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Margaret Tompkins144,272*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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2015-06-17 07:49:13 (88 comments, 117 reshares, 889 +1s)Open 

"Here she comes..."
African Leopard
Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa

This female leopard cub (close to adulthood) was one of the stars of the 2015 +Wild Eye Wildlife Photography Seminar held earlier this month. Today is Wildlife Wednesday, so crack open your image vault and share some of the wonderful biodiversity of our planet with the world by tagging your posts with #WildlifeWednesday! +Mike Spinak and I are looking forward to seeing what you share...

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#leopard   #wildlifephotography   #SouthAfrica   #SabiSands   #KrugerNationalPark   #bigcats  

Most reshares: 117

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2015-06-17 07:49:13 (88 comments, 117 reshares, 889 +1s)Open 

"Here she comes..."
African Leopard
Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa

This female leopard cub (close to adulthood) was one of the stars of the 2015 +Wild Eye Wildlife Photography Seminar held earlier this month. Today is Wildlife Wednesday, so crack open your image vault and share some of the wonderful biodiversity of our planet with the world by tagging your posts with #WildlifeWednesday! +Mike Spinak and I are looking forward to seeing what you share...

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#leopard   #wildlifephotography   #SouthAfrica   #SabiSands   #KrugerNationalPark   #bigcats  

Most plusones: 1411

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2015-05-27 11:23:12 (58 comments, 105 reshares, 1411 +1s)Open 

"*Burchell's Coucal"* - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hello friends - time for Wildlife Wednesday! Celebrate biodiversity by sharing photos you've taken of wild mammals, birds, reptiles, insects etc - use the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday and see what others have shared as well!

This bird was warming up in the winter morning sun - a rare sight to see out in the open. I captured this photo close to Punda Maria in the #KrugerNationalPark  back in 2011.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdspecieslink   #birdsgallery   #SouthAfrica   #hqspbirds  

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2015-07-06 19:53:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A great theme lined up for #AfricanTuesday  tomorrow - I am hoping to see many great entries...

#Africantuesday (Theme: A Portrait of Africa): July 7th

Our theme this week is A Portrait of Africa. You can interpret the theme in any way you please. We are looking forward to some innovative African images!

If you post photos taken by other people, you must state so and state the author if possible. Remember that photos must be taken in Africa and should be work and family friendly.

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 "Open Theme"
2. include the curator team ( +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ) so we can pick up on your posts easily.

The top 5 contributors will be added to the AfricanTuesday Top 5 circle and one of the top 5 photos will be the banner for the +African Tuesday  page for a week!___A great theme lined up for #AfricanTuesday  tomorrow - I am hoping to see many great entries...

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2015-07-06 11:54:58 (10 comments, 16 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

"Kalahari Rainscape"
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, South Africa/Botswana

I've posted the colour version of this photo here on G+ before, but I'm still not sure which one I prefer. Man, I miss the Kalahari today!!

This image forms part of my #AfricanVisions  limited edition monochrome print series showcasing the glory of the African continent - you can order yours by mailing PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscapephotography   #MonochromeMonday   #moodyMonday   #NatureMonday   #SouthAfrica   #Kalahari   #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark  

"Kalahari Rainscape"
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, South Africa/Botswana

I've posted the colour version of this photo here on G+ before, but I'm still not sure which one I prefer. Man, I miss the Kalahari today!!

This image forms part of my #AfricanVisions  limited edition monochrome print series showcasing the glory of the African continent - you can order yours by mailing PRINTS@morkelerasmus.com

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscapephotography   #MonochromeMonday   #moodyMonday   #NatureMonday   #SouthAfrica   #Kalahari   #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark  ___

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2015-07-05 07:24:05 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

From my blog: Waterbuck Wink
Just a fun shot for this Sunday.
Enjoy!

#wildlife   #Africa   #cute  

From my blog: Waterbuck Wink
Just a fun shot for this Sunday.
Enjoy!

#wildlife   #Africa   #cute  ___

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2015-07-03 06:48:57 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Nice one +Derek Evens!

GooglePlus Pic of the Week: 4 to 10 May 2015
Hello everyone. 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  hashtag... +Derek Evens  shared this lovely photo of a Marabou...___Nice one +Derek Evens!

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2015-07-02 09:08:56 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

My newest post on the +Wild Eye blog - check it out!

Variations on a Zebra dust-bath #2
In this blog post, +Morkel Erasmus shares some thoughts on being creative with your camera while on safari.

