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Destinations From the sky “On my helicopter trip from Hamburg to Cape Town in 2006, which took eight weeks, Kolmanskop was one of our final destinations. The vastness of the lonely landscape dwarfs the buildings and the sand seeks to drown the structures. It is not until you approach the houses that their characteristic German architecture, featuring truncated roofs and generous windows, can be appreciated. And being German myself, many things did indeed seem very familiar to me.” Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 24.0-70.0mm, 400 ISO, 1/1250s at f/16
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This portfolio of captivating images explores the mystical ghost town of Kolmanskop, displaying it from…

Gallery “In Mara North Conservancy there is a waterhole with a salt lick that is popular with animals and birds alike. This particular day, around mid-morning, I was trying, unsuccessfully, to photograph malachite kingfishers. For about half an hour we kept hearing this plaintiff call, and upon investigation it was a tiny roller chick that was demanding its lunch. It was then just a case of waiting for the mother to return. I put the camera on a beanbag, and took my eye from the viewfinder so I could follow her in from a good distance. When she got within a metre or so, my finger fused with the shutter release. It is my favourite roller shot.”  Canon 1DX, 500mm, ISO 500, f6.3,1/1000s
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We take you on a journey through a single day in the Masai Mara, using…

Gallery Serengeti migration, 
Tanzania
During the annual crossing of the Mara River, wildebeest and zebras converge on the riverbanks in their tens of thousands. They approach the river, turn back once, and then again, and then again. Not only are they indecisive about whether or not to traverse the water at all but also where they should make their attempt. But cross they must. Pushed from behind by an animal tide, they eventually plunge into the water. At this point they brave not only the possibility of being swept away and drowned by the current but also being eaten by some of the huge crocodiles that have been waiting for months in anticipation of this windfall.
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Writer David Bristow and photographers Roger and Pat de la Harpe have travelled the length…