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Morkel Erasmus

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South African Wildlife and Landscape Photographer who is passionate about the natural heritage of the African continent...

Occupation: Wildlife and Landscape Photographer, Industrial Engineer, Musician (Wild Eye)

Location: Secunda, South Africa

Followers: 548,425

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Cream of the Crop: 02/24/2012

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Margaret Tompkins152,299*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 22:00:00444  

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2016-09-07 09:34:28 (17 comments; 25 reshares; 261 +1s; )Open 

"A Fine Balance"

I still remember vividly the first time I saw and photographed this amazing feat of balance by elephant bulls in Mana Pools. I think being on foot with them accentuates the experience immensely!

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #wildlifephotography #ManaPools #balance #nature #Zimbabwe

Most reshares: 25

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2016-09-07 09:34:28 (17 comments; 25 reshares; 261 +1s; )Open 

"A Fine Balance"

I still remember vividly the first time I saw and photographed this amazing feat of balance by elephant bulls in Mana Pools. I think being on foot with them accentuates the experience immensely!

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #wildlifephotography #ManaPools #balance #nature #Zimbabwe

Most plusones: 261

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2016-09-07 09:34:28 (17 comments; 25 reshares; 261 +1s; )Open 

"A Fine Balance"

I still remember vividly the first time I saw and photographed this amazing feat of balance by elephant bulls in Mana Pools. I think being on foot with them accentuates the experience immensely!

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #wildlifephotography #ManaPools #balance #nature #Zimbabwe

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2016-09-27 05:47:15 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

A leopard high up in a tree, photo by +Chad Wright.
Remember to tag your best African wildlife and landscape photos on G+ with #AFRICANature for a chance to be featured.

One of my best leopard sightings in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. This leopard had to quickly make its way up a tree to keep its kill away from the Spotted Hyena below.

#leopard   #cats   #kruger   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos  +AFRICANature +Wildography & Safaris ___A leopard high up in a tree, photo by +Chad Wright.
Remember to tag your best African wildlife and landscape photos on G+ with #AFRICANature for a chance to be featured.

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2016-09-26 09:44:34 (5 comments; 5 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

"Dawn King"
African Lion
Etosha National Park, Namibia

This is one of 7 photos of mine that were highly commended at the BioPhoto Contest held in Budoia, Italy, over the weekend. I photographed this lion at dawn from a remote research hide in Etosha, at a focal length of just 200mm.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#lion #wildlifephotography #NatureMonday #MoodyMonday #Etosha #Namibia #Africa #bigcats

"Dawn King"
African Lion
Etosha National Park, Namibia

This is one of 7 photos of mine that were highly commended at the BioPhoto Contest held in Budoia, Italy, over the weekend. I photographed this lion at dawn from a remote research hide in Etosha, at a focal length of just 200mm.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#lion #wildlifephotography #NatureMonday #MoodyMonday #Etosha #Namibia #Africa #bigcats___

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2016-09-23 05:26:11 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 89 +1s; )Open 

"Hornbill"

Not every subject needs to be an iconic species. Monochrome photography looks for textures, contrast and mood. This is the Southern Ground Hornbill, an endangered species.

Available as a limited edition fine art print: mail PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com

#birds #avian #monochrome #blackandwhite #fineart #FeatherFriday #birdphotography #SouthAfrica

"Hornbill"

Not every subject needs to be an iconic species. Monochrome photography looks for textures, contrast and mood. This is the Southern Ground Hornbill, an endangered species.

Available as a limited edition fine art print: mail PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com

#birds #avian #monochrome #blackandwhite #fineart #FeatherFriday #birdphotography #SouthAfrica___

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2016-09-22 05:32:58 (5 comments; 15 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

"The Crash"
White Rhinoceros

A herd of rhino is called a "crash".
Today is WORLD RHINO DAY.
Rhinos are under immense threat from poaching due to demand for their horn in the East!

Links to read:
http://oxpeckers.org/category/investigations/namibian-poaching-links/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/10/dark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade/

#rhino #worldrhinoday #threatenedThursday #wildlife #animals #Africa #endangered

"The Crash"
White Rhinoceros

A herd of rhino is called a "crash".
Today is WORLD RHINO DAY.
Rhinos are under immense threat from poaching due to demand for their horn in the East!

