Articles - Wildlife

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First Photoshoot of 2017

My first photoshoot of 2017 began eather early in the year, with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park on the 2nd of January. This is only the second time we have been inside a zoo or wildlife sanctuary/park since our travels to South Africa and Kenya in 2012 and 2015 respectively. For some time, Featherdale Wildlife Park had... [more]

2015 Retrospective: Intense and Focused

Now that we are well into the year 2016, it is time for a retrospective look at my photographic journey in 2015. The year can be summarised as intense and focused, as the majority of images I captured during 2015 were in the Mara North Conservancy and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, where we embarked upon an incredible seven-day safari with our friend and safari leader Mario... [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]

Video: Lions of the Mara

The year 2015 is drawing to a close, and it is hard to believe that it has been over six months since our epic trip to the Maasai Mara region of Kenya. While I shot many images during that trip, I also captured a very decent amount of video footage; but it has taken me six months to... [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]

Kenya: So Where Exactly Were We?

For the past few months I have chronicled our adventures in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya on a day-by-day basis, detailing in words and pictures the incredible experiences we had. For those who have not been to the Mara, it can be difficult to picture the geography and understand how vast it is, and... [more]

Maasai Mara: Day 7 of 7

Our final day in the Mara had arrived, and we had one morning game drive before we would need to depart Elephant Pepper Camp and the fantastic people, animals, places and experiences that had made up the previous week. The day was quite subdued, and there was that ever-persistent feeling we had experienced before on our final... [more]

Maasai Mara: Day 6 of 7

By the sixth day in the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya's south-west, our incredible safari was rapidly drawing to a conclusion; but despite the ticking clock, a lot can happen in two days, and day six would be an amazing day, as we would later discover. In addition to the routine morning and afternoon game drives... [more]