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Margaret Tompkins146,321*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00449  

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2015-08-09 14:19:33 (60 comments, 37 reshares, 381 +1s)Open 

World Lion Day on Mashable
I am stoked to be included in this selection of lion photos on +Mashable in celebration of #WorldLionDay  tomorrow...

#wildlifephotography   #lions   #5forbigcats  

Most reshares: 61

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2015-08-04 06:26:57 (38 comments, 61 reshares, 531 +1s)Open 

"Cheetah Snuggle" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Cheetah Cub and Mother
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hello friends! Don't forget that every Tuesday is African Tuesday here on Google+ and we are looking forward to seeing your photos taken in Africa. It's an OPEN THEME today, so anything goes. To participate, simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday and tag the +African Tuesday page as well...

Aren't cheetah cubs just the cutest bundles of fluff ever? I photographed this tender moment earlier this year in the Sabi Sand - sadly this mother started out with 5 cubs but has subsequently lost them all to hyeanas and lions...cheetah cubs have a very high mortality rate and the adults cannot stand up to competing predators in their areas. Only an estimated 9000 cheetahs remain in the wild - of which many are also under... more »

Most plusones: 583

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2015-08-25 06:56:18 (23 comments, 42 reshares, 583 +1s)Open 

Remembering Elephants on African Tuesday

It's #AfricanTuesday, OPEN THEME, so let's see your photos taken in Africa!

I am proud to be a contributing photographer to a new Kickstarter project called Remembering Elephants - the end result being a high quality coffee table book celebrating our beloved pachyderms, containing photos by some of the biggest names in wildlife photography, with all proceeds going towards conservation of elephants in Africa via the +Born Free Foundation.

All details you need to contribute and reserve your copy of the book here: http://tinyurl.com/KSRememberingElephants

Initiated by +Margot Raggett, the list of contributing photographers includes +Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, +David Lloyd, +greg du toit, +Shem Compion, +Marius Coetzee, +Marlon du Toit, +Richard Peters, and many more.

Please check it out and... more »

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2015-09-04 06:28:33 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Latest feature from the +AFRICANature FB page over on the blog. Remember to use the #AFRICANature  tag on applicable photos here on G+ too!

Facebook Pic of the Week: 15 to 21 June 2015
Our theme on Facebook for the week of 15 to 21 June 2015 was all about elephants, and we used the hashtag #Trunkated - we like to be quirky and punny like that. We received some wonderful images, like we do every week, which makes selecting one to feature a...___Latest feature from the +AFRICANature FB page over on the blog. Remember to use the #AFRICANature  tag on applicable photos here on G+ too!

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2015-09-03 10:05:31 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

It's way overdue - but here is another edition of recapping the Top 5 for #AfricanTuesday. Well done to +Alisa Timurzieva +Chris Roll +Niklas Storm +Thabo Hermanus and Ed for being featured this time!

Top 5: 28th April 2015
I know, I know, we are wayyyy behind with these posts. Let's carry on without the guilt trip, shall we? Congrats to +Alisa Timurzieva +Chris Roll +Thabo Hermanus +Niklas Storm +ed for being featured on the blog!
#AfricanTuesday   #AfricanTuesdayTop5  ___It's way overdue - but here is another edition of recapping the Top 5 for #AfricanTuesday. Well done to +Alisa Timurzieva +Chris Roll +Niklas Storm +Thabo Hermanus and Ed for being featured this time!

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2015-09-03 06:40:47 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Exciting News!
I guess the cat is out of the bag. I am one of the awarded photographers in this year's +Natural History Museum  Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition! I am obviously over the moon, but what makes it even more special is that my photo (featured below) is also chosen to be the cover photo for the annual coffee table book released with the competition winners...!!

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled around mid October for the full list of awarded photographers and overall winner to be announced.

#WPY   #wildlifephotography   #awards   #nature  

Exciting News!
I guess the cat is out of the bag. I am one of the awarded photographers in this year's +Natural History Museum  Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition! I am obviously over the moon, but what makes it even more special is that my photo (featured below) is also chosen to be the cover photo for the annual coffee table book released with the competition winners...!!

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled around mid October for the full list of awarded photographers and overall winner to be announced.

#WPY   #wildlifephotography   #awards   #nature  ___

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2015-09-01 14:13:09 (10 comments, 17 reshares, 267 +1s)Open 

"Soaked Cheetah" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Cheetah Family
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Hello everyone! It's time for another round of African Tuesday and our theme today on Spring day is - you guessed it - SPRING! Simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday "Spring" and tag the +African Tuesday page as well to be considered for the weekly Top 5 selection.

