Thursday, July 17, 2014

White Cockatoo

Just playing with a white cockatoo at the place where we shall be addressing our next conference. Stay connected and soon you will be able to get more info about our wildlife photography seminar. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Workshop coming soon!

If you are interested in photography, and in special, wildlife photography, you can't miss our next workshop which shall be taking place very soon. Please stay tuned and check it out details in this blog.

Recharging Batteries !

What a great weekend I have had with the wildlife. It is always very positive when you disconnect from urban habits and get close the real nature, that's what I did.

Friday, July 4, 2014

True passion

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This is a little bit of what we see when travelling through the African plains.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cheetahs on patrol.

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If you are our frequent reader, you must remember one of my posts were I mention about two cheetahs I have encounter inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, in Tanzania. Here they are, mother and her cub looking firmly to the other side of the lake, aiming to kill a hartebeest calf. It never happened.

Walking down the road!

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This is one of hundreds of images I got from Serengeti in Tanzania. A big pride coming towards us and this male was the last one in line. Soon I will be posting some more.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Exchanging experiences!

Photo: Fabiano Ignacio
It is always a big pleasure to be surrounded by the youngsters, specially when they show interest to learn about nature and the wildlife. What a great experience we all had last week at the local Zoo in São Viciente.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Experience

What a great experience they all had this morning by having the chance to touch and handle a proper camera. It was also great to see the interest they have shown during the class. Only 5 and 6 years old!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cooling Down

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Crocks normally stays like that to cool out their internal temperature, nothing else.

African Leopard

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What great experience I have had with this guy in Serengeti... Originals will be available in our book to be launched in 2015.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Alcateia Santos

Foto: Guilherme Martins

Foto: Guilherme Martins

Foto: Guilherme Martins
What a great afternoon I have had last Saturday with this group of kids aged between 7 and 11 years. The most interesting thing was their knowledge about wildlife and information about what have to do to protect nature and it's species. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Feeling Happy!

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Feeling very happy with my next expedition to Africa, especially because this time I will be guided by a very professional photographer who I like and respect so much. It seems that we going to have a lot of fun and as usual, will learn a lot. I have already started to dream about it!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Big Cats Series

We soon going to be launching the new Big Cats Series in an A3 size, Canson Infinity. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Our Team!

Finally we got the six cameras and all our stuff ready for the rock'n roll. The weather today was not that nice with a lot rain and wind, but I am sure that they have learned a lot, specially about how to organise the equipment before going out.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Everyday's Fight!

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Spotted hyena refreshing in the mud after a heavy lunch including bones in the menu.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Over 200 years!

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About 200 years ago the Maasai arrived and have since colonised the area in substantial numbers, their traditional way of life allowing them to live in harmony with the wildlife and the environment. Today there are some 42,000 Maasai pastoralists living in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with their cattle, donkeys, goats and sheep. The Maasai are allowed to take their animals into the crater for water and grazing, but not to live or cultivate there. Elsewhere in the NCA they have the right to roam freely.

NCA History

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Two main geological rifts run through the area of Ngorongoro. Nine volcanoes in the Ngorongoro highlands were formed during the past four million years. One of these, Oldonyo Lengai which means Mountain of God is still active.
Over millennia the ash and dust from each eruption has been carried by the winds to form the fertile soils of the Serengeti plains.
The earliest sign of mankind in the NCA is at Laetoli where hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock 3.6 million years old. Further north, Oldupai Gorge has yielded a wealth of hominid and animal remains. 
NCA is for sure a place that all travellers should consider into their destination list. 

Next Stop!

Today I got really good news from our safari operator informing names and area of our next Wildlife Project expedition to Africa. It is going to be for sure, another amazing experience, specially because we going to be guide by a very professional top quality photographer. Can't wait till we start all over again!