Sep 29 2011

AFRICA!
Chobe Chilwero


BLOG: Chobe Chilwero – Images by Art Wolfe

Checking in from the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana.

We had an excellent day today photographing from a boat. We did a lot of work on elephant and hippo, managing to get really close and then were lucky enough to see a leopardess and her cubs come down to drink in the middle of the day – very rare sighting. We got some great shots of the sunset with elephants that I had been visualizing since arrival and I actually pulled it off!

We have been “roughing it” at Sanctuary Retreat “camps” in both Zambia and Botswana and they have really looked after us well.

In Chichele:
http://www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges/zambia/chichele-presidential-lodge.cfm

In Chobe:
http://www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges/botswana/chobe-chilwero.cfm


Sep 28 2011

Wangari Maathai
1940-2011


BLOG: Pelly Place – EEAW Award – Images by Art Wolfe

The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace,” Wangari Maathai passed away on Sunday.

Her Green Belt Movement founded in 1977 has planted more than 30 million and helped nearly 900,000 women gain jobs.

With Green Seattle Partnership she helped plant trees and inspired everyone around her during her visit to Washington in 2009.

>>NYTimes obituary

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Sep 26 2011

AFRICA!


BLOG: Luangwa Valley, Zambia – Images by Art Wolfe

I am so excited to be on this trip! The wildlife viewing in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley is tremendous. We saw giraffe and baboon, as well as the colorful bee-eaters which make their nests in cliffsides. The leopard we saw had killed a big female impala and the ungulate was too big for the cat to stow in a tree. So instead, she buried it, which is highly unusual.

Later in the day we came upon a lioness with a wire snare embedded in her neck. Luckily we were able to call the local lion research team who responded quickly because they happened to be in a nearby part of the park. We waited with the lion until they arrived. They then darted the snared female and we helped with the processing of data and removal of snare. I got to be right in the middle of the action and hit these shots as things got a little tense as the lioness’ temperature spiked. We took all the ice from our cooler box and pushed it against her back to keep her temperature from getting critical–I shot this moment from above.


Sep 21 2011

Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 13

Art Wolfe: Rim Light from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Learn how to use extreme light to your advantage. Shot on location in Bolivia.