Far from Home
put the call out today for birds photographed farthest from home for #NewBirdPoker (I'm assuming my home, not the bird's home :-) ), and I think this guy fills the bill! This is the Subdesert Mesite (Monias benschi), who lives only in a patch of spiny desert near Ifaty, Madagascar. Getting a photo involved plenty of patience and crawling through thorns... The IUCN considers the species vulnerable due to its extremely limited habitat, where it faces a range of threats.
My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .
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Many photographers do it. I've been doing it since 2010. This is my "best of 2016" review of my photographic journey through the year. I hope you enjoy it! Most of these photos are unpublished up to now.
#bestof2016 #mybestof2016 #nature #wildlife #landscapes #photography #travel #Africa #yearinreview
This wonderful photo was included in the collections created by the BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo Page)!
Wishing you a sunny day with lots of smiles and positive energy ♥
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- Wild EyeAmbassador, 2013 - presentI lead photographic safaris and host photography workshops for Wild Eye, the most innovative and community-focused photographic travel operator in Africa.
- Morkel Erasmus PhotographyChief Cook and Bottle Washer, 2009 - presentCreating what I hope is evocative and striking imagery of Africa's fading natural heritage.
Nature - Week 7 Gallery - National Geographic Photo Contest 2014
Submit your entry online to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest in any of these three categories: People, Places, and Nature. The Gra
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Gallery: Seven incredible pictures from the Masai Mara - Times LIVE
Seven incredible pictures from the Masai Mara, Kenya by photographer Andrew Beck, capturing the beauty and rawness of the untouched landscap
The Photographer's Guide to Google+ - ItsJustLight.com
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Monkey paws at Durban's muthi market | Africa Geographic Magazine Blog
Need a monkey paw? I know where to go. I wanted to see if Durban's muthi (medicine) market was brimming with as many monkey paws, snake skin