#wildlifephotography   #creativity   #fun  ___My newest post on the +Wild Eye blog - check it out!

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2015-07-01 14:40:23 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

"Let me whisper to you..."
African Wild Dogs / Painted Dogs
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hello everyone! It's Wildlife Wednesday here on Google+ so let's see your best wildlife photos (mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, anything goes - just not pets). Tag your posts with #WildlifeWednesday  and share away!

I was fortunate to spend time with a den of 17 Painted Dog puppies on our recent Kruger visit - it was so special to see the interaction and social structure of these complex and endagered predators up close...

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #ThreatenedThursday   #KrugerNationalPark   #SouthAfrica   #cutenessoverload  

"Let me whisper to you..."
African Wild Dogs / Painted Dogs
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hello everyone! It's Wildlife Wednesday here on Google+ so let's see your best wildlife photos (mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, anything goes - just not pets). Tag your posts with #WildlifeWednesday  and share away!

I was fortunate to spend time with a den of 17 Painted Dog puppies on our recent Kruger visit - it was so special to see the interaction and social structure of these complex and endagered predators up close...

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #ThreatenedThursday   #KrugerNationalPark   #SouthAfrica   #cutenessoverload  ___

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2015-07-01 08:41:54 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Just got my copy of the +National Geographic #YourShotBook - a photo of mine is included in this publication!

#published #NatGeo #wildlifephotography

Just got my copy of the +National Geographic #YourShotBook - a photo of mine is included in this publication!

#published #NatGeo #wildlifephotography___

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2015-06-30 22:40:46 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Close Call
A new story on my blog about a close call for a small pride of lions in the Kalahari...

#wildlife   #Kalahari   #lions   #safari  

Close Call
A new story on my blog about a close call for a small pride of lions in the Kalahari...

#wildlife   #Kalahari   #lions   #safari  ___

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2015-06-30 07:42:52 (45 comments, 42 reshares, 392 +1s)Open 

"Corny Moonrise"
Mpumalanga, South Africa

Good morning! You know what day it is - it's African Tuesday of course...so share your photos of Africa with us, it's an OPEN THEME so anything goes. Simply tag your photos with #AfricanTuesday and make sure you also tag the +African Tuesday page to ensure your photo gets into the running for our weekly Top5 selection.

A full moon rises over a corn field in South Africa. I took this with a wide angle lens, but also captured the moon with a telephoto lens a few seconds later and superimposed it on this image (the moon looks REALLY small with a wide angle lens). 

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscape   #composite   #photoart   #moonrise   #SouthAfrica   #landscapephotography  

"Corny Moonrise"
Mpumalanga, South Africa

Good morning! You know what day it is - it's African Tuesday of course...so share your photos of Africa with us, it's an OPEN THEME so anything goes. Simply tag your photos with #AfricanTuesday and make sure you also tag the +African Tuesday page to ensure your photo gets into the running for our weekly Top5 selection.

A full moon rises over a corn field in South Africa. I took this with a wide angle lens, but also captured the moon with a telephoto lens a few seconds later and superimposed it on this image (the moon looks REALLY small with a wide angle lens). 

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscape   #composite   #photoart   #moonrise   #SouthAfrica   #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-06-29 11:25:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The +Wild Eye Q&A Video series on #WildlifePhotography  is back online, check out this episode posted last week...

Wildlife Photography Q&A: Episode 18
It's been a while, and we know you guys have missed these videos...so here we go!
#wildlifephotography   #advice   #discussion  ___The +Wild Eye Q&A Video series on #WildlifePhotography  is back online, check out this episode posted last week...

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2015-06-28 20:48:15 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

From my blog: WHOA HORSEY!
Just a fun photo from the Kalahari - I hope you like it!
More info on how I captured this on my blog...

#Kalahari   #wildlifephotography   #motionblur  

From my blog: WHOA HORSEY!
Just a fun photo from the Kalahari - I hope you like it!
More info on how I captured this on my blog...

