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The Value of a Private Safari – Photographic Memories – Page 5

March 6, 2014 Galloping Gnus Newsletter


For those who wish to focus on capturing the scenery and wildlife in the various parks and private concessions of East and Southern Africa, a private safari is highly recommended! Ideal for the kind of experience YOU want, visiting the parks and reserves YOU wish to see most, and traveling on dates that suit YOU best.

For you photographers the value of a private safari is clear! You may spend your time focusing on the game you want to see rather than having to compromise with the gro up. For instance, if you find a leopard up a tree with a kill, you may stay a few minutes or a few hours at the location — it’s up to you!!

Nic Polenakis assists AAC’s owner, Alison Nolting, on using
her new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED

Nic Polenakis – Private Photographic Guide
A few comments from Nic in the field: “I personally have a preference for Nikon gear and have done so for many years. I find them tough and reliable and can with stand the rigors of the Af rican outdoors. My camera of choice is the Nikon D3 and I use the Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens. This lens is extremely versatile though a little heavy. 

I personally love to capture action shots and in t he wild this can happen in a split second. It may be an idea to learn to shoot on continuous high shutter mode at all times so that when the action unfolds you do not miss ”the shot”.

National Geographic Traveler selected Nic as one of thei r “10 Great Tour Guides” for 2011. 
Join Nic on our Signature 15-Day Zimbabwe “Eyes on Elephant” safari departures Jun 21, Aug 05, Aug 16, or Sep 06