Trips to the Etosha National Park in Namibia offer a variety of opportunities to observe and photograph the local fauna. The accommodations are comfortable and safe.
Wildlife viewing is no problem at Swaziland's private lodges. The hired rangers know exactly how the animals behave and know how to drive to the best places from a safe distance.
There are more animals in the large areas of the Namib than one would expect from the wide sandy desert. Swakopmund therefore also offers tours to the "Little Five", which include the Palmato Gecko, a spider "the white lady", a chameleon, the Sidewind Snake and a lizard species, which we have also observed on the dune 45 .
Spotted hyenas populate large areas of Africa. They are also called spotted hyenas and appear strange due to their external appearance, since their front legs are longer than the rear legs. Their four paws each end in 4 claw-reinforced toes on which the hyenas run (digitigrad). The animals live together in clans up to 130 members, which are dominated by the females. One of the most unusual features of the spotted hyena is the masculinizati
We have seen the Rufous-tailed hummingbird at several locations in Panama. They dash through the blossoms so quickly that you might get dizzy. It is all the more difficult to photograph them. If you don't want to hope for the snapshot, the only motto is: patience. Once you have found a beautiful flower with a matching background, you have to set up the camera, focus and ...
The Quetzal belongs to the genus of trogons, of which we were able to photograph yet another species, the mountain trogon, in Panama. The birds are very colorful and the Quetzal has two other features that make it appear exceptional. Firstly, it has very long tail feathers. These made him a popular hunting object of the pre-Columbian cultures, the priests of which decorated their headdresses with their magnificent feathers.
Trogons are colorful birds and yet difficult to spot in the canopy of trees. We had to roam the Panama jungle for a long time before we saw a mountain trogon. But the male showed model qualities, so that a nice photo series was created during the "shooting".