Oct 31, 2011

OMG - She's Going To Shoot Me With That Canon!

Happy Halloween!

I know...I should be posting pumpkin photos or scary stuff but it does look like this little one has had a fright.

Oct 26, 2011

Wired

Wired by Megan Lorenz
Wired, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Burrowing Owlet
Cape Coral, Florida

Oct 25, 2011

Client Session



































This couple was my first appointment on Sunday...and it was a perfect
 way to start the day. They were both so warm, friendly and relaxed
and that always shows in photographs. It was a beautiful fall day which
was a welcome relief considering all the rain we've been having. I had
so much fun that we actually extended the session a bit :-)

Spots

Spots by Megan Lorenz
Spots, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Cheetah in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

The Watcher

The Watcher by Megan Lorenz
The Watcher, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Lion
Amboseli, Kenya

Oct 24, 2011

Accessorize!!!

Accessorize!!! by Megan Lorenz
Accessorize!!!, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

One you've already seen, but I love it in b+w so I'm posting this version too!

Cape Buffalo & Oxpecker
Sabi Sands, South Africa

Oct 22, 2011

Oct 20, 2011

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye by Megan Lorenz
The Evil Eye, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Rock Hyrax (Dassie)
Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

Oct 18, 2011

Watching & Waiting

Watching & Waiting by Megan Lorenz
Watching & Waiting, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Juvenile Martial Eagle
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Oct 17, 2011

Two Featured Photos - Wild Magazine

Puffin Photo / Northern Gannet Photo
Canadian Wildlife Federation
Wild Magazine
October/November 2011 Issue


Oct 16, 2011

Hang In There

Hang In There by Megan Lorenz
Hang In There, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Lioness
Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Canadian Geographic Magazine - Best Wildlife Pictures 2012

I was honored to be featured again in the Canadian Geographic Magazine's 2012 Wildlife Pictures Of The Year Collector's Edition.

"The Waiting Game" can be found on page 30 and 31 of this issue.

photoclub.canadiangeographic.ca/SIP.aspx


Oct 15, 2011

Does this thing come with instructions?!!!

Baby Elephants are so funny...they don't seem to have much control of their trunks and I witnessed a few that scared themselves when it swung the wrong way and hit them, then they let out a squeal and run a few steps back to the safety of the family.

Saw-Whet Owl Wallpaper - CWF




Canadian Wildlife Federation Wallpaper
Download here: http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/multimedia/wallpapers/wag/owl.html

Oct 13, 2011

Thomson's Gazelles











Male Thomson's Gazelle
Masai Mara, Kenya

“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.” ~unknown

Oct 12, 2011

Cedar Creek Kennels

Cedar Creek Kennels by Megan Lorenz
Cedar Creek Kennels, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Cedar Creek Ad in Orangeville Living Magazine

Ad Campaign

Ad Campaign by Megan Lorenz
Ad Campaign, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Cedar Creek Ad in Caledon Living Magazine

Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek by Megan Lorenz
Cedar Creek, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

My photo of Abby on the Cedar Creek Website

Take Me For A Walk!

Take Me For A Walk! by Megan Lorenz
Take Me For A Walk!, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Cedar Creek Ad

Oct 11, 2011

Battle Scarred Beast

Battle Scarred Beast by Megan Lorenz
Battle Scarred Beast, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

African Jewel

African Jewel by Megan Lorenz
African Jewel, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Can't figure out what this little guy is....saw so many species of birds in South Africa that I'm losing track of all the names and info! I really should have written better daily logs but didn't want to miss a sighting because I was jotting down notes in a book ;-)

Creature Of The Night

Creature Of The Night by Megan Lorenz
Creature Of The Night, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Nightjar
Sabi Sands, South Africa

Nkorho Magic

Nkorho Magic by Megan Lorenz
Nkorho Magic, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Nkorho Lodge was such a great place to stay while I was in South Africa that we've added it to the Nature's Photo Adventures Sabi Sands/Kruger National Park Photography Workshops.

Nkorho Bush Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. The Lodge accommodates a maximum of 12 people in six thatched chalets to ensure that guests have personalized attention and a comfortable environment.

The chalets are beautiful and include private decks, huge bathrooms with a separate tub and shower, not to mention your own outdoor shower.

The shared areas are just as nice..... Cool off from the African sun in a unique rock pool or the infinity pool overlooking a very active waterhole, take a walk in the african bush accompanied by your ranger, sit and relax on the deck under the thatched roof beside the pool, photograph the abundant wildlife on the lodge property, enjoy breakfast and lunch under a thatched deck overlooking an open plain and dinner is around an open fire in the culturally designed Leadwood boma under the stars.

On your daily game drives see Africa's fierce predators, a variety of interesting birds and other wildlife. Enjoy coffee and rusks in the open plains in the morning, stop for sundowner drinks and witness the magic of an African sunset.

Fall asleep to the haunting cries of the night. A truly unforgettable experience.

Oct 10, 2011

Crap. How am I supposed to impress the ladies now?!!!

Male Defassa Waterbuck
Masai Mara, Kenya

Puppy Love

My photo of Abby licensed by Bed Bath & Beyond for an advertising campaign. (website, flyers, newsletter, in-store) Canada & United States.


Puppy Love by Megan Lorenz








Oct 6, 2011

Don't Get Too Close...I'm Hungry

This beautiful guy was my first male lion in Kenya. Taken in Amboseli....definitely worth the long drive, crazy dust and bumpy roads.

Oct 5, 2011

Bushveld Beauty

Bushveld Beauty by Megan Lorenz
Bushveld Beauty, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

The horns of male Kudus do not begin to grow until 6–12 months, twisting once at around 2 years of age and not reaching the full two and a half twists until they are 6 years old.

Though not visible in this photo, this male had 2.5 twists so he's at least 6 years old. If the horns were straightened they would reach a length of one metre on average.

Oct 4, 2011

Hello!

Hello! by Megan Lorenz
Hello!, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Impala
Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Hold Your Head Up High

Hold Your Head Up High by Megan Lorenz
Hold Your Head Up High, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Rothschild Giraffe
Lake Nakuru, Kenya


While giraffes in general are classified as Least Concern, the Rothschild Giraffe is at particular risk of hybridisation since the population is so limited in numbers. There are very few locations where the Rothschild Giraffe can be seen in the wild, with notable spots being Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya and Murchison Falls National Park in northern Uganda.

Rothschild Giraffes are easily distinguishable from other subspecies. The most obvious sign is in the colouring of the coat - where the Reticulated Giraffe has very clearly defined dark patches with bright whitish channels between them, the Rothschild Giraffe more closely resembles the Masai Giraffe. However, when compared to the Masai Giraffe, the Rothschild subspecies is paler, the orange-brown patches are less jagged and sharp in shape and the connective channel is of a creamier hue compared to that seen on the Reticulated Giraffe. In addition, the Rothschild Giraffe displays no markings on the lower leg, giving the impression that it is wearing white stockings.

Another distinguishing feature of the Rothschild Giraffe, although harder to spot, is the number of horns on the head. This is the only subspecies to be born with five 'horns'. Two of these are 'true' horns at the top of the head, in common with all giraffes. The third 'horn' can often be seen in the centre of the giraffe's forehead and the other two behind each ear. They are also taller than many other subspecies, measuring up to 20 feet tall.

Curiousity

Curiousity by Megan Lorenz
Curiousity, a photo by Megan Lorenz on Flickr.

Steppe Buzzard
Cape Town, South Africa