From the Field: Shooting Through the Leaves

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This morning we spent quite a bit of photographic time with two old buffalo bulls next to the Sand River in the Masai Mara.

I find buffalo pretty difficult to photograph. Not sure why really I just do.

After getting a couple of shots the two grumpy guys moved into the thickets next to the river.

Shooting all done?

No way.

The old buffalo was still staring at us – like we owe money – but he had a lot of green foliage in front of him.

No problem.

Manual focus through the leaves and on the buffalo, compose and click the shutter.


Different but a fantastic photographic tool to play with when you are faced with animals in a thicket.

We had great fun photographing these two bulls and great to see some people learning a new technique!

Right, time to get back out into the field.

There is a massive build up of wildebeest across the river and a lion kill close to camp so we’re in for another great afternoon of wildlife photography in the Mara.

Until next time!

Gerry van der Walt

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