Take A Photo Safari To Texas
For many wildlife photographers,
nothing beats an African photo safari. It's the adventure of being
"one with nature" on wide-open plains; the excitement of
framing a lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, or other magnificent animal
in the camera's viewfinder; and the feeling of being far away
from home in an exotic location. Ah, all of that, not to mention the
time needed to make such a trip, plus the fairly high cost of the adventure!
The place is Fossil Rim Wildlife
Center in Glen Rose, Texas (about 90 minutes south of Fort Worth). However,
when you enter the 1400 acre Center, you feel as though you have stepped
into South or East Africa. Zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, and other exotic
animals roam freely on the rolling hills and open plains. One difference
at Fossil Rim is that you can drive along a paved path--in your own
car or tour in a safari truck driven by an expert guide. During the drives,
which usually last about two hours, you can actually hand feed (with "feed"
you buy before your adventure) some of the animals, including the giraffes.
sun sets at Fossil Rim, you can stay in the Center's Safari Lodge
or stay in a tent in the Center's camp. The tents are air-conditioned
and have hot and cold running water. Still, the tent does add to the way-cool,
Okay, let's see some
the background is distracting, shoot tight headshots for pictures that
look as though they could have been taken in Africa. (Canon EOS-1Ds,
Canon EF 100-400mm IS zoom at 400mm, ISO 400, Canon
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