Pied Avocet, Marievale

Pied Avocet, Marievale

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...  

Flight – Five Images

Flight – Five Images

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 [...]

Photographing rhino

Photographing rhino

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 [...]

The crocs of St Lucia

The crocs of St Lucia

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 [...]

St Lucia ‘seconds’

St Lucia ‘seconds’

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, [...]