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Callum Gowar

Field Guide

Growing up in Cape Town, the opposite end of South Africa from its main wildlife areas, didn't slow Callum down when embarking on his ranger training at Londolozi at the start of 2015. He had slowly begun moving north-east through the country anyway, ...

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Bronwyn
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Welcome Callum
Great to have you as part of the team…looking forward to see your journey with photography grow, what a great start!

Callum Gowar
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Thanks Bronwyn. It is a pleasure to be part of this amazing team.

Shadow
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Isn’t the Short-Tailed Male named Nyamakunze and not Inyathini?

James T
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Hi Shadow,

Nyamakunze was the tribal name of Big Black, a legendary lion that ruled Londolozi more than two decades ago. Although this was initally set to be the new name of the Short-Tail male, as he spends a lot of time around the Nyamkunze crests, some of the senior trackers felt – and I think rightfully so – that this name should be reserved for Big Black and Big Black alone. The team therefore decided to name the leopard the Inyathini male, as he spends a lot of time moving through the Inyathini drainage.

Thanks for the comments
James

Marinda Drake
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Stunning images Callum. Love the last one of the Mahangeni pride

Callum Gowar
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Thank you very much Marinda. When will you be back?

Kim Sams
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Love your photographs!

Callum Gowar
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I appreciate it Sam. I can’t wait to see my own progress.

Barbara Mould
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If these are your 1st attempts, I so look forward to seeing what is in store! Well done Cal.

Callum Gowar
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Thank you my dearest mother.

Kate Collins
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Beautiful photos Callum! Love each one of them.

Callum Gowar
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Thanks Katherine. I really appreciate all the help!

John Hooper
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Great photographs. So very proud of you

Callum Gowar
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Thank you John! Hopefully you can bring BJ here in the off season!?

Rich Laburn
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Excellent set of images Callum, great to see your photography showcased on the blog. Thanks for posting, I love the picture of the lions drinking. What camera are you photographing with?

Callum Gowar
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Thanks very much Rich. It’s fantastic being part of the team! I’m using a Canon 7D 100-400mm and loving it!

Rich Laburn
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Thats a great setup for wildlife photographers who are getting going with taking images out in the field. I find that the 400mm gives you that extra zoom needed for capturing close up shots of the big cats and birds. In time I would suggest using a 70 – 200mm f2,8 for a really nice depth of field.

Stephanie
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Stunning photos, I love the first lion in the sunlight. Can’ t wait for my visit back in October!

Callum Gowar
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Thank you Stephanie, I hope to meet you in October!

Arden Zalman
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Welcome Callum. If this is an example of your first work, you will be thrilling us with your eye for a long time. They are awesome. Thank you.

Callum Gowar
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It’s a pleasure to be in touch with you, Arden. Many thanks for your encouragement and compliments. I am really looking forward to what the future holds.

Bob floyd
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Hope to c u in nov

Callum Gowar
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That is fantastic! I look forward to seeing you again in November. Please send my reagrds to Claire.

Judy B.
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Beautiful job, Callum! Looking forward to more great photos from you.

Callum Gowar
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Thank you very much Judy.

Wendy Hawkins
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Welcome Callum! Not too shabby for a first time, I’m also looking forward to many more postings from you. I love the 1st & last pics & two tuskers too! Enjoy the weekend & your warmth 🙂

Callum Gowar
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Thank you Wendy. I appreciate the support!

Kim Beasley
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Great pictures!! Truly wonderful! Love the lighting in the first one; the owl…eyes “pop”!…elephant tusk, and of course, the pride of lions drinking!! Excellent!

Callum Gowar
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A huge thanks Kim! I look forward to hearing from you again. Those lions drinking is definetly my favourite!

joan
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your work is marvelous

you have captured the true spirit of the ahials
joan

Callum Gowar
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Thank you Joan. I appreciate it.

Jill Grady
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Wow, great pictures Callum! I especially love the light on the young Mhangeni male, and the one of the very beautiful Tamboti young female. Thanks for a great blog and wonderful images!

Callum Gowar
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Thank you Jill. It is an absolute pleasure and hopefully will get your feedback again in the future.

MJ
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Looking forward to seeing many of your photos in the future.. The first lion, is looking at you saying I am the future!

Callum Gowar
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Excellent call MJ. The calm before the storm. Thank you very much.

Debbie
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What amazing pictures Callum – loved every single one!

Callum Gowar
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Thank you very much Debbie. Much appreciated.

Brian C
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Really fantastic photos of Tamboti Young Female, the male lion and the parrot enjoying the marula. I also enjoyed the monochrome of the Nanga female. You have a great eye.

Callum Gowar
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Thank you so very much Brian. I am loving my new camera and just learning different techniques all the time. I hope to keep you captivated in the future!

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