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    • Brilliant pics.

      The angles now make so much sense, thanks for sharing.

      I watched his video a second time.

    • I saw Yarrow's exhibition at the Holden Luntz Gallery in Miami last year. His images are very powerful and moving.

      I had not heard him talk about his philosophy and effort to capture an image. That was fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

    • What a great video. It takes me back to thoughts of Africa again.

      Nine years ago, 2011, I pulled one trip out of my bucket list, and signed up for Mark Muench's very first African Safari - we stayed in three separate locations - Lewa Conservancy, Rokero Camp in Kenya's Masai Marra, and a private lodge in Amboselli. We loved it so much we returned in 2013 for a second try.

      While returning to Amboselli, we briefly met and had a drink with David Yarrow. The following morning we watched him photograph lions with a remote controlled car with a Nikon DSLR remotely operated - very high tech 7 years ago. I think Marc listened very carefully to Mr Yarrow as we spent a fair amount of time out of our vehicles and on the ground photographing wildlife to attain the desired low level shots, and I came home with better images on my second trip to Kenya.

      This can be difficult for tourists to do, as you are not allowed to leave your vehicles while in a National Park in Kenya, for obvious safety reasons. I have had lions walk right by me while sitting in the left rear seat of an open Land Cruiser not a yard away from me. Going walkabout is not done without serious thought, even by locals.

      I have written here on Cake earler, I believe, about photographing sunrise in Lewa, which is not a National Park, but a private concern, and so we were out of the Land Cruisers 40 minutes before sunrise, in the dark, setting up our tripods approximately 30 yards from the safety of our vehicles to photograph a rising Arican sun, when, all of a sudden, we could hear the lions just a couple hundred yards further down the hill chuffing, the breathing/huffing, clearing their throat sound lions make. They were hunting for breakfast. Now this was in the dark , no bars, no cages, nothing between ourselves and the lions - that can be reasonably alarming in the dark. We did manage to complete our task and capture the sun rising behind the acacia tree. Classic African scenery.

      One of the images Muench Workshops still uses to this day - is of my spouse and I lying on the playa in Amboselli as the elephants walk by us 30 yards in front of us, just as described by Mr Yarrow in his video. - What a great way to photograph elephants, lying in elephant dung on the ground. I must have hundreds of frames from that encounter.

      Polar bears are another very dangerous predator, and trying to photograph them from eye level can expose one to some risk of being eaten. I did manage to capture a few views of one while in an open Zodiac, and the polar bear was swimming along beside the Zodiac.

      Another photographer who shoots wildlife from a low level with remote cameras is Will Burrard-Lucas.

      The closest I have ever come to a wild animal, was a full grown male lion that came running at me full force, and hit me totally unawares, and knocked me down and covered me with water and mud. Fortunately, at the time, we ( the lion and I ) were separated by a 15 foot tall 2 inch chain link fence I had been leaning tightly into, as I concentrated on photographing, though the chain links, a different female lion. It was quite exciting for moment as I tried to figure out just what exactly happened. A great demonstration of why one does not go walkabout in the grass in Africa.

      I love the monochrome renditions of African wildlife that Yarrow, and others, work in. That low angle view is also great - it does does cost a few camera bodies from time to time.

      This is an image of mine, that quickend my heart rate just a smidge. Young male elephants in "musth" can be angry, miserable, unpredictable and he was, as he approached our vehicle

      Keeping at or below eye level of your quarry can really help make your image stand out - not always easy to do, and frequently takes some thought and planning to accomplish.

      I have shot a number of images laying prone in the snow in Yellowstone for just those reasons.