Week 21 … #16 Wild Card … African Beauty

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Elephants of Botswana, Africa

Well, I am seriously behind on my posts, my friends, but I do have a good excuse.  We have been in Africa with friends for the last three weeks on incredible private game safaris and through 5 countries … Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa.  We tracked leopard, viewed the antics of wild dog, observed sleeping cheetahs within a few feet, followed the great wildebeest migration, observed the cycle of life and death of newborn calves, learned the struggles of lion prides and was awed at the beauty of elephant herds.  And that’s just a smidgen of our travels!  All documented in over 4,500 photos and that doesn’t even include the deleted ones.  Now the hard work begins …. selecting the best of the best of those 4,500 images.  That will take some time.  But in the meantime, over the next few days, I will attempt to catch up on my 52-Week Photo Challenge!  I hope you enjoy.

6 thoughts on “Week 21 … #16 Wild Card … African Beauty

  1. You will win more prizes with this – unless beaten by others you took!

    Ralph A. Walkling
    Founder, Center for Corporate Governance
    Raj and Kamla Gupta Governance Institute,
    Stratakis Chair, Professor of Finance
    LeBow College, Drexel University
    http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Faculty/RalphWalkling.html
    215-895-1468

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    From: Reena Walkling
    Reply-To: Reena Walkling
    Date: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 1:19 PM
    To: “Walkling,Ralph”
    Subject: [New post] Week 21 … #16 Wild Card … African Beauty

    reenawalkling posted: ” Elephants of Botswana, Africa Well, I am seriously behind on my posts, my friends, but I do have a good excuse. We have been in Africa with friends for the last three weeks on incredible private game safaris and through 5 countries … Kenya, Botswana”

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  2. You have really captured the spirit of Botswana and these amazing animals. There’s only one Africa and it’s the trip of a lifetime.

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    • Thank you. That was the big challenge! With weight restrictions (could only take 33 lbs total! due to the small planes we would be on) I had to narrow my choices. With a little research, I ended up taking 2 cameras ( Nikon D810 and Nikon 7000 for backup), and 3 lens (Tamron 24-70, Tamron 70-200 and Tamron 150-600). I rarely used the 24-70 and probably 80% of my shots were with the 150-600. No monopod or flashes … my camera bag was already at 18 lbs leaving me only 15 lbs for a duffel bag of clothes! Cameras were more important than clothes!

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