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African Safari Pictures 1

These African safari pictures, many of which have previously appeared on my Wildlife Photography Blog, are a selection of favorites from visits to some of Africa's spectacular national parks, game reserves, and luxury private safari lodges.
Leopard head and torso portrait
Leopard portrait, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Impala ram and redbilled oxpecker
Young impala ram and redbilled oxpecker, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Hippo explosively exhaling water
Hippo exhaling, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand, South Africa
Baby Lion cubs playing
Baby lion cubs playing, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana
Zebra group form abstract patterns
A "dazzle" of grazing zebras, Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Young baboons in tree, backlit
Young chacma baboons perched in tree, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Young cheetah, front on view
Young cheetah with full belly, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana
Giraffe against late afernoon sky
Giraffe in late afternoon light, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana
Elephant helping baby from water
Elephant helping youngster climb from waterhole, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana
Zebra portrait, Stainbank Nature Reserve, KZN, South Africa
Zebra portrait, Stainbank Nature Reserve, KZN, South Africa
Tawny Eagle taking off, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Tawny Eagle taking off, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Male lion relaxing under shady bush
Male lion staring directly at camera, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana
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See also: Kruger National Park Safari Pictures or return to Safari Pictures Home

Camera Gear: All the above African safari pictures were taken using entry-level Canon digital SLR cameras (EOS 300D to 450D), plus a variety of Canon telephoto lenses, including the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom, Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM tele zoom, and the Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM telephoto lens with a 1.4x converter.

For more about taking wildlife pictures while on safari in Africa, see also:
* How to take Great Safari Photos
* Choosing a Wildlife Camera - Super-Zooms
* Wildlife Cameras - the Digital SLR Option
* Affordable Wildlife Photography
* Canon Telephoto Lenses
* Canon IS Lenses

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