That's great, these guys need some income in the middle of nowhere
Thanks Arno, it is definitly worth a trip and getting up early well ahead of sunrise..
I could go there basically every year but there are so many other nice spots in the world so see...
Now we anyway have to wait some years and let our son grow up a little more.
Hi Andreas, thanks for your nice comment. Having seen some nice spots around the world so far, Myanmar is from a photographer's perspective hard to top. In only two weeks there were so many beautiful motives... It is simply incredible how scenic this country is. And still not too busy with tourists (at least not in early 2013).
Bagan has next to Inle Lake the most tourists but many of them are from Myanmar or Asian neigbour countries. At sunset some of the pagodes are really busy (simply because only a few are open to climb). With comparable light conditions but less busy is the morning at sunrise. During the day the people very well disperse around the wast area.
When we first came to Namibia we only thought of big mammals like elephants, cats, and antilopes. But once there we realized how beautiful and diverse its birdlife is.
Hi Bogdan, hi Stefan
I took this picture during a kayak-day-trip starting from Foa. You look at the uninhabited neighboring island Nukunamo. Uninhabited by humans but with a number of nice birds and crabs. The weather was perfect (the days before were rather cloudy) and on this island I finally found a palm tree leaning over the beach, a scenery that I had searched for since we came to Tonga. I brought my DSLR in a sealed plastic bag on the kayak and for this picture had to unwrap it with some nervousness …
HelloSüdafrikafoto, thanks you accept to join us to the group about southern african countries.Regards from Paris. piardoch
Thanks Diego, this was really an incredible encounter at Okonjima. The guys from AfriCat are doing a great job there in preserving the natural habitate of these beautiful animals and in helping to manage the co-existance of humans and wildlife.
When we met this Leopard it was already late afternoon and there was not too much light around anymore resulting in an exposure time of only 1/60s since I did not want to increase the ISO of my D7000 over 800 (something I got used to from my D300 but maybe the D7000 could even take some more). I had the camera on a tripod but the animal was slowly moving around so unfortunately there is some motion blur in the image. Otherwise the eyes would twinkle much stronger ...
Kahaudum - not yet. Last year was my first time "Namibia" - what should i say, Namibia is under my skin. So this year the 2nd visit with my son. Now i try to to convince my wife :-). There is so mutch to see .. Greetings Tom
the Quiver"trees" are actually no trees but aloe plants. They have no real wood that you can use for making a fire. Usually these plants do only grow in solitary. This region in the south of Namibia is quite unique in having hundreds or thousands of them growing side by side in a kind of forest.