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African Horseback Safaris

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.

This panorama of African Horseback Safaris riders looking at a herd of buffalo (this is just a small part of the herd) was made up by stitching photographs together in Adobe Lightroom, resulting in a 95,5Mp image.

This panorama of African Horseback Safaris’ riders looking at a herd of buffalo (this is just a small part of the herd) was made up by stitching 6 photographs together in Adobe Lightroom, resulting in a 95,5Mp image. 😳

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.

African Horse Back Safaris' guests watching elephants having much fun in the mud after a hot say. Okavango Delta, Botswana

African Horse Back Safaris’ guests watching elephants having much fun in the mud after a hot day. Okavango Delta, Botswana

Roger de la Harpe

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