, also known as the Giant Eagle Owl. Early morning, in fact about 20 to 30 minutes before sunrise, so really low light levels. It’s a testament to digital technology that we were able to get useful photographs of these birds at all.

African Darter in tree, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Photographed as it was drying its wings in a tree, darters are a common sight in the Okavango Delta region. The darter (Anhinga rufa), is sometimes called the snakebird because of its habit of swimming with only its head and neck, snake-like, above the water.

Wounded Leopard

Leopards are territorial and will attack or even kill other leopards that enter their vicinity.