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Wildlife and Nature Calendars for 2009
September 4, 2008
Bear calendars Our new and expanded range of 2009 Wildlife Calendars is now available. As in past years, our calendars showcase not only African wildlife, but also evergreen favorites such as tigers, wolves, dolphins, polar bears, and baby animals.

The calendars feature superb images from many of the world's top wildlife and nature photographers, including National Geographic photographers.

If you're trying to find a suitable Christmas gift for a friend or colleague, a high-quality calendar featuring riveting animal images will always be a good choice. baby animal calendars

Today's Picture: Hippo Crossing Rocky Terrain
September 4, 2008
Hippo walking on rocky terrain

Photo Details: Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) making its way across rocky terrain as it moves between adjacent waterholes, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EOS 70-300 IS Zoom; Focal Length:170mm; Shutter speed: 1/1250; Aperture: f5; ISO: 400.

Today's Picture: Young Sable Antelope
September 12, 2008
Young Sable Antelope

Photo Details: Young Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger) standing in woody grassland near Talamati Bush Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa. Sable are a rare sighting, even in the huge Kruger National Park, and it was only through determined searching in the Talamati area that we were able to find a small herd in dense bush, which made photography difficult.
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EOS 300L F2.8 USM + 2x converter; Focal Length: 600mm; Shutter speed: 1/800; Aperture: f5.6; ISO: 400.

Today's Picture: Southern Ground-Hornbill
September 16, 2008
Southern ground-hornbill walking through winter grass

Photo Details: Southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri), its feathers ruffled by a stiff breeze, strides through the dry winter grass, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS USM; Focal Length: 200mm; Shutter speed: 1/800; Aperture: f4; ISO: 200.
Additional Info: The southern ground-hornbill is a large, terrestrial bird, about the size of a turkey. Ground-hornbills are normally found in pairs or small groups, usually in national parks or game reservers, moving slowly through the grass and scrub as they hunt for insects, small reptiles and mice.

Today's Picture: White Rhino
September 25, 2008
White rhino, front-on view

Photo Details: White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) front-on view, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EF70-300mm IS zoom; Focal Length: 130mm; Shutter speed: 1/200; Aperture: f5.6; ISO: 400.

Today's Picture: Leopard Abstract
September 26, 2008
Leopard abstract

Photo Details: Male leopard (Panthera pardus) is all stealth and alertness as it moves silently through dense undergrowth, Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EF70-200mm F2.8 IS USM; Focal Length: 70mm; Shutter speed: 1/4000; Aperture: f4; ISO: 400.

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