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Roger de la Harpe
Works at Africa Imagery
Attended General Smuts, Vereeniging
Lives in Howick. South Africa
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Amongst the best coffee we've ever had.
 
"This is how coffee has [been prepared] for thousands of years, and no upstart cup served in Milan, Seattle or Cape Town comes close." 

Great new #africanicons  from David Bristow and +Roger de la Harpe  in Ethiopia... 
The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony is well worth experiencing and resulted in of of the finest cups of coffee we have ever had. Read about it here.
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Wow, did we have a great time. Whale sharks are AWESOME!!!
 
Another set of enviable memories from +Roger de la Harpe - this time, feast your eyes on #CholeMjini   #Tanzania  
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A gallery of Great Rift Valley Photographs from our recent trip there to shoot images for our #AfricanIcons book. http://goo.gl/dRfrrh. Read more about he book here: http://goo.gl/Sx3tVz
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Is the #Serengeti  worth visiting and is the #Nikon    #D810  all that great. We went to shoot the wildebeest crossings in the Serengeti and tried out the D810. Read about it here: http://goo.gl/vKZCmF
So, here we are, sitting in the Wild Frontiers' stretch Land Cruiser with our guide John Letara who is doing some serious networking on the shortwave radio so that we are kept up to date with the c...
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Fully agreed. The buffer on the d7100 is a disgrace :). But it also makes for an Easy but noticeable fix for the next iteration 
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Odzala National Park in the Congo is simply stunning. Read about it, what camera gear to take, and other travel tips here: http://rogerandpatdelaharpe.com/blog/odzala-kojoua-national-park
We've been here a week now and as I sit on the deck of our chalet overlooking Lango Bai in Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Congo Brazzaville, it is all just a little surreal. I think that surreal is...
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Poetry in Motion - a poem by +David Bristow about horse back riding in the #OkavangoDelta : http://africanicons.co.za/blog/poetry-in-motion/   #Botswana   #Safari   +Josephine Bestic 
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Another contender for Best Safari Guide in Africa - James Ndung’u from  Bale Mountain Lodge

"Bale is one of our bucket-list icons: you want to visit there and stay in the lodge. And you very much want to go walkabout in the hauntingly beautiful hagenia (rosewood) forest with James."

You can read David's full post at http://africanicons.co.za/blog/#sthash.1xApgRS5.89TwVLtI.dpuf

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For the serious birders among us, here is our list so far – Bale and regional endemics only Sanetti Plateau: blue-wing goose, slender-billed starling, spot-breasted lapwing, black-headed siskin, chestnut-naped francolin, wattled ibis, thick-billed raven.
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Very kind comment Jo...
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Places to stay in the Great Rift Valley and near Amboseli in Kenta http://goo.gl/aZgC65. We visited there to shoot images for our #AfricanIcons book: http://www.africainicons.co.za. Why not follow us of Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/AfricanIcons +Josephine Bestic 
You may ask what a golfing estate and resort have to do with one of Africa's most prominent features, the Great Rift Valley. Well, it's in the Rift Valley for a start and, if you think about it, it...
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Dave Bristow has written an account of our trip to Odzala Kokoua National Park here: http://africanicons.co.za/blog/welcome-to-the-jungle
I have seen hundreds of wild places in Africa and a million photos of the African savanna, but the
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We are visiting some of Africa's most awesome destinations as we #photograph #AfricanIcons. Keep up to date with our travels and sign up for our newsletter: http://africanicons.co.za/newsletters/ +Josephine Bestic 
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Dave Bristow has written up a lovely story about the #San  or #Bushman  people of the #Kalahari  in #Botswana. Do have a look here: http://africanicons.co.za/blog/bushman-sun-setting/#sthash.TbQwioda.dpbs
San Bushman we were extremely lucky to visit one such place, Haina Kalahari Lodge, adjacent to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
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Thanks for making us aware +Roger de la Harpe We need stories like this to remind us! The human brain easily indoctrinated with now.
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Photographer
Employment
  • Africa Imagery
    Photographer, present
  • Natal Parks Board
    Photographer
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Currently
Howick. South Africa
Previously
Johannesburg - Howick South Africa
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Pro Wildlife and Travel photographer, Nikon Ambassador.
Introduction
From their base in the KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, freelance photographers and writers, Roger and Pat de la Harpe, have over the years made frequent excursions into various regions of the African continent. They share a passion for natural history, wild places and different cultures and their work on these subjects has featured in numerous publications around the world, most notably BBC Wildlife, Geo and National Geographic. 

Previously employed as a ranger and photographer by the Natal Parks Board (now Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife), Roger turned professional in 1997 and has never looked back. He and Pat have published some 19 coffee table books, including Zulu, Top Touring Spots of South Africa, Tuli-Land of Giants and their latest book, In Search of the African Lion.

Roger and Pat undertake brochure photography for lodges and guest houses and their work to date has included such establishments as Mala Mala, Mashatu, Tuli Safari Lodge, Nitani, Isibindi Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge and Baines' River Camp. They also do photographic safaris a few carefully selected African destinations, enabling others to get some wonderful photographs of Africa..
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Have produced 24 "coffee table" books and are now publishing iBooks for themselves and others.
Education
  • General Smuts, Vereeniging
    Electrical Engineering, 1972 - 1976
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