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Top Wildlife Photography Spots in Botswana and Namibia

Wildlife Guide

Series: Insider's Guides (Jacana)

By: Shem Compion (Author)

238 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Jacana Publishers

Paperback | May 2012 | #202603 | ISBN-13: 9781431402595
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NHBS Price: £15.95 $20/€19 approx

About this book

Inspired by Africa's unique beauty, Shem Compion, in the second instalment of a three-part series, explores the best photography spots in Botswana and Namibia. Insider's Guide: Top Wildlife Photography Spots in Botswana and Namibia provides a comprehensive guide to visiting some of the most remote destinations in the world. The daunting questions of when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to do are quickly answered. The detailed and instructive photographic notes provide up-to-date information on the vital technical aspects of photography. In addition, Insider's Guide: Top Wildlife Photography Spots in Botswana and Namibia is a guide to understanding animal behaviour – a photographer's greatest asset. Insider's guide uncovers the wonders of Botswana from the Okavango Delta, Deception Valley, to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve and many more. In Namibia, discover the splendour of the Southern Deserts, the lesser known locations in Etosha National Park as well as the Caprivi Strip. This is an essential guide for photographers, nature enthusiasts and travel junkies to begin their exploration into the vast and beautiful expanses of Botswana and Namibia.


Contents

- How to use this book
- Wildlife photography and the seasons
- Cameras and equipment
- Understanding light
- Understanding composition
- Animal behaviour
- Travel in remote areas
- Behaviour and ethics
- Seasonality and local movements
- Botswana
- Botswana introduction
- Okavango Delta
- The Panhandle
- Delta fringe and seasonal floodplains
- Chief's Island
- Godikwe
- Linyanti
- Chobe Riverfront
- Savute, Chobe National ParkCentral Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley and Deception Pan
- Makgadikgadi
- Makgadikgadi Pans and Lekhubu Island
- Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
- Nxai Pan National Park and Baines' Baobabs
- Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Tuli Block
- Other photographic highlights in Botswana
- Mabuasehube Game Reserve
- Khutse Game Reserve
- Namibia
- Namibia introduction
- Southern deserts
- Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park
- NamibRand Nature Reserve
- Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
- Desert-adapted elephants
- Etosha National Park, Kunene
- Other photographic highlights in Namibia
- Quiver-tree forest
- Spitzkoppe
- Epupa Falls
- The Caprivi Strip


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Biography

Shem Compion is an award-winning nature photographer whose work has been published in publications such as Africa Birds and Birding, Country Living Magazine, South Africa, Getaway Magazine, and Travel Africa. He is the author of A Landscape of Insects.

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