Botswana – Stuck in Customs

Stewing Away

Daily Photo – Stewing Away

It looks like this lion is just kind of naturally angry. I suppose that is some sort of a natural selection trait. Lions that look super friendly and happy may be easily slain by other lions. However, I wonder if animals that look happier (like dolphins and dogs) are actually the ones surviving more because humans think they look more cute and affable, so we kill less of them.

Stewing Away

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  • Date Taken2019-09-17 19:18:46
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length338.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Watering Hole

Daily Photo – The Watering Hole

We found a beautiful tree in Botswana where we decided to have a picnic in the wild while we waited on elephants. We didn’t know if they would actually come by, but, lo and behold, they did. There must have been about 50 of them, a collection of a few families. They would walk a while, get a drink, take a bath, and get back in the convoy. Fun fact you may not know… what is a grouping of elephants called? A memory. Maybe one of the greatest names of a group of animals ever.

The Watering Hole

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  • Date Taken2019-09-24 20:41:03
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length448.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Deer-like Creature in Africa

Daily Photo – Deer-like Creature in Africa

Wow I wish I knew my animals better. When I roll around Africa, I’m constantly asking, what is THAT animal called again? And the guide is like, “Oh, that’s an ELEPHANT, Trey.” I’m like okay… since when did they have trunks? I think the guides think I am dumb or something… but, actually more, seriously, there are about 100 deer-like creatures with different horns. This one is called like a Springbok or something. Or maybe not. I really don’t know. It’s not an elephant, though.

Deer-like Creature in Africa

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  • Date Taken2019-09-19 17:09:57
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length600.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Baby and Mommy Elephant

Daily Photo – Baby and Mommy Elephant

I think elephants must be my favorite land-based animal. I’m really looking forward to an AI that lets us talk to animals. Surely an AI can make something like that, you know? It can’t be too impossible… But as soon as that works, I’m gonna have to figure out how to do a zoom call to Africa or something because I have so many questions!

Baby and Mommy Elephant

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  • Date Taken2019-09-17 20:58:25
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length200.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Giraffes in the Wild

Daily Photo – Giraffes in the Wild

Most of the sunsets in Africa had this perfect yellow “Lion King” moment. On this particular day, we jumped out of the car (the guides really don’t like that much) – and I ran around a bit just to get this angle. Giraffes can move pretty fast! I wasn’t too worried about getting munched up by a lion or something… well, I was a little worried!

Giraffes in the Wild

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  • Date Taken2019-09-18 04:01:16
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length200.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Male Lion in the Wild

Daily Photo – Male Lion in the Wild

How cool are lions? These male lions are particularly cool looking, even though they spend most of the day doing almost nothing. I seriously think they nap about 20 hours a day, so I was lucky to see this guy. He was basically simply walking from one nap location to the next!

Male Lion in the Wild

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  • Date Taken2019-07-17 19:28:42
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length553.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Intense Baboon

Virtual Barber Shop

My friend Rene sent this to me… close your eyes and use headphones! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Intense Baboon

These guys look pretty docile but you don’t want to get on their bad side. Some of you may know this already, but the more forward-facing the eyes are (like a wolf), the more of a predator they are. The more the eyes are on the side (like a horse), the more they are often prey. So this will give you a pretty good idea what side of the equation the baboon is on! ๐Ÿ™‚

Intense Baboon

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  • Date Taken2019-09-21 17:20:05
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length459.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Serious Male Lion

Daily Photo – Serious Male Lion

The whole time I was there in Botswana, I think I only saw male lions twice, so you can imagine how exciting that was. There was one surprising thing that made photography a little difficult in that these guys can be surrounded by a huge cloud of flies. So I had to spend about half an hour in Photoshop to get rid of all of them… they were just distracting and made the lion look dirty.

Serious Male Lion

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:07:09
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Male Lion in the Wild

Duncan Trussell on Joe Rogan

I’m trying to turn more people on to this Duncan dude! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Male Lion in the Wild

On our second day in Botswana, we were lucky enough to see this mature male lion. The previous time I was in Africa, I didn’t see a male lion for over two weeks. I don’t know if that was just bad luck or what. The guides always say that luck is a huge factor, but it also depends on each game reserve. This one was a bit smaller and the guides already had a really good idea of where these males lounge about during the day.

Male Lion in the Wild

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  • Date Taken2019-07-17 19:29:05
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length266.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Angry Cat Lady

Daily Photo – Angry Cat Lady

Man, can you imagine what it would be like to be bitten by an angry lion like that? It’s probably best to stay on her good side. Most of these lions lounge around all day long and never really have many interesting expressions, but if you’re patient enough, you’ll see this once in a blue moon.

Angry Cat Lady

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  • Date Taken2019-07-18 02:08:37
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length463.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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