Photo Of The Day – African Cats, The Big Ones

Title: African Cats, The Big Ones Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: After watching a couple of episodes of Tales By Light on Netflix last night, I was inspired to go back through my old Africa photos. I thought I had a shot of a Cheetah on a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Serengeti Sunset

Title: Serengeti Sunset Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Getting the shot sometimes means speaking up. In this case, we had been driving with our guide and driver for a few days and they knew I was on the trip not only to share it with my Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Safari Scene In Ngorongoro Crater

For today’s Photo of the Day I was inspired by fellow photographer Susan Portnoy’s safari shot. It made me return to my own collection of images. Here’s her photo first: Superb photography and travel writing by photographer @susanportnoypic.twitter.com/d7M8ZfToaB — Christopher Michel (@chrismichel) August 27, 2014 —————- Title: Safari Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Calm Wild Cats

 Title: Calm Wild Cats Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: A cheetah mother and her growing cubs rest out of the sun in the heat of the African Savannah. Smarter than the humans surrounding them, these cats know to nap during the day when the temperatures rise Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Clouds Over Ngorongoro Conservation Area Pastures

Title: Clouds Over Ngorongoro Conservation Area Pastures Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region, Tanzania Description: Located just outside of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, the Ngorongoro National Conservation Area encompasses not only the impressive Ngorongoro Crater, but also traditional grazing lands of the Masai people. The area in this image Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Clouds Over Acacia Trees On The African Savanna

Title: Clouds Over Acacia Trees On The African Savanna Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Description: As the sun approaches the horizon to the West, two lone trees mimic the clouds above during our first night camping in the Serengeti. We had driven for hours along bumpy dirt roads and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wild Lions On A Knoll

Title: Wild Lions (Panthera leo) On A Knoll Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Description: A pride of lions ignores the throng of tourist vehicles at the base of their knoll while the female members search the horizon for their next meal. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Blue

There are beautiful blue skies in California today and maybe that’s why so many of the images in this post are of the gorgeous skies contained therein. Whatever the case, enjoy this trip around the world with the color blue. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this case, orange caught my eye so I started collecting images from the past five years (or so) of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Gazing leopard (Panthera pardus), Tanzania

Title: Gazing leopard (Panthera pardus), Tanzania Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: A leopard waits out the last of the savanna’s heat just before sunset in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/500 Aperture f/7.1 ISO 100 Focal Length 285mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lioness Surveying The Savanna

Title: Lioness Surveying The Savanna Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: A lone lioness, part of a larger pride numbering 17, surveys the savanna for their next meal. The pride this lioness belongs to is unusual as there are two male lions co-existing. Camera Canon 7D Lens Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hyena On The Run

Title: Hyena On The Run Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Scavengers of the Serengeti, hyenas shy from most visitors to the savannah opting instead for an opportune moment to steal a lunch felled by larger predators. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/6 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lazy Lions

Title: Lazy Lions Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Lounging on a sunny morning, a few female members of a 17 lion pride laze for the cameras as they are surrounded by tourists eager to snap a photo. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Speedy Hippo

Title: Speedy Hippo Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Africa Description: Hippos are amazingly fast animals, deceptively so. I had heard about this before heading to Africa in 2010, but once I witnessed just how fast they can run, and how mean they can be, I made Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Elephant At Watering Hole – Michael Hodson

Title: Elephant at watering hole Description: This was taken in one of my favorite countries, Namibia. Etoshia National Park is a huge, excellent and underrated park in that country for seeing all the big African animals. This shot was taken at one of the watering holes, right next Continue Reading →

How African Lions Hunt – A Guide’s Lesson With Webkinz [VIDEO]

Due to technical difficulties, I haven’t watched much of my own video clips from Africa. The difficulties have been remedied and now all 200 clips are available to be edited into pretty 3 minute length films for your viewing pleasure. While I get working on those videos, here’s Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Relaxed Giraffes

Title: Relaxed Giraffes Location: African Fund For Endangered Wildlife, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa Description: At the Giraffe Center for the African Fund For Endangered Wildlife Rothschild and Masai giraffes and bread in captivity to bolster wild populations. With only 120 known Rothschild giraffes in the wild, the breading program Continue Reading →

The Rule Of Thirds – 31 Days To Better Photography

Yesterday’s Topic: Histograms “How to line things up better.” “Framing a shot and knowing what to look for.” “Composing.” These are answers to a questionnaire I put out before each workshop I teach where I ask for three things each student wants to learn during our time together. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lion Pride

(Click On Image For Larger Version) Title: Lion Pride Description: A male lion sits amongst his pride as the lionesses scout for prey. Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Purchase A Print Of This Photo Here (or use the form below)

African Safari’s Big 5

You go to Africa. You drive a safari. You take pictures. Laws require you to post pictures of the Big 5.  Not Big Five.  Big 5. Yes, laws.  I’m not sure which, but they’re on the internet.  Look up “Big 5 Laws”. What are the  Big 5?  Stealing Continue Reading →

Taking A Break From School To Learn About The World

There’s no wrong time of year to pull your children out of school and offer them the education of a lifetime in the heart of Africa. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lone Lioness

Title: Lone Lioness Location: Serengeti National Park Settings: This one needed a little help.  I started with a fairly dark photo so I jacked up the exposure 1.4 stops. Let’s see, Fill Light -24, Blacks +14, Brightness +17, Contrast +66, Clarity +57, Vibrance +41, Blue Saturation +40 to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Face To Face With A Wild Elephant

Title: Face To Face Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you like to purchase this photo or license it? Click here! Subscribe to Photo Of The Day: Enter Your E-Mail Address Subscribe in a reader

Photo Of The Day – Serengeti Savannah, Tanzania

Title: Serengeti Savannah Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ISO 100 Focal Length 90mm (144mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f/5.6 Exposure Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Description: As the sun started to set and we were finding our way to camp, the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – I’m A Dik-Dik And I’m Ultra Cute

Title: I’m a Dik-Dik Location: Arusha National Park, Tanzania Description: My daughter absolutely fell in love with these cute little critters on our Africa trip.  They are small and light and often keep to the bush.  And the nose, the nose is just asking to be pinched. Photograph Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lazy Leopard

Title: Lazy Leopard Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Settings: ISO 100 Focal Length 285mm (456mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/5.6 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Ok, so this leopard really isn’t lazy.  Obviously he’s eating well and could probably jump Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lions On The Hill

Title: Lions On The Hill Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania A large pride with multiple males, this group of lions was waiting for something more exciting that 4x4s filled with cameras to come by. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Purchase a Print Of This Photo Here Subscribe To Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Flight

Title: Flight Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania While the hawks in the Norgorongoro Crater are beautiful to watch, they love to hang out in picnic spots and steal all the food they can, often out of your hand.  It’s a fine line between beauty and annoyance.  This image was Continue Reading →