Photographing Etosha National Park

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Photographing Etosha National Park is where your next photo adventure awaits!  Etosha is in the northern area of Namibia.  Here, the animals roam freely without human restriction.  There is diverse vegetation in this area of the park, which allows for these amazing creatures to flourish and survive. There are seasons in the park that change the animals’ behaviour.  The winter months are the dry season.  This is when everything gets a good layer of white dust from the salt from the clay in the pan.  The Etosha pan is so massive it can actually be seen from space.  It is believed that this was a lake at one time.  Seeing this great dried up lake is something out of a storybook.   During the winter months, the wildlife will be found concentrated around watering holes.   As everything is dry.  The climate is mild and much more tolerable than in the summer months. Due to the often dry environment of Etosha, most animals need to visit the waterholes frequently, which often give superb sightings.   Each African Photo Safari will be a different experience as sighting at the waterholes are not quarantined. It all depends on the weather and the amount of rain in the past few days. As we will be visiting several water holes for the chance of seeing most of the animals is very high

photographing Etosha National park

The summer months, the Savannah is rich with vegetation and becomes a lush green oasis.  This time of year, you will have a chance to see and capture the photos of baby animals as well.  During the rainy season, it can be difficult to drive.  And, the lighting is obviously different from a rainy and cloud filled ski to that of the clear deep blues.  The winter months for this part of Africa are May through October and Summer months are November through April.
Many of the European birds migrate here for the summer months, as it is winter in Europe.  Many of the larger animals with go to the north end of the park, as there is more rainfall there.  Asking the rangers where the animals have been seen in the summer months will help us find them more quickly. This is the area where the wildlife will be most abundant.  During the dry season, with a little patience and some luck, you can find yourself capturing the perfect photographs of Africa’s wild animals.  The dry season, the animals are more likely going to be around the watering holes and easier to find.  And, we will visit several watering holes that are popular for wildlife sightings. But, when the rains come they disperse, and leave the dangerous watering holes for safety.  Here you will find elephants, leopards, lions, giraffes, and the endangered Black Rhino. Capturing not only the animals but the Savannah desert can be jaw-dropping.  The rich dark treetops against that bright blue sky is something that almost appears unreal.  The golden grasses cover the ground, yet, the trees are deeply rich in colour make the contrast just that, so why wait lets go! Let us be your guide to Etosha national park 

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Photographing Etosha National Park

Photographing Etosha National Park

It’s no secret that Etosha is one of the most beautiful places in African, and you can tell just by looking at it from a bird’s-eye view. It accommodates wildlife like lions, zebras, elephants and rhinos; but also I believe it’s one of the top 10 places to photograph birds! There are over 350 species in this park alone – making up for half of Africa’s avian population. Etosha  has been my favorite places to visit since my first trip to Namibia. If we ever meet each other there someday, then please let me show you around!

Come and let’s photograph Etosha National park together. Did you know Etosha is one of Africa’s most photographed and respected national parks, idolized by several. it‘s a very special place within the heart of photographers from all walks of life. I guarantee once you have visits Etosha it will be your absolute favorite African park, drawing you back again and again.
More than anything other group, photographers return again and again to Etosha National Park spending months and years capturing image from this great vast area.

Waterhole Etosha National Park Namibia

There are several waterholes, some are man made, others are natural springs. Some have Floodlit for nighttime viewing. The waterholes provide the greatest chances to see both large and small animals, particularly during the dry winter months.


History of Etosha National Park

Etosha  is South Africa’s most famous and important wildlife conservation reserves. Etosha was declared in 1907 for a national park then occupying an area of over 100,000 square kilometers. Represents home to 114 species of mammals, 340 of birds, 110 reptiles, 16 amphibious, and only one single species of fish. Etosha National Park is a destination on the top of the list of every traveler and photographer that came to Namibia.
The Etosha, which in translation means a large white palace, is dominated by massive mineral troughs. These troughs are pieces of Kalahari Bazin, whose soil was formed about a billion years ago. Etosha trough covers about 25% of the whole park. At first, the troughs were lake whose water came from the river Kunene. But the flow changed over a very long period, so lake dried up. Today, it is a huge sandy clay and salt depression that only forms when heavy rains fall, and even then, the water stays for a very short period. Occasion situations like this attract thousands of migratory birds, including an impressive flock of flamingos. Troughs and springs attract a large number of game and birds.
San’s legend of Etosha trough genesis recounts a time when the village was looted, and all except women were killed. One of the women was extremely upset with the family lost, and the lake was a consequence of her tears. Once, when at one point lake became waterless, there was nothing left but a large white riverbed.
Wildlife photography Etosha is a wonderful experience, best experienced between May and September when the weather in Namibia is fresher. Visitors to the place will enjoy and see many species of antelope, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and lions. Luckier visitors will also see leopards. There is also a road network connecting the three main campgrounds, as well as additional roads leading in addition to numerous water sources.
At the time of the designation of the Etosha National Park, it occupied an area of approximately 100,000 square kilometers. It used to be hugest reserve place on the planet at the time, but in the 1960s, due to political pressure, the park was reduced to its present size of 14,000 square kilometers. The Andersson Gate is the front entrance to the park, and it is located next to the Okaukuejo Camp in the south, and the entrance Von Lindequist is to the east. and it is near Namutonia. The New Nehale behind the Mpingan Gate was opened in early 2003 in the northeast.
The quality accommodation and high standard service can be found in private accommodation, which can be found outside the Etosha Park, so visitors choose to stay in it, as opposed to camps located inside the park.
Most of these residences offer the opportunity for private trips around the park that will allow extraordinary photographing Etosha National Park with us, either within their private reserves or within the Etosha Park itself.

For more information check out photographers guide to Etosha national park

What is Etosha Know For?

Etosha is famous for it’s wildlife, it is the world’s largest game reserve, covering an area of nearly 2 2,000-square kilometers. (8.2 million acres).

What Animals will you be photographing Etosha National Park?

Lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, springbok, two kinds of zebra, eland and many more species of wildlife are found here.

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