#Kalahari   #wildlifephotography   #motionblur  ___

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2015-06-27 04:55:46 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

From my blog: The Crash
The situation for rhinos in Southern Africa has only worsened since this post, I'm afraid!
#poaching   #savetherhino   #stoprhinopoaching   #Africa   #wildlife  

From my blog: The Crash
The situation for rhinos in Southern Africa has only worsened since this post, I'm afraid!
#poaching   #savetherhino   #stoprhinopoaching   #Africa   #wildlife  ___

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2015-06-25 11:57:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Featured on the +African Tuesday  blog: +Derek Evens +Shayne McGuire +Chris Roll +Jim Robertson and +Petrus van Zyl, well done to you all!
#AFRICANTUESDAY  

Top 5: 21st April 2015
The week of 21 April was an open theme celebrating anything African for our popular  African Tuesday  photo theme.  Congrats to +Shayne McGuire +Derek Evens +Jim Robertson +Petrus van Zyl and +Chris Roll for being featured!
#AfricanTuesday   #AfricanTuesdayTop5  ___Featured on the +African Tuesday  blog: +Derek Evens +Shayne McGuire +Chris Roll +Jim Robertson and +Petrus van Zyl, well done to you all!
#AFRICANTUESDAY  

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2015-06-24 12:37:10 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

"Rough and Tumble" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Ground Squirrels
Kalahari Desert, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Hello everyone! It's time for Wildlife Wednesday again, and just to show that it's not about exotic species, it's about celebrating biodiversity everywhere. Simply post photos of the wild critters you've encountered in your backyard or on your travels, and tag them with #WildlifeWednesday!

These ground squirrels provide excellent photo opportunities in the rest camps of the Kgalagadi. These two were having a playful scuffle, I was lying on the ground for a low angle.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#squirrelSaturday   #cute   #WildlifePhotography   #Kalahari   #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark   #SouthAfrica  

"Rough and Tumble" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Ground Squirrels
Kalahari Desert, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Hello everyone! It's time for Wildlife Wednesday again, and just to show that it's not about exotic species, it's about celebrating biodiversity everywhere. Simply post photos of the wild critters you've encountered in your backyard or on your travels, and tag them with #WildlifeWednesday!

These ground squirrels provide excellent photo opportunities in the rest camps of the Kgalagadi. These two were having a playful scuffle, I was lying on the ground for a low angle.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#squirrelSaturday   #cute   #WildlifePhotography   #Kalahari   #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark   #SouthAfrica  ___

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2015-06-23 13:36:16 (68 comments, 107 reshares, 752 +1s)Open 

"Intent" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
African Lion
Namibia

Hello everyone! Our theme today for African Tuesday is called LARGER THAN LIFE - show us your photos of why you think Africa is larger than life, it can be a literal or conceptual interpretation of the brief!
To participate: 
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  "LARGER THAN LIFE"
2. include the +African Tuesday page for consideration in our weekly Top5 awards
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock) so we can pick up on your posts with ease.

This young male lion was photographed while lying on my belly in the soft desert sand...the experience as he walked towards me was definitely LARGER than LIFE!!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#lion   #Namibia   #wildlifephotography   #stalking   #bigcats   #Africa  #natu... more »

"Intent" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
African Lion
Namibia

Hello everyone! Our theme today for African Tuesday is called LARGER THAN LIFE - show us your photos of why you think Africa is larger than life, it can be a literal or conceptual interpretation of the brief!
To participate: 
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  "LARGER THAN LIFE"
2. include the +African Tuesday page for consideration in our weekly Top5 awards
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock) so we can pick up on your posts with ease.

This young male lion was photographed while lying on my belly in the soft desert sand...the experience as he walked towards me was definitely LARGER than LIFE!!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#lion   #Namibia   #wildlifephotography   #stalking   #bigcats   #Africa   #naturephotography  ___

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2015-06-22 18:50:08 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Folks - time to really dust off your African photos and share them for #AfricanTuesday  tomorrow! We want you to show us why you think Africa is LARGER THAN LIFE...more details below!!

New Theme Tomorrow!
LARGER THAN LIFE
Show us photos that explain why YOU think Africa is larger than life!
To participate:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday "LARGER THAN LIFE"
2. include THIS page in your posts to be considered for the weekly Top5 announcement
3. include the curators (+Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez) so we can pick up on your posts easily.
Happy sharing!!

#phototheme   #fun   #Africa  ___Folks - time to really dust off your African photos and share them for #AfricanTuesday  tomorrow! We want you to show us why you think Africa is LARGER THAN LIFE...more details below!!

