Mark Thorpe has just taken delivery of a new macro lens from a Chinese manufacturer called Venus, he will be writing a fuller journal soon but wanted to show us a taster of what the venus is capable of. So for anyone know who may be contemplating getting one as their macro 'go to' lens, he says do it!
We bring you the second contest in our Manfrotto mini competition series! As you know, Safarious has teamed up with the guys at Manfrotto as well as pro photographer Sue Flood to bring you a series of twelve Monthly micro competitions; these competitions are short and fun and a great opportunity to win seriously cool Manfrotto gear. This Month we would like you to create a gallery or a journal and submit your best photograph(s) in line with the theme: MAMMALS! Read the journal for details on how to enter!
Nothing shows off a destination or property quite like an in-flight magazine article. Those travel writers know their piece will be read by holiday-hungry, bouncing out their plane seats with pre-trip excitement kind of people who are in that travel zone already. Those readers lap up more travel inspiration while on their flight and eagerly paw over the stunning photography and descriptions of what could be there next bucket list trips, shown in that airplane magazine.
Great Migration update
This week Asilia Africa have something special to share with us from the team at Ubuntu Camp in the South of the Serengeti. Even though there has not been any rain around the area there are still a few groups of wildebeest calving here and there. Including a very unique sighting... read more to find out what it is!
An awesome entry into our Manfrotto Mammals Gallery Contest by UK Safarian Alex Appleby!
More Manfrotto Mammals!
This is a collection of mammal shots by Safarian Jon Harris, these images are taken from Iceland and even include some from Australia!
Anchor Rock, La Jolla ,CA
Anchor Rock is a popular spot for San Diego divers, accessible only by boat and shows the richness of marine life in cold-water, kelp-based ecosystems.
Feel the passion for Africa: As a solo traveller
Valentine's Day may be over but Acacia Africa tell us their 3 reasons why camping overland tours are the perfect fit for singletons who are too busy craving adventure to be in a relationship!
Shirli Jade Carswell is a professional graphic designer and photographer who is passionate about Africa and the issues that face its wildlife. Shirli lives her passion for Africa, and this is clear in all aspects of her life, her photography, conceptual design and travel.
Machaba’s Green Season on the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Machaba camp is obsessed with green during this season in the Okavango Delta. It is the most glorious time of year in their Botswana domain and the wilderness is simply oozing with life.
The winners have been announced for the Burrard Lucas competition! Congratulations to Felix Reinders, Corin James Dimopoulos and Rick Collins, and well done to everyone who entered!
Boatloads of adorable-ness! A great gallery by Passage to Africa Partner Guide Josh Iremonger.
Curiosity Ends in Fatality
An unusual, sad, yet epic sighting from last night's Game Drive. A new baby zebra got stuck in the mud at one of the dams and was unable to get out. This rhino found the baby zebra and out of curiosity picked it up out of the mud with it's horn... click into the post to find out what transpired.
Mojave National Preserve, California, USA
A beautiful and inspiring gallery of images from the Mojave National Preserve in California!
Zebras chase off cheeky cheetahs in amazing video
Who do you think would come off best between a herd of Zebra and two cheetahs? Watch this amazing encounter between the two species and be amazed as stripes trump spots in a once in a lifetime encounter!
Wildlife of Australia
Australia is home to a plethora of different wildlife species, from Kangaroo's to Kuala's Safarian Brett Charman captures a few of these unique creatures for our viewing pleasure!
Horse riding safari to India?
If you love horses and love safari, then check out this gallery by Rides on the Wild Side, bringing together some of the world’s finest horseback riding vacations and Equestrian tours from India to Africa!
A Complete Tour of the Yukon: Inside and Out
Yukon) is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three federal territories. Most of the territory is in the watershed of its namesake, the Yukon River.
4 Days at Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro
Watch the latest video taken at Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro, filmed over 4 days in Nov 2014, it features some amazing aerial footage taken from a discretely and sensitively operated drone! Enjoy!
