Be Inspired By: Reflections

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For this week’s Be Inspired By theme we asked you to share reflection images.

A reflection can take an average scene and turn it into something special and gives you, as the photographer, so much more compositional possibilities.

Here are our 10 favourite images from last week!

Be Inspired by:  Reflections

Be Inspired by:  Reflections

Image by Nick Rabjohn

“Taken after heavy rains in Etosha.”

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Be Inspired by:  Reflections

Image by Justin Andrew Glanvill

“Not much time to edit this image, but the cheetah walked along the side of the pan just as the morning mist was lifting!”

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Be Inspired by:  Reflections

Image by Dee Roelofsz

“I enjoy taking photo’s of these wirey, ugly little creatures as I think they make interesting subjects. This is one of my favourite Warthog images.  Taken in Mabalingwe Game Reserve, Limpopo”

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Image by Fred von Winckelmann

“This photo of a Black backed-Jackal was taken on one of my first visits to the Savute marsh where we just arrived at the right time when sun was setting at this waterhole and lots of species came to drink.”

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Be Inspired by:  Reflections

Image by Dave Marshak

“What a great category. Having just returned from a safari to Madikwe, I decided to treat this week’s “beinspiredby” with both a literal and symbolic approach. I had so many great sightings, so much excitement, but some of my favorite moments were spent sitting at the waterhole at Nkurru and reflecting on what the day had brought. This is one of the final images I took before leaving the lodge. We departed a little later than we had planned, I simply couldn’t pull myself away and found myself lost in the ambiance of the bush. These are the images that fill my mind at night as I go to sleep, imagining what is happening at the waterhole half a world away.”

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Be Inspired by:  Reflections

Image by Steven Freese

“Not your average reflection…but to be able to get close enough to an animal so that its possible to get a reflection out of the animals eye is amazing, Its almost as if you are seeing what they see.  This reflection is of a Buffalo’s eye,taken on Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve.”

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Be Inspired by:  Reflections

Image by Chris du Plessis

“Zebra Reflections in a waterhole,KNP Jan 2015”

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Be Inspired by:  Reflections

Image by Life Safari Photography

“A lioness graced us with some beautiful reflections of her drinking after a meal of buffalo at Savuti in Botswana. The first rains of the season had just fallen and the lions were a bit muddy, the light was low making photography challenging but the sighting was awesome as the pride drank, socialised and played by the water while the sun went down in a spectacular blaze of orange and gold in classic African style. Magic!”

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Image by Janice Tipping

“Arctic Kaleidoscope. Svalbard.”

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Image by DR Photo

“One of my favorites aspects of coming to the bush would have to be the sky. The broken clouds, seen here, not only reflected beautifully off the water, but off of our land cruiser as well. Taken in the Okavango Delta, scenes like this are the norm which is one of the reasons why it’s probably my favorite travel destination in the world!!”

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Thanks to everybody who shared their images this week!  Awesome to again see so many great images from all across the globe.

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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