Photo Bests – 40 Days of Africa

Photo Bests – 40 Days of Africa from Outdoor Photographer.

(© Ian Plant) So far, 2014 has been ridiculously busy for me. In the first six months of this year, I’ve been to 15 countries, with photography trips to the following: Venezuela, Morocco, Botswana, Argentina, Chile, Namibia, Tanzania, and Rwanda (with non-photography visits or layovers in South Africa, France, Columbia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Netherlands, and Canada). I’ve flown many thousands of miles, and taken many more thousands of photographs. And the second half of 2014 isn’t likely to slow down much, with trips planned to the North Slope of Alaska (I know, it’s part of the U.S., but Alaska is a foreign country as far as us in the Lower 48 are concerned), Brazil, Costa Rica—and possibly Ireland and Ecuador as well. And who knows where else.

Wow, I’m tired. I need some time off.

I guess what I’m doing right now qualifies as a break, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to share images from my recent 40 day photo trip to Africa, where I photographed Namibia (co-leading two photo tours there with Richard Bernabe for our new international photo workshop company, Epic Destinations), Tanzania, and Rwanda. So here are my favorite 40 images from the trip, one for each day I spent chasing light in the Dark Continent. Enjoy!


Photo by Ian Plant