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Andy Biggs
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I am an African wildlife photographer, and I lead photographic safaris across the African continent that change peoples' lives.
I am an African wildlife photographer, and I lead photographic safaris across the African continent that change peoples' lives.

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On our last evening at Nxabega we took to the waters of the Okavango on a motorboat and came across this big guy. We spent a few hours photographing the avian wildlife on the water, in the papyrus and in the sky, and as we were coming in for land we had this gorgeous bull elephant to greet us. We kept our distance, respected his space and as we were backing up our engine overheated. Beeeeeeeeep went the engine and it sputtered. The cooling pump must have been clogged, as it had been giving us issues during our time on the water. Not to worry, as it cranked back up again and we increased our distance from him and gave way. All of his nonverbal signs indicated he was relaxed and in no way bothered by us, despite my choosing this image of him with his ears splayed out.

Elephants use there ears to show aggression, however they also use them to cool themselves as they have many blood vessels in them and can use their ears as radiators to keep them cool. It's all about visual storytelling in photography, and sometimes the 'right moment' is not what it appears to be.
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Elephants crossing the Linyanti River, northern Botswana. We were out on a boat for an afternoon, in lieu of a game drive, hoping for an opportunity to watch elephants crossing from one side to the other. Success! I was hoping to intercept them a little sooner, to help isolate them as well as the boat from the background. Oh well, next time. :-)

#Africa #Safari #Botswana   #Wildlife   #wildlifephotography  
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I am not entirely sure if this is the best method of tracking out on safari in Botswana, hey +Vincent Mo ?
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Just playing around with some images from a past safari. Auto Awesome is kinda fun.
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A tiger cub jumps on top of his mother in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. I recently returned from a fantastic safari in India, which combined cultural and nature on the same trip. I am looking forward to my return in 2016.
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Ok, NYC peeps. I am coming to NYC on April 23rd to give a 90 minute lecture at B&H. I will discuss creativity, equipment recommendations, B&W photography and will wrap it up by talking about my B&W processing and printing workflow. You need to register for the event, and here is a link:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/eventDetails.jsp/id/2046

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Prints for Peter, part two!

As many of you know, my newphew Peter was diagnosed with T-Cell type Leukemia in November 2013, and in the spring of 2014 I ran my first Prints for Peter campaign in order to allay many of the costs that health insurnace does not cover, including the incredibly high deductible. Thank you to all who purchased a print or prints for your wall or for someone elses! This is my second round to show my and your support for Peter, and please know that 100% of the proceeds are for his benefit. I have added some images to this gallery that I have added to my Timeless Africa portfolio of images, all taken since my first Prints for Peter campaign last year. You can read more about Peter and his Leukemia treatment here:

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/peterevans

So, what can you do? Here are the steps:

Step 1) Decide on an image or images that you would like

Step 2) Choose a size that best suits your needs, or the needs

Step 3) Choose the amount you would like to donate. I have made different selections to make it easy for you, as I had to insititue a minimum price to make this Prints for Peter campaign worthwhile. Please take note that these prices are significantly less than what I normally sell my prints for, so please be mindful of this when you select your image, size and amount.

Step 4) Please be generous. Seriously. I am with all of the time needed to print and fulfill all of the orders, so please do your best and show Peter your love and support.

This campaign will end on April 15, unless we are seeing continuing generosity!

http://www.andybiggs.com/gallery/printsforpeter/

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I have a cancellation on my Moab: Behind the Scenes workshop next month. We will be visiting areas of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks that are infrequently photographed, as well as this workshop will spend time working on star trails / celestial photography due to the new moon.

Interested in celebrating spring weather in April with me? Please email me at info@andybiggs.com for more information or to sign up.

http://www.andybiggs.com/page/2015-04-moab/

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Lion, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Phase One DF+, IQ250 digital back, Schneider 240mm lens

I am just playing around with a few raw files from this past safari. Jet lag affords me the opportunity at 4am to do these things that I rarely have enough time to do at the office. I came home with about 250 captures in total, and on many days I never brought out the camera at all. I am at a point in my career where I savor the sights, smells and sounds of being in the bush, and a photograph helps me remember those moments. Great photographs should always go with great experiences, in my opinion. This means I am atrociously allergic to the crowds of vehicles in some parks, and you will always find me away from crowded sightings. My guests prefer this approach, which I appreciate.
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