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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Lips don’t Lie
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What is your favorite body part of an animal?
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Those of you who have been following me for a while might know my love and fascination for cheetah eyes but in this case one cannot help but have your attention being drawn to this beautiful cats lips and wonder what happened a few minutes before we arrived at this sighting...
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Canon 7dmkii
500
1/800
F4
Iso500
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#cheetahs #focus #welltravelled #big5 #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #animalovers #naturalworld #canon #thisissouthafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelovers #spots #ig_africa #africageo #wu_africa #africageophoto #african_portraits #earthcapture #wildlife #catsoftheworld #leopards #traveladdict

Lips don’t Lie
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What is your favorite body part of an animal?
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Those of you who have been following me for a while might know my love and fascination for cheetah eyes but in this case one cannot help but have your attention being drawn to this beautiful cats lips and wonder what happened a few minutes before we arrived at this sighting...
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Canon 7dmkii
500
1/800
F4
Iso500
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#cheetahs #focus #welltravelled #big5 #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #animalovers #naturalworld #canon #thisissouthafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelovers #spots #ig_africa #africageo #wu_africa #africageophoto #african_portraits #earthcapture #wildlife #catsoftheworld #leopards #traveladdict
1038 0 10 October, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Connected
(Have you connected yet?)
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Looking at the title of this caption one would easily mistake it as me referring to the moment our eyes connected but for me this image has a whole lot more meaning. .//
This image was taken on a drive with the first person that connected with me on this platform @vaughanking and whom I see now as an instafriend. Not only did we become friends from conversations in the dms, he also came all the way from Australia and it was pretty cool going on drives with him in my happy place Pilanesberg.
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He has supported my style of photography and was also responsible in connecting me to the 2020 @africancatproject calendar (All proceeds go to conservation and I’m honoured to be a part of this project with amazing photographers).
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The algorithm or whatever insta is doing is a bit broken but still am very thankful for all the people I get to meet through this platform along this photography journey of mine.
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To the person reading this message
Thank you for connecting and supporting this journey.
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Please keep on connecting…
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#lion #focus #welltravelled #big5 #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #animalovers #naturalworld #canon #thisissouthafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelovers #spots #ig_africa #africageo #wu_africa #africageophoto #african_portraits #earthcapture #wildlife #catsoftheworld #leopards #traveladdict

Connected
(Have you connected yet?)
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Looking at the title of this caption one would easily mistake it as me referring to the moment our eyes connected but for me this image has a whole lot more meaning. .//
This image was taken on a drive with the first person that connected with me on this platform @vaughanking and whom I see now as an instafriend. Not only did we become friends from conversations in the dms, he also came all the way from Australia and it was pretty cool going on drives with him in my happy place Pilanesberg.
.//
He has supported my style of photography and was also responsible in connecting me to the 2020 @africancatproject calendar (All proceeds go to conservation and I’m honoured to be a part of this project with amazing photographers).
.//
The algorithm or whatever insta is doing is a bit broken but still am very thankful for all the people I get to meet through this platform along this photography journey of mine.
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To the person reading this message
Thank you for connecting and supporting this journey.
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Please keep on connecting…
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#lion #focus #welltravelled #big5 #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #animalovers #naturalworld #canon #thisissouthafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelovers #spots #ig_africa #africageo #wu_africa #africageophoto #african_portraits #earthcapture #wildlife #catsoftheworld #leopards #traveladdict
1299 0 9 October, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Making Memories
(Do you have a special memory with an animal?)
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Pausing at a junction in the road deciding whether I’m going to turn left or right (I wanted to turn left there where lions to be found earlier in the day towards Bathlako dam) then 50meters to my right a vehicle is parked on the side of the road. It is very close to noon so maybe they are just sitting and having something to eat. I decide ill drive past and check in with them and at the very least I can get a friendly bush wave.
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As I get closer both the occupants heads in the vehicle swing around to look at me their faces are beaming with joy. A trademark big cat sighting joy. “Leopard” they sing in my direction. My whole body start to shake and then this moment happened.
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His name is Orion. Renowned for being a cool and relaxed cat and this was the first time I was blessed to meet the cat in person.
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O what a special memory. Its weird how these sighting burn into your soul most of the time even if it is years after that moment. I still sometimes find myself stopping and looking at the thicket in which this moment was made.
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Do you also have wildlife memories like these that has burnt into your soul?
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#leopard #focus #welltravelled #big5 #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #animalovers #naturalworld #canon #safari #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelovers #spots #ig_africa #africageo #wu_africa #africageophoto #african_portraits #earthcapture #wildlife #catsoftheworld #leopards #traveladdict

