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Speed vs Power as Cheetah encounters Lions

As a wildlife photographer I’m mostly out early in the mornings and late afternoons, the hours when the light at its best and animal activity at its peak. Recently, I stayed out a little longer than usual and was rewarded … Continue reading

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Kubu Island, a magical place for landscape photographers

Kubu island, rocky island surrounded by flat salt pans of Makgadikgadi is interspersed with magnificent baobab trees, making for striking landscape and night photography. Continue reading

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Big Cats of Elephant Plains, Sabi Sands

Earlier this year I hosted a Big Cat photo workshop for Natural Exposure at Elephant Plains on the Sabi Sands.  The Sabi Sands is well known for it’s high populations of lions and leopards and Elephant Plains did not disappoint. … Continue reading

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Photo Safari to one of Africa’s finest Photo destinations

I’ve just recently returned from hosting a safari on behalf of C4 Photo Safaris at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. As usual this property delivered great photo opportunities, from a lion mum carrying her tiny cubs, Cheetah patrolling his territory, Tswalu’s famous … Continue reading

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When the light fades

Ever been on safari with the light  fading rapidly and the sun behind your subject?  What you have is a great opportunity to play with backlighting. The obvious shot is a silhouette when the sun is low and the sky is orange, but … Continue reading

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Great results from clients on a recent workshop hosted at Mashatu

When hosting a workshop it is always rewarding to see your clients photography improve.    Recently Mireille Vermaak attended a workshop hosted by myself on behalf of C4 Photo Safaris and she showed some great talent.  Mireille has kindly given me permission to … Continue reading

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Photographic Workshop Mashatu April 2016

I recently hosted a photographic workshop on behalf of C4 Photo Safaris in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. As usual, Mashatu presented great photo opportunities.  Here is a few photos taken by me during the workshop. If you’re interested in attending a workshop … Continue reading

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Meerkats of Tswalu

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is home to numerous colonies of Meerkats (Suricates). Two of these colonies have, over considerable time, been habituated to trust humans and accept them as part of their environment. The habituation process involved many hours of people … Continue reading

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Dark Chanting Goshawk vs Western Stripe-bellied Sand Snake

While hosting clients on the C4 Photo Safari vehicle at Mashatu Game Reserve recently, we were fortunate to witness a tussle between a Dark Chanting Goshawk and a Western Stripe-bellied Sand Snake.  When we picked up the sighting, the goshawk … Continue reading

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