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Safari Diary, MASHATU – 2015/07/16

SAFARI DIARY

Photo Workshop, Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana

16 July 2015

It’s become a familiar feeling with the sun peeping over the horizon while driving on the N1 North towards Mashatu for the start of a new Photo Workshop. Five days at the closest wilderness to Johannesburg with some of my favourite people can only mean lots of fun to look forward to. After transporting a record amount of luggage and camera gear to Mashatu Tent Camp we got our workshop off to a good start with an afternoon game drive. To warm up the shutter fingers we decided to spend some time at an hyena den, photographing in golden light, before sundowner drinks concluded a great first day in the bush!

20150716_2723 | ,  in 1-800 sec at f - 4,5, ISO 640   |   Canon EOS-1D Mark IV + EF600mm f-4L IS USM   |   Shutter priority, -2-3 EV

 

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Safari Diary, MASHATU – 2015/06/20

SAFARI DIARY

Photo Workshop, Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana

20 June 2015

Today was the start of an exciting new “video” workshop to Mashatu by legendary cinematographer, Abraham Joffe. I went along to help out with still photography side of things. We arrived at Main Camp just after lunch and were quickly ready to go out on our afternoon drive. For most guests it was their first trip to Africa, so it was a great privilege for me to introduce them to our iconic animals while getting them up to speed with the photography. Our fist drive included elephants, elephants, elephants and cheetah in golden light. Sundowner drinks with a great sunset concluded a perfect start to the safari.

20150620_8400 | ,  in 1-400 sec at f - 5,6, ISO 200   |   NIKON D4 + 500.0 mm f-4.0   |   Manual, -1-3 EV

 

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Safari Diary, MASHATU – 2015/04/25

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Photo Workshop, Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana

25 April 2015

The April rains in Mashatu carpeted the land in a stunning green with yellow and purple flowers and I’ve never seen the bush this beautiful. Temperatures are also down with warm days and cool nights. I met the guests at the border for the start of the first scheduled photo workshop for 2015. After checking everyone into the lodge we embarked on our first game drive where we were blessed with good sightings of jackals in golden light and a leopard just before sunset. We toasted to another stunning day in Africa! Let’s see what tomorrow will bring!

20150425_2735 | , Mashatu Game Reserve in 1-800 sec at f - 4,0, ISO 2500   |   Canon EOS-1D Mark IV + EF200-400mm f-4L IS USM lens   |   Shutter priority, 0 EV

 

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