Skip to Content

Best photographic spots near the Camps, Dams & Waterholes

Discuss and share your wildlife photography, filming and equipment
User avatar
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2694
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:57 pm
Location: Randburg, SA

Re: Dam , waterhole top ten photography

Unread post by oddesy » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:05 am

Nsemani dam is a real jewel and i got some great photos of animals coming to drink :D
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

User avatar
Posts: 68
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:32 am
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Lake Panic Bird Hide

Unread post by Joubie » Tue May 07, 2013 2:58 pm

What is the best time of the day to spend at Lake Panic to take photos?

Jan van Wyk
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year - Birds (2015)
Posts: 5438
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Re: Lake Panic Bird Hide

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue May 07, 2013 7:09 pm

Joubie, I spend many hours over the years at LP and something can happen any time.

For Photography the best time is in the afternoon with the sun behind the hide. During the day the light is harsh, but try to under expose and you will have lots of action.

In winter with the temperature below zero (take a blanket) you get the most amazing sunrise images and just to sit there you never forget and go back again.

You can view the LP gallery to get an idea. I love the birds, but my best sighting ever was two Leopard sightings in 2 days....

Hope you get stunning images and please share........

Link to LP gallery


User avatar
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Award: Small Parks Promoter of the Year (2015)
FAC Member (2014)
Posts: 3421
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:02 pm
Location: Bellville, Cape Town

Re: Lake Panic Bird Hide

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue May 07, 2013 9:47 pm

Joubie, you wil have a great time there at the 'Lake' and I am :mrgreen: as it is my favoutite spot - still waiting to hear if my application to be a caretaker there is successfull :hmz: .

As Jan van Wyk had commented - fully agree. The winter morning early as possible is just amazing with sunrise on the horizon. Watch out for the hippos close to the hide early mornings and late afternoons. :thumbs_up:

Remember to post some LP pics on the Gallary that Jan had started... :thumbs_up:
Current - Table Mountain's mood today
Current - Dec'15: Mokala (7th), Kruger (10-24th), Golden Gate (25th) & Karoo (26th)
Finished - Bontebok NP 23-25 Sep'15, Agulhas NP Jul'15; West Coast NP Aug'15, Kruger Dec'14

Return to “Wildlife Photography Enthusiasts”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Webcam Highlights

Submitted by kerryball at 11:47:12
Submitted by vecopoer67 at 17:56:04
Submitted by Anonymous at 17:36:24
Submitted by jobi at 06:48:21