Making Memories
(Do you have a special memory with an animal?)
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Pausing at a junction in the road deciding whether I’m going to turn left or right (I wanted to turn left there where lions to be found earlier in the day towards Bathlako dam) then 50meters to my right a vehicle is parked on the side of the road. It is very close to noon so maybe they are just sitting and having something to eat. I decide ill drive past and check in with them and at the very least I can get a friendly bush wave.
.//
As I get closer both the occupants heads in the vehicle swing around to look at me their faces are beaming with joy. A trademark big cat sighting joy. “Leopard” they sing in my direction. My whole body start to shake and then this moment happened.
.//
His name is Orion. Renowned for being a cool and relaxed cat and this was the first time I was blessed to meet the cat in person.
.//
O what a special memory. Its weird how these sighting burn into your soul most of the time even if it is years after that moment. I still sometimes find myself stopping and looking at the thicket in which this moment was made.
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Do you also have wildlife memories like these that has burnt into your soul?
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#leopard #focus #welltravelled #big5 #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #animalovers #naturalworld #canon #safari #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelovers #spots #ig_africa #africageo #wu_africa #africageophoto #african_portraits #earthcapture #wildlife #catsoftheworld #leopards #traveladdict
1202 0 7 October, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

That moment (How long would you look for that moment)
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Ill go driving for hours on end , searching and looking but always enjoying. Nature has an indescribable beauty. Seasons change but the beauty remains.
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Moments are all around we just need to slow down and notice.
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All that said still there is a different kind of magic finding a leopard in a tree and sitting alone with her for 45 minutes before anyone else arrives.
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Look up , go out and search for a moment.
Whatever you find. Look at what you find and always enjoy that moment ...
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.// #leopard #focus #welltravelled #big5 #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #animalovers #naturalworld #canon #thisissouthafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelovers #spots #ig_africa #africageo #wu_africa #africageophoto #african_portraits #earthcapture #wildlife #catsoftheworld #leopards #traveladdict

That moment (How long would you look for that moment)
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Ill go driving for hours on end , searching and looking but always enjoying. Nature has an indescribable beauty. Seasons change but the beauty remains.
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Moments are all around we just need to slow down and notice.
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All that said still there is a different kind of magic finding a leopard in a tree and sitting alone with her for 45 minutes before anyone else arrives.
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Look up , go out and search for a moment.
Whatever you find. Look at what you find and always enjoy that moment ...
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.// #leopard #focus #welltravelled #big5 #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #animalovers #naturalworld #canon #thisissouthafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelovers #spots #ig_africa #africageo #wu_africa #africageophoto #african_portraits #earthcapture #wildlife #catsoftheworld #leopards #traveladdict
706 0 5 October, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Time to Wake up
(Its world animal day )
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Wake up and look at the king of the jungle and see it’s struggles
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The stats are against the animals its time for us to wake up to the facts and play our part.
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Its world animal day , lets start noticing the animals of the world. Its the least we can do...

