Polakow Photography is an online archive of commercial stock photographs of African wildlife and landscapes (go to www.polakow.co.za for more images). It was founded by Daniel Polakow, whose photographic contributions still form the majority of the archive’s content. More recently, Polakow Photography has become a syndicate of talented nature photographers. These photographers have been carefully selected for their skill and passion for the bush – elements clearly captured in their work. Polakow Photography was joined by Walt Jubber in 2012, and by Ben Coley in 2013. Polakow Photography’s philosophy is one of rendering beautiful photographs accessible and affordable to the world – and they do this through offering a range of licensing agreements – from inexpensive personal use (a standard personal license; for example to print and frame in your office or home) through to two tiers of commercial use (limited and high-end merchandising licenses – please see website for details). Payment is secured either via Paypal or (if South African) via EFT.
Dhow - Zanzibar
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Leopard on Impala
f/3.2, 1/200 sec, ISO-400, EV + 1, 300mm f2.8 prime lens.
f/2.8, 1/400 sec, ISO-800, 300mm f2.8 prime lens.
Northern Carmine Bee-eater
Selous reserve, South Tanzania. f/4, 1/6400 sec, ISO-400, Focal Length 400mm.
Zanzibar Red Colobus
Jozani Forest, Zanzibar. f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO-400, Focal Length 220mm.
African Crowned Eagle
Pafuri, South Africa. B&W. f/10, 1/640 sec, ISO-400, Focal Length 190mm.
Plain Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
Tarangire National Park, Manyara region, Tanzania. f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO-400, Focal Length 300mm.
Open-billed Stork in flight with freshwater snail
Selous Game Reserve, South Tanzania. f/4, 1/6400 sec, ISO-400, Focal Length 400mm.
Luvuvhu - Lanner Gorge Exit
Where the Luvuvhu river exits the Lanner Gorge complex and runs east. f7/1, ISO-125, 1/160 sec. 36mm focal length.
The baobabs up north, just south of the Limpopo river, are both prolific and majestic. f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO-125 and 36mm focal length. EV -0.7; 0; +7 then merged into HDR format.
Here's an interesting shot of the fever tree forests in morning moonlight, with silver hues and lifting mist. No source of light was present other than the moon. I used f/8, ISO-500 and a 1.3 second exposure, and a tripod.
Fever Tree Forest - Pafuri
One of the natural wonders of the area are the fever tree forests. This photo was taken at sunset. f/9, 1/100 sec, ISO-320 with a wide angle lens. EV -0.7; 0; +7 then merged into HDR format.
In a recent visit to the African Bushveld, we were amazed at the density of large herbivores - specifically buffalo and large herds of breeding elephant. f/4.5, ISO-800, 1/640 sec, 300mm focal length.