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This lioness was making her way from the plains to the koppies of the Serengeti. She was heavily pregnant, but when we followed her to the koppie, we saw her move some very young cubs. Another female who was there had an injury so we assumed that this girl was helping out her sister with the cubs. #wildeyesa #bigcatswildlife #naturesbestphotomagazine . #thisiswhywildeye #wildnature_shotz #discoverwildlife #shots_of_animals #animalgurus #africageo #marvelouz_animals #wildlifeofafrica #africanamazing #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_inspired #africageographic #wildestafrica #onlyafrica #natgeo_africa #wildlife_focus #wu_africa #wildplanetphotomag #OlympusUK #DiscoverAfricaWildlife #wu_africa #natureisfuckinglit #natgeoimagecollection #raw_africa_ #atrpitchpitcha #serengeti #big_cats_world #wildlife_focus #lions.realm

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Thanks @grant_scott_photo for the #PanShotChallenge • • If you’ve been lucky enough to witness a Mara river crossing, you’ll know that you’re fixated on the entrance to the river, but often forget about the action on the other side • On this particular occasion, after about an hour of photographing the river action, we encouraged guests to simply turn around and attempt ‘uncomfortable’ techniques of what was going on around them • #WildEyeSA #Mara #MasaiMara #BlackandWhite #blur #wildlifephotography #Kenya #ThisIsWhyWildEye

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I have had multiple people ask me how I edited this image and so here it is. This is not my usual style of processing as I try and keep scenes looking as natural as possible. This moment just offered me the opportunity to experiment and it worked. I hope you learn something from and enjoy this video. If there are any of my other images you’d like to see me edit, please let me know. #WildEyeSa #ThisIsWhyWildEye #Lightroom #LightroomTutorial #Gorilla #Uganda #BucketList #Explore #Motivation #inspiration #Safari #PhotoSafari #MustDo #BestPlaceToGo #FunThingToDo #PlacesToSee #Africa #EastAfrica #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Natgeo #NageoWild #WishList

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Staying with the lion theme - keep the dream alive!... • Use your period staying-at-home to plan your next bucket-list trip...use it to explore the unconventional, like #southluangwa in Zambia or #manapools... • Keep the dream alive...the dream of Africa and her wildlife! • #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa#lion #bigfive #bigcats #naturephotography #africanportraits #wildeyesa #photosafari #naturesbest #igscwildlife #bestanimal #wildlifevision #wildlife_perfection #africanintuition #southluangwa #nsefusector #robinpopesafaris #edwardselfephotosafaris @edward_selfe_photo_safaris @wildeyesa

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Today I was scheduled to leave Johannesburg to host a @wildeyesa Madikwe Safari. Looking at the time now, 13:15, my guests and I would have been checked into Nkurru lodge by now, enjoying what I know would of been an incredible lunch all while having an informative chat about game movements & the afternoon plan with the good man you see behind me here, @grant_marcus Saddens me knowing that we will not be sharing special moments and some great laughs with you this weeks. Missing you my friend and do hope we get to catch up soon. Stay safe out there and please send @bushbabymonique Zulu and the incredible Nakuru team (if they are there) my love. #WildEyeSa #ThisIsWhyWildEye #SouthAfrica #Madikwe #Safari #Friends #BucketList #Explore #Motivation #inspiration #Safari #PhotoSafari #MustDo #BestPlaceToGo #FunThingToDo #PlacesToSee #Africa

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Got challenged by friend & fellow wildlife photographer @brettrouxphotography to post a motion-blur image, so here goes. Thanks bud! So yes, it’s out of focus for the most part but the attention is on the head & eyes. Another name for this kind of photography is “intentional blur”. I wanted to keep the focus on the cat’s intensity, the eyes, the shoulder blades & the stalk. When you slow down bits & make other appear to move faster you tell a more accurate story. Make sense? Hope you enjoyed this one. #ThisIsWhyWildEye @wildeyesa #leopard #sonyalpha #timbavati #southafrica #motionblur #photooftheday #photosafari #wildlifephotography