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2015-06-22 07:57:30 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Thirsty Elephants
Good morning! Something from my blog for #MonochromeMonday  here on Google+

http://blog.morkelerasmus.com/2012/09/photoshare-thirsty-elephants.html

#moodyMonday #NatureMonday   #elephants   #SouthAfrica  

Thirsty Elephants
Good morning! Something from my blog for #MonochromeMonday  here on Google+

http://blog.morkelerasmus.com/2012/09/photoshare-thirsty-elephants.html

#moodyMonday #NatureMonday   #elephants   #SouthAfrica  ___

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2015-06-21 13:21:32 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

From my blog: CheetahScape
Have a great Father's Day, everyone!
#wildlifephotography   #cheetah  

From my blog: CheetahScape
Have a great Father's Day, everyone!
#wildlifephotography   #cheetah  ___

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2015-06-20 19:43:56 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Nice one by +Jaco Marx featured on the +AFRICANature blog...

GooglePlus Pic of the Week: 27 April to 3 May 2015
Hello everyone. If you haven't started sharing your nature photos taken in Africa with our exciting daily theme on Google+ yet - what's keeping you??? Congrats to +Jaco Marx for being featured...

#AFRICANature  ___Nice one by +Jaco Marx featured on the +AFRICANature blog...

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2015-06-19 11:59:40 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Predator's Preyground
One of my recent posts over on the +Wild Eye blog looks at the drama of visiting the Maasai Mara in the #GreatMigration  season...almost time to return again!

#wildlifephotography   #whyiloveKenya   #drama  

Predator's Preyground
One of my recent posts over on the +Wild Eye blog looks at the drama of visiting the Maasai Mara in the #GreatMigration  season...almost time to return again!

#wildlifephotography   #whyiloveKenya   #drama  ___

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2015-06-18 08:17:47 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

An amazing image featured on the +AFRICANature blog!

Facebook Pic of the Week: 27 April to 3 May 2015
The week of 27 April to 3 May saw us host an  #AnythingGoes  week on our  Facebook Page . This "open theme" always evokes such a wide range of quality submissions, that choosing one to feature is a daunting task. This wonderfully moody monochrome photo of g...___An amazing image featured on the +AFRICANature blog!

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2015-06-17 07:49:13 (88 comments, 117 reshares, 889 +1s)Open 

"Here she comes..."
African Leopard
Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa

This female leopard cub (close to adulthood) was one of the stars of the 2015 +Wild Eye Wildlife Photography Seminar held earlier this month. Today is Wildlife Wednesday, so crack open your image vault and share some of the wonderful biodiversity of our planet with the world by tagging your posts with #WildlifeWednesday! +Mike Spinak and I are looking forward to seeing what you share...

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#leopard   #wildlifephotography   #SouthAfrica   #SabiSands   #KrugerNationalPark   #bigcats  

"Here she comes..."
African Leopard
Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa

This female leopard cub (close to adulthood) was one of the stars of the 2015 +Wild Eye Wildlife Photography Seminar held earlier this month. Today is Wildlife Wednesday, so crack open your image vault and share some of the wonderful biodiversity of our planet with the world by tagging your posts with #WildlifeWednesday! +Mike Spinak and I are looking forward to seeing what you share...

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#leopard   #wildlifephotography   #SouthAfrica   #SabiSands   #KrugerNationalPark   #bigcats  ___

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2015-06-16 13:29:16 (40 comments, 36 reshares, 387 +1s)Open 

"Croc Face"
Nile Crocodile
Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana

It's #AfricanTuesday everyone...even though it's a public holiday in South Africa, we are still looking for your photo contributions!

Simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday and tag the +African Tuesday page as well...you can also tag #AFRICANature  (+AFRICANature) for your wildlife/nature photos too.

I photographed this young crocodile from the customised +Wild Eye boat on the Chobe river last year.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#crocodile #Chobe #Botswana #wildlifephotography

"Croc Face"
Nile Crocodile
Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana

It's #AfricanTuesday everyone...even though it's a public holiday in South Africa, we are still looking for your photo contributions!

Simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday and tag the +African Tuesday page as well...you can also tag #AFRICANature  (+AFRICANature) for your wildlife/nature photos too.

I photographed this young crocodile from the customised +Wild Eye boat on the Chobe river last year.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#crocodile #Chobe #Botswana #wildlifephotography___

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2015-06-15 06:22:51 (40 comments, 49 reshares, 512 +1s)Open 

"Peeping Kitty"
African Lion Cub
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, South Africa

Hello everyone! I am back from a lovely extended time of safari and family holiday. Lots of images to organise and edit, so give me some time. This cute lion cub was photographed in December in the Kalahari, I hope you like it.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#MonochromeMonday #moodyMonday #NatureMonday #wildlifephotography #Kalahari #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark #lion 

"Peeping Kitty"
African Lion Cub
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, South Africa