Time to Wake up
(Its world animal day )
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Wake up and look at the king of the jungle and see it’s struggles
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The stats are against the animals its time for us to wake up to the facts and play our part.
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Its world animal day , lets start noticing the animals of the world. Its the least we can do...
759 0 4 October, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Locking Eyes
(When was the last time you locked eyes like this?)
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On a cold and wet morning we went for a drive always searching and hoping. We saw some ellies and plains game taking shelter from the elements a bit earlier but not much to write home about
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As we drove around a corner suddenly a flash of something crossing the road caught my eye.
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The excitement grew, we stopped more or less where I witnessed the blur. Nothing...
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Was it my imagination? Was it the wiper blade on my car or a streak of light that reflected of the slightly musty windshields?
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We switched off the car and took it all but still nothing
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Then suddenly revealing himself and allowing us a few precious moments to admire his beauty.
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Our eyes locked and i fired a click.
Just like that a memory was made.
A memory to last a lifetime.
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When was the last time you locked eyes with a animal like this and will you remember it for the rest of your life?

Locking Eyes
(When was the last time you locked eyes like this?)
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On a cold and wet morning we went for a drive always searching and hoping. We saw some ellies and plains game taking shelter from the elements a bit earlier but not much to write home about
.//
As we drove around a corner suddenly a flash of something crossing the road caught my eye.
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The excitement grew, we stopped more or less where I witnessed the blur. Nothing...
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Was it my imagination? Was it the wiper blade on my car or a streak of light that reflected of the slightly musty windshields?
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We switched off the car and took it all but still nothing
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Then suddenly revealing himself and allowing us a few precious moments to admire his beauty.
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Our eyes locked and i fired a click.
Just like that a memory was made.
A memory to last a lifetime.
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When was the last time you locked eyes with a animal like this and will you remember it for the rest of your life?
951 0 3 October, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Shift the Focus
.// After failing to hunt the zebra in the background the cheetah turned around and looked straight at me and acknowledged my presence for the first time after i spent the best part of an hour waiting for the action to happen.Although it might have been a fleeting moment it is special as always making eye contact with this beautiful species of cat. I love cheetah eyes...
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In your opinion what animal has the most beautiful eyes to look into...?
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii ef500
F4 ,iso640 ,1/2500

Shift the Focus
.// After failing to hunt the zebra in the background the cheetah turned around and looked straight at me and acknowledged my presence for the first time after i spent the best part of an hour waiting for the action to happen.Although it might have been a fleeting moment it is special as always making eye contact with this beautiful species of cat. I love cheetah eyes...
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In your opinion what animal has the most beautiful eyes to look into...?
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii ef500
F4 ,iso640 ,1/2500
939 0 1 October, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Happiness is?
What is happiness to you?
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Yesterday me and my oldest son went for a drive in Pretoria. We went to a national reserve i drive past almost once a week but very rarely visit. No there are no big cats or Ellies or stuff we all like to share on instagram yet still i found myself driving around and just enjoying the beauty of the animals and nature.
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We as humans live most of our life’s indoors but what if happiness for people like me are outside. .//
Stop ,lookup and go outside ...
You’ll find happiness just give nature a chance and go searching.
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Moment saved
Canon eosR
EF500 ,
F4 ,
1/640 ,ISO 160

Happiness is?
What is happiness to you?
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Yesterday me and my oldest son went for a drive in Pretoria. We went to a national reserve i drive past almost once a week but very rarely visit. No there are no big cats or Ellies or stuff we all like to share on instagram yet still i found myself driving around and just enjoying the beauty of the animals and nature.
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We as humans live most of our life’s indoors but what if happiness for people like me are outside. .//
Stop ,lookup and go outside ...
You’ll find happiness just give nature a chance and go searching.
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Moment saved 
Canon eosR
EF500 ,
F4 ,
1/640 ,ISO 160
613 0 30 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal

Hold On...
(Are we losing our grip on what is important?)
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The smallest of monkeys playfully and carelessly stretching out his hand and grabbing onto a branch above his head.
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In a world where mankind is so focused on itself and what is wrong with the world it is easy for us to get trapped in a similar negative mindset.
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Look up , Look around and Go searching for the moments to grab onto around you. Choose to change the lens you are using to look at the world and find the magic to share.
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Can you guess the monkey??
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 ,F2.8 ,1/200 ,ISO 100

