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Marlon du Toit
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Face your Fears
Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa

This is part of a series of a lion crossing a river. The title was inspired simply by the intimidating look on the lion's face, really out there!! I processed exclusively in Lightroom. 

I captured this image whilst guiding at +Singita Game Reserves in the Sabi Sand.

For more info on how to join me next year go to http://photography.wild-eye.co.za/ambassadors/marlon-du-toit/

Canon 5D mk3
Canon 400 2.8 IS L
1/1250, f5.6, ISO 640

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#ActionMonday +ActionMonday curated by +Adrian Buturca
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#moodymondayphotos +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#lion   #safari   #marlondutoit     #canon   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #landscapes   #africa   #singita   #sabisand  
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Lion Crossing
Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa

This image is a dream come true, something I have been waiting for for a very long time. Lions don't spend a great deal of time in the water, so seeing this big guy crossing a shallow river straight towards me was a dream come true :)

I captured this image whilst guiding at +Singita Game Reserves in the Sabi Sand. 

For more info on how to join me next year go to http://photography.wild-eye.co.za/ambassadors/marlon-du-toit/

Canon 5D mk3
Canon 400 2.8 IS L
1/1250, f5.6, ISO 640

This photo is copyrighter to Marlon du Toit Photography.

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#africantuesday ' ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#BokehTuesday +* curated by +Bob Baxley

#lion   #safari   #marlondutoit     #canon   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #landscapes   #africa   #singita   #sabisand  
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Battle of the Stallions
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara Reserve, Kanya

Always wanted to capture a good image of male zebras doing battle. This stood out for me and I feel it brings out the sheer brute strenght of these iconic animals, as well as their agility and balance in warfare.

I just returned from the Mara where I guided a photo safari for +Wild Eye  alongside +Morkel Erasmus . We had a fantastic time!!
For more info on how to join me next year go to http://photography.wild-eye.co.za/ambassadors/marlon-du-toit/

Canon 1Dx
Canon 200 - 400 f4 USM IS L 1.4 extender
1/1250, f5,6, ISO1250 @560mm

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#ActionMonday +ActionMonday curated by +Adrian Buturca
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#moodymondayphotos +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#allThingsBlackandWhite #AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola

#wildeyesa   #safari   #masaimara   #maratriangle   #marlondutoit     #canon   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #landscapes   #africa   #migration   #kenya #zebra   #monochrome  
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The Last Dance
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara Reserve, Kanya

This is another image from a hunt and kill we witnessed from beginning to end on a recent photographic safari I guided for +Wild Eye  alongside the legend himself, +Morkel Erasmus . It was hard not to be on the side of the wildebeest. He made such a strong stand and would not give up. It took the lions three minutes to get him to his knees! 

For more info on how to join me next year go to http://photography.wild-eye.co.za/ambassadors/marlon-du-toit/

Canon 1Dx
Canon 200 - 400 f4 USM IS L 1.4 extender
1/2500, f5.6, ISO 100 @ 400mm

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#catsbigandsmallthebest +Cats Big And Small The Best curated by +Mark HELM
#catsallovertheworld +CATS all over the World curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Mark HELM, +Delcour Eric , +Jim Haner  , +Marina Versaci , +Claire Jennings 
#onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page curated by +Sandra Deichmann
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock . +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo

#wildeyesa   #safari   #masaimara   #maratriangle   #marlondutoit     #canon   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #landscapes   #africa   #migration   #kenya
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Drama at the Crossing
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara Reserve, Kanya

Trying to capture the "Greatest Show on Earth" in a single image is near-impossible. There's simply too much drama to combine in a single moment making up the story of the migration and crossings. This image however captures so much in my opinion. From the four wildebeests staring down at the treacherous waters below, the ones moving down the channels to their fate, the wildebeest to the bottom right struggling against the strong current and even the zebra to the bottom right fighting their way to the other side. There's so much going on here. 
I slowed the shutter down considerably and I feel it brought out a little more of the movement.