Links to read:
http://oxpeckers.org/category/investigations/namibian-poaching-links/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/10/dark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade/

#rhino #worldrhinoday #threatenedThursday #wildlife #animals #Africa #endangered___

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2016-09-20 12:52:15 (16 comments; 6 reshares; 119 +1s; )Open 

"Epic Etosha"

As I am preparing slowly but surely to return to Etosha in a little over a month's time, here's an image I captured there a couple of years ago. The low angle perspective really helps emphasise the size of this elephant eh?

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephants #Etosha #AfricanTuesday #wildlifephotography #Namibia

"Epic Etosha"

As I am preparing slowly but surely to return to Etosha in a little over a month's time, here's an image I captured there a couple of years ago. The low angle perspective really helps emphasise the size of this elephant eh?

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephants #Etosha #AfricanTuesday #wildlifephotography #Namibia___

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2016-09-19 21:16:19 (1 comments; 6 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

Elephant portrait by +Andrea Catelli
Use #AFRICANature on your wildlife and landscape photos out of Africa for a chance to be featured...

The old one
The portrait of an elephant along the Chobe River, Botwsana, August 2015

+Elephant Wednesday curated by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth +Diego Cattaneo +Matthias Haeussler #ElephantWednesday
+AFRICANature curated by +Dick Whitlock +Grobler du Preez +Morkel Erasmus +Anette Mossbacher +Berndt Weissenbacher +Wayne Marinovich #africanature
+Animalia curated by +Adelphe BACHELET #Animalia
+BTP Animal Pro curated by +Nancy Dempsey +Hugh Ferguson #BTPAnimalPRO
+HQSP Animals curated by +Anja Wessels +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ___Elephant portrait by +Andrea Catelli
Use #AFRICANature on your wildlife and landscape photos out of Africa for a chance to be featured...

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2016-09-18 17:42:03 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 83 +1s; )Open 

"Dogging Stare"

The African Wild Dog (Painted Dog) is highly endangered. This one was photographed in a dry riverbed in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography #africanwilddog #painteddog #predator #nature #Zimbabwe #ManaPools

"Dogging Stare"

The African Wild Dog (Painted Dog) is highly endangered. This one was photographed in a dry riverbed in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography #africanwilddog #painteddog #predator #nature #Zimbabwe #ManaPools___

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2016-09-16 20:41:15 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Nikon Unveiled: Understanding Metering Modes
Another behind-the-scenes post about my time spent filming YouTube tutorial videos for +Nikon Asia last year.

#HongKong   #behindthescenes   #Nikon   #NikonUnveiled   #skyline   #city   #tutorial   #YouTube  

Nikon Unveiled: Understanding Metering Modes
Another behind-the-scenes post about my time spent filming YouTube tutorial videos for +Nikon Asia last year.

#HongKong   #behindthescenes   #Nikon   #NikonUnveiled   #skyline   #city   #tutorial   #YouTube  ___

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2016-09-15 19:34:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

There's still space left to join me in exploring story-telling in wildlife photography this Saturday at Nikon South Africa.

Details here: https://www.nikonschool.co.za/#workshop

#wildlifephotography #workshop #SouthAfrica #Nikon

There's still space left to join me in exploring story-telling in wildlife photography this Saturday at Nikon South Africa.

Details here: https://www.nikonschool.co.za/#workshop

#wildlifephotography #workshop #SouthAfrica #Nikon___

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2016-09-14 09:56:28 (3 comments; 9 reshares; 118 +1s; )Open 

"A horn in the grass"

The highly endangered white rhino. Demand for their horn in the East (China and Vietnam) has caused a surge in poaching since 2010, with their future looking very grim. The horn is made of keratin, same as our fingernails, with NO medicinal value!

Available as a limited edition fine art print.
Email PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com to discuss pricing.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#rhino #wildlifephotography #highkey #fineart #nature #WildlifeWednesday

"A horn in the grass"

The highly endangered white rhino. Demand for their horn in the East (China and Vietnam) has caused a surge in poaching since 2010, with their future looking very grim. The horn is made of keratin, same as our fingernails, with NO medicinal value!

