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Sobering thoughts by +Susan Portnoy on the debacle surrounding #CeciltheLion and #WalterPalmer - don't issue death threats against anyone, rather support worthy conservation causes in aid of wild lions in Africa.
I admit it. When I read the account of Cecil the lion’s untimely and insidious demise, I wanted to find Walt Palmer, and those who enabled him, and scratch their eyes out. I wanted to scream when I...
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"Canine Yawn" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
African Wild Dog/Painted Dog
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Good morning! It's time for another round of African Tuesday and we are running with an OPEN THEME again today, which means anything goes as long as it was taken in Africa. To participate, simply tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  and be sure to also tag the +African Tuesday page for inclusion in the weekly Top 5 selections.

The African Wild Dog is one of my favourite animals to observe and photograph - so dynamic, so much energy and such strong family relations in the pack. This one was photographed while lying flat on my stomach in a dry riverbed in Mana Pools. I can't wait to go back there in October leading a +Wild Eye photographic safari. Only a couple of spots open on my trip so check this link for more details if you are interested:  http://bit.ly/Mana2015

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#AfricanWildDog   #wildlifephotography   #safari   #Zimbabwe   #ManaPools   #wildlife   #nature  
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Wow! Well timed!
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Trailer: BLOOD LIONS (documentary)
A new upcoming investigative unraveling of the lion breeding/hunting industry in South Africa...

Please view and share!

#hunting   #lions   #wildlife   #fraud   #controversy  
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Ek hou nie van opgestopte diere teen 'n muur of waar ook al nie. In die veld is hulle die mooiste as hulle lewendig is. Dooie diere het nie meer 'n stem wat hulle kan gebruik om die veld te laat lewe nie... en wat laat ons ons kinders na... opgestopte diere in 'n museum
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"Colour in the Rocks" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Karoo Desert, South Africa

I nearly missed out on submitting a photo for African Tuesday! The theme today is COLOURFUL AFRICA. To share your photos:
1. tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  "Colourful Africa"
2. include the +African Tuesday theme page for inclusion in the weekly Top5 selection
3. include the curators (myself, +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez)

This sunset was photographed in the Mountain Zebra National Park, in the greater Karoo desert of South Africa.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#landscapephotography   #landscapephoto  #SouthAfrica #rocks 
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Awesome
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New on my blog
Looking for some inspiration to try out new in-camera techniques for #night  photography?
Check out my latest blog post!

#nightscapes   #landscapephotography   #milkyway   #slowshutter  
I was photographing this dry shrub under the Milky Way in the Karoo desert of South Africa earlier this year. After getting the standard "static" starscape I normally attempt, I started playing around a bit with in-camera tec...
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Wow, nice one there +Morkel Erasmus ...great capture with that trick...
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One of my recent posts on the +Wild Eye blog...
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Six Pachyderms
+Morkel Erasmus goes behind the frame to tell you more of a very special sighting!

#wildlifephotography   #rhino   #elephant  
I was going through my images from 2014 last night and stopped at this one. It just begged to be shared! I was truly blessed to photograph this scene with some of our Wild Eye guests last year. The setting ... Read More
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"Legend Approaching!"
Black Rhino
Somewhere in Africa

Spare a thought for a species in peril. Black market demand for their horns (nothing more than keratin, the stuff hair and fingernails are made of) in the East is causing poaching syndicates in Africa to wipe them out at alarming rates. The horn sells for more than gold and platinum combined per ounce at the moment. More info:
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www.breakingthebrand.org

It's #WildlifeWednesday  - share your own wildlife photos with G+

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#rhino   #savetherhino   #killthetrade   #conservation   #breakingthebrand   #Africa   #wildlifephotography   #threatenedThursday  
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Follow me on Instagram
If you enjoy posting and consuming images on your phone on the go then be sure to connect with me on #Instagram  too...
@morkelerasmus is my handle there.

Cheers, friends!

#socialmedia   #follow   #photography  
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"He's a bit large!" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
African Bush Elephant
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Just in time (at least, South African timezone considered) to sneak one in for Wildlife Wednesday...if you haven't shared photos to this theme yet, what's keeping you? Simply tag your posts with #WildlifeWednesday  and you're all set - you can also search the hashtag to see what others are sharing and have shared in the past.

This big elephant bull knew I was there - sitting in an underground concrete bunker. He came for a mid-morning drink, and I loved being able to snap wide angle low angle photos of him as he approached.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com
BLOG: blog.morkelerasmus.com

#wildlifephotography   #elephant   #ElephantWednesday   #ThreatenedThursday   #Etosha   #Namibia   #africa  
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Proud and bold. 
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Nice one by +Linda Villers featured on the +AFRICANature blog...
 
GooglePlus Pic of the Week: 18 to 24 May 2015
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Hello friends! We hope you have enjoyed the images featured on our blog. We are lagging a bit in terms of dates, but don't fret, we will keep running a weekly feature as regularly as possible. If you haven't started sharing ...
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Merci +jacques yalo! 
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My latest post on the +Wild Eye blog looks at the principle of "Quality vs Quantity" in #WildlifePhotography  
 
Quality vs Quantity
+Morkel Erasmus looks at how this principle applies to an afternoon out on safari...

#wildlifephotography   #tips  
It’s such a cliche in many areas of life, but it’s also something to consider when going on a photographic safari… Do you go with the intention to capture as MANY images as possible in the allotted time-span? I guess ... Read More
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"Lion Family Vibes"
Lioness and Cub
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Good morning! It's time for African Tuesday and we have an OPEN THEME today, so anything goes as long as it was photographed in Africa. Tag your posts with #AfricanTuesday  and tag the +African Tuesday and share away!

This moment between a lioness and her cub was photographed back in 2010, one afternoon as we spent time with them. Lion cubs can be such photogenic subjects, not as lazy as their parents that's for sure!

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#wildlifephotography   #lions   #SouthAfrica   #bigcats  
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I have the photo where the baby is looking into your camera. I put it as my screen saver. Her little face is just precious.
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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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Nature - Week 7 Gallery - National Geographic Photo Contest 2014
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Seven captivating photographs from the Chobe river - Times LIVE
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Seven captivating photographs, taken by Morkel Erasmus, of wildlife at the Chobe River in Botswana.

Gallery: Seven incredible pictures from the Masai Mara - Times LIVE
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Seven incredible pictures from the Masai Mara, Kenya by photographer Andrew Beck, capturing the beauty and rawness of the untouched landscap

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