Articles - South Africa

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Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: End of the Road

In my last update about the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, I related my experience of having one of my images selected from the Top 101. Unfortunately, that was the end of the road for me, for this year at least, as my image did not make it into the final selection... [more]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: Top 101

In these strange times, there has not been much activity for me photographically, and consequently I have not had anything to report, until now. Last night, I received an email from Africa Geographic to advise that one of my images, which had earlier been selected for feature in the Weekly Selection in its Africa Geographic... [more]

Progress Update - Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020

In a previous article, I related my unusual decision to enter a photography competition - specifically, the esteemed Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020. I have entered quite a few of my favourite images captured during our travels in Africa. It is proving to be a tough competition, but to my delight, the competition... [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]

Returning to Kenya and Israel

I am pleased to announce that we will be heading abroad later this year, with visits to Kenya and Israel in the same big trip. It has been a few years since we have been to either country (2015 and 2016 respectively), but a return to Africa was something high on the agenda for some time. Because we... [more]

Presenting a Wildlife Photography Talk

We recently had some good friends over for dinner and a good catch-up. They are both passionate and very capable photographers, and I met them when I was involved with the camera club scene some years back. Last year they started their own club, and during the course of the night I mentioned that I... [more]

RIP Ximpoko

I recently learned some tragic and disturbing news, and further reading today has confirmed it is true. Ximpoko, a very large male lion who inhabited the Timbavati region of Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, was killed by trophy hunters in July of 2013. Ximpoko was one of the first male lions we ever encountered... [more]

Big Nigrescens: Revisiting the African Night Sky

Last weekend, I re-visited some of my unprocessed and/or unpublished images from our epic African trip in 2012, and dragged out from the archives another image of the stunning night sky over Africa. This is Big Nigrescens, a spot in the Timbavati region of South Africa, through which we had passed during a morning game... [more]