Hold On...
(Are we losing our grip on what is important?)
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The smallest of monkeys playfully and carelessly stretching out his hand and grabbing onto a branch above his head.
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In a world where mankind is so focused on itself and what is wrong with the world it is easy for us to get trapped in a similar negative mindset.
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Look up , Look around and Go searching for the moments to grab onto around you. Choose to change the lens you are using to look at the world and find the magic to share.
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Can you guess the monkey??
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 ,F2.8 ,1/200 ,ISO 100
659 0 29 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Silence
(Have you had the opportunity to hear this type of silence?)
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In a moment I found myself sitting and watching a heard of impala. Earlier in the day there was a report of a leopard sighting in this particular area. Sitting and hoping. In the distance a guinea fowl is making its trademark crazy call. Its hot and I don’t want to switch on my vehicle since I am trying to listen for the slightest rustle to give an indication of the presence of the leopard. One impala did make an alarm call about forty minute ago but since then nothing. Its been quite, its been silent.
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Suddenly in the middle of the heard a massive puff of dust antelope jumping all over the place ,alarm calling and grunting.Squirrels also joining in the cries and suddenly the guinea fowl that was far away in the distance is here next to me and he brought all his friends. Madness in a moment. .//
The dust settles, the antelope come to a halt and like one focus their attention towards the middle where they were obliviously grazing a few moments before
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The hunter has won and the whole of nature is acknowledging in a deathly silence as the limp body gets ceremoniously dragged away.
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All the spectators are looking in Silence...
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Have you had the opportunity to hear this type of silence before?

Silence
(Have you had the opportunity to hear this type of silence?)
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In a moment I found myself sitting and watching a heard of impala. Earlier in the day there was a report of a leopard sighting in this particular area. Sitting and hoping. In the distance a guinea fowl is making its trademark crazy call. Its hot and I don’t want to switch on my vehicle since I am trying to listen for the slightest rustle to give an indication of the presence of the leopard. One impala did make an alarm call about forty minute ago but since then nothing. Its been quite, its been silent.
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Suddenly in the middle of the heard a massive puff of dust antelope jumping all over the place ,alarm calling and grunting.Squirrels also joining in the cries and suddenly the guinea fowl that was far away in the distance is here next to me and he brought all his friends. Madness in a moment. .//
The dust settles, the antelope come to a halt and like one focus their attention towards the middle where they were obliviously grazing a few moments before
.//
The hunter has won and the whole of nature is acknowledging in a deathly silence as the limp body gets ceremoniously dragged away.
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All the spectators are looking in Silence...
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Have you had the opportunity to hear this type of silence before?
1049 0 26 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Why early mornings?
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Why do n set my alarm before sunrise?
Why do i walk in pitch darkness to take a cold shower to wake up?
Why do i park outside the gate 20minutes before anyone else arrives?
Why am I disappointed at myself if i don’t make the gate in time?
Why do i want to be first in the park?
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As the sun peers over the trademark hills of this beautiful landscape and i find this stunning female next to the road illuminated by the fresh rays of light. I remember why. Magical moments like this is why. .//
This is our heritage are they part of your why?
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#lion #big5 #focus #safari #menseselense #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #natgeowildlife #wildography #canon #thisisafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelover #africanimals #ig_africa_animal #ig_africa #africageo #africageophoto #african_portraits #roamtheplanet #shotsofafrica #wildlife

