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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 Fury of the Skies: Capturing a Thunderstorm

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Marinda Drake
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Stunning photos.

Kim Beasley
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Love these photographs!! Thank you!

Does the lightning ever get really close to the living quarters? I have been directly under a severe thunder/lightning storm once and it was eerie. Lightening bolts were striking very close to my dwelling in the woods. I was mesmorized and terrified watching the bolts of lighting between the trees so close to me, not knowing where the next one would be. The sound was strange, too, and excrutiatingly silent between strikes.

Kate Collins
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Hi Kim, there are occasional lighting strikes that are close to camp. Your experience sounds exhilarating! Thank you for sharing,

Beatriz
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Wow amazing photos! I have a request, if you can kindly update a bit more on the lion prides?

Kate Collins
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Thank you Beatriz, we will be featuring a lion update this week. Thanks for checking in.

Ed Hubbard
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Thank you for the wonderful photos, as well as the suggested settings. I have yet to capture a good lightning photo.

Wendy Hawkins
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Guys these pictures are better than any fireworks display & I would love to have been there to witness that raw power! Beautiful thank you. Have you ever had animals struck by lightening?

Kate Collins
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Hi Wendy, thanks for your comment. There are no recorded incidences of animals on property that we know of that have been struck but I am sure there must be a few that have happened that we may not have been aware of. The raw power of a thunderstorm is incredible to witness – the theatre of the sky!

Sean Lloyd
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Nice shots!

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