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Just got my copy of the +National Geographic #YourShotBook - a photo of mine is included in this publication!

#published #NatGeo #wildlifephotography
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"Corny Moonrise"
Mpumalanga, South Africa

Good morning! You know what day it is - it's African Tuesday of course...so share your photos of Africa with us, it's an OPEN THEME so anything goes. Simply tag your photos with #AfricanTuesday and make sure you also tag the +African Tuesday page to ensure your photo gets into the running for our weekly Top5 selection.

A full moon rises over a corn field in South Africa. I took this with a wide angle lens, but also captured the moon with a telephoto lens a few seconds later and superimposed it on this image (the moon looks REALLY small with a wide angle lens). 

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#landscape   #composite   #photoart   #moonrise   #SouthAfrica   #landscapephotography  
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Its a very pleasant moment.
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From my blog: WHOA HORSEY!
Just a fun photo from the Kalahari - I hope you like it!
More info on how I captured this on my blog...

#Kalahari   #wildlifephotography   #motionblur  
I'm a big proponent of working with the opportunities and sightings you have while there is decent light. So often we chase the sightings of the big species and forget to photograph and observe the myriad of other species on ...
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Cute!
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Featured on the +African Tuesday  blog: +Derek Evens +Shayne McGuire +Chris Roll +Jim Robertson and +Petrus van Zyl, well done to you all!
#AFRICANTUESDAY  
 
Top 5: 21st April 2015
The week of 21 April was an open theme celebrating anything African for our popular  African Tuesday  photo theme.  Congrats to +Shayne McGuire +Derek Evens +Jim Robertson +Petrus van Zyl and +Chris Roll for being featured!
#AfricanTuesday   #AfricanTuesdayTop5  
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Thank you so very much +Morkel Erasmus !! I am honored!
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"Intent" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
African Lion
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Hello everyone! Our theme today for African Tuesday is called LARGER THAN LIFE - show us your photos of why you think Africa is larger than life, it can be a literal or conceptual interpretation of the brief!
To participate: 
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  "LARGER THAN LIFE"
2. include the +African Tuesday page for consideration in our weekly Top5 awards
3. include the curators (myself, +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock) so we can pick up on your posts with ease.

This young male lion was photographed while lying on my belly in the soft desert sand...the experience as he walked towards me was definitely LARGER than LIFE!!

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#lion   #Namibia   #wildlifephotography   #stalking   #bigcats   #Africa   #naturephotography  
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Fantastic or greater than large
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Thirsty Elephants
Good morning! Something from my blog for #MonochromeMonday  here on Google+

http://blog.morkelerasmus.com/2012/09/photoshare-thirsty-elephants.html

#moodyMonday #NatureMonday   #elephants   #SouthAfrica  
I am busy with a new mono-and-duotone series of African Wildlife and will post some of theme here over the next few weeks. This is a herd of elephants drinking from a waterhole in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. ...
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Close Call
A new story on my blog about a close call for a small pride of lions in the Kalahari...

#wildlife   #Kalahari   #lions   #safari  
Well folks, to say it's been a hectic busy month would be an understatement. Just look at the time span between this post and my previous post? The outrage! Anyway - this is a quick recap of our last morning in the Kgalagad...
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The +Wild Eye Q&A Video series on #WildlifePhotography  is back online, check out this episode posted last week...
 
Wildlife Photography Q&A: Episode 18
It's been a while, and we know you guys have missed these videos...so here we go!
#wildlifephotography   #advice   #discussion  
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From my blog: The Crash
The situation for rhinos in Southern Africa has only worsened since this post, I'm afraid!
#poaching   #savetherhino   #stoprhinopoaching   #Africa   #wildlife  
A group of rhino is called a "Crash". But this title is about more than that. Rhino numbers are crashing. And crashing terribly fast. Rhino poaching is on a seemingly unstoppable rise on the back of increased demand for th...
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"Rough and Tumble" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Ground Squirrels
Kalahari Desert, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Hello everyone! It's time for Wildlife Wednesday again, and just to show that it's not about exotic species, it's about celebrating biodiversity everywhere. Simply post photos of the wild critters you've encountered in your backyard or on your travels, and tag them with #WildlifeWednesday!

These ground squirrels provide excellent photo opportunities in the rest camps of the Kgalagadi. These two were having a playful scuffle, I was lying on the ground for a low angle.

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#squirrelSaturday   #cute   #WildlifePhotography   #Kalahari   #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark   #SouthAfrica  
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A squirrel quarrel!
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Folks - time to really dust off your African photos and share them for #AfricanTuesday  tomorrow! We want you to show us why you think Africa is LARGER THAN LIFE...more details below!!
 
New Theme Tomorrow!
LARGER THAN LIFE
Show us photos that explain why YOU think Africa is larger than life!
To participate:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday "LARGER THAN LIFE"
2. include THIS page in your posts to be considered for the weekly Top5 announcement
3. include the curators (+Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez) so we can pick up on your posts easily.
Happy sharing!!

#phototheme   #fun   #Africa  
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From my blog: CheetahScape
Have a great Father's Day, everyone!
#wildlifephotography   #cheetah  
I've often recommended to wildlife photographers (on safaris I guide or online) that they should shoot wider to include more of the scenery, rather than merely trying to get as close as possible for as much detail as possible...
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Great photo and advice. I will use it when on the Great Migrations safari in August!
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South African Wildlife and Landscape Photographer who is passionate about the natural heritage of the African continent...
Introduction
I have been fascinated with eye-catching and breath-taking photos of the natural world for as long as I can remember. I don't know why it took me so long to pick up my first DSLR camera, but when I did, it all just clicked for me (pun intended). I use professional Nikon equipment to capture my images, having recently made the switch after starting out using Canon kit. Join me as I share my various experiences in and around the Southern African landscape and wilderness with you...

Check out my official photography website:
www.morkelerasmus.com

I am a South African ambassador for the following photographic brands:
- Nikon
- ClikElite Bags
- RedGed Tripods

To find out about the safaris I host/lead (and to join me on one):
www.photography.wild-eye.co.za

I co-curate the following photo-themes here on G+:
African Tuesday - #AfricanTuesday
Wildlife Wednesday - #WildlifeWednesday

Circles to dump me in:
  • Photography
  • Nature Photography
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Bird Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Photo Processing and Tutorials
  • Safaris and Photo-Tourism
  • Africa
  • Conservation Issues
  • Theme Pages & Curators
I am an honest, fun-loving, down-to-earth dude who is interested in too many things for my own good. I Love my wife and children. I am eternally grateful for the love of Jesus Christ for me.
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Some awards and stuff...but in the end it's about enjoying what you do and loving what you create!
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Wildlife and Landscape Photographer, Industrial Engineer, Musician
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  • Wild Eye
    Ambassador, 2013 - present
    I lead photographic safaris and host photography workshops for Wild Eye, the most innovative and community-focused photographic travel operator in Africa.
  • Morkel Erasmus Photography
    Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, 2009 - present
    Creating what I hope is evocative and striking imagery of Africa's fading natural heritage.
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