Monthly Archives: March 2012

Safari November 2011 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Hi guys,

Another quick image report from my safari in November, this time on the days we spent in Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of my favourite parks in Uganda.

After the disappointment of not seeing any lions in Murchison we set of anew in Queen Elizabeth hoping, just hoping, that we might see them there.  What we got instead was even better.  Two females and three cubs.  As much as any of us loves to take images of a male lion the only thing which can beat him are his adorable offspring.

One of my favourite things about Queen Elizabeth is the boat launch down the channel.  I have always struggled to get great images of hippos out of the water, but this trip changed all that.

Our two days in Queen Elizabeth were also great opportunities to get some images of those hard to get subjects.  In this case i managed to get a couple of shots of the Nile Monitor Lizards and the Banded Mongooses which frequent Mweya peninsular.

After dozens of trips to QE it still amazes me that i can still get a whole range of new images from each new trip.

So much so that i am taking some leave next week and am heading to QE straight away!  And then maybe up to Lake Albert to find me some Shoebills!!

Stay well guys,

Chris

Safari November 2011 – Murchison Falls National Park

Hi guys,

Really it was that long ago…what with all the hard drive madness it is only now that i can update you on what was an incredible trip…before i forget.

On this trip i had the rare opportunity to work with just one client on a private safari.  There are never better opportunities to show of the wonders of a country than with one client and no better way to tailor a trip to the exact needs of just one person.  On this trip i was lucky enough to work with a great photographer called Rick on his first trip to Africa.  Priceless.

Anyway, in this post lets look at some images from Murchison Falls National Park…

First up we have a very very muddy bachelor buffalo. I just never get tired of photographing these guys,

And some of the many elephants that we saw in the park, but really the highlight of Murchison was the countless giraffe on the plains.  Sometimes dozens upon dozens on every side.  Breathtaking,

As you can see i have returned to my black and white ways!!! I hope you like them and the new digital frames i am using.   Murchison is one of the best places to make black and white images, especially in the dry season with endless plains of dry grass and amazing animals imposing themselves on the skyline.

Next post will continue in one of my favourite places in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Stay well guys,

Chris

Ok, the obligatory falls photo and this time in colour! For those who dont know Murchison Falls is the unique place where all of the mighty Nile’s waters are forced through a seven metre gap producing immense power and noise.

P.S. Thanks JP for spurring me into updating the site before all is lost!