Shooting wildlife in Gorongosa

In the seventies the Gorongosa National Park was teeming with wildlife. Today, unfortunately, the same can’t be said, (which is what the recovery and conservation efforts in the area are all about).

The implication for a camera operator charged with the task of shooting wildlife, however, is that life becomes more challenging and, at times, frustrating. Five days of hour after hour of driving through the bush looking for lions without seeing a single one, losing light, and the car, (my shooting platform), shaking like a tail feather. There are no words that can describe the high and sense of accomplishment felt as your camera finally rolls off that evasive money shot of a female baring her pearly whites for the lens. A feeling unmatched.

Danny Kodesh – Camera