APRIL THEME: ANIMAL PORTRAITS
Every month, Shenton Safaris selects 3 pictures among those taken by our guests during their visit at Kaingo and Mwamba. Make sure your best shots are emailed to us so we can add them to the pool.
Our next selections will be on the following themes: South Luangwa Landscapes (May) and Birds of Prey (June). So make sure to sort through your photographs and to email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 2012 WINNER
By Pieter Liouw, August 2007
“I started with a basic interest in photography at about 2004 and visited Kaingo for the first time in 2005. I fell in love with the place and the people and been back 5 times since (planning another trip this year…) I’ve been to a lot of Sub-Saharan countries on safaris and quite extensively in South Africa where I live, but none come close Kaingo, its hides, atmosphere and game. As a result of the trips to Kaingo my wife has been bitten by the photography bug as well and my 11 year old daughter has taken it up. My son of 6 is playing with the cameras so it seems the whole family will be in it for a long time. The hippos are always a favourite at Kaingo – being able to get so close and sit and wait it out for a great shot is very special.”
Settings: Canon EOS 5D, 1/180sec at f/4.5 Focal 560mm. ISO 100.
APRIL RUNNER UP
By David Cox, June 2011
“I am a young at heart (but old in body!) driving instructor from Gloucester, UK. Together with my wife, Jenny, and son Sam, I first visited Africa over 11 years ago and totally fell in love with the continent. We have travelled quite extensively around Southern Africa but this was our first visit to Zambia. We were drawn to Shenton Safaris by the fact that they were very “photo” orientated and the experiences we had certainly backed this up.
During a morning game drive with Patrick, we came upon the same courting couple of lions that we had seen the previous evening. Coupling every 10-15 minutes for (if memory serves me correctly) up to three days, I was totally in awe of the fact that he was still wide awake but totally focused on his mate, paying us no attention whatsoever. We stayed with them for a short while but then they ambled off along the river bank.”
Settings: Canon EOS 7D, 1/1000 sec at f/5.6 Focal 340mm. ISO 400.
APRIL RUNNER UP
By David Tickner, September 2010
“I came to Kaingo and Mwamba in Aug/Sept 2010 with my son Christopher and we had the most fantastic time photographically.
I live in the UK with my wife and half of my family (the other half are in Australia) where we lived for 5 years.
Photography fills a large part of my life and over recent years I have been very involved in animal and wildlife photography in many parts of the world. My aim is to try and capture the magic moments of interaction and perhaps emotion between animals which takes the image beyond just being a record shot.
I am a Fellow of the Australian Photographic Society and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. These honours were obtained by submitting portfolios of my work which were based on the interaction between animals and their environment.”
Settings: Canon EOS 5D, 1/800 sec at f/4.5 Focal 500mm. ISO 400.