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#tbt to that time had to wait for a young leopard to venture out from beneath a game viewer in Hwange, Zimbabwe. #ThisIsWhyWildEye #wildeyesa #leopard #hwange #somalisa #photosafari #onlyinafrica #travelafrica #nategeowild @africanbushcamps

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Today I completed a blog as to why I love photographing mountain gorilla. It is a long one but I believe it is super informative and will help you if you ever decide to embark on this incredible adventure. It will be live on the @wildeyesa website and ready for you all to read in the next couple of days, do not miss out! For now, go check out some of the other incredible blogs for you to read @ - www.wild-eye.com #WildEyeSa #ThisIsWhyWildEye #Uganda #Bwindi #Gorilla #GorillaTrekking #Blog #Education #BucketList #Explore #Motivation #inspiration #Safari #PhotoSafari #MustDo #PhotoOfTheDay

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You are strong. No question about it. Don't doubt yourself. Now go pour a Gin and Tonic, or Amarula coffee... And sit with your eyes closed and picture yourself in the bush, on #Safari, with your best tribe (family, friends, colleagues), imagine the best sunset you've ever seen... And breath.... And sip.... And breath.... Missing the sunsets the most today, grey cold and rainy, #londonweather in #johannesburg... #WildEyeSA #thisiswhywildeye #changethewayyouseetheworld #sunset #maratriangle #kenya #tribe #lockdown #takecareofyourself

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Another shot from the crazy hyena/hippo sighting that I posted about a few months ago. Hyenas are so misunderstood! Great blog written by @marlondutoit if you are interested in a different perspective. 🙌🏼 https://www.wild-eye.com/2020/03/28/the-spotted-hyena/

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What a #ThrowBackThursday @gerryvanderwalt Svínafellsjökull is an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Europe. It is one of the country’s most popular places for glacier hiking due to its incredible formations and excellent views. What is do to be back there now 🙏🏼 #WildEyeSA #ThisIsWhyWildEye #iceland #icelandbest #icelandshots #icelandictours #icelandicnature #BucketList #Explore #Motivation #inspiration #Safari #PhotoSafari #MustDo #BestPlaceToGo #FunThingToDo #PlacesToSee

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“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly” Found this White "fluffy" caterpillar after one of our gorilla treks and some more on our forest walk that night (nighttime shot posted early on my account) #caterpillar #furrycaterpillar #whitefurrycaterpillar #creaturesbigandsmall #iphonevideo #furrywhitecaterpillar #spilosomavirginica #odzala #congo #letspreservewhatwehave #ecotravel #wildlifephotography #thisisafrica #underafricanskies #changethewayyouseetheworld #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa

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Sunset, birds and ocean. • • • Playing around with a slower shutterspeed can help create a unique photo. I like how it allowed some of the birds to be sharp while others are in motion.

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“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly” “Sound On” Found this White "fluffy" caterpillar after one of our gorilla treks and some more on our forest walk that night (nighttime shot posted early on my account) #caterpillar #furrycaterpillar #whitefurrycaterpillar #creaturesbigandsmall #iphonevideo #furrywhitecaterpillar #spilosomavirginica #odzala #congo #letspreservewhatwehave #ecotravel #wildlifephotography #thisisafrica #underafricanskies #changethewayyouseetheworld #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa

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Arrived at a sighting “leopard in tree”….but he was just coming down that tree… only able to get a few shots of him before he headed into the bush. #leopard #bigcatsofinstagram #africaamazing #blackandwhite #serengeti #tanzania #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa #loving_africa #shots_of_animals #africageo #natgeo_africa

