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"Dreams of Elephants"
African Bush Elephant
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

I just got back from hosting a fabulous +Wild Eye photographic safari to my ultimate destination in Africa: Mana Pools.

My guests and I had some terrific encounters with animals on foot, and the light we got to photograph in was absolutely epic. Trip report to come soon!

This is a panoramic stitch (in Lightroom) of a couple of shots taken one morning with a Nikkor 300mm f2.8 VR lens.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#elephant #ManaPools #Zimbabwe #Africa #safari #wildlifephotography #panorama #Nikon
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Good Picture !!
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Nikon Unveiled: Creative Lighting System
Here's another video in the series I presented for +Nikon Asia.
It was great fun producing these short tutorial videos on the benefits of the #Nikon  system...

#camera   #photography   #tutorial   #iamNikon  
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Delight at the Dog Den
In case you missed it last month, here is my blog post of an epic sighting spent at an African Wild Dog den last year, as they brought out their pups for the first time...

#AfricanWildDog   #wildlife   #endangered   #painteddog   #SouthAfrica  
Last year, my wife and I had an incredible privilege: we witnessed the moment a massive litter of 17 highly endangered African Wild Dog (Painted Dog) puppies came out of their den for the very first time. We were in the L...
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New Wild Eye Website
The new Wild Eye website is live!
Some updates to make things run smoother, and a new 2017 safari calendar have been added. Check it out!

#safari   #travel   #wildlifephotography   #naturephotography   #adventure  
Explore the african continent with your camera on one of Wild Eye's photographic safaris and allow us to chance the way you see the world of wildlife photography.
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"The Scratching Post"
African Lions
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Desert, South Africa/Botswana

Cats be the same, no matter their size!
Remember to post your photos for #AfricanTuesday, and also tag relevant nature photos with #AFRICANature.

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com

#lions #wildlifephotography #Kalahari #bigcats
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I think they're scratching their nails!? Nice!
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I just uploaded a new video clip of an amazing sighting of African Wild Dog puppies emerging from their den for the very first time...this was last year at +andBeyond  #Ngala  in the Kruger National Park.

#AfricanWildDog   #painteddog   #wildlife   #cute   #babies   #safari   #endangered  
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Thanks +Morkel Erasmus - really enjoyed seeing those images on your blog - Stunning !!!!!
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The Golden Lining
+Marlon du Toit lays out some great advice for capturing iconing back-lit images of wildlife on the +Wild Eye blog.

#wildlifephotography   #tips   #WildEyeSA   #nature  #exposure
I come across the issue of metering & exposure so often whilst out on safari with my guests, and I really do not think that people give this topic enough attention. To become a well-rounded wildlife photographer – completely in ... Read More
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"Cheetah Context"
Cheetah Family
Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

I love placing wildlife in their context, showing that they have been photographed in their natural environment as opposed to in captivity. That's the case with this image! Read more about this sighting in my latest post on the +Wild Eye blog:
http://www.wild-eye.co.za/patience-pays-with-a-cheetah-family/

#cheetah #wildlife #Kenya #monochrome #WildlifeWednesday #makeitKenya #wildlifephotography
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Love how the trees go up the hill side! 💛
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"Down in the Dust"
African Bush Elephants
Kruger National Park, South Africa

A breeding herd of elephants descend into the Mphongolo riverbed in far northern Kruger National Park at sunset, dusting themselves as they go. This was one of many special moments on our family camping safari last week.

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#Wildlife #elephants #ThreatenedThursday #wildlifephotography #KrugerNationalPark #SouthAfrica
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"Edge of Existence"
Lioness
Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park, Namibia

A lioness carefully stalks a gemsbok (oryx) on the edge of Etosha pan as the first rains of summer roll across the vastness of the pan. She was bleeding on her thigh from her previous attempt to subdue the dangerous antelope, and now was being a little more cautious. At times we could not even spot her when skulking in the grass!

WEBSITE & PRINTS: www.morkelerasmus.com

#WildlifeWednesday #AfricanTuesday #AFRICANature
#wildlifephotography #Etosha #Namibia
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Delight at the Dog Den
Here's a comprehensive blog post about the amazing sighting we had last year of a pack of African Wild Dogs bringing their litter of 17 pups out of the den for the very first time...

#AfricanWildDog #puppies   #cutenessoverload   #wildlife   #photography   #SouthAfrica  
Last year, my wife and I had an incredible privilege: we witnessed the moment a massive litter of 17 highly endangered African Wild Dog (Painted Dog) puppies came out of their den for the very first time. We were in the L...
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"How to shoot in manual mode..."
Here's another of my tutorial videos produced with +Nikon Asia in Hong Kong.

#Nikon   #photography   #tutorial   #training  
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South African Wildlife and Landscape Photographer who is passionate about the natural heritage of the African continent...
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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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