Calling all amateur photographers to enter the 2021/22 Getaway Gallery Competition

Entries are open for the 2021/2022 Getaway Gallery competition. Winners will be announced in August 2022 and receive a full round-up of safari and photographic gear prizes from Natural Selection and Outdoorphoto.

Grand Prize

Six nights for two people on a dream safari in Botswana with Natural Selection valued at R75,000 plus gear from Outdoorphoto worth R46,700.

The winner and a partner will enjoy two nights at Little Sable, two nights at Hyena Pan (both in Khwai Private Reserve) and two nights at Meno a Kwena in Makgadikgadi National Park. Includes air transfers between Maun and Khwai Private Reserve and a two-hour road transfer to Meno a Kwena. Offer valid any time except August and December peaks seasons.

Hyena Pan with Natural Selection
Hyena Pan with Natural Selection

Meno a Kwena with Natural Selection

Hyena Pan with Natural Selection
Hyena Pan with Natural Selection
Hyena Pan with Natural Selection

Little Sable with Natural Selection

The grand prize winner will also be awarded this range of incredible gear sponsored by Outdoorphoto:

Canon 15×50 IS All-Weather Binoculars

Get 15x closer with this pair of high quality, all-weather 15x binoculars. It features Canon precision optics and optical Image Stabiliser for superbly sharp, steady, comfortable views in harsh conditions or marine environments.

The wide field of view makes it easy to spot your subject and experience beautiful views with clear, flat, low distortion from edge to edge thanks to the Porro II prism optics and doublet field flattener element. You’ll also enjoy remarkably steady images thanks to Canon’s Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, which counteracts a wide range of different types of shake and movement when viewing hand-held, or from moving vehicles or boats.

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Thule Covert 32L Backpack

Pack your gear in this comfortable backpack and get going – perfect for travelling, hiking and daily use. It has a padded back panel and sternum strap together with padded, adjustable and articulating shoulder straps for comfortable carrying. You can also carry it using the top panel or roll it with the luggage pass-through strap. The backpack offers back and side access to your camera and photo gear, and even includes padded storage for a laptop up to 15.6″ PC/16″ MacBook® Pro and 11″ tablet.

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Insta 360 One R 1-Inch

Take 360º views with this modular action camera system that includes the Core module, 1″ Mod, Battery Base and Mounting Bracket (also known as a frame).

The camera has a 1-inch sensor and captures ultra-high-res 5.3K, day or night. FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilisation without the gimbal, and the AI-powered FlashCut auto-editing ONE R app finds your best shots and edits them together on beat. The ONE R is also vlog-ready with a 3.5mm mic adapter and optional top-mounted Accessory Shoe.

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G-Tech ArmorATD Hard Drive

Built with durability in mind this 4TB all-terrain portable hard drive is consistent under pressure and won’t crack if it falls. Made for travelling, outdoor photographers and filmmakers with rain, dust and triple-layer shock resistance, and a solid aluminium enclosure so you can go through extremes to capture and save the perfect shot. Up to 4TB of storage gives you plenty of space to back up your photos, footage, and files virtually anywhere your adventure takes you.

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R2,000 SanDisk Voucher

SanDisk memory solutions enable fast, continuous burst mode shots and high-performance video recording even in challenging environments giving you peace of mind to get creative. See the entire range.

Lexar 64GB Professional microSDXC

Designed to provide professional-level performance for mobile device users, such as those looking to record Full HD, 3D, and 4K video in camcorders, tablets, smartphones, GoPros cameras, and more, the 64GB Professional 1000x microSDXC memory card from Lexar features a storage capacity of 64GB and takes advantage of the UHS-II bus to provide read speeds of up to 150 MB/s and write speeds of up to 45 MB/s. Thanks to its U3 speed class rating, minimum write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 30 MB/s.

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Walkstool 65

A clever, ergonomic folding stool that lets you sit down practically anywhere making it the ideal companion for sports, events and nature photographers who spend many hours on their feet.

The chair collapses to a compact form that is not much larger than a small tripod so that you can easily fit it into your gear bag. It has high-quality aluminium legs with an impressive payload of 250 kg. Large rubber feet also provide a non-slip surface and prevents you from getting stuck in the mud.

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Second Prize

Gear from Outdoorphoto with more than R30,000:

Zeiss Terra 10×42 Binoculars

If you’re looking to buy binoculars online in South Africa, look no further. The Zeiss 10×42 binoculars for birding are sure to impress for quality optics and rugged design so you can take your binoculars on long journeys – the open countryside, at racetrack or concerts, on city tours, in the mountains or on the open seas.

With its fibreglass-reinforced, waterproof casing, the Terra ED fulfils the high expectations of the outdoor enthusiast. The Terra ED line is designed to be compact, light and sturdy. This means: the Terra ED is the ideal companion that weighs little, fits easily into every pocket and is almost indestructible.

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Benro Rhino 2-SeriesTripod Kit

The Benro Rhino Two-Series Travel Tripod kit combines a lightweight and versatile carbon fibre leg set with a dual panoramic VX25 ball head.