Available as a limited edition fine art print.
Email PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com to discuss pricing.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#rhino #wildlifephotography #highkey #fineart #nature #WildlifeWednesday___

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2016-09-13 14:24:59 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

One of my photos is selected in today's #DailyDozen on the #NatGeo +National Geographic YourShot community. Check it out below...

#photography #featured

One of my photos is selected in today's #DailyDozen on the #NatGeo +National Geographic YourShot community. Check it out below...

#photography #featured___

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2016-09-12 08:06:55 (5 comments; 9 reshares; 162 +1s; )Open 

"Eye to Eye"
Good morning Google!

Once you get real close to the gentle soul of an elephant, you will realise just how special they are. This one was photographed in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #NatureMonday #wildlifephotography #portrait

"Eye to Eye"
Good morning Google!

Once you get real close to the gentle soul of an elephant, you will realise just how special they are. This one was photographed in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #NatureMonday #wildlifephotography #portrait___

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2016-09-11 19:57:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

My field review of the Nikon D810 and Nikkor 400mm f2.8 VR for wildlife photography

If you are interested in how this camera and lens combo performed for me during last year's Great Migration safari, then read on!

#wildlifephotography   #photography   #Nikon   #GreatMigration   #review   #fieldtest   #gear   #iamNikon  

My field review of the Nikon D810 and Nikkor 400mm f2.8 VR for wildlife photography

If you are interested in how this camera and lens combo performed for me during last year's Great Migration safari, then read on!

#wildlifephotography   #photography   #Nikon   #GreatMigration   #review   #fieldtest   #gear   #iamNikon  ___

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2016-09-11 17:49:17 (4 comments; 7 reshares; 79 +1s; )Open 

Impala leap, by +Christa Niederer
Remember to tag your African photos with #AFRICANature!

Bridging the gap

over one of the many waterways of the Olifants river.

For #AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +*, and +Andy Smith
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson___Impala leap, by +Christa Niederer
Remember to tag your African photos with #AFRICANature!

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2016-09-10 08:22:14 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

"Playful Kitties"

These two young cheetahs were playing rough and tumble in the Kalahari desert, Southern Africa.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#cheetah #wildlifephotography #Kalahari #Kgalagadi #wildlife


"Playful Kitties"

These two young cheetahs were playing rough and tumble in the Kalahari desert, Southern Africa.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#cheetah #wildlifephotography #Kalahari #Kgalagadi #wildlife
___

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2016-09-09 08:02:52 (5 comments; 8 reshares; 130 +1s; )Open 

"The Mane Man"

A regal male lion from the Kalahari desert in Southern Africa.
Prints available for this limited edition fine art piece.
Email PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com

My website: www.morkelerasmus.com

#lion #bigcats #wildlifephotography #fineart #prints #Kalahari #SouthAfrica

"The Mane Man"

A regal male lion from the Kalahari desert in Southern Africa.
Prints available for this limited edition fine art piece.
Email PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com

My website: www.morkelerasmus.com

#lion #bigcats #wildlifephotography #fineart #prints #Kalahari #SouthAfrica___

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2016-09-08 13:55:49 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

A great image by the Lemur king of Google+ - +Alex Lapidus
Remember to tag #AFRICANature on your African nature photos for a chance to be featured...

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Stumped

Don't worry, he'll figure it out soon! I thought this guy was funny, a Gray bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also sometimes called the Eastern lesser bamboo lemur. We had some great views in the Andasibe-Mantadia region, where they were fairly accustomed to having people traipsing through. Like most of Madagascar's lemurs, these guys are threatened by habitat loss, and the species is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday ).___A great image by the Lemur king of Google+ - +Alex Lapidus
Remember to tag #AFRICANature on your African nature photos for a chance to be featured...

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2016-09-08 07:26:31 (8 comments; 12 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

"Full Attention"

A young male lion photographed in +Etosha National Park back in 2013. I am eagerly anticipating returning there towards the end of October.

WEBSITE & FINE ART PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#lion #bigcats #wildlifephotography #Etosha #Namibia

"Full Attention"

A young male lion photographed in +Etosha National Park back in 2013. I am eagerly anticipating returning there towards the end of October.

