An Elephant (Loxodonta africana) crosses the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in search of greener pastures. The river, which acts as a border for the two countries, is no barrier at all for the resident elephant population. Zambezi River, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.
October in Mana Pools in the Zambezi valley below the escarpment is called suicide month, for a good reason. In the five days we were there, three of them averaged 43 degrees centigrade in the shade and 53 in the direct sun in the early afternoon. Part of the reason for visiting Mana at this […]
Hello my friends! Firstly- I want to wish you a very happy and blessed 2017! It’s that time of year, eh? If you follow a plethora of photographers you will no doubt see many of them put out some sort of “best of 2016” image collection. I’ve outlined in previous posts why I think it’s […]
I can’t believe I haven’t posted this photo on my blog before – but oh well, here it is. It looks like a pristine beach with idyllic white sand, but it is in fact the riverbed of the mighty Zambezi river flowing between Zimbabwe and Zambia at this point. I was sitting on the bank […]
This part of Africa is so beautiful, it makes me want to come and build an open-cast copper mine here! Not. But that’s the kind of thinking that must be going on in the heads of people like the directors of Zambezi Resources Limited (an Australian mining company). They are planning to open an open-cast […]
I can’t believe how time has flown. It’s now almost a year since I made the epic journey up to Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. What excites me is that I’ll be going back in about 8 weeks’ time with Marlon du Toit on the first official WILD EYE MANA POOLS PHOTO SAFARI. After my mind-blowing […]
Of the nearly 170 distinct species of elephants (members of the proboscidean species) that once roamed the earth, only three: the Asian, the African Savannah, and the African Forest Elephant remain today. There are many ways to help efforts to conserve these species. One specific avenue is to support valuable research projects such as this: […]