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Zebras in Zambia

Zebras in Zambia: One campsite in Zambia was next to a wildlife park. In the evening Juliane and I set out to find some animals, and we spotted some gazelles and giraffe and zebras. The next morning I got up before sunrise to hunt animals by myself. I tracked four zebras to a large field, and took photos as they walked around in the morning sunlight.

One campsite in Zambia was next to a wildlife park. In the evening Juliane and I set out to find some animals, and we spotted some gazelles and giraffe and zebras. The next morning I got up before sunrise to hunt animals by myself. I tracked four zebras to a large field, and took photos as they walked around in the morning sunlight.

Zebras in Zambia: If you look at most published wildlife photos, you'll see they are taken either as the sun rises or sets. The low, warm light makes for the most beautiful and defined images.

If you look at most published wildlife photos, you’ll see they are taken either as the sun rises or sets. The low, warm light makes for the most beautiful and defined images.

Zebras in Zambia: The entire field was strewn with tires for reasons I can't even guess, but I tried to minimize them in the photos. I also found it tricky to exclude fences and buildings from the frame, but it's worth it to make the photos look more

The entire field was strewn with tires for reasons I can’t even guess, but I tried to minimize them in the photos. I also found it tricky to exclude fences and buildings from the frame, but it’s worth it to make the photos look more “wild”.


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Crocodile Farm

Crocodile Farm: We spotted quite a number of crocodiles in the wild, but it's hard to take interesting photos of eyes and noses poking out of the water at a long distance. Then I found out about a crocodile farm and animal sanctuary near Victoria Falls, and I thought it would be a good chance to get up close and personal.

We spotted quite a number of crocodiles in the wild, but it’s hard to take interesting photos of eyes and noses poking out of the water at a long distance. Then I found out about a crocodile farm and animal sanctuary near Victoria Falls, and I thought it would be a good chance to get up close and personal.

Crocodile Farm: The farm has two sections; a public zoo-style area and a commercial breeding area. The zoo area had raised walkways so you can look down at the crocs in their pens.

The farm has two sections; a public zoo-style area and a commercial breeding area. The zoo area had raised walkways so you can look down at the crocs in their pens.

Crocodile Farm: Each pen held about 150 crocodiles. They had about 40,000 crocodiles in total. That's enough for a lot of food, and a lot of handbags!

Each pen held about 150 crocodiles. They had about 40,000 crocodiles in total. That’s enough for a lot of food, and a lot of handbags!

Crocodile Farm: During the tour, our guide dangled chunks of meat above the crocodile breeding pen, and the male crocodile was happy to pose for the camera.

During the tour, our guide dangled chunks of meat above the crocodile breeding pen, and the male crocodile was happy to pose for the camera.

Crocodile Farm: The red water isn't blood. It's a chemical added to the water for crocodile skin health reasons.

The red water isn’t blood. It’s a chemical added to the water for crocodile skin health reasons.

Crocodile Farm: These guys look funny.

These guys look funny.


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Flamingos in the Ngorongoro Crater

Flamingos in the Ngorongoro Crater: Once there was a volcano the size of Kilimanjaro, but it collapsed in on itself. Now it's known as the Ngorongoro Crater. It is a self contained biosphere. Water comes from springs around the sides and flows into a saltwater lake in the center. Due to the constant supply of water, animals stay there all year round. Birds use it as a migration stopover point.

Once there was a volcano the size of Kilimanjaro, but it collapsed in on itself. Now it’s known as the Ngorongoro Crater. It is a self contained biosphere. Water comes from springs around the sides and flows into a saltwater lake in the center. Due to the constant supply of water, animals stay there all year round. Birds use it as a migration stopover point.


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Ostriches

Ostrich: I spotted a number of ostriches in the Serengeti, but the capital of ostriches is the Ngorongoro crater.

I spotted a number of ostriches in the Serengeti, but the capital of ostriches is the Ngorongoro crater.

Ostrich: I took loads of photos of loads of ostriches, but they all look the same.

I took loads of photos of loads of ostriches, but they all look the same.


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Young Zebras

Young Zebras: In the Serengeti, and at other national parks, we saw loads of young zebras. I guess it's that time of year.

In the Serengeti, and at other national parks, we saw loads of young zebras. I guess it’s that time of year.

Young Zebras: Is a young zebra called a colt? No idea. I just know they are super cute.

Is a young zebra called a colt? No idea. I just know they are super cute.

Young Zebras: Zebra stripes are brown and white when young, and black and white when mature.

Zebra stripes are brown and white when young, and black and white when mature.


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