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Rudi van den Heever
Worked at Pretoria Society of Advocates
Attended Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord
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The first image that I took on our recent hike up the Amphitheatre in the Drakensberg...

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The first image taken on the first morning of my first hiking trip up the Drakensberg Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa. A low cloud inversion spoiled us with an incredible welcome scene and display of light. Prints can be ordered for international delivery directly from my website by following the link below... <a href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE</a> I <a href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS</...
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During January 2016 this coalition of three young black maned kalahari lions attempted to take over the Rooiputs pride in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park. The pride had two very young cubs, which enjoyed the protection of two powerful and experienced older males.

The coalition was fearless and even had the audacity to stay at the Kij Kij waterhole for almost a whole day and to drink water in the center of the Rooiputs pride's territory! 

At the end the fighting was fierce, but the two males of the Rooiputs pride were the victors... but only for the time being...

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Now thats what you call golden light, thanks for sharing +Rudi van den Heever 
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Some monochrome Drakensberg drama added to my #500px  portfolio...

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The Drakensberg in South Africa has been relentless in its moods and unpredictable weather patterns for millions of years. Many adventurers lost their lives at altitudes of higher than 3000 meters above sea level... However, the "berg" has also been relentless in its offerings of prestene beauty for adventurers and photographers alike... This image was taken on a recent three day hike on top of the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg. Prin...
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Great conversion +Rudi van den Heever the drama created in B&W
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Great to have an image from the Kgalagadi selected as Earth Shots' Photo of the Day...

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Samevloeiing Male by Rudi van den Heever was photo of the day on 12th April 2016. Earth Shots is a photo of the day contest celebrating the beauty and diversity of our planet.
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During January 2016 one of the worst droughts in many years was experienced in South Africa... The kalahari desert of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was no exception...
I spent a whole day with a male and female lion and their two cubs. During midday they tried to escape the almost 50 degree celsius heat by spending their time under this camel thorn tree... Yip, this is a wildlife image, if you look carefully...

#wildlifephotography   #SouthAfrica   #monochromephotography   #monochrome   #lion   #BigFive   #kgalagadi   #wildlifewednesday  +Wildlife Wednesdays +Whole Wildlife Week +HQSP Monochrome  #hqspmonochrome  
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I am slowly but surely getting some images from my Drakensberg excursion processed (not that I am in any hurry)... Here is another one uploaded to my portfolio website...

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Magnificent!!
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An image from my recent three day hike at 3000 meters above sea level in the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa...

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The dominant male of the southern pride in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa... Sharpening his nails and scent marking his territory at the same time against a camel thorn tree next to the Samevloeiing waterhole. Prints can be ordered for international delivery directly from my website by following the link below... <a href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE</a> I <a href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS</a> I...
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My first "proper" video uploaded to my #YouTube channel... Enjoy...!!!

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An image that makes me long for the Kgalagadi... Simply because my heart started racing by recollecting the experience of being so close to this magnificent lion - He was a supermodel almost every day for more than a week... This image is completely full frame...

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To spend time in the sandy desolation of the kalahari desert with a male lion, is an incredible experience on its own... Getting so close to the same lion that the autofocus of your lens does not work, is beyond incredible! This image taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa, is full frame... A king ruling with iron fists... Prints can be ordered for international delivery directly from my website by following the link below...
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Some monochrome kalahari magic added to my website!

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  • Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord
    1992
  • University of Pretoria
    Law, 2000
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I am a conservationist and photographer and privileged to live in the natural splendor of the African continent.
Introduction
I was raised in a house where there always was and still is a keen interest and passion for nature, the outdoors and the African bush. 

Similarly, I always had an interest in photography. I always made use of every opportunity to get some shots in with my father's old film SLR, but film was expensive and opportunities few. I got my first Kodak point and shoot camera when I was 11, but the same problem remained.

During 2004 we visited the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. We came across an impala ewe that was lazily grazing away on route directly towards a cheetah that was patiently lying in the grass and waiting - It was high noon and lunch was on its way! Needless to say, the cheetah had no choice and had to do what was neccessary... It did so quickly with almost no "classic chase" at all - If she did not make lunch of the impala, the latter would have boasted to her friends that evening about how she walked right over a cheetah and still lives to tell the story! It was my first cheetah kill that I witnessed, but... I did not have a camera with me!

I got my first digital camera during 2005, a Sony Cybershot, but soon realized that digital SLR is the only way to go. During 2007 I got my first DSLR, a Canon 400D, and a whole new world opened for me! Not only can I take as many photos as I want to, but I also have creative freedom when it comes to processing those photos.

I only became more serious about my photography during the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010.

Photography is unfortunately only a hobby and during office hours (and sometimes non-office hours) I am practising law as an advocate and member of the Pretoria Bar. I do however try to seize every opportunity to get out there and to get the shot.

For those who are curious where "LinRu" originated... It's got nothing to do with China and is only a combination of my wife's name "Lindie" and my name "Rudi" - I had to make some reference to her, as she is the one that needs all the patience with me and my hobby and on many occasions she is also my dedicated driver!
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Nothing to brag about... Just enjoying myself!
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Lawyer and amateur photographer
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LinRu Photography Blog: Behind the Image - Kieliekrankie Milky Way
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The moon came up early the previous evening and only disappeared at about 03H00. It was in the middle of winter and sunrise was only at abou

LinRu Photography Blog: AWE by Greg du Toit, Wildlife Photogapher of the...
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I had the privilege of meeting Greg at the launch of his book last week. Greg gave a short presentation of his journey as wildlife photograp

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"What an awesome privilege to view the wonderful detail of God's creation through a man-made lens!" I am a lawyer, photographer and conserva

Goshawk vs. Falcon Caught on Camera
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It was the morning of 7 June 2012 and our two week trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Northern Cape, South Africa was coming to

LinRu Photography Blog: Image Processing - Which processing software to ...
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As a wildlife photographer you always need to be true to your subject and its natural environment, but it does not mean that you must be sat

LinRu Photography Blog: Image processing - Calibrating a good foundation
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I recently purchased a new monitor in an attempt to upgrade my old 24" LCD monitor to a new 27" LED monitor. It all sounds great and it was

LinRu Photography Blog: Pilanesberg Game Reserve - Where it all began...
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Described by geologists as the "Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex", the Pilanesberg is one of only 3 alkaline volcanoes in the world and is

LinRu Photography Blog: World Rhino Day - Are you involved?
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But what is World Rhino Day and who initiated it? SavingRhinos.org and WorldRhinoDay.org put some information together and made it available