Baboons (Papio cynocephalus ursinus), there are lots of them where the photographer does his work; they are as common a sight as Impala, and actually quite fun to observe at times. They certainly do have a few human mannerisms and quirks, but they can be hooligans too. The problem is these animals are by far the most skittish in the park. If you approach a tree with baboons upon its boughs, they will flee in any manner possible, even if that means descending down the very trunk of which you are at the base! Often, for the photographer, that means a stealthy approach, but there is no fooling this little beast.
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III / EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/400 sec; f/7.1; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Photography Quotes
Larry Burrows, the British photojournalist, started his photographic career in the dark room studio of Life Magazine and went on to become a war correspondent covering the war in Vietnam from 1962 until his death in 1971. He was killed, along with fellow photojournalists, when their helicopter was shot down over Laos. They were covering Operation Lam Son 719, a massive armoured invasion of Laos. Burrows is cited by some for creating war images best described as the most searing and the most consistently excellent photography from the only conflict he recorded on camera. He is attributed with this quotation:

“I am very happy with the equipment I have. All I need is time and patience to use it to the fullest degree, plus God on my side to help with the lighting problems: to move the sun, the moon and the stars to the positions of my choice.”

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2 thoughts on “Scattering

  1. Thanks Andrew, greatest as ever – keep them coming – the only way we are able to maintain contact with the real bush from SA. One day we will be in a position to return to our beloved country and see what you have captured in person?

  2. Those Baboons are quite something – the big ones darn scary. Had a chuckle at the quote…I often want the sun, trees, fence poles etc moved.

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