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Polakow Photography
1 Jan 2012
 
     

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
31 Jan 2015
 
     

Dhow - Zanzibar

Thank you all for your interest and time from Polakow Photography - we trust you enjoyed our photographs as much as we did taking them for you. Travel safe.

Leopard on Impala
24 Jan 2015
 
     

Leopard on Impala

f/3.2, 1/200 sec, ISO-400, EV + 1, 300mm f2.8 prime lens.

Giant Kingfisher
17 Jan 2015
 
     

Giant Kingfisher

f/2.8, 1/400 sec, ISO-800, 300mm f2.8 prime lens.

Northern Carmine Bee-eater
10 Jan 2015
 
     

Northern Carmine Bee-eater

Selous reserve, South Tanzania. f/4, 1/6400 sec, ISO-400, Focal Length 400mm.

Zanzibar Red Colobus
3 Jan 2015
 
     

Zanzibar Red Colobus

Jozani Forest, Zanzibar. f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO-400, Focal Length 220mm.

African Crowned Eagle
27 Dec 2014
 
     

African Crowned Eagle

Pafuri, South Africa. B&W. f/10, 1/640 sec, ISO-400, Focal Length 190mm.

Whiskers Santa
25 Dec 2014
 
     

Happy Christmas!

Plain Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
20 Dec 2014
 
     

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
13 Dec 2014
 
     

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
6 Dec 2014
 
     

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.

Baobab Twins
29 Nov 2014
 
     

Baobab Twins

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.

Morning Moonlight
22 Nov 2014
 
     

Morning Moonlight

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
15 Nov 2014
 
     

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.

Loxodonta africana
8 Nov 2014
 
     

Loxodonta africana

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.

Colonal Hathi
1 Nov 2014
 
     

Colonal Hathi

f/5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO-100, 42mm focal length.

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