Spring in Africa means the return of much-needed rain. This cheetah female and her 5 cubs were feeding on a gazelle in the Mara when the rain started bucketing down last year during our +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#cheetah #wildlifephotography #whyiloveKenya #MaasaiMara #rain #wet

"Soaked Cheetah" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Cheetah Family
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Hello everyone! It's time for another round of African Tuesday and our theme today on Spring day is - you guessed it - SPRING! Simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday "Spring" and tag the +African Tuesday page as well to be considered for the weekly Top 5 selection.

Spring in Africa means the return of much-needed rain. This cheetah female and her 5 cubs were feeding on a gazelle in the Mara when the rain started bucketing down last year during our +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#cheetah #wildlifephotography #whyiloveKenya #MaasaiMara #rain #wet___

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2015-09-01 08:54:53 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Join me in Mana Pools!
There is no place in Africa more magical, more pristine, more enthralling in my opinion, than the floodplains of Mana Pools. Walking with elephants, buffalo, lions and wild dogs in a place that seems forgotten by time and progress is a bucket-list item for anyone.

There are still spots open to join me from 7-12 October! Check out all the details you need below. Bolt-on options are available if you travel from afar.

#WildlifePhotography   #ManaPools   #Zimbabwe   #WildEyeSA  

Join me in Mana Pools!
There is no place in Africa more magical, more pristine, more enthralling in my opinion, than the floodplains of Mana Pools. Walking with elephants, buffalo, lions and wild dogs in a place that seems forgotten by time and progress is a bucket-list item for anyone.

There are still spots open to join me from 7-12 October! Check out all the details you need below. Bolt-on options are available if you travel from afar.

#WildlifePhotography   #ManaPools   #Zimbabwe   #WildEyeSA  ___

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2015-09-01 06:43:27 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Our theme for #AfricanTuesday  is SPRING! Let's see your images...

Photo Theme announcement for #africantuesday September 1, 2015 - "Spring"
Tomorrow is the start of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere - let's celebrate with your Spring photos of Africa! Please keep the photos family and work viewing friendly. The photos must have been taken in Africa. If you post photos taken by other people, you must state so and state the author if possible.

Important: share your photos to "public" or else your photo will not be considered for one of the top 5 photos of the week (we cannot re-share it for the theme if you don’t - a Google+ requirement)

To submit your photos to the theme:
1. tag #AfricanTuesday " SPRING "
2. include the curator team ( +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ) so we can pick up on your posts easily.
One of the top 5 photos will be the banner for the +African Tuesday  page for a week!___Our theme for #AfricanTuesday  is SPRING! Let's see your images...

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2015-08-31 07:36:18 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

"Tumult, Turmoil, Trepidation, Triumph!"
White-bearded Wildebeest
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Few things can prepare you for witnessing a really intense crossing of the Mara river, but nothing can make you forget it once you've experienced it!

I can't wait to get back up to the Mara Triangle again this year, where I'll be hosting a +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari in September.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#MonochromeMonday #MoodyMonday #NatureMonday #WildEyeSA #whyiloveKenya #WildlifePhotography #GreatMigration


"Tumult, Turmoil, Trepidation, Triumph!"
White-bearded Wildebeest
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Few things can prepare you for witnessing a really intense crossing of the Mara river, but nothing can make you forget it once you've experienced it!

I can't wait to get back up to the Mara Triangle again this year, where I'll be hosting a +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari in September.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#MonochromeMonday #MoodyMonday #NatureMonday #WildEyeSA #whyiloveKenya #WildlifePhotography #GreatMigration
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2015-08-31 06:54:24 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Don't you just love Cape Town?
Check out this amazing timelapse sequence from +Brendon Wainwright...

Don't you just love Cape Town?
Check out this amazing timelapse sequence from +Brendon Wainwright...___

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2015-08-28 08:31:58 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

From my blog: CheetahScape
I never get tired of photographing animals in the context of their environment.

#wildlifephotography   #Kalahari   #cheetah  

From my blog: CheetahScape
I never get tired of photographing animals in the context of their environment.

#wildlifephotography   #Kalahari   #cheetah  ___

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2015-08-26 13:46:31 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

"Regal Nyala" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Nyala Bull
Kruger National Park, South Africa

I just love the stately look and graceful beauty of the Nyala antelope. This one was photographed in the far northern Kruger National Park (Pafuri region) back in 2011.

It's Wildlife Wednesday so please do remember to share your own photos of wild creatures you've encountered on your travels or in your backyard - simply tag your posts with #WildlifeWednesday!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#Nyala #antelope #wildlifePhotography #KrugerNationalPark #SouthAfrica

"Regal Nyala" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Nyala Bull
Kruger National Park, South Africa

I just love the stately look and graceful beauty of the Nyala antelope. This one was photographed in the far northern Kruger National Park (Pafuri region) back in 2011.

