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Darcien1 August 07, 2017
Wow!
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WorldPix August 07, 2017
Thanks for the comment, Darcien! I felt the same way!
 
billgardam August 21, 2017
Obviously they had the green light. :)
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WorldPix August 24, 2017
hahaha! Yes they did!
 
rodejo August 24, 2017
Great shot!
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WorldPix August 24, 2017
Thank you!
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llowzz September 05, 2017
All that and an interesting Bush Track thrown in !! Great image.
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rosaposa December 27, 2017
It must feel like a once in a life time shot! Love it!
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WorldPix February 20, 2018
Thank you, rosa!
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Groovyeditor February 12, 2018
Fabulous
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WorldPix February 20, 2018
Thank you, Groovy! I appreciate the nice comment.
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Shiv-Shona February 16, 2018
Mind-boggling composition!!
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WorldPix February 20, 2018
Thank you, Shiv-Shona!
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daveseye February 18, 2018
Great shot! Can we do it again?
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WorldPix February 20, 2018
Thank you, Dave!
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BiggShots February 20, 2018
This is such a breathtaking shot! Incredible!
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WorldPix February 20, 2018
Thank you!
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Alfredo_Jose February 21, 2018
Stunning photograph!
 
lauracobb February 25, 2018
outstanding photograph! great capture! :)
 
ambermundy March 14, 2018
Now that's a great road trip..
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6747_2923 May 19, 2018
Awesome!
 
Emily_Edwards02 July 17, 2018
What a cool shot! Love it
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jleighkelley October 10, 2018
It is so real that it is almost surreal! What a fantastic experience and to get such a great shot as well! Just beautiful!
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IreneNo November 11, 2018
Superb in every way
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janvanpoortvliet November 21, 2018
Great shot!!
 
terrystormon November 23, 2018
Quite amazing mix
 
Davebfc7 December 06, 2018
Awesome shot
 
missdivyak Jan 22
Wow what a rare siting! Beautiful!
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ShellyRwanda Aug 16
Stunning and very likely a once in a lifetime image.
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Rhino "Crashing" an Elephant Party!



We raced ahead of this marvelous herd of African Elephants and positioned ourselves on the road to try and capture this scene as they crossed the dirt road. As...
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We raced ahead of this marvelous herd of African Elephants and positioned ourselves on the road to try and capture this scene as they crossed the dirt road. As the moment unfolded a Rhino unexpectedly ran across the road also creating a wonderful moment I will remember forever!
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Behind The Lens

Location
Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa
Time
Late afternoon
Lighting
It was overcast which exposed the animals nicely with a little bit of light shining through on the foliage.
Equipment
Canon 1DX Body with a Canon 70-200 lens. I steadied the shot on a beanbag in the Safari Truck.
Inspiration
We stumbled upon this magnificent herd of elephants moving rather quickly through the bush towards a road that we had frequented over the past few days. We raced ahead of this marvelous herd of African Elephants and positioned ourselves on the road to try and capture this scene as they crossed the dirt road, we were fairly certain the lighting and timing was perfect to get a cool road crossing with a continuous stream of elephants. As the moment unfolded just as we had hoped a crazy twist occurred. A large Rhino unexpectedly ran across the road, just as I was getting my shot creating a wonderful moment I will remember forever! This was truly planning meeting a little luck.
Editing
Not much post processing here. What you see is what you get. I always burn and dodge a touch to bring out my subject plus a little clarity and color balance.
In my camera bag
I am a gearhead, so my bag is a little different for each trip I take. When I'm shooting on Safari I swear by my 200-400mm with built in 1.4 Extender attached to my new Canon 1dx Mark II. I can shoot 16 shots per second and can cover any focal length from 200-560mm which is most of what I need on Safari. I also usually have a second body (and sometimes third) with me for closer shots. I prefer the 5D Mark IV connected to my 70-200. Finally, I am falling in love with Infrared photography so I modified an old 5D Mark III to be a full time infrared setup. I get the coolest, mysterious shots with this camera.
Feedback
Wildlife photography is all about spending as much time in the field as possible. On this day we were in the truck for 14 hours straight. Things are going to happen out in the wild, but often it takes a lot of patience. When your moment does come, you have to be ready. I try to have several bodies within arms length that have been pre-set to the settings I'm predicting for the shot that might occur...sound difficult? It is! As the day unfolds, I am constantly checking the lighting and shooting practice shots with my cameras to make sure I capture that moment that always seems to come. As an example, in the shot above, if my camera was in manual mode on aperture 2.8 I wouldn't have caught this moment. I had to have it set to capture this moment, before the moment occurred.

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