Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Big Picture, Natural World Photography Competition 2015


In this year’s Big Picture Photographic Competition, we have one of our fellow C4 travellers, Marius Kleisch, to congratulate for becoming a finalist.
Kleisch’s striking image titled, “Magical Moment at dead Vlei” of a herd of springbok wondering through the salt pan of Dead Vlei, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia was captured during a C4 Photo Safari Trip to the destination in 2013.
American based, Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition, brings nature photographers from all around the globe together all displaying a slice of their magical moments spent in the wilderness. The competition standard it that of a very high calibre, and is judged by some of the world’s top conservationist photographers such as Suzie Eszterhas, Art Wolf and Neil Osborne.
Kleisch, a doctor based in South Africa, describes why he loves photographing the natural world, “Photography is a magnificent way to pass on the richness, uniqueness, and beauty of nature to others.” Well, we couldn't agree more!
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Magical Moment at Dead Vlei - By Marius Kleisch


Sunday, July 19, 2015

An Underground Image Gallery - By Trevor Kleyn

Recently, photographic guide Trevor Kleyn spent some time at Mashatu Game Reserve manning C4’s Hides. With the reserve rapidly drying up, Trevor along with groups visiting the hides got to witness some great wild life action. Here are a couple of shots from Trevor’s time with us underground.
Impala trying to penetrate through the wall of banded mongoose for a drink of water


Monday, July 6, 2015

Getaway Gallery winner of 2014

The Getaway magazine hosts their photo competition each year and thousands of extraordinary images gets submitted for the competition. C4 Photo Safaris was the proud sponsor for the main prize, a trip to the Great Masai Mara!



Saturday, July 4, 2015

First Day Back In Hiding - By Kyle de Nobrega

What a way to begin a new working cycle back in the hides. Yesterday morning Kyle de Nobrega, our resident photographer at Mashatu Game Reserve, had one cracker of morning in the Matabole Hide. Kyle was joined by guest Willem Kok, between the two of them they could barely contain their excitement as they encountered intimate visits from 5 hyena, a large herd of elephants as well as 3 separate bulls. Not to mention the extremely active birdlife which kept their camera’s clicking all morning.
Here are a few of Kyle’s shots from the morning, most of which were captured using SIGMA’s brand new 150-600mm Sports lens, which has proven to be nothing short of fantastic!