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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

To celebrate World Rhino Day, here’s an image from the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
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Africa Animals Black and White Instagram Wildlife

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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@theglobalphotographer @thomsonsafaris
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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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Africa Animals Black and White Instagram Wildlife

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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Africa Animals Black and White Instagram Wildlife

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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Ngorongoro Crater National Park

The Ngorongoro Crater was my favorite location on safari with @theglobalphotographer and @thomsonsafaris. As we descended from the crater rim along a winding dirt road to the floor below, I felt transported back in time. For the most part, the crater is untouched by mankind with the exception of dirt roads and a couple small buildings at a picnic area. Wild rhinos, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, lions and more roam the area as they have done for thousands of years.
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This particular image was shot at sunrise while descending into the crater. With my senses overwhelmed, fleeting moments like this enveloped me throughout the day, which I still hold as the fondest of memories.
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