Shem Compion - Photo Safaris


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Shem Compion is an adventurer, nature photographer, creative, author and photography hide builder. He runs C4 Photo Safaris, a company with a simple goal - to bring clients to the best wildlife locations, in the best season with the best photo guides so you can take the best photos.

We discuss:

- Working with BBC to capture lions hunting elephants for the Planet Earth series

- The struggle of rhinos in Africa

- A leopard attacking a porcupine

....and much, much more!

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Sources for topics discussed:

Planet Earth - lions hunting elephants:

Shem’s paper on lion predation on elephants:

Planet Earth II - lion vs giraffe:

Blue Planet II - crab vs. eel vs. octopus:

giraffes sleeping:

Nikon D5:

Dr. James Borrell:

Endangered Wildlife Trust:



Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown:

Encounters with the Dragon by John Hone:

Eternal Enemies documentary by Dereck and Beverly Joubert:

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