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Kafue & Busanga Plains Safari
There are still some spots left to join my friend +Andrew Beck on this amazing photo safari to one of Zambia's most remote regions...more details here:

#safari   #Zambia   #wildlifephotography  
A 7 night photographic safari exploring the remote and wild Kafue National Park & Busanga plains using the Mukambi camps as our base.
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"*Elephant Dawn"* - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Hello G+
It's time for #AfricanTuesday - and it's an OPEN THEME
Want to know how to participate? Check out the +African Tuesday page for more details.

I captured this photo at sunrise one morning in the Mara last month while hosting a +Wild Eye #GreatMigration #photosafari...

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#elephant #ElephantWednesday #wildlifephotography #Kenya #Africa
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Inspirational image +Morkel Erasmus now dreaming of my next bushveld trip, cannot concentrate on work!!
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I'm honoured to have a printed photo on auction at this amazing event/exhibit in London!

Thirty of the world’s most spectacular cheetah photographs will go on display in London from 21 September to 7 October 2015 to raise awareness of the cheetah’s plight in the wild.

The exhibition will celebrate 25 years of research into saving Africa’s most iconic big cat by the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Namibia.

The images represent the work of many of the world’s finest big cat photographers, including Andy Rouse, David Lloyd, Charlie Hamilton James, Federico Veronesi, Paul Souders, Suzi Eszterhas, Angie Scott, Britta Jaschinski and Adrian Steirn.

Together, they offer visitors to the gallery an intimate insight into the life of the planet’s fastest land animal, from the tenderness of a mother with her cubs to the remarkable skill and speed of the hunt.
If you have time, and you’re in the UK, do see this exhibition. 

Open to the public
21 September–7 October 2015
Monday–Saturday: 10am–7pm
Sunday: 12pm–5pm
104-106 Fulham Road,
London SW3 6HS
Tel: +44 207 052 0001
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  #cheetah   #conservation   #art   #exhibition  
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I am not surprised at all Morkel. Love your work.
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"Migration Mayhem" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Wildebeest & Zebra
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

How can I not post an image from our recent +Wild Eye #photosafari to witness the #GreatMigration on this #WildlifeWednesday??

This was one of many intense, dramatic and epic crossings our guests got to witness and photograph.

Bookings to join us in 2016 are already open - check it out:

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#WildEyeSA #whyiloveKenya #wildlifephotography #safari #nature #drama #river
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I found out today that a portfolio of 5 of my images entitled "Journeys under African Skies" was awarded an honourable mention in the IPA (International Photography Awards). You can see them here:

It's a pity that there are also images in the awarded list for the category "wildlife" which clearly depict species that are not wildlife (tame animals, etc) and also many composite images created in Photoshop. I personally wish photo contests would be consistent in how it defines wildlife photography.

#wildlifephotography   #keepitreal   #awards  
Entry Title: " Journeys under African Skies" Name: Morkel Erasmus, South Africa Category: Professional Entry Description: Africa is the quintessential "big sky country", and I love being able to depict the iconic wildlife of my home continent under these massive expansive skies.
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Goodbye #HongKong! It's been real...
Back to South Africa with open spaces, less people and lower humidity - haha.
More to come on my special project for Nikon Asia later...
#iPhone6 #MorkelTravels
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#HongKong traffic #timelapse, shot on #iPhone6
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Fast isn't it.
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"Stripes in Dust" - WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY
Plains Zebra
Mara River, Mara Triangle, Kenya

A dazzle of zebra contemplating crossing the treacherous waters of the Mara river in search of lush fresh grazing. I will rather photograph a "mundane" species in great light/settings than an iconic species in a "meh" setting. This is another photo from our recent +Wild Eye photo safari.

Remember to post your own wildlife photos for #WildlifeWednesday!

Join us for the Great Migration in 2016:

#GreatMigration #whyiloveKenya #wildlifephotography #WildEyeSA #Kenya #africa #zebra
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"Reaching for Trees"
Maasai Giraffe
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara, Kenya

It's high time I posted something on #MonochromeMonday again. This photo was captured while leading a +Wild Eye photo safari to the Maasai Mara last month.

I was able to predict that it would move into this clump of trees given the general direction and pace of movement - and hope it would indulge us by browsing from them.
The old boy performed very well and my guests and I were able to capture some iconic scenic images, despite the bright and somewhat harsh light.


#giraffe #monochrome #NatureMonday #whyiloveKenya #MaasaiMara #WildEyeSA #MoodyMonday
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"The Living Forest" - AFRICAN TUESDAY
Magoebaskloof, South Africa

This one is for #AfricanTuesday as well as #TreeTuesday!
More info on the pages +African Tuesday and +Tree Tuesday...

I am back from 16 days of travel which took me to the Mara Triangle hosting a +Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari, then to Hong Kong on a special project for Nikon Asia (more about that later), and lastly a quick sortie to Magoebaskloof in South Africa to deliver two keynote presentations at a photographic congress in the area. I am now back at work and looking forward to celebrate my birthday tonight with my wife and kids (who haven't seen much of me for these last two weeks).

Lots of images to work through, so be patient and you'll see some new ones in the coming weeks. I captured this photo yesterday morning while exploring the natural forests of Magoebaskloof - it's amazing that these patches of natural forest still exist in an area rife with plantations and forestry activities. I'd love to get back to this area sometime soon to explore and photograph some more.

#trees #forest #SouthAfrica #nature #landscapephotography

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So a journey of 16 days through Kenya, Hong Kong and South Africa comes to an end.
Tonight we will be home. This is what I was shooting in the natural forests of Magoebaskloof in South Africa this morning.
More images to come in the next few weeks!
#MorkelTravels #behindthecamera
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A nightscape overlooking #HongKong
Shot on my #iPhone6
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South African Wildlife and Landscape Photographer who is passionate about the natural heritage of the African continent...
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:

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):

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!
Wildlife and Landscape Photographer, Industrial Engineer, Musician
  • 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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