Kalahari - Lion kills ostrich
Watch as a lion hungrily chews on his ostrich kill. An awesome video that takes you right into the heart of the wild by Clinton!
Have a look at some photos from Germany of a migration of common cranes by Safarian Jan Veber
The magical Namibia
Some beautiful entries into the Burrard-Lucas photo competition by Felix Reinders! Have you entered?
Switzerland at its best
Another breath taking gallery by Safarian Andreas Bender, feast your eyes on his images from a very cold Switzerland and be inspired to travel!
Wild Gallery: Namibia - 2013
Plenty wildlife and dwarfing open spaces, have a look at what Namibia has to offer for any keen safari goer with Self Drive Africa Rentals!
In search of Namibia's desert Lions
Researching the desert lions in the Namib is more of a dedication than a job, says Barbara Waymauch. The people out there survive on the passion that feeds them to protect and conserve the lions of the Namib desert.
Wild Gallery: Sea and Sand
Check out these seascapes by Raymond Bilcliff and be inspired to visit your local ocean - or plan your next holiday by the sea!
Petition to Save The Presidential Elephants
Do you know what is happening to Zimbabwe's Presidential Elephants? Find out more and sign the petition, they need our help/
Cameras for Conservation Winners 2014 - Man & Environment
Take a look at all the Category winners in the Cameras for Conservation Photo Contest from 2014 - Man & Environment
Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling
A Japanese whaling fleet is set to leave port on Saturday in the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic. The departure of ships from Ayukawa in the country's northeast marks the annual start to a coastal whaling programme not covered by the International Court of Justice's landmark ruling - which found Japan's Southern Ocean expedition was a commercial activity masquerading as scientific research.
Great Migration Update -
Every week Asilia Africa brings us the latest migration news from the Serengeti National Park. This week their news and report comes from our guides at Dunia Camp, situated in the central Serengeti, known as Moru.
A spectacular gallery of images by our well travelled Safarian Andreas Bender, featuring portraits and landscapes from Africa.
Wild Gallery: New Zealand and Australia Trip
Have a look at Max Lipman's gallery from New Zealand and Australia, and be inspired to travel.
Tanzania Horseback Safari
Harness those equestrian skills and take to the Serengeti on horse-back. Experience the ultimate safari, that allows you to travel next to zebras and giraffes, ensuring a wildlife experience like you could only imagine.
Wild Video: Gorongosa National Park
Gorongosa National Park, in Mozambique, is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story, by adapting a 21st Century conservation model of balancing the needs of wildlife and people, they are protecting and saving this beautiful wilderness.
Wild Gallery: Okavango delta, Mombo camp
One Morning exploring the okavango delta from Mombo camp, as fortune would have it, Moa came across three predators in the same area, a lion, hyena and wild dog!
Wild Video: The Spider Who Couldn't Hide
Need a laugh? Watch this short video of the spider who couldn't hide!
Wild White Lion Cub
Roel van Muiden came across this very special sighting in July 2012, a wild white lion cub. He came across the young cub when he was guiding at Africa on Foot in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.
Wild Gallery: The Magic of Botswana and Tanzania
A beautiful gallery of wildlife photography by Karin Van Couwenberg.
Rivington Pike and Winter Hill, West Pennine moors.
A few photographs taken as the sun faded one late afternoon on a visit to Rivington Pike, Winter Hill, in the West Pennines in Lancashire, England.
Wild Gallery: Kalk Bay, South Africa
A lovely gallery of one of the quaint coastal areas of Cape Town. Kalk bay is a stunning and small town by the sea, full of character and excellent sea food!
Ker and Downey Botswana: Kanana Camp
Read all about Clare's fantastic experience at the Ker and Downey Camps in Botswana's Okavango Delta. From lions to elephants and plenty of game viewing, have a look at what the Ker and Downey Botswana team have on offer.
Wild Video: Clash of Titans
In South Luangwa at the peak of the dry season lions reign in force and a lone buffalo is no match for the Mwamba-Kaingo pride. Watch this incredible footage filmed by Shenton Safaris, of a rival male trying his luck from across the river.