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johan_belgium Feb 10th, 2006 09:44 AM

Some of my favorite pics - Johan
It's a pity that I have to wait till May to go on safari again. In the meanwhile I'll have to look at my pictures. These ones all have a special meaning to me.

You can see them by clicking on the following link:



Kavey Feb 10th, 2006 09:57 AM

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Province Feb 10th, 2006 10:05 AM

Johan, your pictures are excellent, thanks for the link! My favourites are the two leopard photos and the elephant silhouettes.

johan_belgium Feb 10th, 2006 10:09 AM


Thanks for your lovely comments on my pictures!!!

I would love to see some of yours.


sonali74 Feb 10th, 2006 10:16 AM

Hi, Johan, fantastic pics. Really enjoyed them, kavey enjoyed your comments on johan's pics,
Thanks for sharing, Sonali.

atravelynn Feb 10th, 2006 11:05 AM

Another excellent Top 10. What was the lion in #7 snarling about?

johan_belgium Feb 10th, 2006 11:11 AM


He was snarling at us. It was just a fascinating moment and luckily nothing happened. But we could feel his presence.

Those lions were not used to cars at all - this was one of the pictures that was mentioned by Chris Bakkes on the Wilderness website (Palmwag - June 2005)



Kavey Feb 10th, 2006 12:53 PM

Mine don't compare to yours!

I've been playing with a couple of my 2004 ones recently as I'm working on some different versions for sale on our new print sales site and wanted to try something different.

I loaded them up temporarily to my personal hobby site to get input from a friend on a look I was going for so I'll give you those links here but I'll be taking them back down in a few days so the links will not be valid permanently.

johan_belgium Feb 10th, 2006 01:09 PM


Very nice work! Where were those pictures taken?

Until now I haven't made any commercial use of mine. And I don't have any plans in that direction. If my book will published, the proceeds (if there will be any) will go to projects in Africa.

The only thing I did with them was the following: I gave an album to Chief's camp and I am preparing one for Lebala and other one for Palmwag Rhino Camp.

I just find it nice when people are enjoying my pics.



schlegal1 Feb 10th, 2006 01:26 PM

Johan - Your work is just gorgeous. I love the cubs splashing and the lion swiping/snarling!

LyndaS Feb 10th, 2006 01:33 PM

Johan and Kavey-
Your pictures are INCREDIBLE, you guys took my breath away!
Thanks ever so much for posting them

johan_belgium Feb 10th, 2006 02:02 PM

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!

Acutally in part 2 you'll find my favorite shot of a "lilac breasted roller".



Kavey Feb 10th, 2006 02:09 PM

They were both taken on a 4 day stay in the Masai Mara in 2004. Glad you like them! Your book project sounds great! I did something a little bit similar last year - I sold a series of prints (these two included, but colour versions without the vignetting) to raise funds for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Fodors Africa board posters were the single most generous group and I was able to raise just under £1000 GPB! I also gave a couple of the prints to be sold in a charity auction and they made almost the same again.
I'm hoping I can make a fraction of that for myself now future sales are no longer for the charity to pay for a new lens!

napamatt Feb 10th, 2006 02:26 PM


Terrific group of pictures, and a nice strategy, just keep giving us a small taste of your work, makes us hungry for more.

countingdown Feb 10th, 2006 07:06 PM

Simply stunning! I am going on my first safari in March and can hardly belive I will be seeing sights such as those captured in your beautiful pictures soon!

santharamhari Feb 10th, 2006 08:53 PM

Thanks, Johan........all fantastic pics....but if i were to pick one, i have to pick the elephants at sunset (hard to pick 1!!!)


johan_belgium Feb 10th, 2006 10:48 PM

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. It's a real pleasure that you appreciate my work.

I'll stop posting pictures for a while ... but will be back in June.

And although pictures can be nice, they can never replace the feeling of being out there!!! And most important of all I hope these areas can be preserved for future generations.



santharamhari Feb 10th, 2006 10:57 PM


I agree...hopefully, these wilderness areas will stay preserved.

Hopefully, we will meet again at Lebala on a future trip.....unfortunately, my next trip does not coincide with yours.....

Also, hopefully you will consider an Indian safari in the future, when CCafrica opens camps in many reserves in October......


johan_belgium Feb 10th, 2006 11:18 PM


After June 2007, I will have time for something else and a trip to India will certain be on my list.

I'll still go to Africa but not in such amount as I do it now.



DonTopaz Feb 11th, 2006 03:53 AM

Dank u wel for the delicious photos, Johan. The composition is wonderful (the leopard shot is amazing!), and time after time the lens (and photographer) seems to be looking not only at the animal, but into his or her nature and character.

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