We spent last week at African Horseback Safaris in the Okavango Delta, Botswana shooting stills and movies of horses riders interacting with the wildlife and environment. What a lovely time we had, meeting some fabulous people in the process.
Previously we have shot the operation for our African Icons Book and have subsequently been back to shoot pictures of their camp for their publicity material, and now the horses. I must say that riding amongst the Okavango wildlife looks like huge fun (almost as much fun as riding our adventure bikes) but the AHS team is rather strict about their riders being proficient which ruled us out. Still we got our kicks (no pun intended) shooting normal stills, wonderful panoramas, movies and 360 degree spherical panoramas like the one below. (Double click it to see it full screen and double click that to return to this page.)
There was not much water about, the annual flood having receded but there were huge and wonderful herds of game – elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra and many other species.
Roger de la Harpe