Hello everyone! I am back from a lovely extended time of safari and family holiday. Lots of images to organise and edit, so give me some time. This cute lion cub was photographed in December in the Kalahari, I hope you like it.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#MonochromeMonday #moodyMonday #NatureMonday #wildlifephotography #Kalahari #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark #lion ___

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2015-06-12 04:39:19 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 165 +1s)Open 

My son seems to be taking after me...
Another fun family moment!
cheers everyone
#familytime #photographer

My son seems to be taking after me...
Another fun family moment!
cheers everyone
#familytime #photographer___

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2015-06-10 16:37:03 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

On this #WildlifeWednesday I was blessed to spend time with a pack of highly endangered African Wild Dogs (Painted Dogs) and their litter of 17 puppies!! More to come, this is just an #iPhone photo :)

#Africa #wildphoneography

On this #WildlifeWednesday I was blessed to spend time with a pack of highly endangered African Wild Dogs (Painted Dogs) and their litter of 17 puppies!! More to come, this is just an #iPhone photo :)

#Africa #wildphoneography___

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2015-06-10 16:31:22 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Haha

This is why you pay your web designer ___Haha

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2015-06-08 15:17:21 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

A hippo selfie! We are still on family holiday, now at the Sabi River Sun in Hazyview...keep well everyone!

#SouthAfrica #holiday #selfie

A hippo selfie! We are still on family holiday, now at the Sabi River Sun in Hazyview...keep well everyone!

#SouthAfrica #holiday #selfie___

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2015-06-02 18:05:11 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

I couldn't let #AfricanTuesday pass without posting a photo from our current safari - an elephant cow yesterday taken with my #iPhone, no editing done! Loved the light. More updates to come!

#wildlifephotography #iphoneography #SabiSands #SouthAfrica

I couldn't let #AfricanTuesday pass without posting a photo from our current safari - an elephant cow yesterday taken with my #iPhone, no editing done! Loved the light. More updates to come!

#wildlifephotography #iphoneography #SabiSands #SouthAfrica___

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2015-06-01 20:07:52 (55 comments, 31 reshares, 489 +1s)Open 

That's my friend +Marlon du Toit this afternoon here in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in South Africa - we are hosting guests on the first ever +Wild Eye Wildlife Photography Seminar! Watch this space for more updates during the week...
#safari #SouthAfrica

That's my friend +Marlon du Toit this afternoon here in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in South Africa - we are hosting guests on the first ever +Wild Eye Wildlife Photography Seminar! Watch this space for more updates during the week...
#safari #SouthAfrica___

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2015-05-29 05:48:40 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

NEW PRINT: The Promise of Rain
I shared this image on Monday here on G+ but also released it as an addition to my limited edition fine art monochrome print series. Wouldn't you love having this hang on your home or office walls?
More details on the blog - check it out!

#wildlifephotography   #fineart   #monochrome   #mood   #print  

NEW PRINT: The Promise of Rain
I shared this image on Monday here on G+ but also released it as an addition to my limited edition fine art monochrome print series. Wouldn't you love having this hang on your home or office walls?
More details on the blog - check it out!

#wildlifephotography   #fineart   #monochrome   #mood   #print  ___

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2015-05-28 06:35:32 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

From my blog: Terrific Twinspot
You all seemed to enjoy my bird photo shared yesterday, so here's a post from my blog archives about my first sighting of the beautiful Pink-throated Twinspot!

#birds   #birds4all   #birdspecieslink   #hqspbirds   #btpbirdpro   #birdsgallery  

From my blog: Terrific Twinspot
You all seemed to enjoy my bird photo shared yesterday, so here's a post from my blog archives about my first sighting of the beautiful Pink-throated Twinspot!

#birds   #birds4all   #birdspecieslink   #hqspbirds   #btpbirdpro   #birdsgallery  ___

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2015-05-27 11:23:12 (58 comments, 105 reshares, 1411 +1s)Open 

"*Burchell's Coucal"* - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hello friends - time for Wildlife Wednesday! Celebrate biodiversity by sharing photos you've taken of wild mammals, birds, reptiles, insects etc - use the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday and see what others have shared as well!

This bird was warming up in the winter morning sun - a rare sight to see out in the open. I captured this photo close to Punda Maria in the #KrugerNationalPark  back in 2011.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdspecieslink   #birdsgallery   #SouthAfrica   #hqspbirds  

"*Burchell's Coucal"* - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hello friends - time for Wildlife Wednesday! Celebrate biodiversity by sharing photos you've taken of wild mammals, birds, reptiles, insects etc - use the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday and see what others have shared as well!

