As some of you may know, the trip mentioned in my last blog post was to Botswana.  I’ll say right here, Botswana is a great wildlife photography destination (the very first subject I photographed was a leopard, not a bad way to start!).  Toward the end of the trip I had the opportunity to spend one afternoon in a “bunker blind” at an elephant waterhole.






  1. John T. October 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Looks like that elephant in the last photo is coming to get you.

  2. Satish Menon October 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    We have all seen images of elephants with super telephotos – elephants that are far away. However, these images are interesting to me because of the wide angle lens used and the awfully close shooting distance. I guess this is where the bunker blind comes in handy. Thank you, John, you continue to inspire us.

  3. steeve October 23, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Great shots, the WA is really an interesting choice. It’s probably very intense to see such big animals from that ground perspective !!!

  4. Andrew McLachlan October 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    What a killer perspective with the wide angle lens low to the ground. The last two photos are my favorite of the series!