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ETOSHA - Namibia scouting trip September 2016

Posted by Wild4 Photo Safaris on 3rd Oct 2016

This is a collection of photos taken on a 6 day scouting trip I recently completed. I spent 3 nights in the west and 3 nights in the east of Etosha National Park in Namibia to get a better feel of the park and to scout some of the better waterholes that offer photographic opportunties. Highlights were a Leopard at Olifant Bad waterhole, a male Cheetah, Lions at Okondekka, my first sighting of a Ludwig's Bustard, lots of Giraffe, Red Hartebeest, Gemsbok and Springbok, Elephants and a fantastic martial Eagle.

These are the kind of images we can expect to achieve on next years "ETOSHA & SECRETS of the KALAHARI DESERT" photo safari, which will be focussing on African wildlife that has adapted to dry and harsh environments. Both 2017 trips have sold out, but we will be running the same itinerary in 2018.

Enjoy some of the photos.

Best wishes

Stu

Zebra and Red Hartebeest
Zebra and Red Hartebeest
Black Faced Impala
Black Faced Impala
Black Rhino
Black Rhino
Gemsbok
Gemsbok
Lions drinking
Lions drinking
Sunrise
Sunrise
Ludwig's Bustard
Ludwig's Bustard
 Leopard at Olifant Bad waterhole
Leopard at Olifant Bad waterhole
Lioness near Gemsbokvlakte
Lioness near Gemsbokvlakte
Red Hartebeest
Red Hartebeest
Red Hartebeest
Red Hartebeest
Cheetah
Cheetah
Lions and Ostriches - composite image
Lions and Ostriches - composite image
Namaqua Sandgrouse
Namaqua Sandgrouse
Blacksmith Lapwing
Blacksmith Lapwing
Springbok
Springbok
Okondekka Waterhole
Okondekka Waterhole
Springbok
Springbok
Kori Bustard
Kori Bustard
Female Springbok
Female Springbok
Gemsbok
Gemsbok
Male Lion
Male Lion
Giraffe
Giraffe
Springbok
Springbok
Springbok fighting
Springbok fighting
Springbok drinking
Springbok drinking
Giraffe and Gemsbok
Giraffe and Gemsbok
Okaukuejo Waterhole
Okaukuejo Waterhole
Zebra drinking
Zebra drinking
Gemsbok
Gemsbok
Springbok
Springbok
Elephant
Elephant
Elephant mud bathing
Elephant mud bathing
Having a rest
Having a rest
Secretary Bird
Secretary Bird
Greater Kestrels - composite image
Greater Kestrels - composite image
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Old Elephant Bull
Old Elephant Bull
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe feeding
Giraffe feeding
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe - composite image
Giraffe - composite image
Fresh water Terrapins
Fresh water Terrapins
Cape Teal
Cape Teal
Black Shouldered Kite
Black Shouldered Kite
Giraffe
Giraffe
Black Rhino
Black Rhino
Jackal drinking
Jackal drinking
Greater Kudu
Greater Kudu
Eland
Eland
Blue Wildebeest
Blue Wildebeest
Lion and Jackal
Lion and Jackal
Zebra and Giraffe
Zebra and Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Zebra
Zebra
Male Black Faced Impala
Male Black Faced Impala
Zebra drinking
Zebra drinking
Zebra drinking
Zebra drinking
Giraffe and Martial Eagle
Giraffe and Martial Eagle
Red - eyed - Bulbul
Red - eyed - Bulbul
Red Hartebeest
Red Hartebeest
Martial Eagle
Martial Eagle
Giraffe
Giraffe
Hartman's Mountain Zebra
Hartman's Mountain Zebra
Gemsbok
Gemsbok
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Giraffe
Blue Wildebeest
Blue Wildebeest
Damara Dik Dik
Damara Dik Dik
Elephants
Elephants
Elephants a waterhole
Elephants a waterhole
Martial Eagle take off - composite image
Martial Eagle take off - composite image

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2 Comments

  • Every shot of these wonderful animals makes me long to come back to Africa for another visit.  Thanks for sharing these remarkable photos with us.  Hope to see you soon for another Wild 4 Adventure!!!

    Toni Anderson - October 04th, 2016 at 5:33pm

  • Some amazing photos there Stu, plenty of DOF use mate…

    Del Hunter - October 04th, 2016 at 10:26pm

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Testimonials On arrival we were treated as part of the family by Stu Porter, his wife Justyna, and parents John and Ann. The conditions for finding and photographing everything from small birds to large game was perfect – a 500mm lens on hire from Stu, a specially equipped vehicle, which was referred to as a hide on wheels ( with only 3 photographers) , a dedicated and professional approach to photography and plenty of time. We would set off at sunrise, find a group of lions as they were beginning to yawn and stir from sleep, or a pair of saddle-billed storks building a nest, and quietly move our cameras into position. The initial sighting was accompanied by the rapid firing of shutters, but then we would wait as long as necessary in the hope of getting further shots. Stu was very sensitive to our needs and would only make suggestions about the best camera settings if he thought we needed his advice. His awareness of how animals behave was very useful in planning our shots. Stu’s knowledge of African Wildlife and skill as a wildlife photographer is second to none, and I have learned a lot from his expertise. I am delighted with my photos !! This was the trip of a lifetime, good accommodation, delicious food and great company. It was altogether a wonderful, challenging and thrilling experience and, if you are looking for a photo safari in Africa, I too recommend you contact Stu Porter at Wild4.

David Austwick, UK

Testimonials When two photo trips organised by my tour operator were cancelled. I looked around and found Wild4. Justyna was extremely helpful in putting together a tailor made tour just for me. I opted for 8 nights Kruger, 2 nights Big Cats & the Reptile extension. Some emails later and all was booked and paid for. I tend to shy away from flash but as we were doing a night shoot at the Big Cat Reserve, I quickly learned a great new technique and the photographs turned out wonderful. In short, Wild4 Photographic Safaris is the one you want to book with to get the best opportunities. This is not the last time I will make use of their services. Thank you Justyna & Stu for a wonderful time.

Rob Pelle, NETHERLANDS