WEBSITE & FINE ART PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#lion #bigcats #wildlifephotography #Etosha #Namibia___

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2016-09-07 09:34:28 (17 comments; 25 reshares; 261 +1s; )Open 

"A Fine Balance"

I still remember vividly the first time I saw and photographed this amazing feat of balance by elephant bulls in Mana Pools. I think being on foot with them accentuates the experience immensely!

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #wildlifephotography #ManaPools #balance #nature #Zimbabwe

"A Fine Balance"

I still remember vividly the first time I saw and photographed this amazing feat of balance by elephant bulls in Mana Pools. I think being on foot with them accentuates the experience immensely!

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #wildlifephotography #ManaPools #balance #nature #Zimbabwe___

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2016-09-07 09:24:28 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

BIG croc heading your way! Cool photo by +Wayne Marinovich - remember to tag your African wildlife and landscape photos with #AFRICANature for a chance to be featured in this community collection...

Dangerous waters

One of the true evolutionary successes of the planet. Like sharks, they are the ultimate predators in their environments and have survived for millions of years unchanged...until man came along of course.

#crocodile #africa #safari #Krugerpark #southafrica #wildlife #nature #photography

#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +*, and +Andy Smith
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
___BIG croc heading your way! Cool photo by +Wayne Marinovich - remember to tag your African wildlife and landscape photos with #AFRICANature for a chance to be featured in this community collection...

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2016-09-06 14:54:23 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 83 +1s; )Open 

Big Cat FRIGHT
Want to know what happened to get to this point?
Want to know what happened NEXT?
Then read my latest blog post: http://bit.ly/bigcatfight

#AFRICANature #bigcats #wildlifephotography #leopard #lion #AfricanTuesday

Big Cat FRIGHT
Want to know what happened to get to this point?
Want to know what happened NEXT?
Then read my latest blog post: http://bit.ly/bigcatfight

#AFRICANature #bigcats #wildlifephotography #leopard #lion #AfricanTuesday___

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2016-09-06 05:24:49 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Big Cat Fight: Two Leopards and One Lioness
You want to read this story...
It was one of the most fascinating encounters between species I ever witnessed in the wild in over 30 years of regular safari.

Grab a cup of coffee and just do it.
Now :)

#safari #bigcats #leopards #lion #wildlife #WildEyeSA #makeitKenya #MaraTriangle

Big Cat Fight: Two Leopards and One Lioness
You want to read this story...
It was one of the most fascinating encounters between species I ever witnessed in the wild in over 30 years of regular safari.

Grab a cup of coffee and just do it.
Now :)

#safari #bigcats #leopards #lion #wildlife #WildEyeSA #makeitKenya #MaraTriangle___

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2016-09-05 12:40:25 (10 comments; 9 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

A lovely photo by +Dana Allen. Remember to tag your African wildlife & landscape photos with #AFRICANature for a chance to be featured...

Hold On…

A pair of Redbilled Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) hang on tight as their ride moves deeper into the bush.

Okavango Delta, Botswana.

with Gomoti Camp and Wilderness Safaris.

Nikon D4s. Nikon 200-500mm.
ISO 400. 1/1500 sec. @ f5.6.
Lexar Media. 

© Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net

#birdphotography   #Africa   #Okavango  
+HQSP Birds 
+BTP Bird Pro 
+Wildography & Safaris 
+Bird & Wildlife Photography 
+Birds4All 
+Birds GALLERY +Birds in Focus 
+Wilderness Safaris +Wildlife Wednesdays ___A lovely photo by +Dana Allen. Remember to tag your African wildlife & landscape photos with #AFRICANature for a chance to be featured...

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2016-09-05 05:05:28 (4 comments; 7 reshares; 125 +1s; )Open 

"Spotted Strider"

A young male cheetah on patrol at first light in the Kalahari desert, South Africa. Available as a limited edition fine art print.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#cheetah #wildlife #cats #nature #Kalahari #monochrome
#MonochromeMonday

"Spotted Strider"

A young male cheetah on patrol at first light in the Kalahari desert, South Africa. Available as a limited edition fine art print.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#cheetah #wildlife #cats #nature #Kalahari #monochrome
#MonochromeMonday___

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2016-09-04 20:31:00 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 132 +1s; )Open 

"Elephant Prayers"

This little elephant calf posed in a prayerful pose in the Madikwe Game Reserve a couple of years ago...

