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Wild Planet Safari Blog

Welcome to the Wild Planet Safari Blog! This is our outlet to provide information, posts, updates, reviews and facts connected to Travel in Africa and African Wildlife. Our main author is Ryan Ker, owner and director of Wild Planet Safari. Please sit back and enjoy, feel free to comment on any of the posts.

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Author: Rick Budai from Wild Artistic Camera Angle as a Compositional Tool William Shakespeare wrote, “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” Whilst Shakespeare may not have been referring to photography, it is nonetheless something that we as wildlife photographers should pay attention to. One very important aspect of
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Bird in flight, Bird Photography
Author: Rick Budai from Wild Artistic Birds are difficult to photograph at the best of times. In most cases, it is their call that alludes us to their presence. We hear the call, then frantically scour the surrounding bush for a glimpse of the bird itself. In addition, most birds
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Author: Rick Budai from Wild Artistic What is Back Button Focus? By default, the shutter release button performs two functions. Firstly, you achieve focus by half-pressing the shutter release. Secondly, pressing the shutter release all the way takes the shot. Back button focus, on the other hand, separates these two
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Author: Rick Budai from Wild Artistic What are Custom Shooting Modes? (and where to find them) A custom shooting mode is a camera setting that allows the photographer to instantly recall a saved configuration. It can take a considerable amount of time to adjust camera settings to best suit your needs. As a result, this
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Author: Rick Budai from Wild Artistic What is Pre-Focusing? Pre-focusing is a technique not normally associated with wildlife photography. Sports photographers, on the other hand, use this technique to great effect all the time. It requires the photographer to focus on a spot where they anticipate the action to take
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plain pygmy thick tailed scorpion
We find an unbelievable number of scorpions in the Lowveld, this summer we have had to relocate close to 30 from our office to the bush across the road. We have found a variety of species, some of them harmless and others quite dangerous. When we find them, we always
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Skukuza Rest Camp Review
Skukuza is the largest of all the rest camps in Kruger National Park and is used as the administrative headquarters of the park. There are over 200 accommodation units with an added 120 rooms in the new Skukuza Safari Lodge as well as a large campsite with over 70 sites.
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Kruger National Park is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa, Kruger is home to all of the flagship species of animals that call Africa home and most animal population numbers and densities are higher in Kruger than any other National Park in Africa. Kruger National Park is
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News Wild Planet SafariWild Planet Safari offers the most exciting, personal and reliable tours through South Africa. We are experts in the field of South Africa`s wildlife and culture and offer great value for money tours that are safe and comfortable. Choose from one of our many itineraries or create
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8 Day Family Safari
The Journey Into the New Year. Welcome to 2019 and all the best to our Guests of past, present and future. 2019 is going to be an amazing and exciting year for Wild Planet Safari and all our guests who will be joining us. We have some very exciting new
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  We made a last-minute request to take us on a 2-day tour of Kruger Park when we were in Johannesburg, and Wild Planet were very forthcoming with the fact that it was not ideal, and more time meant better odds of encountering wildlife. We were...More

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2/27/2019

  Had an amazing experience with owners and staff from day one: getting a quote, planning, communicating promptly and informatively! The safari was everything we were told it would be and way exceeded our expectations! Both owners and staff exceeded in service and experience! Very highly...More

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Wild Planet Safari offers the most exciting, personal and reliable tours through South Africa. We are experts in the field of South Africa`s wildlife and culture and offer great value for money tours that are safe and comfortable. Choose from one of our many itineraries or create your own personal safari. Whatever you may require we will strive to provide. Join us now for your true African Safari.
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This is a video of a few Marabou Storks from Moholoholo Rehab Centre. They have got be amoungst the ugliest bird in South Africa. They have a pink bald head with a scabby apearance and a huge gular sac, they also poop on their legs to help cool themselves down. They are ugly but very clever and will catch, steal or scavange just about anything.
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It is easy to see where these birds got their morbid name from. This is a cut throat finch.

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💛 The Dwarf mongoose are hanging out at the house today:
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