It's Wildlife Wednesday so please do remember to share your own photos of wild creatures you've encountered on your travels or in your backyard - simply tag your posts with #WildlifeWednesday!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#Nyala #antelope #wildlifePhotography #KrugerNationalPark #SouthAfrica___

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2015-08-25 06:56:18 (23 comments, 42 reshares, 583 +1s)Open 

Remembering Elephants on African Tuesday

It's #AfricanTuesday, OPEN THEME, so let's see your photos taken in Africa!

I am proud to be a contributing photographer to a new Kickstarter project called Remembering Elephants - the end result being a high quality coffee table book celebrating our beloved pachyderms, containing photos by some of the biggest names in wildlife photography, with all proceeds going towards conservation of elephants in Africa via the +Born Free Foundation.

All details you need to contribute and reserve your copy of the book here: http://tinyurl.com/KSRememberingElephants

Initiated by +Margot Raggett, the list of contributing photographers includes +Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, +David Lloyd, +greg du toit, +Shem Compion, +Marius Coetzee, +Marlon du Toit, +Richard Peters, and many more.

Please check it out and... more »

Remembering Elephants on African Tuesday

It's #AfricanTuesday, OPEN THEME, so let's see your photos taken in Africa!

I am proud to be a contributing photographer to a new Kickstarter project called Remembering Elephants - the end result being a high quality coffee table book celebrating our beloved pachyderms, containing photos by some of the biggest names in wildlife photography, with all proceeds going towards conservation of elephants in Africa via the +Born Free Foundation.

All details you need to contribute and reserve your copy of the book here: http://tinyurl.com/KSRememberingElephants

Initiated by +Margot Raggett, the list of contributing photographers includes +Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, +David Lloyd, +greg du toit, +Shem Compion, +Marius Coetzee, +Marlon du Toit, +Richard Peters, and many more.

Please check it out and support if you can!!

#WildlifePhotography #elephants #Africa #conservation___

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2015-08-24 12:22:00 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Congrats to +Renata Ewald for being featured from Google+ on the +AFRICANature blog...
Remember to share your African photos with the hashtag #AFRICANature  

GooglePlus Pic of the Week: 1 to 7 June 2015
Hello friends! We hope you have enjoyed the images featured on our blog. If you haven't started sharing your nature photos taken in Africa with our exciting daily theme on Google+ yet - what's keeping you??? Share your images using the  #AFRICANature  hasht...___Congrats to +Renata Ewald for being featured from Google+ on the +AFRICANature blog...
Remember to share your African photos with the hashtag #AFRICANature  

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2015-08-24 10:12:30 (20 comments, 22 reshares, 496 +1s)Open 

"A snake in the Delta"
Okavango Delta from the Air
Botswana

There are few things that can compare with doing a low flight over the Okavango Delta in a Helicopter with the doors removed. This is an image I captured on my only opportunity like that in May 2011.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscapephotography   #fromthesky   #Botswana   #Okavango   #landscapephoto   #monochromeMonday   #natureMonday   #moodyMonday  

"A snake in the Delta"
Okavango Delta from the Air
Botswana

There are few things that can compare with doing a low flight over the Okavango Delta in a Helicopter with the doors removed. This is an image I captured on my only opportunity like that in May 2011.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscapephotography   #fromthesky   #Botswana   #Okavango   #landscapephoto   #monochromeMonday   #natureMonday   #moodyMonday  ___

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2015-08-22 14:31:00 (30 comments, 2 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Help me Decide!
Hello friends!  Let's have some Saturday fun.
You get to tell me which version of this scene you prefer, and why. Colour or monochrome?

It's a photo captured on the first afternoon of our +Wild Eye Great Migration photographic safari last year in the Mara Triangle.

Drop me a comment below to tell me which version you like best, and one or two reasons why. I am interested to see your response - an GO!

#WildlifePhotography   #monochrome   #decisions  

Help me Decide!
Hello friends!  Let's have some Saturday fun.
You get to tell me which version of this scene you prefer, and why. Colour or monochrome?

It's a photo captured on the first afternoon of our +Wild Eye Great Migration photographic safari last year in the Mara Triangle.

Drop me a comment below to tell me which version you like best, and one or two reasons why. I am interested to see your response - an GO!

#WildlifePhotography   #monochrome   #decisions  ___

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2015-08-21 11:41:41 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

A lovely photo featured on the +AFRICANature blog today!

Facebook Pic of the Week: 1 to 7 June 2015
Our theme on Facebook for the week of 1 to 7 June 2015 was all about the magical time between sunset and sunrise in Africa - #DusktoDawn ! We received some wonderfully moody and atmospheric photos from our community for this theme. Alas, we could only choos...___A lovely photo featured on the +AFRICANature blog today!

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2015-08-20 19:12:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

My latest post on the +Wild Eye blog.
I can't wait to get up to Mana Pools in October!

