Our theme for June was Birds of Prey

Every month, Shenton Safaris selects 3 pictures among those taken by our guests during their visit at Kaingo and Mwamba. Make sure your best shots are emailed to us so we can add them to the pool.

The theme for July is LUANGWA SUNSET and the theme for August is HOOVED.

JUNE 2012 – WINNER

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By Jeff Nadler, October 2011

“I’ve been fascinated by African wildlife for as long as I can remember. I finally went on my first safari in 2001 to Botswana, which turned my fascination into a passion for photographing Africa’s animals. Thanks to Africa, I now am building a second career of selling my photos – www.wild-life-photos.com, as well as now organizing and leading my first group trip this year (to Tanzania). Visiting Zambia in 2011 was my fourth safari experience and choosing Shenton Safaris was easy – the photo hides and emphasis on photography made them the only operation I seriously considered. And the small camps and friendly professionalism of the staff at both Kaingo and Mwamba made the experience an exceptional one.”

Settings. Nikon D300, 1/250sec at f/8.0. Focal 550mm. ISO 3200.

JUNE RUNNER UP – congratulations to Peter with two of his pictures in this month’s selection

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Fish Eagle by Peter Chadwick, August 2011

Settings:  Nikon D80, 1/500 sec at f/6.3. Focal 420 mm. ISO 400.

 

“Having been coerced into my first trip to Africa by my wife 15 years ago I have developed my own passion for the continent and with that a love of wildlife and photography.

From that first African experience and subsequent trips to Tanzania, Zambia, India, Sri Lanka and my native outback Australia I have learnt that wildlife comes in many shapes and forms from migrating Flamingos and desert foxes in Kuwait, where I currently reside, to the majestic Bengal Tigers of India and stunning Asian Leopards and Sloth Bears of Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.

We were lucky to witness the marabout fishing party at a shrinking water hole. The marabouts however had to contend with competition from a couple of enterprising young fish eagles who were ready to swoop on any cat fish that slipped from their grasp.”

 

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Martial Eagle By Peter Chadwick, August 2011

Settings:  Nikon D80, 1/4000 sec at f/5.6. Focal 300 mm. ISO 800.

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