2018-03-20: WPC: I’d rather be…

There’s a simple answer to the question posed in this week’s photo challenge “Where would you rather be?”.

I’d rather be on safari!

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I’d rather be watching the sun set over the bush with a glass of wine in hand, and great company to have a chat with.
I’d rather be watching the birds from the shade of a lodge veranda.
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I’d rather be looking out at the vast expanse of the universe, listening to the sounds of the bush at night.
I’d rather be taking the opportunity to discover new cultures.
I’d rather be out learning and experiencing different ways of life.
I’d rather be looking at this view over lunch, than working away on my computer. 
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I’d rather be dealing with this type of traffic while out for a drive.
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And of course, I’d much rather be hanging around with elephants.


WPC: I’d rather be

2018-03-18: Multiple Exposure Project

I was inspired to create something using local images this week.  My multiple exposure composite image of the week is a red fox merged with a night sky image, both captured on my property.

I’ve only had a fleeting glimpse of one fox this winter; perhaps this will bring me luck to start seeing them more frequently again.

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2018-03-12: Monochrome Monday

Happy Monday everyone!  To start the week, I thought I’d share a group of mangy lion cubs, spotted near Ngala Camp last year.  This was an excellent lion sighting; during the time we spent with them, we saw lots of interaction amongst the cubs and between the cubs and their moms and aunties.  The pride males paid the group a brief visit, and we even had the opportunity to watch the little ones suckle and take trips to drink out of a deep puddle.  There are a lot of times that you find lions in the daytime (or anytime really) and they do nothing but lay around like lumps, so it was wonderful to have so much going on during this sighting.


A group of lion cubs, under the watchful eyes of one of the pride females.  Ngala Camp, May 2017.

2018-03-11: Multiple Exposure Project

I’m really finding creating these composite images to be a fun project for the month.  I’m again digging through my archives to find images that, to me, just work together.  This leopard was a fairly young male that I photographed in the Okavango Delta last May, and the sunset image is from a different trip to the delta, in 2015.

I had initially had another vision for this image using two very specific photographs, but they just didn’t want to play nicely together.

I hope you enjoy what I have come up with this week.



2018-03-06: WPC – Out of this world

The photo challenge topic of the week is out of this world.  I’ve chosen to share a stitched panorama image that I shot while exploring the Skeleton Coast in Namibia.  We flew to the coast from camp for a day of exploration, and as we were driving through the dunes we came across this beautiful oasis in the middle of vast tracts of featureless sand dunes. It truly was an out of this world landscape to see.

WPC: Out of this world