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Simon Smit

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Simon boasts almost five years of guiding, two of them at Londolozi. His photographic work was already catching the eye of the team here for a long time before he joined the reserve, and he was asked to contribute to the blog literally ...

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on Extraordinary Elephants: Tips For Capturing That Unique Photograph

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Ian Hall
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Very sound comments. If you are lucky enough to get really close (and that usually means the Elephant comes to you) try to look directly into its eye.

Arden Zalman
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They are wonderful animals to photograph. I have never had a bad shot–at least I think so.

Jill Grady
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Thanks for the great tips Simon, I will definitely try them out when at Londolozi again next year. Your photographs are all fantastic and I especially love the one with the elephant in the river with the tree background…just spectacular!!!

Rich Laburn
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Awesome photographs Simon and a great take on the wonderful opportunities photographing elephants provides.

Phillipe
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Amazing photographs!

Kristine Dong
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This was actually immensely helpful! I’ll use these tips in 5 days upon my return!

Simon
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Just a small say, glad you have taken something from it and I hope it helps. To those returning to Londolozi hopefully we’ll see your shots in a guest blog along the way!

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