African Conservation PhotographyNews feeds from African Conservation Photography <![CDATA[Rob Tarr ]]> Rob Tarr is a Cape Town based photographer who recently returned from a 9-day ship-based photographic expedition for two, deep into the Arctic. ]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:12:10 +0000 <![CDATA[Photographic Tips For Aerial Photography]]> Aerial photography, although challenging, can be extremely rewarding and provides photographic perspectives that are seldom viewed. It is however not as easy at it might seem and given the costly nature of this type of photography and the speed that your photographic platform is moving at, it is best to be well-prepared so as to ensure successful image... ]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:31:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Hunting Black-Backed Jackals of the Kgalagadi]]> Black-Backed Jackals launching into the air after panic-stricken sandgrouse and doves have become a sought after sighting at the Kgalagadi’s many waterholes. These waterholes are renowned for offering excellent opportunities for predator and prey photos with Cubitjie Quap in the Nossob Riverbed perhaps being one of the best known. ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:24:00 +0000 <![CDATA[12 Of The Top Northern Cape Photodestinations]]> The Northern Cape offers some the best wildlife photography and outdoor photographic opportunities that South Africa has to offer. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is the best known of these, but there are also many other excellent photodestinations. Twelve of our top photodestinations are highlighted here. ]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 10:55:00 +0000 <![CDATA[The Threats Faced by Our Oceans]]> Our oceans have long been perceived to be an endless opportunity for exploitation and as a dumping ground for our waste. The oceans are vital to the health of our planet and are now at severe risk from this over-exploitation and lack of care. Below are some of the greatest risks currently facing our ocean as well as list... ]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 10:46:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Lake Nakuru National Park - A must see destination for wildlife photographers]]> In the Rift Valley of Kenya lies a network of Soda Lakes that attract thousands of flamingoes, pelicans and over 450 other bird species to their shores, associated bushy grasslands and woodlands. Lake Nakuru National Park is probably the best known of these, being home to large herds of antelope and plenty predators. It is a top photodestination for... ]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 07:55:00 +0000 <![CDATA[10 Tips To Be A More Creative Wildlife and Outdoor Photographer]]> Photography is an art form. It is about using your own individual creative vision and ability to capture a moment in time. By Maximising the potential of your equipment and manipulating the availability of light you can nurture and expand your own creativeness and move beyond technically perfect images! ]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:05:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Experiencing and photographing one of the worlds most intense wildlife photographic spectacles]]> I am often asked which my favourite wildlife photographic experience has been. It is then expected that I mention something that renders from the bushveld where the "Big Five roam - something like the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti or watching a pride of lions pulling down a large Cape buffalo bull – the stuff that Africa is made... ]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:20:00 +0000 <![CDATA[The Ethics of our Fisheries Resources]]> The majority of our coastal and marine fish species are facing similar if not greater levels of overexploitation and poaching than the current rhino and elephant poaching epidemic. However, this is hardly reported on and there seems to be little concern from the public regarding this. ]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Garnering Support for our Marine Heritage]]> South Africa is blessed with one of the richest and most diverse coastlines and marine environments on the planet. Our coastline extends for nearly 3000km’s between the Mozambique border and Kosi Bay in the east and the Orange River estuary bordering Namibia in the west. ]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:34:00 +0000