The Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta are the two of the most picturesque and game filled parks on the African continent. There are an abundance of photo opportunities and the means by which so maximise those opportunities.
There are companies that focus especially on photographic safaris, who provide every client should they require, with a state of the art camera and zoom lens. A number of places to capture these magnificent sights could be either in a photo boat, a unimog, or even in an elephant bunker.
Below are pictures from Ranger Diaries. Ranger Diaries is a blog in its infancy aiming to bring beautiful wildlife stories, videos and pictures from the safari guides to the public.
Plains zebra engaging in geophagia that is eating dirt to absorb minerals
2 Male elephants greeting each other
Two young hippos engage in play-fighting while an elephant “referee” watches on. The Chobe is just one of those must-see locations in Southern Africa.
A Fish eagle swoops down passed us whilst chasing an intruding eagle out of his territory.
We witnessed this buffalo kill from start to finish, from the lions playing at first light to finding the buffalo, stalking and then the kill, it was just one of those sightings out of the documentaries, a true reflection on the never ending battles between the “Relentless Enemies” of Duba Plains.
A crocodile basking in the morning sun on the Chobe River, Botswana
A yellow billed stork comes in to land on the banks of the Chobe River in beautiful soft early morning light. The Birdlife as well as wildlife along the Chobe River is prolific and diverse making it one of Southern Africa greatest photographic destinations.
A Mom Baboon grooming her baby.
A Snake unexpectedly crossing one of the channels in the Okavango Delta.
A simple portrait of and impala ram but the great light, the glint in the eye and the nice out of focus back ground just really make this image stand out for me.
A couple of lion cubs playing after feasting on a buffalo that had been killed the day before. Duba is a unique destination to see the spectacular interaction between lion and buffalo.
Female leopard chasing an impala after a long and patient stalk.
A dragonfly on the edge of the floodplains.
A large herd of Buffalo moves out of the thickets led by their path finder onto the open flood plains of Puku flats as the sunsets along the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana. Due to the peak dry season environment, the dust from the herd was immense, creating a fantastic mood as the last rays of light shone through it with the buffalo moving along.
A typical Duba plains scene with the buffalo feeding across the plains, oblivious to the presence of the 6 lions studying their every move.