Our last vacation brought us to Namibia for the first time in our lives. My wife and I planned the trip for quite some time and as you might know me by now – I did all the planning with photography in mind. When researching the internet for great photo locations I found quite an array of vacation workshops through Namibia that did appeal quite a bit to me. But then again – I was not planning a pure photo vacation but a tour with my wife who is not at all into photography – so she at least always stated until we stood (or rather sat in a Safary Jeep) in front of some majestic wild animals and she was glad she could grab my second camera I had brought along because I did not want to miss out on great picture opportunities just because of a camera failure.
The equipment I had along was a Canon EOS5D MKIII with a 1.4 and a 2.0 extender with a 70 – 200mm 2.8 Canon zoom lens and a EOS7D with a 100 – 400mm Canon zoom lens. I also had a 24 – 70mm 2.8 Canon zoom lens and a 16 – 35mm 2.8 Canon zoom lens as well as a Manfrotto Tripod a no-name monopod and a couple ND filters and a Canon remote along,
Shooting wild animals certainly is a whole new game when one normally focuses on landscape photography. Getting sharp pictures is not the easiest thing to do without some training. That said it certainly pays of to review the pics of the day every night to see what needs to be improved for the next day’s safari.
Here you see some of the animals that made for a most a exciting vacation trip to Namibia.