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Photographing Wildlife at Night in Liuwa Plain

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The low-light capabilities of modern cameras allow us to photograph wildlife in ways that would previously have been impossible. Over the last year or so, I have pushed my cameras to the limits in order to take striking images of nocturnal African animals.

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Lion Cub and the Supermoon Eclipse

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I am currently in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. A month ago I found out I was going to be here during a “supermoon” total lunar eclipse. This would be the last opportunity to photograph such an occurrence for 18 years! I immediately set about planning how I could take a photograph of this […]

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BeetleCam Project Update

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Over the years BeetleCam has evolved a fair bit, and today I’m excited to announce the latest version of my remote camera buggy… the BeetleCam Hybrid! You’ll remember I developed the first BeetleCam back in 2009. BeetleCam allowed me to safely position my camera in front of potentially dangerous African animals, such as lions, elephants […]

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Luangwa Rains

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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September in South Luangwa

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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 […]

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BeetleCam vs the Lions of the Masai Mara

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In 2009 we embarked on a project to take close-up, wide-angle photographs of African animals. To accomplish this we created BeetleCam, a small remote control buggy with a DSLR camera mounted on top. Filled with trepidation, we boarded a plane bound for Tanzania. We had little idea what to expect… would BeetleCam survive? It was […]

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BeetleCam is Back Teaser

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If the video does not appear below, watch it on Vimeo: BeetleCam is Back Teaser BeetleCam is a remote control buggy with a DSLR camera mounted on top. I created the first BeetleCam in 2009 in order to take close-up, wide-angle photographs of dangerous African animals. You can find out more about the initial project […]