I recently returned from leading a photographic safari alongside +Morkel Erasmus  for +Wild Eye. For more info on how to join me next year go to http://photography.wild-eye.co.za/ambassadors/marlon-du-toit/

Canon 1Dx
Canon 200 - 400 f4 USM IS L 1.4 extender
1/20, f16, ISO100

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#wildeyesa   #safari   #masaimara   #maratriangle   #marlondutoit     #canon   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #landscapes   #africa   #migration   #kenya
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Dangerous Embrace
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara, Kenya

This image captures so much details and has one leaning to the side of the prey. The eyes of the wildebeest with its mouth agape is so striking and shows the sheer desperation and fight for survival. 

I just got back from leading a photographic safari for +Wild Eye   to this magical destination, any photographers heaven!
For more info on how to join +Morkel Erasmus  and I in the Mara Triangle next year  check out http://photography.wild-eye.co.za/photographic-safaris-and-tours/2014-photographic-safaris/

Canon 1Dx
Canon 200 - 400 f4 USM IS L 1.4 extender
1/2500, f6.3, ISO1000

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#natureartthursday +NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard , +Dane Clingan

#wildeyesa   #safari   #masaimara   #maratriangle   #marlondutoit   #lions   #canon   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #landscapes   #africa   #migration   #kenya
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Kings of the Plains
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara, Kenya

The beauty of the Mara is that there are hardly ever any obstructions getting in the way of your subjects. The background here is striking and oozes "Mara Mood". I absolutely love big male lions and when they stand tall and proud like this I can't help but almost empty my card on them :)

I just got back from leading a photographic safari for +Wild Eye  to this magical destination, any photographers heaven! 
For more info on how to join Morkel Erasmus and I in the Mara Triangle next year  check out http://photography.wild-eye.co.za/photographic-safaris-and-tours/2014-photographic-safaris/

Canon 5dmk3
Canon 70-200 2.8 IS L mk2
1/320, f6.3, ISO800

This photo is copyrighter to Marlon du Toit Photography.

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Submission for :
#africantuesday ' ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#BokehTuesday +* curated by +Bob Baxley
#GrassTuesday +Grass Tuesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Marilou Aballe and +Margaret Tompkins
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel

#wildeyesa   #safari   #masaimara   #maratriangle   #marlondutoit   #lions   #canon   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #landscapes   #africa   #migration   #kenya  
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The Last Dance
Mara Triangle, Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

Just got back from the Mara Triangle after leading a +Wild Eye photographic safari alongside +Morkel Erasmus . This image was the result of a wildebeest crossing the Mara River and within seconds after crossing walked straight into a pride of sub-adult lions. 

For more info on how to join Morkel and I in the magical destination next year for check out http://photography.wild-eye.co.za/photographic-safaris-and-tours/2014-photographic-safaris/

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Canon 1Dx
Canon 200 - 400 f4 L 1.4 extender 
1/2500, f5.6, ISO1000

This photo is copyrighter to Marlon du Toit Photography.

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Submission for :
#ActionMonday +ActionMonday curated by +Adrian Buturca
#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#lion   #wildebeest   #lionkill   #wildeyesa   #safari   #migration   #masaimara   #marlondutoit   #canon  
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King and his Kingdom

This is the only male lion we found in our four day stay at Mana Pools and boy was he beautiful. Morkel and I started shooting before first light but when these colours of gold started appearing we knew the end results would be amazing!! I caught various angles and thought i rather liked this perspective and DOF. 

Canon 1Dmk4
Canon 400 2.8 IS L
f/4,0, 1/800, ISO1600

#Caturday  
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Gentle Nudge

Whilst out on drive this morning this lioness acted very submissively towards this male lion. In a brief moment lasting less than a second she came up to him and nudged him on his nose allowing me a wuick chance to shoot this. It was along the spacious banks of the Sand River allowing for a clean background.

Canon 1DMkIII
Canon 400 2.8 IS L
F/7,1, 1/2500. ISO500

#africantuesdaycurated  
+Morkel Erasmus 
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