The effects of climate change are outpacing poaching as the No. 1 threat to wildlife. In Zimbabwe, officials are now moving more than 2,500 wild animals from a reserve in the southern part of the country further north due to an ongoing drought. Rangers are relying on trucks, cranes and even helicopters to move the […]
After his life-changing encounter with the deadly beast in his native Zimbabwe in 1996 – which he claims “stank of rotten eggs” – Paul Templer was left with 39 “serious” bite wounds “.. The wildlife specialist, who was conducting a six-person safari down the Zambezi river, characterized the horrific encounter as “a horrible day at […]
Hello my friends! Firstly – I want to wish you a very happy and blessed 2019! 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 […]
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.
As a herd of frisky bull elephants cross the Zambezi River, the high ground is held by an unlikely participant in the elephant’s version of “King of the Hill”. Somewhere along the Zambezi River, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.
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 […]
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 […]