Apr 212017
 
POLL: Should the sale of rhino horns be legalized?

A top court in South Africa just made it legal to trade in rhino horns within the country. The South African government, in 2009, imposed a moratorium that banned domestic trade in rhino horns. But after years of legal battle between commercial rhino breeders and the government’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the constitutional court […]

Oct 162014
 
Kalahari Black

A black-maned Lion (Panthera leo krugeri) of the Kalahari indulges in a rare drink from a puddle caused by an abundance of rain during this year’s rainy season. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana. with Kalahari Plains Camp. Nikon D4 Nikon 200-400mm. ISO 800 f4 @ 1/350 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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 […]

Feb 232014
 
Call of the Spurfowl

There are very few things that affirm to you that you are in the bush and you need to wake up to go on a game drive as pleasantly as the morning call of the Swainson’s Spurfowl. This call evokes endless memories of trips to the Kruger National Park and surrounds in me, and I’m […]

Aug 272013
 
Kruger: December 2009 (Part 4)

We carried on and turned off on the Red Rocks loop. Shortly after turning onto this dirt road, we were rewarded with a lovely sighting of 2 rare and shy Sharpe’s Grysbok in the process of courtship! They suddenly became edgy and froze. I could hear the alarm call of vervet monkeys down in the […]

Aug 082013
 
Kruger: December 2009 (Part 3)

Well, now…I’ve just about let my trip reports fall by the wayside. Let’s carry on with this one, shall we? On the morning of our 2nd full day in the Park, we headed out bright and early. In the summer months, you can exit the camp gates at 04h30, and it effectively gets light around […]

Mar 072013
 
Behind the Frame: Forest King

How often do you get to see and photograph a lion in a forest? Most people who’ve been on safari in Africa see them either on grassy plains (think Masai Mara), in arid semi-desert (think Kalahari) or in thick bushveld (think Kruger Park). This photo was taken in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. What you […]

Jan 072013
 
Kgalagadi: September 2009 (Part 9)

It’s time to finish up this trip report as I’ve got many more to share! We awoke to our last full day in the Kgalagadi for this trip. There were some wonderfully streaky cirrus clouds in the sky, and I was hoping to make use of that to capture some interesting landscapes and animals-in-habitat photos. […]

Oct 272012
 
PhotoShare: Regally Poised

Another quick blog post this time, folks. Here’s another addition to my new African Visions series of wildlife in monochrome and duotone. A beautiful young leopard pauses and sits poised like only this graceful cat can. I think I have one of the poorest (read: least amount of photos) leopard portfolios of all the wildlife […]