On foot with lions...
+Morkel Erasmus looks at this special wildlife experience.
You can join us in Mana Pools to enjoy this for yourself!
#ManaPools   #wildlife   #Safari  ___My latest post on the +Wild Eye blog.
I can't wait to get up to Mana Pools in October!

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2015-08-19 04:18:15 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Under the Winterthorns
A new post on my blog - would love to know what you think about this one!

#ManaPools   #wildlifephotography   #elephantWednesday   #elephant  

Under the Winterthorns
A new post on my blog - would love to know what you think about this one!

#ManaPools   #wildlifephotography   #elephantWednesday   #elephant  ___

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2015-08-18 20:18:09 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

"Quivering Sunrise" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Quiver Trees
Northern Cape, South Africa

This is a photo I took in 2009, a few months after first getting a proper DSLR camera. It's African Tuesday and ANYTHING GOES today for our OPEN THEME. Simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday, tag the +African Tuesday page and you're all set!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#LandscapePhotography   #landscapephoto   #TreeTuesday   #SouthAfrica  

"Quivering Sunrise" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Quiver Trees
Northern Cape, South Africa

This is a photo I took in 2009, a few months after first getting a proper DSLR camera. It's African Tuesday and ANYTHING GOES today for our OPEN THEME. Simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday, tag the +African Tuesday page and you're all set!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#LandscapePhotography   #landscapephoto   #TreeTuesday   #SouthAfrica  ___

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2015-08-17 08:34:34 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

"A Tender Moment"
African Lionesses
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Good morning!
This is a tender moment from our +Wild Eye  #GreatMigration  photographic safari last year. I hope you like it!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#MonochromeMonday   #WildlifePhotography   #MoodyMonday   #NatureMonday   #WildEyeSA   #whyiloveKenya  

"A Tender Moment"
African Lionesses
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Good morning!
This is a tender moment from our +Wild Eye  #GreatMigration  photographic safari last year. I hope you like it!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#MonochromeMonday   #WildlifePhotography   #MoodyMonday   #NatureMonday   #WildEyeSA   #whyiloveKenya  ___

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2015-08-16 21:49:39 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

From my blog: Gemsbok Symmetry
Trawling through my blog archives - here's a simple photo from the Kalahari. Enjoy!

#wildlifephotography   #Kalahari   #oryx  

From my blog: Gemsbok Symmetry
Trawling through my blog archives - here's a simple photo from the Kalahari. Enjoy!

#wildlifephotography   #Kalahari   #oryx  ___

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2015-08-14 06:47:10 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Keen to improve your photo processing?
Then join Gerry on this task to process the same RAW file as everyone else...
#WildEyeSA   #processing   #tips  

Keen to improve your photo processing?
Then join Gerry on this task to process the same RAW file as everyone else...
#WildEyeSA   #processing   #tips  ___

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2015-08-13 16:02:51 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Well now friends! This is a list of my travels coming up in September and October...promises to be a hectic time. I'll keep posting updates here on G+ where possible.

Thanks for all the support for my photography!

#MorkelTravels #jetset #blessed #Godisgood

Well now friends! This is a list of my travels coming up in September and October...promises to be a hectic time. I'll keep posting updates here on G+ where possible.

Thanks for all the support for my photography!

#MorkelTravels #jetset #blessed #Godisgood___

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2015-08-12 11:54:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The Image Review Cycle
My latest post on the +Wild Eye blog looks at the image review cycle in processing your wildlife/nature photos...

#processing   #photography  

The Image Review Cycle
My latest post on the +Wild Eye blog looks at the image review cycle in processing your wildlife/nature photos...

#processing   #photography  ___

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2015-08-10 15:20:01 (45 comments, 50 reshares, 464 +1s)Open 

"Scar in Stride" - WORLD LION DAY
African Lion
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

It's ‪#‎WorldLionDay‬ as you've no doubt seen from social feeds today. Lions are in trouble all over the world - from human rural conflict, from poaching, from trophy hunting...

Show your support for the National Geographic ‪#‎BigCatsInitiative‬:
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats-initiative/

This magnificent male called Scar (or Scarface) was photographed on our Wild Eye Great Migration safari last year. I cannot imagine looking at such a wonderful animal and wanting to end its life!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#MonochromeMonday   #moodyMonday  #NatureMonday #wildlifephotography   #whyiloveKenya  

"Scar in Stride" - WORLD LION DAY
African Lion
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

It's ‪#‎WorldLionDay‬ as you've no doubt seen from social feeds today. Lions are in trouble all over the world - from human rural conflict, from poaching, from trophy hunting...