This bird was warming up in the winter morning sun - a rare sight to see out in the open. I captured this photo close to Punda Maria in the #KrugerNationalPark  back in 2011.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdspecieslink   #birdsgallery   #SouthAfrica   #hqspbirds  ___

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2015-05-26 07:10:10 (59 comments, 79 reshares, 536 +1s)Open 

"Two Spartans and a Spectator"
African Lions vs Giraffe
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Good morning! Our theme for African Tuesday today is ACTION AFRICA - you can interpret that any way you want, just show us some action...how to participate:
1. tag your photo posts with #AfricanTuesday "Action Africa"
2. include the +African Tuesday page for inclusion in the Top5 selection
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock) so we can pick up on your posts easily...

This photo shows the epic battle I witnessed in +Etosha National Park back in November 2013. Full story on my blog:
Part 1 - http://bit.ly/liongiraffe1
Part 2 - http://bit.ly/liongiraffe2
Part 3 - http://bit.ly/liongiraffe3

Have a great day!

#wildlifephotography   #Etosha   #Namibia   #predator   #lions  #giraf... more »

"Two Spartans and a Spectator"
African Lions vs Giraffe
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Good morning! Our theme for African Tuesday today is ACTION AFRICA - you can interpret that any way you want, just show us some action...how to participate:
1. tag your photo posts with #AfricanTuesday "Action Africa"
2. include the +African Tuesday page for inclusion in the Top5 selection
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock) so we can pick up on your posts easily...

This photo shows the epic battle I witnessed in +Etosha National Park back in November 2013. Full story on my blog:
Part 1 - http://bit.ly/liongiraffe1
Part 2 - http://bit.ly/liongiraffe2
Part 3 - http://bit.ly/liongiraffe3

Have a great day!

#wildlifephotography   #Etosha   #Namibia   #predator   #lions   #giraffe   #action   #safari  ___

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2015-05-25 12:40:26 (15 comments, 15 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

"The Promise of Rain"
Oryx/Gemsbok
Etosha National Park, Namibia

A herd of desert-hardened antelope called Oryx or 'Gemsbok', walking across the barren Etosha salt pan as the first rains of summer roll on in the distance, the promise of relief after a long dusty dry season.

This photo is available as a large format limited edition fine art print - mail me for pricing options: prints@morkelerasmus.com

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#monochromeMonday   #moodyMonday   #naturemonday   #fineart   #prints   #Etosha   #Namibia   #wildlifephotography   #Africa   #storm   #monochrome  

"The Promise of Rain"
Oryx/Gemsbok
Etosha National Park, Namibia

A herd of desert-hardened antelope called Oryx or 'Gemsbok', walking across the barren Etosha salt pan as the first rains of summer roll on in the distance, the promise of relief after a long dusty dry season.

This photo is available as a large format limited edition fine art print - mail me for pricing options: prints@morkelerasmus.com

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#monochromeMonday   #moodyMonday   #naturemonday   #fineart   #prints   #Etosha   #Namibia   #wildlifephotography   #Africa   #storm   #monochrome  ___

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2015-05-23 16:48:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

From my blog: Scenes from the Mara
It's almost time for the #GreatMigration  again.
Check out this photo from our 2013 +Wild Eye safaris on my blog.

#wildlifephotography   #whyiloveKenya  

From my blog: Scenes from the Mara
It's almost time for the #GreatMigration  again.
Check out this photo from our 2013 +Wild Eye safaris on my blog.

#wildlifephotography   #whyiloveKenya  ___

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2015-05-22 11:10:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

A recent post of mine on the +Wild Eye blog...about how colour can confuse the story you are aiming to tell! #monochrome   #wildlifephotography  

Colour Complicates Things...
...sometimes, as per the new blog post by +Morkel Erasmus.
Check it out!

