Wildlife Close-Up Pictures
The images here show some of Africa's better-known wildlife species from close range, highlighting the rich diversity of colours and textures one sees while on safari.
To capture close-up pictures of wildlife - similar to the view you get through a good pair of binoculars - you'll need a camera with powerful telephoto lens, usually 300mm or more.
With larger animals like giraffe and elephant, you can get by with something like a 70-210mm zoom on your camera, particularly when photographing from a safari vehicle.
Captions to Close-upsRow 1:
1.Detail of leopard's coat showing spots in rosette pattern
2.Detail of giraffe's hide showing patchwork coloring
3.Close-up of zebra group, showing stripe patterns
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