Happy New Year everyone!
First of all, sorry for the lack of updates to this blog. Since returning from Zambia in August, a couple of projects have been keeping me rather busy: BeetleCopter and Camtraptions.
BeetleCopter is the next instalment of the BeetleCam Project. I have built a remote-control multirotor copter for my camera (actually, I have built several to accommodate different sized cameras ranging from a GoPro up to Canon 5D Mark III). The camera is attached to a stabilised gimbal suspended under the body of copter.
Read to the end of this post to find out how you could win an incredible Zambian safari for two worth over $12k!
Much has happened since my last South Luangwa post so a follow-up is long overdue! The dry season is now well and truly over. I will never forget 1st November, the day the rains arrived…
That day I awoke to find a veil of cloud had descended over the valley. There was a sense of anticipation as the parched earth and thirsty animals waited for the first raindrops to fall. However, there was also another cause for excitement that day; I had heard rumours that wild dogs had been spotted in the area! Ever since arriving in Zambia I had been searching for African wild dogs, a species that has always managed to evade me on previous trips. I set off in search of them, hoping that I wouldn’t be thwarted by the rain.
Here are the results of the 2012 Travel Photo Competition. Thank you to everyone who entered and well done to the talented photographers whose images appear in the final selection below.
Read to the bottom of this post to find out how you can win a luxury holiday for two to see the wildlife of the Cayman Islands!
Earlier this year I visited the Cayman Islands and spent just over a week photographing the islands’ varied wildlife. These small specks of land in the northwest Caribbean formed millions of years ago and were gradually populated by castaways. Over huge periods of time, these animals and plants evolved into a host of unique species, perhaps the most iconic being the Grand Cayman blue iguana…
Here are the results of my 2012 Wildlife Photo Competition. Thank you to everyone who entered and well done to the talented photographers whose images appear in the final selection below.
Update. This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Kate MacRae!
Enter the current photo contest: Travel Photo Competition
Since moving to Zambia I have been fortunate to meet some generous and visionary people in the safari industry. In particular, I have started working closely with the team behind Safarious, a new social network for those with a sense of adventure, and The Bushcamp Company, a luxury safari operator based in South Luangwa National Park. I have teamed up with these companies to bring to you a truly awesome opportunity… the chance to win a week’s luxury safari for two worth over $10,500! Read on to find out more…
So this is my first proper post from Africa! I have been in Zambia for two months and I’ve been keeping myself busy! August was taken up with buying a capable 4×4 and moving into our new house in Katete. Once set-up I was then able to get on with the important task of photographing some wildlife!
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