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Safari (in South Dakota)

Several years ago we headed to Tanzania to see animals and birds. We were actually surprised how exciting it was to see animals we’d never even heard of, much less recognized. We saw Syke’s monkeys and reedbucks, and many more. We … Continue reading

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Our Best of the Best: wildlife, beaches, snorkeling

As soon as people hear that we’ve been traveling nonstop for almost 4 years, they immediately ask “What’s your favorite country” or “What’s your favorite… ?” (Then they fill in the blank: destination to view wildlife, beach, places to snorkel, … Continue reading

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Seize the opportunity (while you still can)

  We ticked off the places that we wanted to see some years ago, and, with each place named, wonderful images came to mind: “New Zealand …Venice and the Dolomite Mountains … Vietnam … Costa Rica … Arches National Park…” … Continue reading

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Friends stepped in

The possibility of pulling off a safari on our own was zero.  We needed a group if we were going to do it the way we wanted.  Mark Thornton Safaris was featured in an article in “The New York Times” … Continue reading

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Choosing a camera for a BIG photo opportunity (like a safari)

Our group planned the safari two years in advance, so we had ample time to think about what camera we would take with us.  We planned to do a walking safari  (best to have a lightweight camera), but we would … Continue reading

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Walking vs Driving?

We always prefer walking to driving – but how about on a safari?  A walking safari was an appealing option offered by Mark Thornton Safaris.  We emailed back and forth with Mark and decided our safari would be long enough … Continue reading

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Photography from afar (with a compact camera)

Why did we think that we might not see many animals in Africa, and why did we worry we would be too far away to take photographs when we did see them? We truly wanted to see the environment we … Continue reading

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