Desktop and iPad Wallpaper – March 2012

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Welcome to March!

 

We have barley gotten used to writing 2012 and we are already 1/6 of the way through the year!

 

As with last month, and for the rest of 2012, the monthly wallpapers signals the end of the previous month’s competition entries to the 2012 Wild Eye Nature Photography Competition.  February saw more than 300 entries and the standard just keeps on getting better and better making the judges task a very unenviable one.

 

To check out all the entries for February you can use this link and also make sure to check out this blog post where you can see the winner runners up and other highly commended images from the January competition.  The results for the February competition will be posted to the blog in the next week or so so make sure to watch this space!

 

From an operational point of view things have been nice and busy at the Wild Eye offices.  Next week we are off to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on a photo expedition and, as you might have read, we will be announcing a new, very exciting new product in the next few days.  If you are interested in nature and photography you are gonna wanna check this out!

 

Anyway, back to the reason for this post – the free desktop and iPad wallpaper downloads for March 2012!

 

As always each of the six wallpapers are available in two sizes.  The large versions are sized at 2560 x 1600 and small ones at 1280 x 800.  To download your favorite wallpaper, without the frames, simply use the text links below the image of your choice, right click on the image once it has finished loading and that’s it!

 

If you’re not sure how to add the wallpaper to your desktop background simply leave a comment and we’ll help you out!

 

Wallpaper #1 – March 2012

 

 

Nikon D700, 24mm, 1/250, f/10, ISO 250

Northern Tuli Game Reserve

 

One of the things a lot of travelers to Africa comment on is the open spaces.  For me this fact hit home again when we visit the Masai Mara last year and then, more recently, when we spent a weekend in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve.

 

The above image shows the view from the top of one of the most amazing lookout points I have ever been to.  Open spaces.  Large skies.  Africa!

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #2 – March 2012

 

 

Canon 1D Mark, 300mm, 1/4000, f/5, ISO 250

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

 

Capturing birds in flight takes patience, skill patience and a bit of luck.

 

In this image Andrew was able to capture the perfect moment as a Bataleur came in to land.  The important thing to remember is to keep your shutter speed up to freeze the moment.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #3 – March 2012

 

 

Nikon D7000, 850mm, 1/500, f/6.3m ISO 800

Masai Mara, Kenya

 

This lion cub just would not hold still for us to photograph him.

 

After playing around with his mom for about 20 minutes he started tiring and settled into a lithe shady spot.  The early morning light was just enough to create a little bit of catchlight in his eyes and as he held still I saw my shot.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #4 – March 2012

 

 

Canon 1D Mark IV, 600mm, 1/1000, f/8, ISO 400

Masai Mara, Kenya

 

The drama of a river crossing during the annual wildebeest migration is truly one of nature’s great spectacles.  The intensity, the chaos and the drama all make for incredible wildlife photography.

 

In this image Andrew captured all of the drama and then, through a monochrome conversion, heightened the intensity of the scene.  Great moment captured!

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #5 – March 2012

 

 

Nikon D300, 400mm, 1/640, f/10, ISO 500

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

 

Along with the wide open spaces and large skies, Africa is renowned for it’s sunsets.  On it’s own the beauty of a day in Africa coming to an end is amazing but when you get a chance to add a silhouette to the scene it’s just so much better.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #6 – March 2012

 

 

Nikon D3s, 300mm, 1/8000, f/4, ISO 200

Northern Tuli Game Reserve

 

As mentioned above, African sunsets are the stuff dreams are made off.

 

Enough said.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Right, let’s move on to the wallpapers for your iPad.

 

If you have any issues with installing your iPad wallpapers, or if you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help out or you could check out this blog post where I did a very quick run through.  Also, once you have used the wallpapers on your iPad I would love to hear whether you prefer the image clean like this or if you would like a calendar added as well?  Let me know!

 

So with that being said, here are the first two iPad wallpaper downloads for 2012.

 

iPad Wallpaper #1 – March 2012

 

 

Along with the wide open spaces and large skies, Africa is renowned for it’s sunsets.  On it’s own the beauty of a day in Africa coming to an end is amazing but when you get a chance to add a silhouette to the scene it’s just so much better.

 

To download this wallpaper for your iPad click here.

 

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iPad Wallpaper #2 – March 2012

 

 

Elephants are always great to photograph as the are always doing something.  On this particular, cloudy morning this herd was very energetic and continued to move side to side along the banks of one of the dams in Madikwe which gave me a lot of time to photograph the large animals as a unit.

 

To download this wallpaper for your iPad click here.

 

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iPad Wallpaper #3 – March 2012

 

 

The drama of a river crossing during the annual wildebeest migration is truly one of nature’s great spectacles.  The intensity, the chaos and the drama all make for incredible wildlife photography.

 

In this image Andrew captured all of the drama and then, through a monochrome conversion, heightened the intensity of the scene.  Great moment captured!

 

To download this wallpaper for your iPad click here.

 

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So there you have it!

 

Some great wildlife and nature images to brighten up your desktop and iPad.  Since we are all about sharing the experience it would be great if you could share the link with your friends and family so they can also choose their favorites and while you’re at it, please take a few seconds to leave me a comment to tell me which is your favorite?

 

To make sure you don’t miss any updates, blog post and updates from the photo competition make sure to check out the following social media links.

 

 

As always I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Until next time.

 

Gerry van der Walt

 

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