Be Inspired By: Animal Portraits

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It’s great to, after a few weeks break, to see so many images shared to our Facebook page for this week’s Be Inspired By theme.

As you will know we’ve been crazy busy with our Migration Safaris but our season has just wrapped up and it’s great to get back into the swing of things.  Keep and eye out for some amazing great migration blogs during the next few weeks.

Back to this week’s Be Inspired By images.  Last week I shared this blog post in which I shared some thoughts on animals portraits so it was great to see what you all came up with.

A good animal portrait is, as mentioned in the post, an image in which the face and its expression is predominant and all the images below are great examples of this.

Here goes with my selection of this week’s images and then, as always, make sure to head back to Facebook and go and check out more images of the photographers featured below.

Be Inspired:  Animal Portraits

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Image by Bethany Ogdon

“Hey, do you mind?” Photographed this young lion, flopped out after an early morning breakfast, in the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa NP on our last day there in August. This image is all about that lion’s expression!”

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Image by Christy Grinton

“This little Steenbok was all ears near the Okaukuejo camp.”

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Image by Seb Loram

“This lioness from South Luangwa was walking along the riverbed when she switched on to a noise from the bush behind us. Staring straight through me, this is definitely one of the most spine tingling moments I’ve ever had with a wild animal.”

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Image by Johan van Eeden

“This image was taken in 2014 in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. It is a favourite of mine because of the low perspective of the photo and the beautiful soft late afternoon sky colour behind the lion. Hope you all enjoy this photo as much as I do.

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Image by Dee Roelofsz

“Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill – I just love photographing these ever curious birds – this one watching us intently hoping to get a few crumbs off the lunch table at Pilanesberg NP this past weekend.”

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Image by Eldie Marshall

“This photo of a Silverback Gorilla was taken in June in Uganda at Kibale Impenetrable Forest. Quite a thrill to be up close.”

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Image by Charmaine Lindhorst Joubert

“Photo was taken in Mountain Zebra National Park of one of the male lions tucking into his eland kill which was in a ravine. I used my 400mm to focus just on his face because there were so many branches and distractions in the way.”

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Image by Petri Ackermann Wildlife Photography

“Awesome chameleon of the Kruger National Park.”

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Image by Joni Munsterteiger

“Found this moose eating her breakfast– she would dive her whole head under water until she found something to eat. Sometimes it seemed like she wasn’t going to come back up!”

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Image by Wild About The Wild

“This image, taken in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, is one of my favorites as it reminds me of an epic sighting of 2 male lions on a buffalo hunt. This portrait, although fairly gruesome, shows the power of this male lion in his prime.”

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Great to see all the images and I look forward to seeing more so make sure to check out the Wild Eye Facebook page for more images and stay tuned for the next Be Inspired By theme!

Until next time,

Gerry

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Gerry van der Walt

I am a private and specialist photographic safari guide, public speaker, co founder of Wild Eye and wildlife photographer. Visit my website at www.gerryvanderwalt.com or follow my journey on Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Periscope.  I look forward to changing the way you see the world! Have you checked out The Wildlife Photography Podcast?

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