Why early mornings?
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Why do n set my alarm before sunrise?
Why do i walk in pitch darkness to take a cold shower to wake up?
Why do i park outside the gate 20minutes before anyone else arrives? 
Why am I disappointed at myself if i don’t make the gate in time? 
Why do i want to be first in the park?
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As the sun peers over the trademark hills of this beautiful landscape and i find this stunning female next to the road illuminated by the fresh rays of light. I remember why. Magical moments like this is why. .//
This is our heritage are they part of your why?
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#lion #big5 #focus #safari #menseselense #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #natgeowildlife #wildography #canon #thisisafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelover #africanimals #ig_africa_animal #ig_africa #africageo #africageophoto #african_portraits #roamtheplanet #shotsofafrica #wildlife
991 0 24 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Patience...
What level of patience do you have?
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A leopard on the hunt has the perfect balance of focus and patience. They can be found on the move and in hunting mode then suddenly disappear from sight without a trace for minutes or what feels like hours. Then suddenly as if from nowhere make a reappearance in more or less the exact spot they were last seen when their targeted prey walk to close. Waiting on a moment like that requires an enormous amount of patience from the hunter as well as the observer that is fortunate enough to be in the “right place and the right time”. .//
Wildlife photography is a balancing act of luck and loads of patience .//
On a scale of 1-10 how much patience do you have?
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#leopard #big5 #focus #safari #menseselense #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #natgeowildlife #wildography #canon #thisisafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelover #africanimals #ig_africa_animal #ig_africa #africageo #africageophoto #african_portraits #roamtheplanet #shotsofafrica #wildlife

Patience...
What level of patience do you have?
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A leopard on the hunt has the perfect balance of focus and patience. They can be found on the move and in hunting mode then suddenly disappear from sight without a trace for minutes or what feels like hours. Then suddenly as if from nowhere make a reappearance in more or less the exact spot they were last seen when their targeted prey walk to close. Waiting on a moment like that requires an enormous amount of patience from the hunter as well as the observer that is fortunate enough to be in the “right place and the right time”. .//
Wildlife photography is a balancing act of luck and loads of patience .//
On a scale of 1-10 how much patience do you have?
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#leopard #big5 #focus #safari #menseselense #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #natgeowildlife #wildography #canon #thisisafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelover #africanimals #ig_africa_animal #ig_africa #africageo #africageophoto #african_portraits #roamtheplanet #shotsofafrica #wildlife
970 0 3 hours ago
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

The Journey
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What is it about Elephants? -The combination of power and grace. -Their massive size. -The way they socially interact.
-The way they pick a line and direction.
-The way they show respect when suffering a loss.
-Their crazy ears.
-The cuteness of a youngster learning to control its trunk
-The way you hear them approaching when they are walking in your direction. -Their wrinkly skin
-The tuffs of hair on their tails
-The beautiful tusk some of them possess
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What is it about Elephants for you??
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Lets share our love for these animals and make sure they stay a part of this journey with us.
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 ,F2.8 ,1/200 ,ISO 100
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#safari #wildlife #elephants #animals #wildlifephotography #happy #canon #natgeo #martinmeyerwild

The Journey
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What is it about Elephants? -The combination of power and grace. -Their massive size. -The way they socially interact.
-The way they pick a line and direction.
-The way they show respect when suffering a loss.
-Their crazy ears.
-The cuteness of a youngster learning to control its trunk
-The way you hear them approaching when they are walking in your direction. -Their wrinkly skin
-The tuffs of hair on their tails
-The beautiful tusk some of them possess
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What is it about Elephants for you??
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Lets share our love for these animals and make sure they stay a part of this journey with us.
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 ,F2.8 ,1/200 ,ISO 100
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#safari #wildlife #elephants #animals #wildlifephotography #happy #canon #natgeo #martinmeyerwild
560 0 21 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Natural Beauty
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In a world full of timelines and deadlines. Its difficult to just stop and admire the world around us and appreciate what we get to see. This was once again one of those drives where I only had a limited few hours in nature and had to make every second count in an attempt to find the big sightings.
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Driving into a dip and on our left we found this female Kudu feeding. Why are you stopping was the question that was asked. Waiting for a moment I thought to myself. Within a few seconds she gave this beautiful stretch in an attempt to reach the leaves dangling above her head.
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Would you have stopped and waited for this moment?
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What are you willing to stop for in life?
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 +1.4TC F4, 1/320, iso400
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#kudu #beauty #focus #safari #menseselense #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #natgeowildlife #wildography #canon #thisisafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelover #africanimals #ig_africa_animal #ig_africa #africageo #africageophoto #african_portraits #roamtheplanet #shotsofafrica #wildlife