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What an incredible catchup this morning. Thank you so very much and a special thank to you Rich and @karenallen3135 for not only being the incredible people you are but for also introducing me to the one of the most incredible groups of people I’ve ever met who I now get to call my friends. #TrulyBlessed A note from my side, stay positive, stay safe and never to lose sight of your hopes and dreams! When this passes and our lives are right way up again, it’s going to be 100% Epic (yes this ones for you Kirsty)! Here is to a fun future! P.S. love the @wildeyesa water bottles 🙌🏻 #WildEyeSA #ThisIsWhyWildEye #Friends #Friendship #Zoom #ZoomCatchUp #CatchUp #Hope #HaveFaith #Believe #ShapeYourFuture #SelfIsolation #Corona #CoronaVirus #Covid19 #StaySafe #FlatternTheCurve #ChatSoon

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After the lioness survived the elephants, she stayed high up in the tree for hours. She was in no rush to come down from her safe place. But we waited patiently and luckily she took her time. As you can see she chose the perfect time. The sky started to get a burst of orange through the layer of storm clouds that perfectly aligned with her. The whole afternoon spent with her was an unforgettable experience and we were spoiled all the way through.

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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson #pillbug #pillbeetles #odzala #congo #letspreservewhatwehave #ecotravel #wildlifephotography #thisisafrica #underafricanskies #changethewayyouseetheworld #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa

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What do I miss most about travel? Amazing sunrises like this!! 📸🌍🙌🏼🔥 . . . #masaimara #sunrise #wildeyesa #kenya #africa #myhappyplace #thisisafrica #thisiswhywildeye #safari #photosafari #naturelovers #travel #travelphotography #shotoniphone #wildlife

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Northern Lights Photography . Nothing sums up the magic of the night sky quite like the aurora borealis. The ethereal northern lights have inspired wonder and awe for generations, and is truly a privilege to capture them glowing high above pristine Arctic landscapes. . This image was taken during the Northern Lights & Ice Caves of Iceland earlier this year. . Shooting these spectacular lights are very similar to astro photography settings but there are a few things to keep in mind that I listed below; . - Manual mode - Turn your lens stabilizer off - Set your lens focus to infinity - ISO depends on how bright the lights are, start on 800 if they are bright but you may need to push to 1600-3200 if not more. - Set your aperture to its widest, f1.4/f2.8 - Auroras move slowly so try a 12-20 second exposure. For vague auroras you may need an exposure of 20-25 seconds and for fast moving Auroras an exposure of 5-10 seconds may be more than enough. . The last two but also very important tips for shooting the Auroras is to make sure your camera is mounted to a sturdy tripod, on firm ground and out of any strong winds. Also make use of a remote to fire your trigger or just set your shutter drive to a two second delay in order to eliminate any vibration on the camera. . Here are the settings I used to create the image above; - Manual Mode - ISO 2000 - f/2.8 - 25 second exposure . Please feel free to send us a direct message if you have any questions and/or if you’d like to learn more about shooting the Northern Lights. . Images and text: @michael.laubscher Wild Eye Expedition and Tour Leader . . . #WildEyeSA #ThisIsWhyWildEye #NortherLights #LandscapePhotography #Iceland #Nature #AuroraBorealis #BucketList #Arctic #PhotoTour #PhotoTips

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Cuteness overload 😻 That fluff! Unfortunately cheetah cubs are often snatched from their mothers in the wild to feed a demand for pet cheetahs in wealthy gulf countries. At least with the world in lockdown, these little ones are safe ❤️

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How many of you are longing for happy safari moments like this? 📸- @grant_scott_photo #WildEyeSA #ThisIsWhyWildEye #Safari #Kenya #MasaiMara #FunTimes #GreatMemories #Hope #HaveFaith #Believe #ShapeYourFuture

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Posting this to say thanks to @lionwhisperersa for the epic LIVE conversation today. We covered a broad range of topics mostly related to lions, from lion personalities, being in such close contact to them, conservation of lions throughout Africa, the Tiger King & even a light touch on canned hunting & breeding with South Africa. To the people who viewed, thank you for joining! If you MISSED it, check out my IG story to catch the chat. This image was captured some years ago in the Sabi Sands, South Africa. It was a crips winters morning & the lions hot breath ignited the chilly early morning air. #ThisIsWhyWildEye @wildeyesa #sonyAlpha #beAlpha @sonyalphasa #lion #sabisands #singita_ #photosafari #wildlifephotography

