Luangwa’s leopards compete with the best

We have seen images from Savute of leopards leaping into the mud to pull catfish from the sticky channel, and we’ve seen footage of jaguars catching caimans in the backwaters of the South American rainforests. Now South Luangwa’s leopards are vying for their own place in the lime-light… by taking …

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Top 5 Wildlife Attractions of South Luangwa National Park

As the sun breaks the dry season horizon, its warm pink glow floods the grey dawn. Diurnal birds, emerging from night-time refuges call to stake their territorial claim and advise would-be competitors that they’ve survived the night. Having scoured the dry land for forage, hippos return as late as they …

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Are you Ready for a Photo Tour?

During the enquiry and booking process, I talk to hundreds of guests about what’s involved in a photo safari in the South Luangwa. One of the most common questions that comes up is whether the guests are “ready for a photo safari”. The short answer is that if you love …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 5: Be ready for “that” moment!

This is the fifth and final instalment in our blog series on wildlife photography tips from experienced photographer and guide Edward Selfe . Read the other entries in this series here. Some of the finest photos of wildlife that appear in exhibitions and on the web are a case of “right place, …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 4: Camera Setting

After a brief hiatus, the fourth installment in our blog series on wildlife photography tips from Edward Selfe takes a look at camera settings. Read the other entries in this series here. Whether you use an iPhone, a point-and-shoot, a film SLR or a top-of-the-line digital SLR, the camera creates an …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 3: Light Direction

The third in our blog series from Edward Selfe on wildlife photography tips takes a look at the direction of light in your photos. Read the other entries in this series here. Even those who know almost nothing about photography will know that you are generally advised to put the …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 2: Get Low

In part two of our five part blog series on wildlife photography tips, Edward Selfe takes a look at the concept of getting low, which offers a beautiful perspective for photographs of wildlife. Read part one here. It’s one of most common recommendations offered to aspiring wildlife photographers: Get low, …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 1: Focus

In a series of five blog posts, we are asking Edward Selfe, a resident guide and photographer in South Luangwa National Park, to share some tips about getting great safari photos. This is the first post in the series. Wildlife photography is a rich and complex subject. A professional can …

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