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #cute #wildlifephotography #SouthAfrica

"Elephant Prayers"

This little elephant calf posed in a prayerful pose in the Madikwe Game Reserve a couple of years ago...

www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #cute #wildlifephotography #SouthAfrica___

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2016-09-04 20:28:09 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

Rhinos are in peril due to unprecedented demand for their horn in China and Vietnam. Good photo of a living specimen with its horn where it should be, by +David Plowchalk.

Tag your best African wildlife & landscape photos with #AFRICANature for a chance to be featured in thiws collection!

On the Brink for #worldwildlifeday

Location: Somewhere in Africa because nobody needs to know where to poach this beauty!

#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
#wildelifewednesday curated by +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus
#wholewildlifeweek (+Whole Wildlife Week)   curated by +Diego Cattaneo  +Sandy Schepis  +Dick Whitlock and +Anette Mossbacher
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#10000photographers (+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS) by +Robert SKREINER

Website: www.luxsolisstudio.com
Facebook: Lux Solis Studio - Nature Photography by David Plowchalk
Instagram: Lux_Solis_Studio
Google+: +David Plowchalk

This photo is Copyrighted © David R Plowchalk

Ask nicely and give credit and you are free to use for non-commercial use :-) ___Rhinos are in peril due to unprecedented demand for their horn in China and Vietnam. Good photo of a living specimen with its horn where it should be, by +David Plowchalk.

Tag your best African wildlife & landscape photos with #AFRICANature for a chance to be featured in thiws collection!

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2016-09-03 15:39:57 (9 comments; 6 reshares; 154 +1s; )Open 

A lovely photo of an often overlooked African critter - leopard tortoise!
Thanks for sharing with #AFRICANature - use the hashtag on your African wildlife and nature photos for a chance to be featured.

Leopard Tortoise (Geochelone pardalis) captured in the Kruger National Park SA. I was amazed at the amount of these tortoises that I came across on a drive from Punda Maria to Shingwedzi camps after a shower of rain. Utilising the puddles of rain water collected on the road, treacherous for them with drivers not focused on the roads.

Submitted For:
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#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#africantuesday +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
 #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +* +Andy Smith
#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Dick Whitlock +Grobler du Preez +Berndt Weissenbacher +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
 #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET
#WildographyandSafaris #Wildography +Wildography & Safaris curated by +Lisa Lavender
___A lovely photo of an often overlooked African critter - leopard tortoise!
Thanks for sharing with #AFRICANature - use the hashtag on your African wildlife and nature photos for a chance to be featured.

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2016-09-02 11:38:48 (8 comments; 12 reshares; 109 +1s; )Open 

"Abbey Road"

Four zebras trudge along the expanse of Etosha, Namibia.
The title pays homage to the Beatles recording studio, where they cross the road as well on an album cover :)

Limited edition fine art available, only 30 to be printed.
Email PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com for pricing.

www.morkelerasmus.com

#zebra #fineart #wildlife #art #Africa

"Abbey Road"

Four zebras trudge along the expanse of Etosha, Namibia.
The title pays homage to the Beatles recording studio, where they cross the road as well on an album cover :)

Limited edition fine art available, only 30 to be printed.
Email PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com for pricing.

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#zebra #fineart #wildlife #art #Africa___

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2016-09-02 11:15:59 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 104 +1s; )Open 

Two young bulls playing in the shallows of the Chobe river.
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#elephants #wildlifephotography #Elephantastic

Two young bulls playing in the shallows of the Chobe river.
www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephants #wildlifephotography #Elephantastic___

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2016-09-02 11:09:46 (6 comments; 15 reshares; 141 +1s; )Open 

A lovely, graceful giraffe by +Jaco Marx.
Tag #AFRICANature in your African wildlife and landscape photos for a chance to be featured...

