Mar 012017
 
South Africa: Rich in National Parks

During my (relatively short, I might add) lifetime I have had the privilege of visiting the majority of South Africa’s national parks and game reserves. What a wealth of natural heritage we possess! When people from abroad look at some of the work in my photographic portfolio, they are amazed at the diversity of wildlife […]

Aug 162016
 
The Nutcracker Badger

It’s 6 January 2016…early in the morning. The sun has just risen, and we spent its rising with a lioness close to the Rooiputs waterhole in the Kalahari desert, more specifically, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that straddles the borders of South Africa and Botswana. South Africa is experiencing a heat wave of sweaty proportions – […]

Feb 022016
 
The leopard photo that was 7 years in the making

Leopards and I have a funny relationship. I’ve had to exert quite some patience to obtain photos of them. But this post is not about a Kruger leopard. Ever since visiting the Kalahari for the first time in 14 years back in 2009, I had a strong desire to see and photograph the elusive leopards […]

Jan 152015
 
10 below 100 - my reflection on 2014

Good day folks! I bet the title of this blog post has you perplexed. Since January 2010 I have made it a habit of posting a collection of my personal best moments in nature photography on my blog. I know some people scoff at this trend (obviously because many photographers seem to be doing it […]

Oct 082014
 
Lions of the Red Dunes

I have just gotten back from hosting a Wild Eye Great Migration Photographic Safari, with a mountain of new images to catalogue and process. I am already looking forward to my next safari, though, and this one will be to one of my favourite wilderness areas – the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – with my favourite […]

Aug 102014
 
Giraffe Sunburst

I’ve been making a point of sharing some photos of ungulates on my blog and Facebook page recently. It’s so easy to share the photos of the iconic big cats, other predators, elephants and rhinos. But many people have more appreciation for the lesser-known forms of life in the bush and actually enjoy seeing photos […]

May 282014
 
Lions vs Giraffe: The Prelude

I’ve been putting off telling this story on my blog…but I feel that it’s time. In November 2013 I went on a very long safari-roadtrip with my lovely wife and our 2 young children. The destinations were to be the Etosha National Park in Namibia and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa. The story […]

Mar 232014
 
Spotted Eagle Owl chick

The response to my last free desktop background was great, so I decided to put another one out there. I might release one per month…still deciding. Anyway, this one shows a Spotted Eagle Owl chick, photographed against the setting sun in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Desert, South Africa). Instead of including a “calendar” in […]

Jan 302014
 
Dune Prowler

During our recent family safari to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, we came across two male cheetahs who were strolling down the dry Auob riverbed with full bellies (having made a kill earlier that morning). We drove next to them for probably 8km, and after they slaked their thirst at the Kamfersboom waterhole, they crossed over […]