Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mashatu Photo Workshop Report by Albie Venter

What a blast! The latest Mashatu photo workshop could hardly have been more fun. And again, credit to everyone who made it such fun for us all. Amorien and Johan, Melissa and Graham, Gary and Paula, Ed and Nicky, David and Judith, you made our trip most memorable. And also a special thanks form me to Villiers. It was great working with you and your knowledge of the Tuli area proved invaluable. I am looking forward to many more trips in future. Thank you everyone.

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As normal the workhop was packed with action and after an initially slow start the predator sighting started filling our drives and it wasn’t uncommon to find more than two of the apex predators on a single game drive. In the end we managed to photograph Lion Leopard, Hyena and Cheetah (with a kill on our last drive as cherry on top) under various conditions ranging from the most fantastic evening light to dappled shade, all of which posing its own range of photographic challenges.

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mashatu, photo workshop, albie venter, villiers steyn, photographic,

At the end I am happy to say that everyone managed to overcome these challenges and walk away with some striking images Although predators are always the indisputable highlight of any photographic safari no one passed on the opportunity to photograph Birds, Impala and even the enigmatic Boababs that dot the landscape of Northern Tuli.

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mashatu, photo workshop, albie venter, villiers steyn, photographic,

Again thank you guys and we are looking forward seeing you all in the bundus sometime soon.

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mashatu, photo workshop, albie venter, villiers steyn, photographic,

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