I got to test my brand new zoom lens in South Africa and Namibia! Lucky me! here´s the first post of (hopefully) a lot with photographs of this amazing countries and their landscapes and animals.
This was my first time in Africa, and for sure I´ll be back, to know other countries and back to these two that are absolutely breathtaking. When I sort the pictures trying to choose the best shots to post, it´s not easy. Beside the amount of pictures taken, it´s how stunning a lot of them are. I take breaks and remember the trip, and how I felt. And now I feel blessed that I got to see all this marvelous this nature has to offer.
In this occasion I´ll show you this family of monkey, mother, father and baby. Very cute!
I bought a cheap Canon 55-250, that´s all I can afford right now. Reviews weren´t so bad considering the low price. So I´m giving it a try, hope a don´t regret it. Anyway, this is all I can pay for at the moment, so it would be a little ungrateful to complain.
We all know there´s no need for a fancy and expensive equipment to be a good photographer. So here I go!
Thank you universe for letting me get, finally, a telephoto zoom!
We´ve got something big around here. It´s our beautiful glacier! Perito Moreno Glacier is about 80km from where I live, and it´s the main attraction of this tourist point. Why? because is one of the few (if not only) glaciers that can be visited without having to take a boat, or hike for hours, or do anything physically demanding. You just get to the parking lot and there it is, and if you fell adventurous, you just take the stairs and walk the 5km of paths to get different views. It is also the only glacier in the National Park (which has more than 300 of these) that is not shrinking, which is good news now a day!
But the real show takes place every couple of years (some say it is every four years, but nature has its own clock). It is when the glacier reaches the peninsula and blocks the water flow from the left arm to the one you see on the right, which leads to the main body of the Argentino Lake. A huge mass of ice is accumulated there and the water from the left pushes for a couple of months, until one day it makes its way through and starts leaking to the right side. That´s when the expectation begins, now the water erodes the ice making a beautiful ¨bridge¨ and everybody waits to see the big rupture.
I almost forget about the big thing here, it is 250 km².
Please, click on the image to get a good view.
I took the panoramic picture above last month. The picture below was taken on January, when the ice was reaching the peninsula.
What I love about photographing animals is that they don´t pose. Sometimes they notice you´re there, sometimes they don´t. Sometimes they hide, but generally, they don´t. And at the end of the day you always get a natural ¨pose¨, sometimes NatGeo style, ok, that´s probably an exaggeration!
Man´s best friend first!
Guess this is the other man´s best friend. Though it is in a cage! my gosh!
The rabid crab!
The sleeping beauty…
Crocodile, crocodile, can we cross the river?
Call me chicken.
Polar bear eating a watermelon.
The coyote… keeping an eye on…
Oh! I love the giraffe´s pattern! (can I use pattern in this case)
The white tiger.
Do you need a tissue?
This one has been already here, but she deserves it, she´s so nice!
I don´t like monkeys, but one of us should be here, right?
She has also been here before… (don´t know why I think is a she)