Jump to content

Images from Botswana - All time favourites


johan db
 Share

Recommended Posts

Some of my favourite images over the years. Apologies for the watermark.

 

Part 1

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When are you going to put together a coffee table book mate?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Every one tells quite a story, Johan. And some sights are just out of this world. Glad to see them, watermarked or not.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for watching everyone.

 

Lots of patience and a little bit of luck ;)

 

The charging lion was a picture taken at Twin pools (Lebala). Charles and I expected the lions to charge as a hyena was nibbling at a buffalo carcass and he positioned the vehicle perfectly.

 

Have to say that my knowledge of animal behaviour helped me a lot during the years.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great photos, for me it's the martial eagle with the mongoose and crocodiles pulling the hind legs of the lechwe.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks all again ;)

 

The picture of the crocs and the red lechwe is something out of the ordinary (at least the sighting). And Silver Eye will always be remembered ... spent quite some time with her.

 

The blood brothers lying on a mound ... had followed them with BB for more than 10 hours - we had given up hope for a kill and then it happened. They grabbed a warthog in front of our vehicle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How were you even able to capture that crocodile-lechwe shot?

 

I liked the landscapes a lot - esp. the clouds and the birds behind the buffalo.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The picture of the crocodiles and the red lechwe was taken out of a helicopter.

 

I did an exhibiton once and a lot of people liked that last landscape shot. Was taken at Chief's camp. ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow What an amazing collection! I wish I could take photos like that! It would be even more awesome to see them without those distracting watermarks though ;) That charging lion looks crosseyed, I'll have to show it to my OH, because he recently commented on a painting of a charging jaguar and said that the eyes didn't look right on it, but looking at this photo he might change his mind! :D The Martial Eagle with the mongoose is amazing and the two crocs with the lescwhe I had to do a double take to see what was going on! Wow!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Waited 90 minutes for the martial eagle to take off.

 

One thing I knew about this lion is that the hyena got his full attention ... have seen it so often that lions take all the effort to chase vultures, hyenas and jackals away (even if there are only a few bones left) and then they just leave.

 

Without a watermark, I am sure I'll find some of those pictures on travel websites. Happened before ... so it's that or not showing them here on ST.

 

Kittykat, glad you like this collection. It took me some time to build my portofolio.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Waiting anxiously for part 3: Milky eye (?) looks like something from a horror film. And yes, totally understand re the watermarking. Safaritalkers, note, that it is not just travel websites that have stolen images in the past, but there was a case where a user here, (now banned), ripped off some of Russell's images for a competing forum. They were only removed after legal action was threatened. Glad to have your images here mate, watermarks and all...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Watermarks are the necessary bane of our lives. I have seen pix stolen and water marks carefully art worked out. It gets easier and easier to remove them, sadly.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some brilliant images ,specially like a lot the 2 crocs and the lechwe and the martial eagle with the kill.

 

Just wanted to let you know i just saw your charging lion used in facebook , don´t know if by you or someone you know ???

 

HERE :

 

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=243106719075180&set=o.217418921645238&type=3&theater

 

 

 

 

Paco

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Paco, I have just seen that and drawn their attention to it in a private message. Will report back, thanks for notifying us. Matt.

 

Update, spoken with admin who will deal with that post but in the meantime, the comments in this thread might amuse you... it really has become one of the most bizarre things I've ever read on Facebook :blink:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 months later...

Some great shots. Like others, the Marshall Eagle and the Crocs with Lechwe stand out for me.

 

Hope you get to sell some of these, they are worthy of any wildlife book.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

Incredible photos! I dream of taking pictures like that!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great set of photos @@johan db

Love the charging lion and the lechwe being pulled apart by crocs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm glad that I'm going to start taking photos. and videos on my next safari. No, I don't expect my photos to be anything like yours, but they are at least an encouragement.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Safaritalk uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using Safaritalk you agree to our use of cookies. If you wish to refuse the setting of cookies you can change settings on your browser to clear and block cookies. However, by doing so, Safaritalk may not work properly and you may not be able to access all areas. If you are happy to accept cookies and haven't adjusted browser settings to refuse cookies, Safaritalk will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please also take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy: Terms of Use l Privacy Policy