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Photographer Captures Leopard Eating Crocodile in Tree

Years of traveling the plains of the Mara have etched countless wildlife encounters into my memory. From the heart-stopping chase of a cheetah to the tender moments in prides of lions.

On Safari: A Hands-On With the New OM System OM-1 Mark II

With the announcement of the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-600 F5.0-6.3 IS Lens, wildlife photography has never been more accessible. Professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse recently used both on a wildlife safari in the Masai Mara, and he shares exclusively with PetaPixel his favorite images and initial impressions of the kit's wildlife performance.

One Lens Plus Two Teleconverters Equals One Amazing Safari

Quick question: what’s the best lens for photographing wildlife at different distances? A telephoto zoom, of course, because then you can zoom for the focal length and framing you want. But if that’s true, then why did I take a fixed telephoto with me on the safari I just led to Africa? Because, paired with two teleconverters and one camera feature, it actually gave me MORE focal lengths to work with. Let me explain…

How to Shoot Africa’s Big Five Safari Animals (with a Camera)

Not many other adventure holidays are as alluring as an African safari that comes with the promise of seeing Africa's Big Five animals up close and in the wild. The thrill of coming into contact with wild animals is hard to beat. The following article will provide essential considerations for your next Big Five safari adventure to the African continent.

The Art of Safari: Tips for Shooting African Wildlife

Safari, conjures up beautiful imagery, The wilds of Africa. Endless grasslands which are teeming with wildlife, antelope, zebras, giraffe, buffalo, rhino and herds of elephant all share this beautiful world. But they are being watched and observed by fierce African predators, lions, cheetah, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas lie in wait to ambush these creatures, this game of life and death plays out every day and every night.

Macro Safari: Turn Your Backyard Into a Photo Adventure

Yesterday was a rainy, hazy day at home. I didn’t feel much like going anywhere but I needed to find something to do that didn’t involve sitting or work. I decided to break out one of my macro lenses and a flash with soft box diffuser to go macro hunting around the house.

Rhino Walks Up to Cameraman for a Belly Rub

While shooting for a conservation film about rhino poaching in South Africa, cameraman Garth De Bruno Austin was approached by a wild rhino who was apparently in search of a nice belly rub. The unusual encounter was captured in the 15-second video above.

A Tale of 2 Lenses: Bringing a Long and a Short Lens on a Safari

Mabuasehube in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana, known as the place of big lions was to be the destination of our biennial “Legends” trip and my 1st real bush trip with my Fuji X-series kit.
The challenge would be reach - as all photography is from the vehicle and unlike private game lodges and East African parks, vehicles may not leave the track.

These Rare Wildlife Photos Were Captured with Five Canon DSLR Camera Traps

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas was asked by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) last year to shoot high-quality photos of some of Africa's most elusive animals. It's extremely difficult to stumble upon some of them, so Burrard-Lucas decided to set up 5 Canon DSLR camera traps. Over 3 months, the project managed to capture a large number of beautiful close-up photos of hyenas, lions, leopards, and other skittish creatures.

BTS: Photographing Wildlife in the Land of the Maasai

Photographer Chris Schmid of Morges, Switzerland, recently traveled to Masai Mara, Kenya, to document how the Kenyans living there were helping to preserve their natural environment.

The 3-minute video above is a behind-the-scenes look at Schmid's journey.

Hippo Lunges Out of the Water At a Photo Safari Boat

Hippos are huge, but they're deceptively fast underwater. Photographer Craig Clive Jackson was recently on a photo safari in Botswana when the boat he was sitting in was charged by a gigantic hippopotamus. He caught the whole experience on camera in the video above.

Geotagged Wildlife Photos Help Poachers Kill Endangered Animals

If you care about endangered animals that are hunted for their parts, here's something important you should keep in mind: make sure you scrub the GPS data on the images prior to sharing them online. Poachers have reportedly been turning to geotagged photos on social networks in order to find out where they can make their next kill.

And Then a Cheetah Licked My GoPro…

The title of this post is what we imagine safari guide Matthew Copham says whenever he tells people about his most recent adventure.... well, that or, "and then a cheetah tried to eat my GoPro." As far as the response he gets, we expect it involves copious amount of Awwwww.

High Fashion Photos Depict Models as the Five Major Internet Browsers

What if girls were Internet browsers? That's the question that fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta had been dying to answer for a long time before she finally got her chance in Fashion Affair Magazine.

The resulting photographs try to capture the essence of each of the five major Internet browsers -- Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari -- in a high-fashion sort of way.

Giraffic Park: When Photographing on a Safari, Beware the Hormonal Giraffes

If you ever take your camera on a safari to photograph animals in the wild, here's one animal you should be careful around: the giraffe.

Sure, it doesn't have a dangerous reputation like lions or other fierce animals at the top of the food chain, but if you're not careful around the world's tallest terrestrial animal---especially the hormonal ones---you may quickly find yourself in a situation that's strangely similar to a famous scene in the movie Jurassic Park.

Photographs of Wildlife in Africa Captured from Intimate Perspectives

Remote cameras can give photographers perspectives they ordinarily wouldn't be able to capture, and these photographs by photographer Anup Shah show just that. For his project titled Serengeti Spy, Shah traveled to the African savannah in the Serengeti and the Massai Mara and photographed the wild animals using a remote camera.