Edward, as always fantastic photos. What a great adventure.
Female Cheetah Cub, Serengeti, early morning light.This is an amazing image Eml... wiping the drool from my foot... Crazy nice, love the separation and the bokeh. Great compression with your new 200-400mm... Love it!
1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 560mm f/6.3 & 1/1250th ISO800
Ed...beautiful photos, amazing life you lead.
Thanks Serendipidy, always thought if I was able to write a Book I'de call it "A Fortunate Life", you take what you can from it, give back where your able.
Are you off to Iceland soon?
Ahhhh, Iceland, bit of a story there.
When we were boarding in Dar Es Salam Tanzania for South Africa, on South African Airways (Be aware, be very aware), the "Stewardess from Hell" forcibly removed my Carry On Hard Case with my 2 x 5DMKIII & TSE17/TSE24, 8-15 & 24-70, at the Door, under complaint etc etc (11 Kilos instead of 8 Kilos (Her Guess), but it could have been black case instead of white case, who knows). They tagged the Case and of course it was the only Bag of that Flight that didn't make it to JoBurg, fortunately my Son was carrying the Guru Bag with the Long Lenses & 1Dx bodies (He's a Big Sherpa), they ignored that one, they particularly like Hard Cases in Africa, clearly expensive gear inside, and all of this Flying SAA Business Class, I think that's a euphemism for "Marked with a Laser Light for further action".
My Local Operator threatened Police Action, generally wrote Vicious Letters to SAA etc, made a Police Report, I had my Lawyer in Singapore threaten SAA with Legal Action (Waste of Time, but you gotta do it), 3 days before I was to leave South Africa, no WA gear, How do you Photograph Iceland with out Wide Angle, I cancelled all the Iceland Schedule, waste of time with a 200-400 & 400.
Then the day we were getting ready to leave our last Camp to head to JoBurg, my gear turned up, apparently SAA had just had the gear "Handed In" by persons unknown, location Dar Es Salam, so I picked it up on the way out in JoBurg.
It was covered all by Insurance, but the cancellation costs of Iceland weren't so that cost me 10k, still, it was 12k in Gear I was Happy to get back, lesson learnt, don't argue with a "Stewardess from Hell" disguised as a Lady, and don't carry Expensive Camera Gear in Hard Cases in Africa, it apparently has a 30% chance of being "Lost", and don't ever check in Camera gear (I don't, ever), and if the "Stewardess from Hell" wants your gear at the Door, have her refuse you boarding, that way it makes them re think as they would then need to delay the flight while they unload all your check in Bags. The problem with SAA is they wont let you Book an extra Seat as "Mr Gear", other airlines will, still it sort of ended Ok.
Heading to Svalbard with my eldest Lad mid August, shooting Polar Bear, I hope, 3 weeks on a small Freighter called the MV Stockholm.