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How old am I? Here is a tip for your future research, “notice that the moms chest/belly is nowhere near this little ones back” 😉 Leave your answer in the comments below 🙏🏼 #WildEyeSa #ThisIsWhyWildEye #Quizz #BabyElephant #Elephant #BucketList #Explore #Motivation #inspiration #Safari #PhotoSafari #MustDo #BestPlaceToGo #FunThingToDo #PlacesToSee #Africa

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Did you know that elephant dung has so many benefits? Wet or dry that is... 🐘💩😆 This is no joke... Apart from a food (undigested fruit in the dung) and life saving water source elephant dung has a few more uses I’ll list below; • - Mosquito repellent (burning dry dung) • - Mild pain killer and a remedy for a bleeding nose. Because elephant eat many herby plants, in hailing the smoke from dry dung can be a one-stop-shop for traditional healing. • - A home. Not for humans of course but a lump of elephant dung acts as home to many smaller creatures. • - Fertiliser. Subsistence farmers have been using elephant dung as a type of fertiliser for generations. Because they digest so little of their food, elephant dung makes for excellent compost. • There are many more uses for this usually frowned upon by product but one more I’d like to share with you is not an “official use” but a fun one. • - Elephant dung toss competition. Played amounts fellow guides & guests willing to participate only to to see who can through a big ball of poop the furtherest 😂 • My question to you is, have you or will you take part in this non official bush #Olympics event? • #WildEyeSa #ThisIsWhyWildEye #SouthAfrica #SabiSand #SabiSabiReserve #Elephant #Poop #Dung #ElephantDung #BucketList #Explore #Motivation #inspiration #Safari #PhotoSafari #MustDo #BestPlaceToGo #FunThingToDo #PlacesToSee

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The ideal self-isolation location if you ask me! We often comment on how big the rooms at so many of the camps we visit are and the rooms @beho_beho_selous are no different. A double bed, day bed, a lounge area with a view to die for, splash pool and sun lounger, en suite bathroom AND and outdoor shower. What more could one ask for? Tag someone you’d love to share this location with! #wildeyesa #travelblogger #selous #safari #travelwild #wildlifephotography #safari #luxurytravel #lodge #thisiswhywildeye

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A river is a river, always there, and yet the water flowing through it is never the same water and is never still. It's always changing and is always on the move. And over time the river itself changes too. #africanforestbuffalo #forestbuffalo #buffalo #lekoliriver #synceruscaffernanus #horns #buffalohorns #oxpecker #bai #odzala #congo #letspreservewhatwehave #ecotravel #wildlifephotography #thisisafrica #underafricanskies #changethewayyouseetheworld #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa

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FREE PRINTS!!! April is my birthday month and I thought, what better way to celebrate than to give away free prints. The only thing you pay for is material and shipping, that’s it. Link is in my bio. 📸❤️🎂😊 . . . #lion #lioness #masaimara #wildeyesa #safari #photosafari #africa #wild #wildlife #wildlifephotography #kenya #thisisafrica #thisiswhywildeye #savethelions #bigfive #visitafrica #photographyasart #bigcat #catsofinstagram #catlover #natgeoyourshot #bbcearth #prints

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A lion with no battle wounds is no true lion. Fear less; dominate more! #WildEyeSa #ThisIsWhyWildEye #Tanzania #Ndutu #Serengeti #Lion #BucketList #Explore #Motivation #inspiration #Safari #PhotoSafari

