Wildlife in Mole National Park: Video of the Week

Preying Mantis

It’s been a while since I posted a video of the week.  Actually, it’s been a while in general since I posted a video to my youtube travel channel.  The truth is that traveling through Central Africa has meant that there hasn’t been a whole lot of great uploading opportunities.  The internet is decent in the cafes, but there isn’t a whole lot of wifi in the budget hotels so finding enough time to upload a travel video is a pain.  Alas, I have arrived in Southern Africa and now have the chance to get caught up on this again.  Thus, you can, hopefully, get used to some new uploads over the next little while.

This video is from all the way back in Ghana, which should tell you have far I’ve fallen behind.  I think the video is worth the wait.  I shot this in Mole National Park on a day that I took part in both a foot safari and a jeep safari.  During the day I saw, and filmed, a number of animals.  I got everything from antelope to warthogs, and baboons to elephants on film.  On a couple instances I got within just a couple meters from a large bull elephant.  It was really brilliant.  It really did make the tough drive into Mole National Park worth the effort.

Anyways, here’s the video:

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I should be back next week with another video from Ghana, and hopefully they come more consistently from now on!

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. I’ve been trying to find an insect like that for a while. Before I started taking macro photos I found heaps of them, but as soon as I pick the camera up – nothing! haha

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    • Golden rule of photography Matt. If you’re looking for it, you won’t find it. haha. I was on my way to breakfast when I found that preying mantis, I got lucky in that it didn’t move for 2 minutes as I changed my lens and added my macro tubes. 9 times out of 10 as your getting your gear ready the bugs fly away haha.

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  2. It must be amazing to see all of those animals in their natural habitat and up close like that. Nice crocodile hunter accent, by the way 🙂

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    • Haha, Glad you like the accent… I had been practicing all day.

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