Fantastic Foto Friday: Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was little more than a few huts in the sand just 100 years ago – and has grown to a shiny city of skyscrapers since. No building conveys that rags-to-riches story better than the fascinating Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with its white domes, moorish gateways and millions of Swarowski crystals – it’s a must-see even on the shortest stopover visit!

Modern hotel in an out-of-the-way location: Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate

The Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate offers modern rooms, friendly service and great amenities including a beautiful pool, gym and several very good restaurants. The location half-way between the airport and downtown is a mixed blessing – with nothing in walking distance, but everything 20-30 minutes away by taxi. Read my Novotel Abu Dhabi review to find out if this could … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Etosha National Park, Namibia

What makes Etosha National Park so unique is that the wildlife watching is focused on the water holes the animals come to in this very dry park, so you can sit quietly and watch the animals, without having to rush around in a jeep like on other safaris. And it’s especially beautiful and peaceful at sunset – it’s a sight I’ll never forget!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Crocodiles in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Wildlife watching is fascinating in Africa. What sets Chobe National Park in Botswana apart from other parks is the chance to see wildlife from a boat, a very different and more relaxing experience than rushing around in a Land Cruiser! And it gives you a comfortable distance when spotting huge crocodiles like this!
For other African adventures, check out my post on Kruger National Park and my Cape Town to Victoria Falls trip!

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Beautyful nature at the end of the world: Sossusvlei, Namibia

Namibia is one of the least populated countries on Earth and the Sossusvlei desert is the most remote region I have ever visited. It’s strikingly beautiful and very much worth the effort! I went as part of my Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure and highly recommend the trip!

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Leopard in South Africa

At this point, the leopard is about 15' away from me. He had climbed up into the tree and I started shooting multiple exposures. Suddenly he came back down and looked straight at me. He was on a west to find his mother. He was a 1-2 year young male leopard.

Robin took this stunning photo full of tension  in Ngala, South Africa. The 1-2 year old young male leopard had just jumped out of a tree and looked straight at him! Ngala is a safari camp on the edge of Krueger National Park in South Africa with great game drives. Robin has more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
I had similar experiences on my trip to Krueger National Park. You can also stay in camps inside the park, go on bush walks or rides with the rangers or go on a game drive in your own car – spotting a pride of lions on my own was one of my most exciting wildlife experiences!

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FantasticFotoFriday: Kruger National Park – Do-it-yourself Safari!

095 SAF Lion I have been to a number of wild life destinations and on safaris – but nothing felt as up-close and personal as driving around Kruger National Park in South Africa in my own car, with the window rolled down, discovering a pride of lion, with one of them walking past my car in arms reach – fascinating and unforgettable!
Check out the stories and photos from Kruger National Park for more!
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Fantastic Foto Friday: Okavango Delta – a River disappearing in the Desert!

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The Okavango Delta is a phenomenal experience: The huge river just fizzles out into the desert, leaving behind a stunning landscape and amazing wildlife to explore. I was fortunate to see it from the air – before exploring it in a tiny dugout canoe. I will never forget those sights…
Check out my experience and more photos from the Okavango Delta, as well as my other adventures from Cape Town to Victoria Falls!
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Do you have a photo that captures great memories of your favorite place? Submit it with your story and I will review it for publishing as a future FantasticFoto!