AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Serengeti - Mara, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Mara, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Mara, Tanzania 2015. Serengeti - Seronera, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Seronera, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Seronera, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Lobo, Tanzania 2015.Ngorongoro, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Mara, Tanzania 2015.Chobe NP, Botswana 2014.Ngorongoro, Tanzania 2015.Chobe NP, Botswana 2014.Okavango Delta, Botswana 2014.Okavango Delta, Botswana 2014.Tarangire, Tanzania 2015.Lake Manyara, Tanzania 2015.Chobe NP, Botswana 2014.Serengeti - Mara, Tanzania 2015.Kruger NP, South Africa 2014.Kruger NP, South Africa, 2014.Serengeti - Great Migration, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti, Tanzania 2015.Chobe NP, Botswana 2014.Serengeti - Seronera, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Seronera, Tanzania 2015.Tarangire, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Lobo, Tanzania 2015.Ngorongoro, Tanzania 2015.Serengeti - Mara, Tanzania 2015.Chobe NP, Botswana 2014.Matopos NP, Zimbabwe 2014.Okavango Delta, Botswana 2014.

 

Wildlife galore, breath-taking landscapes, fascinating and ancient cultures and friendly people, Africa has all this and more wrapped up in the most adventurous trip ever made. More than almost any other worldwide destination, Africa is the land of wildlife. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and crocodiles, together with another 1.100 species of mammals and 2.600 kinds of birds, make Africa a unique continent. Africa also rings with legends: The Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, the snow-capped Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro crater, the Serengeti savannah, the dramatic Victoria Falls and the Great African Migration, these are just a few of the iconic destinations that exceeded our dreams. Besides, the ethnic groups in Africa number in the thousands, some of them inhabiting places of difficult access and maintaining their own languages and traditions. Others, such as the Maasai people, still keep up their traditional nomadic lifestyle and social organization.

All this makes Africa the most incredible place for landscape and documentary photography, and especially, for wildlife photography which is one of the most challenging forms of photography. It does not only require sound technical skills in terms of low light conditions and the need for speed, but also calls for good field craft skills. Generally animals are difficult to approach and thus a knowledge of the animal’s behaviour is needed in order to be able to predict its actions. Last but not least, a bit of luck is also necessary to be in the right place at the right time…

Adventure, action and photography… Well, we are not going to hide it… we do love Africa!

THE NUMBERS OF THE TRIP:

Between 2014 and 2015 we travelled to Africa twice. In total, we covered more than 6.000 kilometres through 6 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. For wildlife viewing we used 4WD vehicles, jeeps, trucks, motorboats, wooden mekoro canoes and helicopters. Also, we experienced walking safaris and night game drives. In total, we took more than 12.000 photographs, shooting more than 50 mammal species and more than 30 kinds of birds in their natural environments. After some months of hard work, we selected the 150 pictures that compose this album. Throughout Africa, we visited 22 natural reserves, including national parks, natural spaces and conservation areas. Among others, those below were our destinations:

  • Kilimanjaro – Tanzania, 2015
  • Lake Manyara NP – Tanzania, 2015
  • Lake Eyasi – Tanzania, 2015
  • Empakai Crater – Tanzania, 2015
  • Ngorongoro CA – Tanzania, 2015
  • Serengeti NP, Seronera – Tanzania, 2015
  • Serengeti NP, Mara – Tanzania, 2015
  • Serengeti NP, Lobo – Tanzania, 2015
  • Lake Natron – Tanzania, 2015
  • Tarangire NP – Tanzania, 2015
  • Johannesburg – South Africa, 2014
  • Kruger NP – South Africa, 2014
  • Great Zimbabwe NM – Zimbabwe, 2014
  • Matopos NP – Zimbabwe, 2014
  • Hwange NP – Zimbabwe, 2014
  • Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe, 2014
  • Victoria Falls – Zambia, 2014
  • Chobe NP – Botswana, 2014
  • Nata – Botswana, 2014
  • Okavango Delta – Botswana, 2014
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Botswana, 2014
  • Central Kalahari Desert – Botswana, 2014

Key:

NP – National Park

CA – Conservation Area

NM – National Monument