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One day

One day Life is short. This story is proof of that. Philip and Ingrid were photographing for their book Beautiful Deserts – The Big Picture in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa when they witnessed the birth of a springbok. Normally these antelope give birth just after the first rains, but the rains had not yet fallen and this one arrived early – it was the only springbok born in the whole area. While driving along a dry riverbed the Van den Bergs noticed a springbok ewe and at first glance her appearance seemed strange. On closer inspection, they saw that she was giving birth while...

Phototips – Principles of Nature Photography

Phototips – Principles of Nature Photography Welcome to the Phototips blog. This blog contains extracts from the ground-breaking book series titled Phototips. Each book in the Phototips collection replicates a mini photographic workshop that’s hands on, practical and highly creative. Whether your speciality is leopards, landscapes or leadwoods, you’ll learn the core rules and how to break them. The series covers all aspects of nature photography, including how to dodge a lion and burn grass, capture ghosts and entertain ghost crabs, stalk storks and make chameleons smile. The Van den Bergs have spent decades refining their craft to...

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