Articles - South Africa

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 [ read 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 [ read 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Last weekend, I re-visited some of my unprocessed and/or unpublished images from our epic African trip in 2012, and dragged out from the archives another image of the stunning night sky over Africa.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 [ read more ]

Bukekayo Ingwe: Re-visiting the Archives

Sometimes it is good to go back through older images with fresh eyes and see if there is anything which was captured and forgotten, but which has potential to be a great image. The other day I went back through my shots of Rockfig Jr, a magnificent female leopard we encountered in the Timbavati region [ read more ]

One Year Since Africa

On this day last year, we were in the African wilderness, on the final day of our magical photographic safari in Motswari Private Game Reserve. It has been a while since I posted an image from that trip, so here is a new image of one of the magnificent Jacaranda Pride lionesses we encountered on [ read more ]

Makepisi's Afternoon Rest

It has been a while since I posted an image I captured during our epic African safari adventures in October of 2012. I still have quite a few images from that trip to publish. I thought it was time for some leopard love, so here is Makepisi male, a resident of the Timbavati region of [ read more ]