The second camp in Etosha, Halali, is located next to the Moringa waterhole. I spent my second night in Etosha staying at this camp and watching the waterhole for most of the day. When the Sun began to sink behind the horizon I watched this matriarchal group of elephants drinking at the waterhole. While observing the animals we also had an amazing sunset with an orange so saturated - I never saw anything like it before.
Just after the elephants had gone we saw a small group of black rhino drinking and also had some hyena and a leopard later that night. This is a magical place!
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 400, 1/80 sec., 40mm, f/5.6. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2, finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
I was very lucky to take this shot of a male leopard in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. I took a couple of shots, but I like this one most where he looks up, seeing some possible prey and you can see the killer-instinct in his face.
Canon EOS 40D, Canon 70-200mm f/4, ISO 400, 1/250 sec., 173mm, f/13. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2, finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
I took this shot yesterday at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. As there were only a few people, I could climb around the open-air enclosure a bit to look for the best shooting position. Although colour and focus are ok, it's the intensity of the eyes I like most about the picture.
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.