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On the other side of the glass... the answer to @michael.laubscher Mike’s recent story & an upcoming blog post titled “iPhone Photography on Safari”. The sneaky Hornbill used to be a regular visitor over breakfast and lunch and was quite bold and cooperative; we managed to get some decent photos and videos from the phone even without the glass. _____________________________________________ #ThisIsWhyWildEye #SouthAfrica #Madikwe #africa #hornbill #bird #BestPlaceToGo #BucketList #discover_earth #earth #iphone #iphonevideo #Motivation #Nature #NaturePhotography #passionpassport #Photographer #Safari #travel #wild #wildlife #WildlifePhotography #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeconservation #video #wildlifevideo #wildlifevideos #quarantinelife #weareinthistogether #lockdown _____________________________________________ @tinytrunkphotography @dhruti.mistry73 @apple @wildeyesa

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MAKE WAY: coming in for the landing... I still remember this. It was right outside the @wildeyesa camp. And I promise you, earlier onion the day, i had seen the oxpeckers on buffalo and I thought wouldn't it be amazing if they were on a zebra. (You know that photographer thing of always wishing animals did something amazing like they do in your head). And lo- and behold nature gave me a gift that day... we were driving out and I saw this zebra full of oxpeckers and I remember shouting omg waitttttt... and the car skidded and they all flew off the first zebra but then landed in perfect time onto this handsome one... I think this was shot of the day for me. Not in terms of a hero shot. But in terms of a hero moment. - - - - - - #wildlife_vision #wildlifephotography #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa #wildlifephotographer #wildlifephotos #wildlifeplanet #shots_of_animals #onlyafrica #bbcwildlifepotd #natgeocreative #yourshotphotographer @bbcwildlifemagazine #raw_africa_ #claws_n_wings #earthcapture #zebra #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #bigcatswildlife #kenyawildlife #marvelous_animals #splendid_animal #spoken_wildlife #canon5dmarkiv #capturethewild #reall_nature #natureisfuckinglit #natgeocreative #animal_sultans #wildlife_photography #wildlife

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The highly endangered Ground Horn Bill...two of them with their breakfast! And the beautiful Crowned Cranes working together to build a nest #birdsofinstagram #groundhornbill #crownedcrane #endangered #shots_of_animals #africamazing #wildlife #africanwildlife #birds #africageo #natgeo_africa #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa

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How can I describe this magical light show? To be honest, I cannot... This was one of my most incredible moments in time. - inspirational - moving - humbling A blessing to say the least, I am grateful, I home hopeful and I am excited for many more of these awe-inspiring moments in the future. #WildEyeSA #ThisIsWhyWildEye #iceland #NorthernLights #AuroraBorealis #icelandcheckin #icelandbest #icelandshots #icelandnature #icelandlight #BucketList #Explore #Motivation #inspiration #Safari #PhotoSafari #MustDo #BestPlaceToGo #FunThingToDo #PlacesToSee

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“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts - William Hazlitt” How can one explain the feeling in words that will do it justice #buffalo #synceruscaffernanus #horns #buffalohorns #bushbuck #harnessedbushbuck #kewel #tragelaphusscriptus #antelope #rainforest #langocamp #odzala #congo #letspreservewhatwehave #ecotravel #wildlifephotography #thisisafrica #underafricanskies #changethewayyouseetheworld #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa

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If I could wake up tomorrow somewhere new, this is one place I'd like to wake up in. . . . #masaimara #kenya #photography #safari #travel #sunrise #thisiswhywildeye

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Of all the big cats that I’ve been fortunate enough to see, the leopard is still my favourite. They have the most intense and beautiful eyes. We were so lucky to find this beautiful lady (and have her all to ourselves) at the end of our day! #leopard #thisiswhywildeye #wildeyesa #uganda #queenelizabethnationalpark #wildlifephotography #bigcats

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Chameleon. The ‘Old world lizard’ . These are eye opening times. Stay safe friends. Stay home if you are not an essential service. To our essential service angels. Thank you🙏 #earth #respect #treadkindly #oneworld #thisiswhywildeye #wonderousnature #pocket_family #nature_perfection #bestnatureshot #african_portraits #majestic_wildlife_ #animals_captures #pocket_animal #world_bestanimal #marvelouz_animals #fantasticlife #bd_pro #gallery_legit #africanimals #wildgeography #wildlife_seekers #waowafrica #africa #stayhome

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