Articles - Animals

Third Visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park

Welcome to 2020. Early into the year, we made a third visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park, this time with some family members who had come to visit and stay with us for a few weeks.  It was their first time to the park, and they enjoyed it immensely. On previous visits, I have been able... [more]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020

Today I did something quite unusual, and made a decision to enter the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition. The prize, in addition to being awarded the title of Africa Geographic 2020 Photographer of the Year, is a five-day safari in the Djuma Private Game Reserve, which is within the the Sabi Sand Private... [more]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 7 of 7

Our final day in the Maasai Mara had arrived, and our trip was soon to be over. We had just the one morning game drive, before the unpleasant familiarity of packing and returning to Mara North Airstrip for the undesirable but necessary flight back to Nairobi. After grabbing our gear and signalling for the Maasai... [more]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 6 of 7

It was now our sixth day in the Maasai Mara during our epic trip in June of 2019, and the safari was drawing near to a close. So far, in five days, we had not seen a single leopard.  Would today be the day? As always, the plan was to start the day with some... [more]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 5 of 7

On the morning of our fifth day in the Maasai Mara during this most recent trip, we woke at 5am as usual to prepare for an early start, with the intention of engaging in some landscape photography at dawn. Unfortunately, for the fifth day in a row, the sky was terrible, and was visibly hopeless... [more]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 4 of 7

Our fourth day of this trip to the Maasai Mara was to be largely spent as an all-day trip to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, south of Mara North Conservancy, and north of the Kenya-Tanzania border. A day or two earlier, Mario had decided that it would be worth visiting the Maasai Mara National Reserve... [more]