Natural Beauty
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In a world full of timelines and deadlines. Its difficult to just stop and admire the world around us and appreciate what we get to see. This was once again one of those drives where I only had a limited few hours in nature and had to make every second count in an attempt to find the big sightings.
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Driving into a dip and on our left we found this female Kudu feeding. Why are you stopping was the question that was  asked. Waiting for a moment I thought to myself. Within a few seconds she gave this beautiful stretch in an attempt to reach the leaves dangling above her head.
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Would you have stopped and waited for this moment?
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What are you willing to stop for in life?
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 +1.4TC F4, 1/320, iso400
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#kudu #beauty #focus #safari #menseselense #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #natgeowildlife #wildography #canon #thisisafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelover #africanimals #ig_africa_animal #ig_africa #africageo #africageophoto #african_portraits #roamtheplanet #shotsofafrica #wildlife
438 0 21 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Savour the Small
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Its easy to always find yourself chasing the big and bulky things in nature as well as in life but sometimes you need to stop and look for the little magical moments and the big things will follow ...
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Found this guy upsetting a bunch of squirrels just a few minutes before getting a leopard cross the exact same pathway at the exact spot he was sitting in.
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Nature just has a way of always surprising you.
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Savour the Small
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Its easy to always find yourself chasing the big and bulky things in nature as well as in life but sometimes you need to stop and look for the little magical moments and the big things will follow ...
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Found this guy upsetting a bunch of squirrels just a few minutes before getting a leopard cross the exact same pathway at the exact spot he was sitting in.
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Nature just has a way of always surprising you.
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545 0 18 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Simply Sirius .//This was a very special sighting for me finding this boy next to the road completely content with me and the presence of a few other vehicles in his park. This sighting has been a prelude to some amazing and epic moments this very leopard has been in charge of fabricating for so many the last few months. From stalking a few crocs to catching catfish to taking down impala next to the road or just lazing about in a tree. .//
A leopard on the move and in the open is one of the most special moments for me to experience. We do not find the animals we are mere visitors and they are willing to show themselves to us.
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 +1.4TC F4 ,1/1250 , iso 800
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#leopard #big5 #focus #safari #menseselense #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #natgeowildlife #wildography #canon #thisisafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelover #africanimals #ig_africa_animal #ig_africa #africageo #africageophoto #african_portraits #roamtheplanet #shotsofafrica #wildlife

Simply Sirius .//This was a very special sighting for me finding this boy next to the road completely content with me and the presence of a few other vehicles in his park. This sighting has been a prelude to some amazing and epic moments this very leopard has been in charge of fabricating for so many the last few months. From stalking a few crocs to catching catfish to taking down impala next to the road or just lazing about in a tree. .//
A leopard on the move and in the open is one of the most special moments for me to experience. We do not find the animals we are mere visitors and they are willing to show themselves to us.
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 +1.4TC F4 ,1/1250 , iso 800
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#leopard #big5 #focus #safari #menseselense #photography #nature #natgeo #wildgeography #natgeowildlife #wildography #canon #thisisafrica #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #africanamazing #igscglobal #majestic_wildlife_ #africannature #naturelover #africanimals #ig_africa_animal #ig_africa #africageo #africageophoto #african_portraits #roamtheplanet #shotsofafrica #wildlife
1303 0 10 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Open Your Eyes
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I share images to spread my love for animals. Johnny Depp said - “You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel”
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Together lets open peoples eyes and hearts for the natural world around them
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 f4 1/320 iso 1000
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. #lion #safari #wekeepmoments #lonelyplanet #wildlife #wildlifeonearth #planetearth #passionpassport #stayandwander #earthcapture #wildlifephotos #wildlifephotograpy #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeplanet #africanamazing #african_portraits #animalfanatics #naturephotography #animals #animalonplanet #wildlifeconservation #explore #southafricaza #voyaged #wildlifeaddicts #africanimals #animalpolis #animal_sultans