The legs offer independent spread and three locking positions and incorporate automatic leg angle adjustment for a fast and sure setup. They are reversible for inverted shooting and storage, and the aluminium leg spider features three 1/4″-20 accessory mounts for extension arms, monitors, lights, and more. For shoots where even a lightweight tripod may be more than required, the centre column attaches to a removable leg to create a full-sized monopod. With a reverse folding design, the Benro Rhino tripod is extremely portable and is equally suited for the studio, outdoors and travel.

The VX25 ball head offers dual panoramic mode, which allows you to pan the head from its base in addition to the quick-release platform. The controls are simple, with ball friction adjustments built into the main locking knob and an independent pan lock. It also has a safety lock for the quick release plate, and the included bubble level enables you to accurately level out your shot.

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Godox AD200 Pro Flash

The Godox AD200Pro TTL Pocket Flash is the upgrade to the AD200 TTL Pocket Flash, featuring two flash heads, an H200 speedlight flash head and a bare bulb flash head for different light effects: The H200 speedlight flash head offers on-camera flash output, whereas the bare bulb offers low contrast, even light. It also features a dedicated stable colour temperature mode for improved colour consistency to within +/- 100K throughout the entire power range. Compatible with Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus and Fujifilm TTL.

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Godox Trigger

Available for Canon/Fujifilm/Nikon and Sony flashes, with this wireless TTL flash trigger you’re free to move the off-camera flash around giving you control of the light and helps you get the desired look you’re after. You can do this all without having to recalculate exposures, use a flash meter, and link everything together with wires.

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B&W Case Type 4000 with Padded Dividers

B&W outdoor cases are virtually indestructible – they are easily stackable, watertight, dustproof, airtight, shock resistant, chemical resistant and corrosion-proof. The Type 4000 is a medium-sized hard case that offers a lot of storage space in a compact design, ideal for camera equipment, measuring/testing equipment, night vision/optic, or a great range case for the recreational shooter. During travel or storage, this hard case will protect your camera, lenses and accessories and keep them free from scratches, dust and damage.

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MagMod Wildlife Kit

The MagMod MagBeam wildlife photography light modifier kit focuses your flash output, improving distance and power for sharper shots with crisp edges. Embedded magnets instantly attach the light modifiers to your gear for easy setup. The kit includes a MagGrip for setting up the modifier system, a MagBeam and a tele lens that focuses the flash beam for an additional 2-3 stops of usable light. You can also collapse the MagBeam into three positions to create different spotlight patterns.

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3LT Ellie Bracket

This universal L-bracket enables vertical and horizontal orientation while the focal plane and horizon stay the same. It will enable you to clamp the ball head on your tripod while the bracket is attached to your camera. Ideal for photographers that wants to take their landscape and portrait shoots to the next level.

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Third Prize

Gear from Outdoorphoto worth more than R18,000:

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens

Available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, this lightweight and compact super-telephoto lens works well for travel, sports, action, nature and wildlife photography. It is compatible with Sigma’s Global Vision line of teleconverters and thanks to a special coating on the front and rear elements, the mount is dust and splash-proof.

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LensCoat for Sigma 150-600mm Lens

Available in Forest Green and Realtree designs, this lens cover provides extra protection from accidental bumps and scratches, ensuring that your lens stays in tip-top shape. Safari or wildlife enthusiasts will also enjoy this coat for its excellent camouflage.

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Badger Gear Ground Pod

The Badger Gear Ground Pod is the perfect solution for shooting at ground level or from a flat surface. Together with a bean bag (separately available), you can also use it to shoot bird or wildlife photography from a vehicle or bird hide. Simply place the Gound Pod with a gimbal head on your bean bag and enjoy panning, tilting and overall ease of motion and increased stability. The unique circular design allows you to slide camera equipment in any direction on the ground. For a secure and stable fit on the bean bag, you can also invert the mounting screw to use the Ground Pod upside down.

Use the Gound Pod with any lens or camera combination up to 600mm and has and a wide mounting surface to accommodate virtually any ball head or gimbal style head fitting a standard 3/8″ tripod mount. This is the perfect solution for ground-level shooting or off of a beanbag with telephoto lenses.

Badger Gear Snuggfit Beanbag

This bean bag has good form and a solid base for taking photos from your car or from a bird hide with heavy telephoto lenses. It is filled with plastic pellets weighing approximately 8kg. Designed by an avid wildlife photographer and co-founded by Outdoorphoto, this bean bag was one of the very first products to go live on our online store and has remained a top seller throughout the years.

This is a great bean bag for wildlife photography as it lets you stabilise your long lens for sharper photos, lets you get close to your subjects from a car window, and can be emptied to reduce your luggage weight and filled upon arriving at your destination.

How to Enter

Send Getaway your best images of African wildlife, people and landscapes.

Submit your images here

Or email your entries (about 1Mb in size, max five a month) with your name and contact details to gallery@getaway.co.za. Include a title, information on how and where you took the image, and details of the camera make and model, as well as the specific settings you used for the image.

Competition & Prize T&Cs

Full rules of the competition are at getaway.co.za/photo/send-us-your-photos