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MORE FROM THE PORCH
I have to retract what I said yesterday about using the Canon 5Ds to shoot wildlife. Today a red colobus monkey paid a visit and I was really happy with the quality of the image - again painterly - but lends itself nicely to the setting. Because there are so many pixels to contend with, it doesn't take much for the image to look out of focus - even using a tripod. Just the slightest movement - which wasn't a problem with the lobster and fish that were delivered this morning!
The Red Colobus is endemic to the Zanzibar Archipelago and is classified endangered due to deforestation of their habitat, they're viewed as a source of meat and considered by many to be bad luck. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago
THE LAZY PHOTOGRAPHER
Shooting in Zanzibar is some of the most enjoyable photography I've done in a long time - mainly because I don't have to leave the bungalow porch and can read most of the day and still grab a few shots.
The photos take a minimum of processing also. As someone pointed out, they're more like paintings than photographs. I'm using Canon's 5Ds, a 50.6 MP camera, which gives it that 'painterly' look. I don't care much for the camera shooting wildlife, but it's perfect for this sort of set-up.
Another three weeks of this! ... See MoreSee Less
I can't decide which image I like better. Especially love the aqua color juxtaposed against the clothing. Beautiful!
It's the perfect place for peace, tranquillity and photography
Can't they find anything for you to paint, sheeesh
The colors of the water are luscious juxtaposed against the colors of the clothes. A beautiful rest stop..enjoy!!
Don't wear yourself out.
Such fabulous colours
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5 days ago
OUT COMES THE CAMERA!
After a nice rest from photography, it's time to unpack the cameras. I love the pastels of Zanzibar - particularly Jambiani Beach at low tide. The sand is as white as a salt flat, making for great contrasts in the unreal blues and the colorful garments.
Jambiani Beach, Zanzibar | TANZANIA ... See MoreSee Less
So beautiful on so many levels
I love the colors, particularly the aqua, which lends itself to the feeling of total relaxation. Beam me up, Scotty!
Hurray. I've been waiting for the pictures of this area. Beautiful. I know you are enjoying the "down " time.
Hope you have enjoyed the time. e have missed your wonderful photos!
jambiani beach....just another paradise in the world that no one really knows...awesome
They nearly look like paintings.
Wow what amazing photos Rick xx
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2 weeks ago
RETURN TO ZANZIBAR
Back in Zanzibar for a month or more of R&R - giving us all a break from wildlife photos! Staying in the same beach bungalow. Here are a couple of last year's pics taken from the balcony with an iPhone. It's a beautiful beach from which to watch life pass by....or read a book I might even unpack the camera.
Janbiani Beach | Zanzibar | TANZANIA ... See MoreSee Less
Get some well deserved rest, my friend, and catch some zzzz’s in Zanzibar!! 💤💤🐾🐾😊
You need to learn how to dive. I'm sure I could hook you up with an Instructor.
Looks wonderful Rick, have a relaxing month xx
Aaaaaaaaahhhhh.... I know that spot! ♥️😍♥️
Superb views Rick
Have a great vacation.
AN EXPANSE OF SAVANNAH
The best way to experience the endless savannah of the Serengeti - other than being there - is with a panorama, of which this is but a small one.
Serengeti | TANZANIA ... See MoreSee Less
thank you for sharing---but please be safe!
Feels like he 'owns' the space!
A SENSE OF PANIC
As if the swim isn't hard enough!
2017 Great Migration, Kogatende, Northern Serengeti ... See MoreSee Less
Gives the swim a bit of excitement
Wow! Such powerful beasts 💕
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3 weeks ago
Three well-fed cubs take shade under one of the few trees in the Serengeti savannah while on the same day, a few miles away, a lioness watches over her malnourished cub. Such is the dichotomy of living in the wild.
Serengeti National Park | TANZANIA ... See MoreSee Less
LEOPARD CUBS AT PLAY
I don't take much video (and it rarely looks good on FB anyway), but here are a few secs of a couple of leopard cubs at play.
Kogatende, Northern Serengeti | TANZANIA ... See MoreSee Less
Is this the place we were at during our recent safari?
Lovely video, thank you for sharing 🙏🏼💞💞
Do they ever grow up?
Sweet! Love it! Thank you for sharing!!
Fabulous. Two leopard cubs!
I love this
Any videos of cubs playing is good. Or Leopards period.
Here's a photo of a lesser known cat - the serval - rarely seen but, by no means, endangered. It stands 21-24 inches high at the shoulders and weighs 18-40 pounds.
The serval has the longest legs of any cat relative to its body mass. When hunting - or being hunted - it can leap over 6 feet in the air and spring a distance of 12 feet.
And yes, they're being bred as house pets. Buyer beware!
The Serengeti | TANZANIA ... See MoreSee Less
What breed is it?
Yes, someone told me today that they know someone who has two servals here in the area. Not a wise choice for a pet!
What a perfect capture! Like an overgrown kitty cat!
That would be one craazy house pet! A unique and beautiful feline.
Nice shot! They have such an elegant stride.
Oh wow! Thank you for sharing! I'm sharing!
Great capture of this elusive cat!! <3
She is beautiful.
Love the portrait
What a beauty.
The African safaris for 2017 are sold out.
Inquiries for 2018 are welcome at https://spotlightphotosafaris.com/read-me.
Annually I lead a small select group on a bear guide's UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL photo safari of the great Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears. Group size is strictly limited to six participants.
Enquiries and Bookings are presently being accepted for 2018.
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