GIRAFFE DAYS
Sunset and giraffes make one happy (:

#wildlife #wildlifephotography #marxphoto

www,marxphoto.co.za___A lovely, graceful giraffe by +Jaco Marx.
Tag #AFRICANature in your African wildlife and landscape photos for a chance to be featured...

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2016-09-02 11:02:56 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 93 +1s; )Open 

Great work by +Anette Mossbacher.
Tag your best African wildlife and landscape photos with #AFRICANature for a possible feature...

Zebra Black and White Photograph

We have more to learn from animals, than animals from us! These two animals seemed to be good friends. This image was taken in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Zebra images are always great to turn into black and white art prints.

My Website: www.anettemossbacher.com

#africantuesday +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#africantuesday ' specify weekly theme name here ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +*, and +Andy Smith
#onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page curated by +Sandra Deichmann
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
___Great work by +Anette Mossbacher.
Tag your best African wildlife and landscape photos with #AFRICANature for a possible feature...

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2016-09-01 09:51:23 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Our generation has failed #elephants.
The results of the #GreatElephantCencus have been announced.
We lost 144,000 elephants in 7 years. 7 years!
Down from millions in the late 1800s to around 350,000.
Let that sink in...deeply...

#conservation #poaching #wildlife #Africa



Our generation has failed #elephants.
The results of the #GreatElephantCencus have been announced.
We lost 144,000 elephants in 7 years. 7 years!
Down from millions in the late 1800s to around 350,000.
Let that sink in...deeply...

#conservation #poaching #wildlife #Africa

___

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2016-09-01 06:06:04 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 82 +1s; )Open 

#AFRICANature has become an established community on Facebook, Google+ and Instagram. Post your African nature photos using the hashtag.

This buffalo was photographed earlier this month in Kenya.

#wildlifephotography #africa #wildlife

#AFRICANature has become an established community on Facebook, Google+ and Instagram. Post your African nature photos using the hashtag.

This buffalo was photographed earlier this month in Kenya.

#wildlifephotography #africa #wildlife___

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2016-08-29 19:17:13 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Trust your Histogram!
My latest blog post shows how I have come to trust my gear in a way that enables intuitive image-making.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

#wildlifephotography   #tips   #histogram  #naturephotography

Trust your Histogram!
My latest blog post shows how I have come to trust my gear in a way that enables intuitive image-making.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

#wildlifephotography   #tips   #histogram  #naturephotography___

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2016-08-27 17:38:27 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Time to start dreaming about +Etosha National Park again. We are going there for 2 weeks later in the year.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #giraffe #wildlifephotography #Etosha #Namibia

Time to start dreaming about +Etosha National Park again. We are going there for 2 weeks later in the year.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #giraffe #wildlifephotography #Etosha #Namibia___

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2016-08-25 09:19:41 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Trip Report: Great Migration photo safari
You want to read this #safari   #tripreport  believe me.
Chock full of photos, stories and sights that will make you want to pakc your bags for the Maasai Mara tomorrow!

#WildEyeSA   #GreatMigration   #travel   #bucketlist   #wildlifephotography  

Trip Report: Great Migration photo safari
You want to read this #safari   #tripreport  believe me.
Chock full of photos, stories and sights that will make you want to pakc your bags for the Maasai Mara tomorrow!

#WildEyeSA   #GreatMigration   #travel   #bucketlist   #wildlifephotography  ___

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2016-08-24 18:51:01 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

The Scratcher
An old buffalo bull scrapes off some excess mud after a mudbath in the Mara Triangle in Kenya. Photo taken on the +Wild Eye #GreatMigration #photosafari I led recently. Full trip report live now: http://bit.ly/MorkelMara2016

#buffalo #wildlifephotography #nature #Kenya

The Scratcher
An old buffalo bull scrapes off some excess mud after a mudbath in the Mara Triangle in Kenya. Photo taken on the +Wild Eye #GreatMigration #photosafari I led recently. Full trip report live now: http://bit.ly/MorkelMara2016

#buffalo #wildlifephotography #nature #Kenya___

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2016-08-17 07:52:21 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

I just got back from hosting a +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari in the Mara Triangle, Kenya. Lots of work to catch up on before even touching the photos...so here is an iPhone photo of a zebra under a stormy sky. Processed in Snapseed.

