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The Approach by MorkelErasmus The Approach by MorkelErasmus
A totally wild African Wild Dog in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. This image was taken lying on my belly among a pack of these critically endangered animals.
More info: [link]

To join me in Mana Pools next year, check out the details of THIS photographic safari in July 2013: [link]

To see my personal favourite photos from 2012:
[link]

This photo is Copyrighted Morkel Erasmus Photography.

You may share this image as presented here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
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:iconjedgraph:
jedgraph Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Holy moly... cosmos! Amazing...
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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:iconphoenixirestar:
PHOENIXireStar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Luv this !! 
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you...
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:iconlonelycaon:
LoneLycaon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Awesome pose and very good picture!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
:w00t: Congratulations, this lovely piece has been featured here Animal Portraits Feature 6 at :iconanimal-portraits:

Keep up the great work :)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:icons-kmp:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
My pleasure :)
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:iconbeccab323:
BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! I love his/her markings!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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:iconbeccab323:
BeccaB323 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome! :)
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! That is a very impressive, very dramatic image. Nice capture!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks Garry...
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:iconprabhjot-singh:
Prabhjot-Singh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i ike the DOF here  ... nice shot...
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you...
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:iconrickochet12:
Rickochet12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Fantastic shot.
Love the low angle.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you kindly
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:iconmontygm:
montygm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Great shot! The lens you had with you would have weighed a tonne.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks, isn't that heavy :D
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:icondeepresonance:
deepresonance Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one Morkel!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D thanx!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D thanx!
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Gandalfx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
From this perspective it reminds me of the AT-ATs from star wars...

Anyway, amazing shot. You have my honest respect for what you do and how you do it.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks so much for your kind words!
:D
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:iconaloisrega:
aloisrega Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Beautiful photo! I love african wild dogs! They're really amazing animals!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconxxwilddog98xx:
xxwilddog98xx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*sniff* It's soooo cute! More people need to know about these animals.

Great picture!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!!
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:iconxxwilddog98xx:
xxwilddog98xx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no problem, keep up the good work!
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:iconcanadianry:
CanadianRy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I have featured this photo in my latest journal. Please check it out here [link]
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much...
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:iconcanadianry:
CanadianRy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:thumbsup:
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:iconoliecannoligriffard:
oliecannoligriffard Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D thanx
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:iconmorthern:
Morthern Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
great shot, must have been very interesting being so close to a creature like these wild dogs c:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
it was amazing
thanks for your comment :)
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely perfect composition here buddy. I love the way he's looking just out of frame too. It makes you wonder where the 'moment' goes after this was taken!
Super sharp too. That 500mm seems to love that teleconverter :P I was thinking of getting one for my 300 actually...

Random question.. was this taken from a vehicle? The angle seems slightly too low unless you were hanging out the side handheld!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Lawrie. I was lying on my belly about 12 meters from him! :D
Most of my results with the 500 + 1.4x are tack sharp. There have been some instances where focus/sharpness was not as desired but they are once-in-a-few-thousand shutter actuations apart.
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh really?!!? That's quite something! How did you get so close on the ground?

It really has to be with that lens. It's one of the best Nikon make easily...
Ah ok.. so that's not too bad. Do you notice much difference with the teleconverter?
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
We approached them slowly and lay down a safe distance from them to photograph them. The alpha male later decided he wanted a closer look and approached us... :D
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That sounds really interesting. You got a great shot from it!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks again mate
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome mate :)
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misteryo16 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
great.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) thanx
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really gorgeous capture of this handsome fellow. :aww:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!! :D
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconmuftotrash:
MuftoTrash Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
WoW!
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