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Africa in Time-Lapse

We’ve watched and loved time-lapse videos from the likes of Terje SørgjerdRandy Halverson, and Tom Lowe. While these shots are amazing, they’re of the continental United States and parts of Europe, and it’s easy to forget that equally striking scenes can be found in our backyard, and that of our neighbours.

The TIMELAPSE SA channel on Vimeo collects time-lapse footage shot solely by South African photographers and features some wonderful scenes in the Namib desert, the Kalahari, and in the shadows of the Drakensberg mountains. See a few of these videos after the jump.

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Surreal Photo of the Day

“This has to be ‘shopped!” I said. Digital sorcery, computer jiggery-pokery. But according to Frans Lanting and National Geographic, this is not a painting of camel thorns in the Namib-Naukluft Park, but an actual photograph of camel thorns in the Namib-Naukluft Park, where the backdrop is a dune that happens to be tinted orange by the morning sun. Well played Mr. Lanting, well played.

This image forms part of the feature story “Africa’s Super Park” that will appear in the June issue of National Geographic. See the full image after the jump.

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Bush Babe & his Big Cats

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I don’t know about y’all but this wild thing sure makes my heart sing! Super hot 28-year-old Frenchman Olivier Houalet has hand-reared five orphan cheetah cubs in the Namibian wilderness, and he’s about to release them into an independent life in the bush. I wouldn’t have minded being hand-reared by this hottie at all! Thanks to the Daily Mail for this bit of  yummy.

Hit the jump to see more of this young Tarzan and his beautiful beasts.