10 August 2010

More success for a Namibia Squiverati

Kah Kit Yoong is one of the finest landscape photographers we know, so it was a great joy to have him and his partner Winnie Ho join us on last year's Namibia Untamed tour. During the image reviews he consistently showed high quality images, and we were not surprised. What did surprise us though, was that his most impressive shot of the whole trip was actually a wildlife shot, something he had never done before. On one of our visits to the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei, both Kah Kit and Winnie decided to hike deep into the dunes, a strenuous activity to say the least. And they were rewarded for their efforts. When the light was at its best, they encountered an Oryx on a dune opposite the one they were standing on. It was standing at the perfect spot, right on top of the ridge and in beautiful light. When Marsel first saw the shot, he knew that it was a winner. And a winner it is. His spectacular shot was highly commended in the Wildlife category of this year's ICP Awards.

©Kah Kit Yoong

As if this weren't enough, Kah Kit also got second prize with one of his New Zealand shots in the Landscape category, and his quivertree shot - also from the Namibia tour - got into the finals of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Congratulations Kah Kit, well deserved!

If you would like to see more of his work, have a look at his website: magichourtravelscapes.com
More specific info on the Quivertree shot and Kah Kit & Winnies thoughts about our Namibia Untamed tour can be found on their blog.

©Kah Kit Yoong

03 August 2010

Succes for Namibia Squiverati!

Landscape photographer Roger Thomas was one of our guests on this year's Namibia Untamed tour. We are as proud as he is, that one of his images from Deadvlei is now featured on the cover of the new Giottos 2010 Tripod Range brochure. Congratulations Roger! Or, as Roger would put it: Yabba Dabba Dooooooo!