A Tribute to All of Africa, but Mostly New Harambe


Recently, Walt Disney World reopened their acclaimed show Festival of the Lion King in a splendid new theater built as an extension to the existing port city of Harambe in Animal Kingdom’s Africa. Melissa – my beautiful fiancée/second shooter/blogger/travel partner/best friend – helped me take these pictures and also wrote all about some of her favorites over on her blog.

In case you’re wondering how we were able to get photos of a new area completely empty within days of opening: we were very fortunate/unfortunate with the weather. We were stranded in the Kali River Rapids queue for over two hours while the entire park was essentially shut down due to severe rain and extremely bad lightning. On our way out, we passed back through Harambe only to discover it completely empty.

We took these pictures with a Canon 6D and a Canon EOS M, mated to  24-105mm f4/L, 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, and 22mm f/2.0 lenses. I used Aperture for OS X to process the photos.

Enjoy the pictures,


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