Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

To celebrate World Rhino Day, here’s an image from the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Color, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Yellow-billed storks are a wading stork species, and often referred as a wood stork or wood ibis. They fly with alternating flaps and glides, and often fly in a soaring and gliding motion as seen here.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

On safari in Tanzania, I had just missed the great migration, but I don’t recall if I was late or early. In any case, I was able to capture this beautiful formation of wildebeest, led by a few zebra.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Photographing from above is a thrilling experience and allows an image to tell a different story. While floating in a hot air balloon, I saw these two pairs of animals and thought about their symbiotic relationship. With the giraffes good eyesight and the zebras good sense of smell and hearing, it’s understandable that they would hang out together. After all, I had just seen a lion a few minutes earlier and these four were very exposed in the endless plains of the Serengeti.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

This leopard was very active and we were able to watch him for quite a long time. After frolicking in the grass, he climbed in and out of this tree several times. It was an amazing experience to witness.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

When I shot this image ten years ago in the grasslands of the Serengeti, I didn’t particularly think of any symbolism for the moon or elephant in any way. Instead, the pairing of the subjects grabbed my attention, and I couldn’t let go. With the scene quickly unfolding before me, I instinctively composed and shot the photo before the elephant left the frame.
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Now that some time has passed, however, I’ve wondered why this image moves me and that many people I show it to respond strongly in a positive way. Could it be the symbolism of each subject? With the moon typically representing time and the elephant representing strength, I wonder if the image reminds me of my own mortality, that time has power over all of us. Or perhaps it’s the opposite and the image is suggesting immortality, the endurance of the soul? Or maybe it’s just a photo of an elephant and moon? This discernment is why I like photography so much; the interpretation can be left to the viewer and each can draw their own meaning. So what does this image say to you?
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

By many standards, this is a simple photograph. However, as these two lions rest in the Ngorongoro Crater, I really like the balance and symmetry of their opposite directions and curled tails. When I scan the image, my eye constantly circles back to their eyes and darts between the two. Additionally, I wonder if opposing positions give them a 360 degree view of their surroundings, thus increasing their chance of finding prey.
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

This is another image similar in technique as my previous image. However, as that photo may feel frenetic, I find this image to be more graceful with the wildebeest seeming to float above the ground. Finally, I also see an allusion to prehistoric cave drawings.
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

I love capturing time in a photograph, whether it’s with a very long exposure to blur a lot of detail to nothing or with a slow shutter speed and camera movement to create an effect. While on safari with Any Biggs, @theglobalphotographer, I saw him shooting with this latter technique of dragging the shutter and ran with it myself. The results, however, can be hit or miss. But when they’re a hit, the image can draw you in and suggest more than just a photo of the subject.
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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Africa, Animals, Black and White, Instagram, Wildlife | No Comments
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater is teeming with wildlife, and I’d be remiss to not share some photos. I like how this lioness is alone and staring into the sun. What does she see? What smells are wafting by? What is she thinking?
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