Mike Sutherland @mikesutherlandphoto

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| | Nature is Survival | |
It is a brutal world out there, especially if you are a steenbok and there is a leopard standing on your back!
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| | Subtle Greens | |
This had to be one of my favorite leopard cubs back when I worked as a guide at Londolozi. She was cunning and enlightening.
I love how the greens in this image bring out her eyes so beautifully. Some may think they are photoshopped, but these are them! A beautiful cat!
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| | Blurred Vision | |
Panning is a technique that not many photographers (including myself) have mastered. It is a skill that takes time, patience and often many clicks of the shutter.
A quick method to slow your shutter speed is by dialing up your aperture, another is to switch to shutter priority and decrease your shutter speed. How much? It’s difficult to tell, but a good starting point for me is around 1/50sec. A lot will depend on the light, your ISO, the speed at which your subject is moving and whether you can pan along with it at the correct speed.
So yes, it ain’t easy! But sometimes we get lucky!
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| | Punch Club | |
It’s not a clever thing to treat your creator like this little man!
A classic sequence of this leopard leopard cub giving his mom a right hook. Maybe he was hungry? What do you think?
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| | The Grumeti | |
In the vast expanse of the Grumeti, bordering the Serengeti, large numbers of animals can be found moving through this integral eco-system. A great success story which now continues to generate funds to ensure the future of the reserve. By visiting you are directly enabling this fragile eco-system to continue long term sustainability.
@grumetifund @singita_
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| | Getting down Low | |
Back in 2012, I used to shoot with Canon. My trusty 7d was attached to my hip and the 100-400 became my favorite lens. Getting in close, zooming in as far as I could! After lots of thought, I realized my approach was becoming one-dimensional and it needed a change.
I decided to a buy a wide angle lens, so I opted for the 10-22 Canon Ef-s 3.5/4.5. Immediately I had to rethink every click of the shutter. A new world has opened up to me.
It did mean physically getting closer to animals, sometimes getting as low as I could, from the safety of the vehicle. But sometimes the results were so surprising!
Shot with:
Canon 7d
10-22 Canon Ef-s
ISO 250
f3.5
S/S 1000

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| | The three headed Giraffe | |
An animal that looks like it’s from s prehistoric ear, has just gone further afield.
Have you ever seen like as weird as this 3 headed giraffe?? #mikesutherlandphoto #escapesafarico #wildgeography #thisissouthafrica #photographer #exploration #southafrica #msphotoseries #africa #safari #travel #explore #nature #discovery #wild #giraffe #bbc #natgeo

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| | The morning Walk | |
There is no better way to wake up in the morning and have this view off the deck of your lodge!
In July last year I hosted s family to Xigera camp in the Okavango Delta, a stunning escape into a private wilderness! On this day, the Wildlife came to us in the form of this female leopard and her cub who crossed the bridge in front of camp multiple times. We had to wait in camp for 3 hours before we could head out on game drive!
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| | Pot of Gold | |
At the bottom of this rainbow, we found a pot of gold! To me, a rhino is a symbol of the struggle of wild animals all over the world. Threatened due to poaching, human interference and habitat loss, this pot of gold is worth more alive than it is dead.
By traveling to Africa to see these majestic creatures, guests are contributing in many ways to the continued survival of our heritage and wild animals and places.
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| | Water Cats | |
Many will know that cats do not like water. They avoid it at all costs. But in the Okavango Delta, the arrival of flood waters from the Angolan highlands, forces these big cats to adapt to their surrounding and scenes like this become part of their daily lives.
We found this lioness late one afternoon at Vumbura Plains, and we could tell that she was on a mission!
Her cubs, now 4 months old, were stashed on the other side of a wide channel, and with quick thought and understanding her behavior, we decided to drive around the channel and watch her cross toward us. This shot was well planned and we got lucky with some last afternoon light!
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| | Showing Face | |
An intense moment as we locked eyes, she stared into my soul. Time froze in this moment, it was only her and I.
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| | It’s all in the Eyes | |
Two posts ago I posted a story of a leopard and her family caught in the crossfire with a pride of lions. We spent the better part of a rainy morning in the sighting until the female leopard came down from her tree and tried to coax her cub into joining her.
But from it’s near death experience it was reluctant to move. She waited patiently at the base of the tree, staring and calling for her cub to come down. It was now safe for them to move on, but the cub wasn’t so sure!! #mikesutherlandphoto #escapesafarico #msphotoseries #thisissouthafrica #wildgeography #experience #photographer #leopard #iamnikonsa #nikon #wildlife #nature #travel #explore #instagram #natgeo #exploration #photo #picoftheday #southafrica #safari #africa #insta

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