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Hi everyone. I spent 8 nights in the Kwara Concession of the Okavango Delta. The area is known for its predators and I was hoping to spend time with the resident big cats as well as wild dogs. It took lots of amazing tracking work by my guides, but we had some wonderful sightings in my time there.

With regards to equipment, I took two Canon R5s. One with the 600mm F/4 and the other with the new 100-300 F/2.8. On the 100-300 I had the 1.4 extender attached for 95% of the photos I took with it. This was my first trip with the combo and despite the weight during travel, I was really happy with it. The 140-420mm/600mm range was great.

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Nov 15, 2023 at 05:49 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Excellent set of photos.
The delta is a wonderful place for photography.

Dave



Nov 15, 2023 at 06:00 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Okavango Delta, Botswana



A stunning and beautiful set. on the bucket list

Chris S.



Nov 15, 2023 at 06:01 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


A most impressive set of images!


Nov 15, 2023 at 06:28 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Wow, gorgeous images... all of them. Thank you for sharing your equipment list also.



Nov 15, 2023 at 07:41 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Great set. 1 and 10 are my picks

Morris



Nov 15, 2023 at 09:39 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Lovely stuff


Nov 16, 2023 at 02:11 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


these are fantastic. nice eye level POV for many. The carmine beeeaters are awesome.
I am scheduled to go there in July 24.



Nov 16, 2023 at 04:09 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Excellent series. Lots of "POP" in these images!


Nov 16, 2023 at 12:01 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


#6 & #10 for me.. must be awesome to experience the view in person... ))


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Looks like you found what you were after. The dogs playing is really a cool shot. All well done.


Nov 16, 2023 at 06:52 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


louie champan wrote:
A most impressive set of images!


I'm inclined to agree ! Voted

John



Nov 16, 2023 at 07:14 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


crisp images ! Thx for sharing !


Nov 16, 2023 at 10:08 PM
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dclark wrote:
Excellent set of photos.
The delta is a wonderful place for photography.

Dave


Thank you, Dave. Yes, the Delta is a stunning place.

csinseattle wrote:
A stunning and beautiful set. on the bucket list

Chris S.


Thank you, Chris!

louie champan wrote:
A most impressive set of images!


Thanks, Louie

learle wrote:
Wow, gorgeous images... all of them. Thank you for sharing your equipment list also.


Thank you for the kind words.

morris wrote:
Great set. 1 and 10 are my picks

Morris


Thank you. I agree, cubs are always a favourite of mine.

Vince Maidens wrote:
Lovely stuff


Thank you, Vince.

kdacharya wrote:
these are fantastic. nice eye level POV for many. The carmine beeeaters are awesome.
I am scheduled to go there in July 24.


Thank you. I had to contort myself to get to eye level on some of them, the vehicle wasn't very conducive to getting low.

Ted ellis wrote:
Excellent series. Lots of "POP" in these images!


Thank you, Ted!

tntcorp1 wrote:
#6 & #10 for me.. must be awesome to experience the view in person... ))


Thank you. I think #6 might be my favourite as well.

DivineFocus wrote:
Looks like you found what you were after. The dogs playing is really a cool shot. All well done.


Thank you. The dogs interacting is so much fun to watch. Tough to capture as they never stop moving!

johnohio wrote:
I'm inclined to agree ! Voted

John


Thank you, John!

mantrakk wrote:
crisp images ! Thx for sharing !


Thank you!



Nov 17, 2023 at 01:17 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Really wonderful set of images! I especially like #'s 1, 6, & 13.

Greg



Nov 17, 2023 at 01:36 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


gmccroskery wrote:
Really wonderful set of images! I especially like #'s 1, 6, & 13.

Greg


Thank you, Greg!



Nov 18, 2023 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


A nice variety and a pleasure to view. Bruce


Nov 20, 2023 at 10:29 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Great job! Superb photos. How did you find your excellent guide? Sounds like they helped make it a very special trip.


Nov 20, 2023 at 01:30 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Extraordinary set !!!! Enjoyed each and every one. 5 is so scary looking !

Birdie



Nov 20, 2023 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Okavango Delta, Botswana


Carmel Nikon wrote:
Great job! Superb photos. How did you find your excellent guide? Sounds like they helped make it a very special trip.


In my research I had learned that the Kwara concession was known for its productive sightings and good guiding. All of the camps are run by the same company, Kwando. In corresponding with them I was clear that photography was my priority and I requested a guide who understood the needs of photographers. That said, in watching the other guides, I don't think there were any bad choices. In Botswana where they have a lower volume/higher cost model, it seems to attract a higher quality of guiding.

Thank you for the kind words!



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