Impalas. Botswana, octobre 2011.
Very timid, this little bird decided to let us shoot pictures after several unsuccessful attempts. Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostra, Râle à bec jaune). Botswana, October 2011.
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, Jacana à poitrine dorée). White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata, Dendrocygne veuf). Water lily (Nymphaeaceae). Botswana, ocotobre 2011.
The bird is a Yellow-billed Oxpecker which had to fly off any time the hippopotamus submerged itself in the dark green waters. It came back as soon as the big perch re-appeared. Botswana, October 2011.
A panorama test I did, investigating the issue of assembling panorama pictures with mobile subjects (an elephant moves, much more than you would believe, I assure you), made out of several pictures shot with a 400mm tele-lens to catch the sunset on the Chobe River, North of Botswana. The merging operation was done (back to… Read More
An astonishing little African antelope living in the rocks. Nearly impossible to see, we only found it thanks to the bright eyes of Frédérique Massenet who was the only one able to recognize the animal even perched on top of its rock right in the sunset light. For the photographers really willing to know, the… Read More
At the end of the day, most birds try to perch (they are thus better protected against predators). In an area with a high animal density like Botswana, it allows some interesting encounters like this juvenile grey heron and these three openbill storks. As can be well seen in this picture, the name of the… Read More
Botswana, October 2011. Nota bene: If you want to see (and hear) a babay cheetah mewing, I suggest that you go and visit YLoveBigCats.