A selection of the best readers’ photographs submitted to the Getaway Gallery Photographic Competition in association with Canon for March 2018.
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I took this image in the Pilanesberg National Park. I love it because it shows a multitasking mom – she is observing the area for the safety of the children as well as feeding two of them at the same time. A mother at her best! – By Leon Pelser, Kriel. Sony Alpha, Tamron 16-300mm f4.5, ISO 400, f/4.5, 1/250 sec
We were at the Craig Lochart waterhole in the Kalahari watching a pride of 13 lions on one side and this storm on the other. It kept building and eventually the lions were forced to huddle away in scrum formation. I liked these three trees with the incredible sky almost bellowing behind them. When the storm finally hit us, it rained so hard that within 20 minutes the riverbed had flooded. – By Jeremy Browne, Hermanus Canon 6D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4, ISO 2000, f/8, 1/350 sec
I photographed this tinker reed frog while I was exploring the undergrowth in the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. The little frog was posing so beautifully on a plant and patiently stayed still while I took the photo. – By Ingrid Sellschop, Johannesburg Canon 1D Mark 4, Canon Macro 100mm f/2.8, ISO 1000, f/6.3, 1/80 sec
After planning my holiday around getting to Botswana’s Kubu Island at new moon, I scouted out locations on the first night and day before returning on the second night to capture this panorama. – By Darryn Haltmann, Johannesburg. Nikon D800, Rokinon 14mm F/2.8, ISO 3200, f/2.8, 30 sec
I was at Mankwe Hide in the Pilanesberg watching a giant kingfisher perched on a branch in the hope that he would make a successful catch. After some time he flew off, caught a fish and returned to the branch where he displayed it for all to see! – By Braeme Holland, Cape Town. Canon 5D Mark 4, Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L, ISO 640, f/7.1, 1/4000 sec
I have recently gotten into aerial photography and while away on a family holiday in Mozambique I decided it was the best place to start. We stayed at a town call Inhassoro on the mainland and took day trips out to the Bazaruto Archipelago. This image was captured on Santa Carolina, also known as Paradise Island. – By Travis Bester, . DJI Mavic Pro, ISO 100, f/2.2, 1/1050 sec
A majestic Spotted Eagle Owl. – By Jeremy Browne, Hermanus. Canon EOS 6D, Canon 70 – 200mm. ISO 800, f/8, 1/250 sec
While sitting at a drying up pan on an overcast dam outside of Lephalale I was photographing some water birds foraging when I suddenly noticed the spoonbills approaching. I quickly lifted the camera and started shooting hoping the setting would be sufficient as there was certainly no time to setup the camera. The image was simply converted to B&W for more dramatic effect and to stand out in the drag flat light conditions. – By Craig Gissing, Centurion. Nikon D500, Nikon 200 – 500mm. ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec.
I fell in love with this very beautiful, obscured shape baobab on Kubu Island, Botswana. I had the camera on a tripod, taking a few images at different exposures, merging them in Lightroom to get a complete tonal range. I chose an f8 aperture for best colour of the beautiful sunrise. – By Bev Dudley, Johannesburg. Canon Eos 5d Mark 111, Canon Ef 24-70mm f2.8. ISO 100, f/8, 1/800sec
This was shot on a low water bridge over the Olifants River on our way to Balule Rest Camp in the Kruger. The Giant kingfisher caught the fish and was sitting on a pole on the bridge, slamming the fish on the concrete to kill it. I have action shots of how it slammed the fish, but unfortunately, the light was low and most of them are a bit blurry. By Herman Sheppard. Nikon D7200, 200 – 500mm. ISO 2500, f/5.6, 1/320 sec