Open Your Eyes
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I share images to spread my love for animals. Johnny Depp said - “You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel”
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Together lets open peoples eyes and hearts for the natural world around them
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Moment saved Canon 7dmkii 70-200 f4 1/320 iso 1000
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.  #lion  #safari #wekeepmoments #lonelyplanet #wildlife #wildlifeonearth #planetearth #passionpassport #stayandwander #earthcapture #wildlifephotos #wildlifephotograpy #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeplanet #africanamazing #african_portraits #animalfanatics #naturephotography #animals #animalonplanet #wildlifeconservation #explore #southafricaza #voyaged #wildlifeaddicts #africanimals #animalpolis #animal_sultans
838 0 1 September, 2019
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@martinmeyer_wild

Pilanesberg National Park

Dinner Dash
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I have always wanted to capture a cheetah running after something in my direction and get a picture of it at full speed and at full stretch. //
The scene was set.It was early morning in my happy place. The Cheetahs went into hunt mode the zebras were out in the open and there weren't many bushes around to get in the way. //
My brother in law and driver positioned us perfectly as with so many other sightings weve had together in the past. //
The cheetahs were of and the chase was on the herd gave a few confused jumps from right to left from our vantage point then turned like a ballerina on the spot and headed directly in our direction. It was perfect. //
1st stride i missed focus slightly ,2nd stride focus was locked ,3rd stride momentum was building the next stride was gonna be it and I was ready to squeeze my shutter like i squeeze my son's hand in church when he gets restless.In the last split second before snapping away the silly zebra swirved to his left and photobombed my beautifully gliding cheetah. //
Well at least my wife says she likes this pic. //
Silly Zebra🙈🙈🙈..
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. #cheetah #safari #wekeepmoments #lonelyplanet #wildlife #wildlifeonearth #planetearth #passionpassport #stayandwander #earthcapture #wildlifephotos #wildlifephotograpy #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeplanet #africanamazing #african_portraits #animalfanatics #naturephotography #animals #animalonplanet #wildlifeconservation #explore #southafricaza #voyaged #wildlifeaddicts #africanimals #animalpolis #animal_sultans

Dinner Dash
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I have always wanted to capture a cheetah running after something in my direction and get a picture of it at full speed and at full stretch. //
The scene was set.It was early morning in my happy place. The Cheetahs went into hunt mode the zebras were out in the open and there weren't many bushes around to get in the way. //
My brother in law and driver positioned us perfectly as with so many other sightings weve had together in the past. //
The cheetahs were of and the chase was on the herd gave a few confused jumps from right to left from our vantage point then turned like a ballerina on the spot and headed directly in our direction. It was perfect. //
1st stride i missed focus slightly ,2nd stride focus was locked ,3rd stride momentum was building the next stride was gonna be it and I was ready to squeeze my shutter like i squeeze my son's hand in church when he gets restless.In the last split second before snapping away the silly zebra swirved to his left and photobombed my beautifully gliding cheetah. //
Well at least my wife says she likes this pic. //
Silly Zebra🙈🙈🙈..
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.  #cheetah  #safari #wekeepmoments #lonelyplanet #wildlife #wildlifeonearth #planetearth #passionpassport #stayandwander #earthcapture #wildlifephotos #wildlifephotograpy #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeplanet #africanamazing #african_portraits #animalfanatics #naturephotography #animals #animalonplanet #wildlifeconservation #explore #southafricaza #voyaged #wildlifeaddicts #africanimals #animalpolis #animal_sultans
1230 0 17 August, 2019