#zebra #GreatMigration #MaasaiMara #iphoneography #cloudporn #wildlife #Snapseed

I just got back from hosting a +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari in the Mara Triangle, Kenya. Lots of work to catch up on before even touching the photos...so here is an iPhone photo of a zebra under a stormy sky. Processed in Snapseed.

#zebra #GreatMigration #MaasaiMara #iphoneography #cloudporn #wildlife #Snapseed___

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2016-08-15 21:26:11 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Must read: my Mana Pools trip report on the +Wild Eye blog.
Let me know what you think??

#ManaPools #tripreport #Zimbabwe #safari #bucketlist

Must read: my Mana Pools trip report on the +Wild Eye blog.
Let me know what you think??

#ManaPools #tripreport #Zimbabwe #safari #bucketlist___

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2016-08-04 14:51:26 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

"Lonely Tree in the Mara"
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

It's almost time to head back to the Mara Triangle to lead a photographic safari for +Wild Eye. I can't wait to be back in those vast spaces again.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#monochrome #blackandwhite #lonelytree #landscapephotography #MaasaiMara #makeitKenya

"Lonely Tree in the Mara"
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

It's almost time to head back to the Mara Triangle to lead a photographic safari for +Wild Eye. I can't wait to be back in those vast spaces again.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#monochrome #blackandwhite #lonelytree #landscapephotography #MaasaiMara #makeitKenya___

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2016-08-03 06:51:49 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

The Nutcracker Badger
This blog post covers a very unique sighting we had in the Kalahari in January of this year. Check it out! (it involves the nefarious Honey Badger)...

#HoneyBadger   #badger   #Kalahari   #wildlife  

The Nutcracker Badger
This blog post covers a very unique sighting we had in the Kalahari in January of this year. Check it out! (it involves the nefarious Honey Badger)...

#HoneyBadger   #badger   #Kalahari   #wildlife  ___

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2016-08-02 17:27:18 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

SUPER CUTE African Wild Dog puppies
Here's an extended video clip of the amazing sighting we had of 17 Painted Dog puppies emerging from their den for the first time. Cheers to Grant Beverley of +The Endangered Wildlife Trust  for giving us this opportunity. If you like African wildlife at all, you'll want to watch this, an intimate view of the adults feeding the pups and getting to know them.

#AfricanWildDog   #PaintedDog   #wildlife   #baby   #cute   #puppy   #wildlife  

SUPER CUTE African Wild Dog puppies
Here's an extended video clip of the amazing sighting we had of 17 Painted Dog puppies emerging from their den for the first time. Cheers to Grant Beverley of +The Endangered Wildlife Trust  for giving us this opportunity. If you like African wildlife at all, you'll want to watch this, an intimate view of the adults feeding the pups and getting to know them.

#AfricanWildDog   #PaintedDog   #wildlife   #baby   #cute   #puppy   #wildlife  ___

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2016-08-01 05:42:08 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Mana Pools Adventure Trail
This is probably the wildest experience you will ever undertake as a photographic safari. Check it out!

With +Wild Eye +Marlon du Toit 


#ManaPoo   #ChitakeSprings   #hiking   #safari   #Zimbabwe   #WildEyeSA  

Mana Pools Adventure Trail
This is probably the wildest experience you will ever undertake as a photographic safari. Check it out!

With +Wild Eye +Marlon du Toit 


#ManaPoo   #ChitakeSprings   #hiking   #safari   #Zimbabwe   #WildEyeSA  ___

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2016-07-27 23:22:58 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

"Dreams of Elephants"
African Bush Elephant
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

I just got back from hosting a fabulous +Wild Eye photographic safari to my ultimate destination in Africa: Mana Pools.

My guests and I had some terrific encounters with animals on foot, and the light we got to photograph in was absolutely epic. Trip report to come soon!

This is a panoramic stitch (in Lightroom) of a couple of shots taken one morning with a Nikkor 300mm f2.8 VR lens.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #ManaPools #Zimbabwe #Africa #safari #wildlifephotography #panorama #Nikon

"Dreams of Elephants"
African Bush Elephant
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

I just got back from hosting a fabulous +Wild Eye photographic safari to my ultimate destination in Africa: Mana Pools.

