I like the harmony and balance, the silent concentration, in these photographs of pied avocets with their swooping bills wading in the waters at the Marievale Bird Sanctuary. Time for a break, I thought, in the Spanish series...
We came upon this male lion and a female resting in the shade on one of our game drives in Madikwe... Two more black and white images in the Madikwe lion series.
Little Egret - Marievale. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Gauteng. I left in the power lines and pylons deliberately, as well as traces of the reeds and the trees, as I wanted to give a sense of the complex environment - not stereotypical, picture-postcard countryside - in which these birds live. Nikon D500, 70-300mm. Processed in [...]
As this is the only time, so far as I recall, that I've seen a mother warthog suckling her infants, I share this image - not as a great picture, but simply as a record. Nikon D500, 70-300mm. Processed in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.
Two little warthog piglets were playing a robust game of catch and head-butting when we came across them at the edge of the camp in Marakele, on our first afternoon there, at the end of a game drive on which we had seen virtually nothing. Needless to say we sat for a while and watched [...]
To maintain my sanity, or at least the appearance thereof, from time to time I have to take a break from what another photo blogger calls the work that pays the bills, and process an image. Here, as a foretaste of an upcoming posting, is just one image, of a pair of zebra in the [...]
Photographing rhino, in my amateur experience, can be a challenge. Mostly the problem is finding them in the first place, and when you do see them they tend to be just standing around, galumphing great hulks, or snoozing in the shade of a tree, where the light is awful. If you're a pro, you wait [...]
As I have mentioned, there are crocs enough in the St Lucia Wetlands to form a walkway across the water, Crocodile Dundee-style, should anyone want to make so bold. Or be so foolish. But these images are not from the wild, they are from the Crocodile Centre located in the reserve, instead. We were lucky [...]
One of the things about St Lucia that makes things a little tricky for the photographer is the vegetation - dense, lush, green, all too often in the way of a clear shot, especially for the traveling amateur or tourist who does not have the luxury of lying in wait, sometimes for days or weeks, [...]