WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

WINK GOES TO AFRICA (PART 2)

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This African Leopard (Panthera pardus) was taking the afternoon off and hanging out in riverine flats along the Sand River, which flows through the Sabi Sand Reserve. The Sabi Sand is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, and is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa. It has only ever been a wilderness area and is home to a vast wildlife population, including The Big Five, and a number of endangered species.

Flanking the Kruger National Park, animals pass unhindered between the Kruger and all of Sabi Sand properties. This is definitely a bucket list destination if you want to see all things feathered and furred! This trip exceeded every one of my expectations. # InyatiGameLodge,‪#‎KrugerNationalPark‬‪#‎Leopard‬‪#‎BigFive‬‪#‎SabiSand‬ (info from Sabi Sand publications)

2015 NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION WINNING IMAGE

Hanging out with Owletta has been good for me! I learned today that my image of a Great Horned Owl is the first place winner in the Birds Division for the 2015 National Wildlife Federation photo contest. She was also chosen a few months ago by Audubon and Nature's Best Photography Magazine as a Top 100 finisher in their annual photo contest. Not bad after just meeting this girl on a windy, snowy plain in Nebraska last March. What a beautiful Lady she is. My thanks to the National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org) and Audubon (www.audubon.org). Her photo can be found starting today in the December/January edition of NWF Magazine along with the other winning photos in each division or later this week on NWF Photozone (www.nwf.org/photozone). Owl right!!!