Show your support for the National Geographic ‪#‎BigCatsInitiative‬:
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats-initiative/

This magnificent male called Scar (or Scarface) was photographed on our Wild Eye Great Migration safari last year. I cannot imagine looking at such a wonderful animal and wanting to end its life!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#MonochromeMonday   #moodyMonday  #NatureMonday #wildlifephotography   #whyiloveKenya  ___

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2015-08-09 14:19:33 (60 comments, 37 reshares, 381 +1s)Open 

World Lion Day on Mashable
I am stoked to be included in this selection of lion photos on +Mashable in celebration of #WorldLionDay  tomorrow...

#wildlifephotography   #lions   #5forbigcats  

World Lion Day on Mashable
I am stoked to be included in this selection of lion photos on +Mashable in celebration of #WorldLionDay  tomorrow...

#wildlifephotography   #lions   #5forbigcats  ___

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2015-08-09 07:10:29 (36 comments, 44 reshares, 490 +1s)Open 

Happy Women's Day!!
May all you ladies have a lovely restful day like these lionesses from the Kalahari desert!

www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #lions   #Africa   #WomensDay  

Happy Women's Day!!
May all you ladies have a lovely restful day like these lionesses from the Kalahari desert!

www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #lions   #Africa   #WomensDay  ___

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2015-08-07 12:08:18 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

A fabulous image featured on the +AFRICANature blog...

Facebook Pic of the Week: 19 to 31 May 2015
This particular week was an OPEN THEME on our Facebook Page - and as usual we received some amazing images to share with our community. This photo of an elephant bull reflected in a waterhole was taken by Kyle de Nobrega . You can see more of his lovely pho...___A fabulous image featured on the +AFRICANature blog...

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2015-08-06 08:13:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

The Image Review Cycle
My latest musing on the +Wild Eye blog...
#wildlifephotography   #processing  

The Image Review Cycle
My latest musing on the +Wild Eye blog...
#wildlifephotography   #processing  ___

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2015-08-05 14:37:10 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

"Cautious Kudu" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Greater Kudu Bull
Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Few antelopes in the world can compare with the graceful poise and beauty of the Greater Kudu! Today is Wildlife Wednesday, as is every Wednesday here on G+, so share your own photos of wild creatures you encounter on your travels or in your backyard using the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday...

I photographed this dude from the +Wild Eye photographic boat on the Chobe river - he had reason to be cautious when drinking water...this river is full of Nile Crocodiles!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#WildlifePhotography   #Chobe   #Botswana   #WildEyeSA   #Kudu  

"Cautious Kudu" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Greater Kudu Bull
Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Few antelopes in the world can compare with the graceful poise and beauty of the Greater Kudu! Today is Wildlife Wednesday, as is every Wednesday here on G+, so share your own photos of wild creatures you encounter on your travels or in your backyard using the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday...

I photographed this dude from the +Wild Eye photographic boat on the Chobe river - he had reason to be cautious when drinking water...this river is full of Nile Crocodiles!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#WildlifePhotography   #Chobe   #Botswana   #WildEyeSA   #Kudu  ___

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2015-08-04 06:26:57 (38 comments, 61 reshares, 531 +1s)Open 

"Cheetah Snuggle" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Cheetah Cub and Mother
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hello friends! Don't forget that every Tuesday is African Tuesday here on Google+ and we are looking forward to seeing your photos taken in Africa. It's an OPEN THEME today, so anything goes. To participate, simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday and tag the +African Tuesday page as well...

Aren't cheetah cubs just the cutest bundles of fluff ever? I photographed this tender moment earlier this year in the Sabi Sand - sadly this mother started out with 5 cubs but has subsequently lost them all to hyeanas and lions...cheetah cubs have a very high mortality rate and the adults cannot stand up to competing predators in their areas. Only an estimated 9000 cheetahs remain in the wild - of which many are also under... more »

"Cheetah Snuggle" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Cheetah Cub and Mother
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hello friends! Don't forget that every Tuesday is African Tuesday here on Google+ and we are looking forward to seeing your photos taken in Africa. It's an OPEN THEME today, so anything goes. To participate, simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday and tag the +African Tuesday page as well...

Aren't cheetah cubs just the cutest bundles of fluff ever? I photographed this tender moment earlier this year in the Sabi Sand - sadly this mother started out with 5 cubs but has subsequently lost them all to hyeanas and lions...cheetah cubs have a very high mortality rate and the adults cannot stand up to competing predators in their areas. Only an estimated 9000 cheetahs remain in the wild - of which many are also under threat due to the exotic pet trade in the Middle East.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#cheetah   #cute   #wildlifephotography   #bigcats   #SouthAfrica   #KrugerNationalPark  ___

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2015-08-02 21:15:26 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

One Last Meal (watch in HD)
Remember the story of the old male leopard on my blog?
If you don't - read here first: http://blog.morkelerasmus.com/2015/05/all-in-eyes.html

This video shows how much he struggled to get up a fairly small tree - a sad state for an old cat, but it does show how he pushed through his pain and eventually made it up there. Would love for you to have a look!

