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Photography Tips

Enjoy expert advice from our Natural Photographer blog about photographing Southern Africa's wildlife and landscapes. Pro photographer Court Whelan is a Nat Hab photo guide who shares his deep expertise about everything from photo techniques to the latest camera gear. Whether photographing playful lion cubs or elephants crossing the savanna, his tips will prepare you for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Tried and True Techniques for Wildlife Portrait Photos in Africa

Tried and True Techniques for Wildlife Portrait Photos in Africa

The predators often play a special role in any safari, often being the most charismatic, regal, and cherished photos. Follow these simple tips to maximize your...
5 Tips on Photographing Elephants

5 Tips on Photographing Elephants

When it comes to wildlife affinity, perhaps no other creature carries as large a fan club as do the magnificent elephants of Africa. Their size, demeanor, intelligence, and general presence can be one of the...
Tips for Bird Photography while on Safari

Tips for Bird Photography while on Safari

I’ll be honest, when up against the incredible mammals of Africa, it takes a bit of a special love and appreciation to direct your attention away from, say, a stalking lion or herd of elephants, to then focus on...
Big Zoom Lenses on African Safaris

Big Zoom Lenses on African Safaris

If you shoot with a camera that has interchangeable lenses and are thinking about camera gear to bring on a wildlife safari to Africa, the first thing that likely comes to mind is “how much zoom!?” There are...
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