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.

Our theme for January was BLACK & WHITE. Our next themes will be “MONKEY BUSINESS” for February, “COMICAL” for March and “ACTION” for April. Make sure to email your picture by mid-month of the said month.

JANUARY 2013 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 D300S, 1/90sec at f/22. Focal 340mm. ISO 1000.

 

 JANUARY 2013RUNNER UP

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By Samuel Cox, October 2012

“Since I was eleven years old I’ve been travelling to Africa (usually with camera in hand) and having been on safaris and game drives so many times over the years I was curious as to what South Luangwa would bring to the table that other places had not. Looking back, I laugh at the idea of there ever being any doubt – the wildlife sightings I had, the people I met and the sense of remoteness and being out in the wild were so overwhelming that I consider it the pinnacle of my Africa ventures.

As much as I love seeing the big things; elephants, lions and leopards alike – I’m just as interested in seeing and photographing the small and sometimes more interesting critters. I was delighted when our eagle-eyed guide spotted this entrancing chameleon, perched in perfect stillness and allowing his camouflage to render him as invisible as possible. Unfortunately for him he’d already been spotted – and I shot away as he eventually decided to crawl up and away behind the safety of the foliage.

For me, Shenton Safaris is what defines my dreamy-image of Africa; a perfect blend of kindness, optimism and ruggedness that go hand in hand with the wild surroundings. I cannot thank the staff of the Mwamba and Kaingo camps enough for making my stay so memorable.

Believe me when I say I will be back out as soon as I possibly can!”

Settings: Canon EOS 7D 1/500 sec at f/5.6.Focal 400mm. ISO 800

 

JANUARY 2013 RUNNER UP

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By David Tickner, September 2010

“I came to Kaingo and Mwamba in Aug/Sept 2010 with my son Christopher and we had the most fantastic time photographically.

I live in the UK with my wife and half of my family (the other half are in Australia) where we lived for 5 years.

Photography fills a large part of my life and over recent years I have been very involved in animal and wildlife photography in many parts of the world. My aim is to try and capture the magic moments of interaction and perhaps emotion between animals which takes the image beyond just being a record shot.

I am a Fellow of the Australian Photographic Society and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. These honours were obtained by submitting portfolios of my work which were based on the interaction between animals and their environment.”

Settings: Canon EOS 5D MkII, 1/800 sec at f/5.4. 500 mm. 

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