#leopard   #wildlife   #SabiSands   #KrugerNationalPark   #SouthAfrica   #safari   #sadstory  

One Last Meal (watch in HD)
Remember the story of the old male leopard on my blog?
If you don't - read here first: http://blog.morkelerasmus.com/2015/05/all-in-eyes.html

This video shows how much he struggled to get up a fairly small tree - a sad state for an old cat, but it does show how he pushed through his pain and eventually made it up there. Would love for you to have a look!

#leopard   #wildlife   #SabiSands   #KrugerNationalPark   #SouthAfrica   #safari   #sadstory  ___

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2015-07-31 19:16:43 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Remember the story I posted on my blog about the old male leopard with the sad eyes? Here's a video of him struggling to scale a tree in search of food...

Remember the story I posted on my blog about the old male leopard with the sad eyes? Here's a video of him struggling to scale a tree in search of food...___

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2015-07-31 09:03:56 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

This is my blog
I write some more in-depth behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes and photography tips from my travels on here - would love for you to have a look...

#blog   #nature   #wildlife   #photography  

This is my blog
I write some more in-depth behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes and photography tips from my travels on here - would love for you to have a look...

#blog   #nature   #wildlife   #photography  ___

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2015-07-30 21:41:09 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

Best 7 minutes you'll spend on the internet all month!
1000 musicians gather to play a Foo Fighters hit in Italy to try and convince the band to tour there again...

Best 7 minutes you'll spend on the internet all month!
1000 musicians gather to play a Foo Fighters hit in Italy to try and convince the band to tour there again...___

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2015-07-30 14:19:21 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Sobering thoughts by +Susan Portnoy on the debacle surrounding #CeciltheLion and #WalterPalmer - don't issue death threats against anyone, rather support worthy conservation causes in aid of wild lions in Africa.

How you can help...
#cecilthelion #photography #lion #conservation #Africa  ___Sobering thoughts by +Susan Portnoy on the debacle surrounding #CeciltheLion and #WalterPalmer - don't issue death threats against anyone, rather support worthy conservation causes in aid of wild lions in Africa.

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2015-07-29 11:16:03 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

"Legend Approaching!"
Black Rhino
Somewhere in Africa

Spare a thought for a species in peril. Black market demand for their horns (nothing more than keratin, the stuff hair and fingernails are made of) in the East is causing poaching syndicates in Africa to wipe them out at alarming rates. The horn sells for more than gold and platinum combined per ounce at the moment. More info:
www.savetherhino.org
www.breakingthebrand.org

It's #WildlifeWednesday  - share your own wildlife photos with G+

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#rhino   #savetherhino   #killthetrade   #conservation   #breakingthebrand   #Africa   #wildlifephotography   #threatenedThursday  

"Legend Approaching!"
Black Rhino
Somewhere in Africa

Spare a thought for a species in peril. Black market demand for their horns (nothing more than keratin, the stuff hair and fingernails are made of) in the East is causing poaching syndicates in Africa to wipe them out at alarming rates. The horn sells for more than gold and platinum combined per ounce at the moment. More info:
www.savetherhino.org
www.breakingthebrand.org

It's #WildlifeWednesday  - share your own wildlife photos with G+

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#rhino   #savetherhino   #killthetrade   #conservation   #breakingthebrand   #Africa   #wildlifephotography   #threatenedThursday  ___

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2015-07-28 06:28:00 (7 comments, 12 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

"Canine Yawn" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
African Wild Dog/Painted Dog
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Good morning! It's time for another round of African Tuesday and we are running with an OPEN THEME again today, which means anything goes as long as it was taken in Africa. To participate, simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  and be sure to also tag the +African Tuesday page for inclusion in the weekly Top 5 selections.

The African Wild Dog is one of my favourite animals to observe and photograph - so dynamic, so much energy and such strong family relations in the pack. This one was photographed while lying flat on my stomach in a dry riverbed in Mana Pools. I can't wait to go back there in October leading a +Wild Eye photographic safari. Only a couple of spots open on my trip so check this link for more details if you are interested: h... more »

"Canine Yawn" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
African Wild Dog/Painted Dog
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Good morning! It's time for another round of African Tuesday and we are running with an OPEN THEME again today, which means anything goes as long as it was taken in Africa. To participate, simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  and be sure to also tag the +African Tuesday page for inclusion in the weekly Top 5 selections.

The African Wild Dog is one of my favourite animals to observe and photograph - so dynamic, so much energy and such strong family relations in the pack. This one was photographed while lying flat on my stomach in a dry riverbed in Mana Pools. I can't wait to go back there in October leading a +Wild Eye photographic safari. Only a couple of spots open on my trip so check this link for more details if you are interested:  http://bit.ly/Mana2015

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#AfricanWildDog   #wildlifephotography   #safari   #Zimbabwe   #ManaPools   #wildlife   #nature  ___

2015-07-27 21:07:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Follow me on Instagram
If you enjoy posting and consuming images on your phone on the go then be sure to connect with me on #Instagram  too...
@morkelerasmus is my handle there.