#wildlifephotography   #discussion   #monochrome  ___A recent post of mine on the +Wild Eye blog...about how colour can confuse the story you are aiming to tell! #monochrome   #wildlifephotography  

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2015-05-22 05:42:24 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Congrats to +Thabo Hermanus +Felix Reinders +Jim Robertson +Edwin Hodkinson and +Berndt Weissenbacher for being featured on the +African Tuesday blog this week! Want to be featured? Share high quality photos on Tuesdays for the
#AfricanTuesday theme! #AfricanTuesdayTop5 

Top 5: 14th April 2015
The week of 14 April was a theme celebrating CHANGING SEASONS  for our popular  African Tuesday  photo theme. Congrats to +Felix Reinders +Jim Robertson +Thabo Hermanus +Edwin Hodkinson and +Berndt Weissenbacher for being featured!!
#AfricanTuesday   #AfricanTuesdayTop5  ___Congrats to +Thabo Hermanus +Felix Reinders +Jim Robertson +Edwin Hodkinson and +Berndt Weissenbacher for being featured on the +African Tuesday blog this week! Want to be featured? Share high quality photos on Tuesdays for the
#AfricanTuesday theme! #AfricanTuesdayTop5 

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2015-05-21 13:55:45 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

One of my new posts on the +Wild Eye blog...5 images from my recent trip to the Sabi Sands.

5 images from the Sabi Sands
+Morkel Erasmus shares 5 images he took recently on a short visit to the Sabi Sands - there's still time to join our Wildlife Photography Seminar from 2-5 June at Sabi Sabi! Link in the blog post...

#wildlifephotography   #SouthAfrica  ___One of my new posts on the +Wild Eye blog...5 images from my recent trip to the Sabi Sands.

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2015-05-21 11:14:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

A stunning photo by +Anne McKinnell featured on the +AFRICANature blog this week - check it out!

#AFRICANature  - share your photos of Africa's wildlife and landscapes with this theme daily using the hashtag...

GooglePlus Pic of the Week: 13 to 19 April 2015
Congrats to +Anne McKinnell for being featured from Google+!
#AFRICANature  ___A stunning photo by +Anne McKinnell featured on the +AFRICANature blog this week - check it out!

#AFRICANature  - share your photos of Africa's wildlife and landscapes with this theme daily using the hashtag...

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2015-05-20 13:32:11 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Featured on 500px
Remember my forlorn leopard from Sunday?
The guys at +500px were inspired by the story and decided to run it on their blog as well...check it out!

#wildlifephotography   #WildlifeWednesday  

Featured on 500px
Remember my forlorn leopard from Sunday?
The guys at +500px were inspired by the story and decided to run it on their blog as well...check it out!

#wildlifephotography   #WildlifeWednesday  ___

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2015-05-20 06:52:38 (38 comments, 46 reshares, 478 +1s)Open 

"Relaxed"  - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Cheetah
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Good morning! Time for another round of Wildlife Wednesday, created by +Mike Spinak and curated by him and I. Share your photos of wild creatures encountered on your travels or in your backyard, and tag them with #WildlifeWednesday  - use the hashtag to also see what others are sharing and have shared with the theme.

This female cheetah was chillaxing on a termite mound in the Mara back in September 2013 - what a great setting to sit and observe an iconic big cat of Africa! Space on our +Wild Eye  #GreatMigration  safaris is running out this year: http://bit.ly/Mara2015

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #cheetah   #whyiloveKenya   #MaasaiMara   #MaraTriangle   #photosafari  

"Relaxed"  - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Cheetah
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Good morning! Time for another round of Wildlife Wednesday, created by +Mike Spinak and curated by him and I. Share your photos of wild creatures encountered on your travels or in your backyard, and tag them with #WildlifeWednesday  - use the hashtag to also see what others are sharing and have shared with the theme.

This female cheetah was chillaxing on a termite mound in the Mara back in September 2013 - what a great setting to sit and observe an iconic big cat of Africa! Space on our +Wild Eye  #GreatMigration  safaris is running out this year: http://bit.ly/Mara2015

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #cheetah   #whyiloveKenya   #MaasaiMara   #MaraTriangle   #photosafari  ___

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2015-05-19 04:42:32 (50 comments, 66 reshares, 511 +1s)Open 

"Steely Stare" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
African Leopard
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Good morning friends! As usual, it's time for African Tuesday - it's an OPEN THEME again so anything goes that was photographed in Africa. How to participate:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday
2. include the +African Tuesday page
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock)
Happy sharing!

I photographed this magnificent male leopard last weekend in a dry riverbed as he was on his morning patrol. Just love how this photo came out...

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

#leopard   #bigcats   #SouthAfrica   #catsallovertheworld   #hqspwildlife   #wildlifephotography  

"Steely Stare" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
African Leopard
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Good morning friends! As usual, it's time for African Tuesday - it's an OPEN THEME again so anything goes that was photographed in Africa. How to participate:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday
2. include the +African Tuesday page
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock)
Happy sharing!

