Etosha with CNP Safaris delivers the magic

CNP Photographic Safaris to Etosha National Park in Namibia is a highlight on the CNP safari calendar for me. As I sat in the plane en-route to Etosha via Windhoek I reflected on what our photography in Etosha was like in 2013 and what I was hoping for our clients in 2014. Questions like how…

Chobe Lily trotters

Our first four CNP Safaris to the Chobe River have produced some very interesting sightings and good photography opportunities.  All photography is done from our specialist CNP photography boats which allows our clients to shoot from a flat bottomed boat providing a stable platform for the telephoto lenses.  Waterside photography is vastly different from shooting…

Lucky Escape

Last week I wrote about the anguish of the mother Hippo as she stood over the body of her young baby which had been killed and her subsequent retaliation towards other members of the pod.  This sparked serious confrontation towards her by as many as 3 other Hippos at a time.  I do not know what…

The death of a Hippo

I have just returned from the first of our 2014 CNP Photographic Safari to the Chobe River and would like to share a special sighting with you.  One afternoon I decided to go out a bit earlier and visit an area further upstream from Kasane in the hope of finding some of the local predators or…

Backgrounds – Make or break

This blog is titled Backgrounds – Make or Break and I would like to talk about one of the most important aspects in capturing good nature images which is backgrounds and their selection. When photographing animals and birds in the wild, the background of an image is one of the key aspects that can make…

Martial attacks Guinea Fowl

As photographers every on of us has at some stage missed an incredible opportunity to get top class images be it at a sports event or on a safari somewhere.  That feeling of hopelessness as someone walks in front of your camera as you push the shutter or the animal you are tracking decides to…