Cheers, friends!

#socialmedia   #follow   #photography  

Follow me on Instagram
If you enjoy posting and consuming images on your phone on the go then be sure to connect with me on #Instagram  too...
@morkelerasmus is my handle there.

Cheers, friends!

#socialmedia   #follow   #photography  ___

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2015-07-26 18:36:30 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Trailer: BLOOD LIONS (documentary)
A new upcoming investigative unraveling of the lion breeding/hunting industry in South Africa...

Please view and share!

#hunting   #lions   #wildlife   #fraud   #controversy  

Trailer: BLOOD LIONS (documentary)
A new upcoming investigative unraveling of the lion breeding/hunting industry in South Africa...

Please view and share!

#hunting   #lions   #wildlife   #fraud   #controversy  ___

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2015-07-22 21:42:26 (42 comments, 37 reshares, 497 +1s)Open 

"He's a bit large!" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
African Bush Elephant
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Just in time (at least, South African timezone considered) to sneak one in for Wildlife Wednesday...if you haven't shared photos to this theme yet, what's keeping you? Simply tag your posts with #WildlifeWednesday  and you're all set - you can also search the hashtag to see what others are sharing and have shared in the past.

This big elephant bull knew I was there - sitting in an underground concrete bunker. He came for a mid-morning drink, and I loved being able to snap wide angle low angle photos of him as he approached.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com
BLOG: blog.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #elephant   #ElephantWednesday   #ThreatenedThursday   #Etosha   #Namibia   #africa  

"He's a bit large!" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
African Bush Elephant
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Just in time (at least, South African timezone considered) to sneak one in for Wildlife Wednesday...if you haven't shared photos to this theme yet, what's keeping you? Simply tag your posts with #WildlifeWednesday  and you're all set - you can also search the hashtag to see what others are sharing and have shared in the past.

This big elephant bull knew I was there - sitting in an underground concrete bunker. He came for a mid-morning drink, and I loved being able to snap wide angle low angle photos of him as he approached.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com
BLOG: blog.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #elephant   #ElephantWednesday   #ThreatenedThursday   #Etosha   #Namibia   #africa  ___

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2015-07-21 21:23:14 (16 comments, 20 reshares, 300 +1s)Open 

"Colour in the Rocks" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Karoo Desert, South Africa

I nearly missed out on submitting a photo for African Tuesday! The theme today is COLOURFUL AFRICA. To share your photos:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  "Colourful Africa"
2. include the +African Tuesday theme page for inclusion in the weekly Top5 selection
3. include the curators (myself, +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez)

This sunset was photographed in the Mountain Zebra National Park, in the greater Karoo desert of South Africa.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscapephotography   #landscapephoto  #SouthAfrica #rocks 

"Colour in the Rocks" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Karoo Desert, South Africa

I nearly missed out on submitting a photo for African Tuesday! The theme today is COLOURFUL AFRICA. To share your photos:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  "Colourful Africa"
2. include the +African Tuesday theme page for inclusion in the weekly Top5 selection
3. include the curators (myself, +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez)

This sunset was photographed in the Mountain Zebra National Park, in the greater Karoo desert of South Africa.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscapephotography   #landscapephoto  #SouthAfrica #rocks ___

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2015-07-18 21:52:44 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Nice one by +Linda Villers featured on the +AFRICANature blog...

GooglePlus Pic of the Week: 18 to 24 May 2015
Hello friends! We hope you have enjoyed the images featured on our blog. We are lagging a bit in terms of dates, but don't fret, we will keep running a weekly feature as regularly as possible. If you haven't started sharing your nature photos taken in Afric...___Nice one by +Linda Villers featured on the +AFRICANature blog...

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2015-07-17 14:18:45 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

New on my blog
Looking for some inspiration to try out new in-camera techniques for #night  photography?
Check out my latest blog post!

#nightscapes   #landscapephotography   #milkyway   #slowshutter  

New on my blog
Looking for some inspiration to try out new in-camera techniques for #night  photography?
Check out my latest blog post!

#nightscapes   #landscapephotography   #milkyway   #slowshutter  ___

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2015-07-17 02:50:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

My latest post on the +Wild Eye blog looks at the principle of "Quality vs Quantity" in #WildlifePhotography  

Quality vs Quantity
+Morkel Erasmus looks at how this principle applies to an afternoon out on safari...

