A collection of images from my December 2017 trip to the iconic Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa.
In 2017 I joined Tusk Photo for two back-to-back four day photographic safaris at Elephant Plains Game Lodge in the Northern part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Since 2002 I've been a regular visitor to Elephant Plains as it is one of the best places in South Africa to see leopards. Virtually every drive at this lodge produces one or more leopard sightings.
In April 2017 I visited the Kruger National Park for two days. Below you can find some of the images I made during this trip.
The Farne Islands is a group of islands off the East coast of Northumberland in the North of England. During summertime around 150,000 breeding pairs of seabirds cram onto the islands. More than twenty different bird species can be spotted here, including razorbills, guillemots, eider ducks and puffins. Scattered around the various islands that make up the Farne Islands is the largest breeding colony in of Grey or
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is my absolute favourite location in South Africa for wildlife photography. The Sabi Sand is a private game reserve and shares its Eastern border with the world famous Kruger National Park. There are no fences between the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, thus wildlife move between them freely. The original Sabie Reserve was proclaimed in 1898. It turned out to
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a very large, swampy inland delta formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari. All the water reaching the Delta is ultimately evaporated and transpired, and does not flow into any sea or ocean. Each year approximately 11 cubic kilometers of water spreads over the 6,000-15,000 km2
The Kruger National Park is the largest of all the South African National Parks. The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realised when the area
In the 1990's I bought my first SLR camera, a Canon 1000Fn with a 28-80mm and 75-300mm lens. Since then I've owned a wide range of cameras and lenses, but stuck to the Canon brand. After my first couple of trips to South Africa I decided to move from consumer grade Canon equipment to their prosumer lineup. I purchased an EOS3 camera body and my first