Wilderness Safaris Photographer of the Year

Wilderness Safaris has announced the winners of its annual Photographic Competition, which this year encouraged participants to Capture the Soul of Africa through exceptional wildlife and landscape photography. Now in its third year, the competition set out to harness Africa’s passion, with images that inspire the positive action that helps to conserve and restore the continent’s wilderness and wildlife.

African Landscapes
Starry Starry Night by Udo Kieslich
Cederberg, South Africa

This Milky Way pic was taken in the Cederberg.The foreground was enhanced with torch light, and taken as a second shot after sunrise to obtain a deeper DOF and more detail. The sky and foreground images were subsequently blended together in Photoshop.
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People’s Choice Overall Winner
Travelling on the Edge by Prince Eleazer
Sossusvlei, Namibia

A lone oryx climbs the steep dunes in the Namib-Naukluft Desert to catch the cooling moist air blowing in from the ocean
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Lone Tree
by Solly Levi
Category: African Landscapes
Location: Sesriem

Tree of the dunes
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Photographer of the Year
Framed by the Ankosi Watule by Trevor Cole
Terekeka, South Sudan

A young Mundari herder in the midst of the cattle in his care.
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Walking into the light
by Andrew Aveley
Category: African Wildlife
Location: Zimanga
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more at Wilderness Safaris Photographer of the Year

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Fantastic Forest Fotos

“The clearest way into the Universe- is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir And, here is another really good quote! “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – Anonymous. Enjoy these soulful forest and field images.

Photo by
Nikki Georgieva Vega
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Photo by
urakistvan
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Photo by
jo_pho_to
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Morning sun
by Fernand Larochelle
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Autums ending
by wimvandem
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Fantastic Forest Fotos
more at GuruShots

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Sandi Bertoncelj | Adventure and Landscape Photographer

“I’m a mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Slovenia. As long as I can remember I have had a passion for photography. I have been very fortunate to live in a beautiful country and been surrounded with some amazing places, which provides me with excellent opportunities to practice my interest in photography. Photographing means I have a good excuse to do the one thing that matters to me most – being in the wilderness. My passion for the wild is much about freedom. I love exploration, and the opportunity to pursue the adventure and challenges inherent to the wild gives me a sense of fulfilment I cannot easily obtain in a more structured and civilised world. It is an escape, of sorts, but enlightenment as well.”

Sandi Bertoncelj | Adventure and Landscape Photographer
more in Shades of Color Magazine

Tippi | A child’s life in Africa

tippi02 tippi tippi03 tippi01tippibook1998Tippi of Africa

The story of Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert, a couple who chose to relinquish their lives in France for the freedom of nature in Southern Africa. This is also the story of their daughter Tippi. Share their unique encounters with meerkats and the hidden mysteries of the cruel Kalahari; travel with them to the wilds of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Read about the beginnings of their daughter Tippi’s life in the bush, dunes and swamps, and her endearing kinship with wild animals – particularly Abu, a five-ton elephant, whom she calls ‘my brother’. The language of the wild is no secret for Tippi of Africa.

from amazon

tippibook2012Tippi: My Book of Africa

Tippi is no ordinary child. She believes that she has the gift of talking to animals and that they are like brothers to her. ‘I speak to them with my mind, or through my eyes, my heart or my soul, and I see that they understand and answer me.’ Tippi is the daughter of French filmmakers and wildlife photographers, Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert, who have captured her on film with some of Africa’s most beautiful and dangerous animals. Tippi shares her thoughts and wisdom on Africa, its people and the animals she has come to know and love. Often her wisdom is beyond her years, and her innocence and obvious rapport with the animals is both fascinating and charming.

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