#wildlifephotography   #tips  ___My latest post on the +Wild Eye blog looks at the principle of "Quality vs Quantity" in #WildlifePhotography  

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2015-07-14 13:34:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

One of my recent posts on the +Wild Eye blog...
#AfricanTuesday  

Six Pachyderms
+Morkel Erasmus goes behind the frame to tell you more of a very special sighting!

#wildlifephotography   #rhino   #elephant  ___One of my recent posts on the +Wild Eye blog...
#AfricanTuesday  

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2015-07-14 08:27:59 (19 comments, 34 reshares, 342 +1s)Open 

"Lion Family Vibes"
Lioness and Cub
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Good morning! It's time for African Tuesday and we have an OPEN THEME today, so anything goes as long as it was photographed in Africa. Tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  and tag the +African Tuesday and share away!

This moment between a lioness and her cub was photographed back in 2010, one afternoon as we spent time with them. Lion cubs can be such photogenic subjects, not as lazy as their parents that's for sure!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #lions   #SouthAfrica   #bigcats  

"Lion Family Vibes"
Lioness and Cub
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Good morning! It's time for African Tuesday and we have an OPEN THEME today, so anything goes as long as it was photographed in Africa. Tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  and tag the +African Tuesday and share away!

This moment between a lioness and her cub was photographed back in 2010, one afternoon as we spent time with them. Lion cubs can be such photogenic subjects, not as lazy as their parents that's for sure!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #lions   #SouthAfrica   #bigcats  ___

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2015-07-12 09:28:12 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Congrats to +Susan Portnoy who is featured on the +AFRICANature blog from Google+ this week...

GooglePlus Pic of the Week: 11 to 17 May 2015
Hello friends! We hope you have enjoyed the images featured on our blog. We are lagging a bit in terms of dates, but don't fret, we will keep running a weekly feature as regularly as possible. Congrats to +Susan Portnoy for being featured!
#AFRICANature  ___Congrats to +Susan Portnoy who is featured on the +AFRICANature blog from Google+ this week...

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2015-07-10 06:36:59 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Newest feature on the +AFRICANature blog...

Facebook Pic of the Week: 11 to 17 May 2015
Well now, our theme for the week of 11 to 17 May on Facebook was all about Mother's in nature - it was the week in which we celebrated Mother's Day all over the world, so a fitting one indeed. #MommyMagic  - congrats to +Marlon du Toit for being featured!___Newest feature on the +AFRICANature blog...

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2015-07-08 07:40:17 (46 comments, 51 reshares, 563 +1s)Open 

"Crown of Light" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Grey Crowned Crane
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Good morning! It's time again for WildlifeWednesday here on Google+ so dig up your best photos of wild mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, fish etc that you have encountered in your backyard or on your travels. Share them by tagging your posts with #WildlifeWednesday.

This beautiful bird was photographed early one morning in the Mara (Kenya), as the rising sun lit up its unique head plumage.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#birdphotography   #birdspecieslink   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdpoker   #hqspbirds   #whyiloveKenya  

"Crown of Light" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Grey Crowned Crane
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Good morning! It's time again for WildlifeWednesday here on Google+ so dig up your best photos of wild mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, fish etc that you have encountered in your backyard or on your travels. Share them by tagging your posts with #WildlifeWednesday.

This beautiful bird was photographed early one morning in the Mara (Kenya), as the rising sun lit up its unique head plumage.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#birdphotography   #birdspecieslink   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdpoker   #hqspbirds   #whyiloveKenya  ___

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2015-07-07 07:20:41 (20 comments, 8 reshares, 233 +1s)Open 

"The Wild Eye East Africa Guides"

Good morning folks! It's African Tuesday and our theme is PORTRAITS OF AFRICA - so dig up your portraits from Africa (people & wildlife) and share them with us. Here's how:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  "PORTRAITS OF AFRICA"
2. include the +African Tuesday page for consideration in our weekly Top5
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock)

These 4 men are legends - they make sure our +Wild Eye guests have unforgettable safaris in Kenya. I captured this photo during a coffee stop during the Great Migration photo safari last year.

#Maasai    #Kikuyu   #MaasaiMara   #MaraTriangle   #whyiloveKenya   #portraitTuesday   #iphone   #safari  

"The Wild Eye East Africa Guides"

Good morning folks! It's African Tuesday and our theme is PORTRAITS OF AFRICA - so dig up your portraits from Africa (people & wildlife) and share them with us. Here's how:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  "PORTRAITS OF AFRICA"
2. include the +African Tuesday page for consideration in our weekly Top5
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock)

These 4 men are legends - they make sure our +Wild Eye guests have unforgettable safaris in Kenya. I captured this photo during a coffee stop during the Great Migration photo safari last year.

#Maasai    #Kikuyu   #MaasaiMara   #MaraTriangle   #whyiloveKenya   #portraitTuesday   #iphone   #safari  ___

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