My guests and I had some terrific encounters with animals on foot, and the light we got to photograph in was absolutely epic. Trip report to come soon!

This is a panoramic stitch (in Lightroom) of a couple of shots taken one morning with a Nikkor 300mm f2.8 VR lens.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #ManaPools #Zimbabwe #Africa #safari #wildlifephotography #panorama #Nikon___

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2016-07-11 03:36:51 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

The Golden Lining
+Marlon du Toit lays out some great advice for capturing iconing back-lit images of wildlife on the +Wild Eye blog.

#wildlifephotography   #tips   #WildEyeSA   #nature  #exposure

The Golden Lining
+Marlon du Toit lays out some great advice for capturing iconing back-lit images of wildlife on the +Wild Eye blog.

#wildlifephotography   #tips   #WildEyeSA   #nature  #exposure___

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2016-07-06 14:47:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Nikon Unveiled: Creative Lighting System
Here's another video in the series I presented for +Nikon Asia.
It was great fun producing these short tutorial videos on the benefits of the #Nikon  system...

#camera   #photography   #tutorial   #iamNikon  

Nikon Unveiled: Creative Lighting System
Here's another video in the series I presented for +Nikon Asia.
It was great fun producing these short tutorial videos on the benefits of the #Nikon  system...

#camera   #photography   #tutorial   #iamNikon  ___

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2016-06-28 11:21:52 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

"Cheetah Context"
Cheetah Family
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

I love placing wildlife in their context, showing that they have been photographed in their natural environment as opposed to in captivity. That's the case with this image! Read more about this sighting in my latest post on the +Wild Eye blog:
http://www.wild-eye.co.za/patience-pays-with-a-cheetah-family/

#cheetah #wildlife #Kenya #monochrome #WildlifeWednesday #makeitKenya #wildlifephotography

"Cheetah Context"
Cheetah Family
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

I love placing wildlife in their context, showing that they have been photographed in their natural environment as opposed to in captivity. That's the case with this image! Read more about this sighting in my latest post on the +Wild Eye blog:
http://www.wild-eye.co.za/patience-pays-with-a-cheetah-family/

#cheetah #wildlife #Kenya #monochrome #WildlifeWednesday #makeitKenya #wildlifephotography___

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2016-06-25 14:09:12 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Delight at the Dog Den
In case you missed it last month, here is my blog post of an epic sighting spent at an African Wild Dog den last year, as they brought out their pups for the first time...

#AfricanWildDog   #wildlife   #endangered   #painteddog   #SouthAfrica  

Delight at the Dog Den
In case you missed it last month, here is my blog post of an epic sighting spent at an African Wild Dog den last year, as they brought out their pups for the first time...

#AfricanWildDog   #wildlife   #endangered   #painteddog   #SouthAfrica  ___

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2016-06-23 13:34:07 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 79 +1s; )Open 

"Down in the Dust"
African Bush Elephants
Kruger National Park, South Africa

A breeding herd of elephants descend into the Mphongolo riverbed in far northern Kruger National Park at sunset, dusting themselves as they go. This was one of many special moments on our family camping safari last week.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#Wildlife #elephants #ThreatenedThursday #wildlifephotography #KrugerNationalPark #SouthAfrica

"Down in the Dust"
African Bush Elephants
Kruger National Park, South Africa

A breeding herd of elephants descend into the Mphongolo riverbed in far northern Kruger National Park at sunset, dusting themselves as they go. This was one of many special moments on our family camping safari last week.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#Wildlife #elephants #ThreatenedThursday #wildlifephotography #KrugerNationalPark #SouthAfrica___

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2016-06-20 12:59:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

New Wild Eye Website
The new Wild Eye website is live!
Some updates to make things run smoother, and a new 2017 safari calendar have been added. Check it out!

#safari   #travel   #wildlifephotography   #naturephotography   #adventure  

New Wild Eye Website
The new Wild Eye website is live!
Some updates to make things run smoother, and a new 2017 safari calendar have been added. Check it out!

#safari   #travel   #wildlifephotography   #naturephotography   #adventure  ___

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