I photographed this magnificent male leopard last weekend in a dry riverbed as he was on his morning patrol. Just love how this photo came out...

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

#leopard   #bigcats   #SouthAfrica   #catsallovertheworld   #hqspwildlife   #wildlifephotography  ___

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2015-05-18 09:17:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Striped Lineup - or otherwise titled, Thirstland Trek
Something from my blog for #MonochromeMonday  - I miss the open space of +Etosha National Park! Have a great week, friends.

Do also check out the rest of the posts on my blog - I believe they can be of value and inspiration to you.

#wildlifephotography   #monochrome   #zebra   #Etosha   #Namibia  

Striped Lineup - or otherwise titled, Thirstland Trek
Something from my blog for #MonochromeMonday  - I miss the open space of +Etosha National Park! Have a great week, friends.

Do also check out the rest of the posts on my blog - I believe they can be of value and inspiration to you.

#wildlifephotography   #monochrome   #zebra   #Etosha   #Namibia  ___

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2015-05-17 21:37:38 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

My kind of image - well done +Piper MacKay 

Lying on my stomach, at the waterhole, using a wide angle lens.
ISO 2000, F10, 1/2500 focal length 16,
See more images at www.PiperMackayPhotography.com
#elephants #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
#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Chester Omorodion​___My kind of image - well done +Piper MacKay 

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2015-05-17 05:59:54 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

All in the eyes...
There's a special story to this moody photo of an old male leopard.
Read more on my blog! Have a lovely day...
#wildlifephotography   #monochrome   #leopard  

All in the eyes...
There's a special story to this moody photo of an old male leopard.
Read more on my blog! Have a lovely day...
#wildlifephotography   #monochrome   #leopard  ___

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2015-05-15 10:38:26 (24 comments, 43 reshares, 297 +1s)Open 

Let's make it trend and go viral!
#stopkillingRhinos
#savetherhino
#conservation
18% spike in illegal and brutal poaching of rhinos in #SouthAfrica for their horns - which is traded on the black market as medicine and status drugs in Vietnam and China! Rhino horn is not medicine - it's the same stuff as your fingernails...
Official stats: http://www.earthtouchnews.com/environmental-crime/poaching/official-stats-show-rhino-poaching-at-record-levels-in-south-africa-but-are-the-real-figures-even-higher

Let's make it trend and go viral!
#stopkillingRhinos
#savetherhino
#conservation
18% spike in illegal and brutal poaching of rhinos in #SouthAfrica for their horns - which is traded on the black market as medicine and status drugs in Vietnam and China! Rhino horn is not medicine - it's the same stuff as your fingernails...
Official stats: http://www.earthtouchnews.com/environmental-crime/poaching/official-stats-show-rhino-poaching-at-record-levels-in-south-africa-but-are-the-real-figures-even-higher___

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2015-05-15 07:17:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

The Amazing African Night Sky
This is an older post from my blog but it has proven to be one of my most popular ones when it comes to hit links from Google search - so I hope you enjoy this overview of photographing the stars in Africa!

#landscapephotography   #nightscapes   #nocturnal   #tips  

The Amazing African Night Sky
This is an older post from my blog but it has proven to be one of my most popular ones when it comes to hit links from Google search - so I hope you enjoy this overview of photographing the stars in Africa!

#landscapephotography   #nightscapes   #nocturnal   #tips  ___

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2015-05-14 15:05:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Congrats to +Linda Villers +Alex Lapidus +Derek Evens +Chris McLennan and +Shayne McGuire for being featured on the #AfricanTuesday  blog!

Top 5: 6th April 2015
The week of 31 March was an  OPEN THEME  for our popular  African Tuesday  photo theme. Here are the top 5 images for the week of 6 April.
Congrats to +Alex Lapidus +Linda Villers +Derek Evens +Chris McLennan & +Shayne McGuire for being featured!

#AfricanTuesday   #AfricanTuesdayTop5  ___Congrats to +Linda Villers +Alex Lapidus +Derek Evens +Chris McLennan and +Shayne McGuire for being featured on the #AfricanTuesday  blog!

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2015-05-14 07:54:29 (17 comments, 12 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

Ghostly Duo
Read more about this photo I took of a critically endangered Black Rhino and her calf on my blog. It's #ThreatenedThursday  after all...

#rhino   #endangered   #wildlifephotography  

Ghostly Duo
Read more about this photo I took of a critically endangered Black Rhino and her calf on my blog. It's #ThreatenedThursday  after all...

#rhino   #endangered   #wildlifephotography  ___

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