Articles - South Africa

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're 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'd be... [more]

RIP Ximpoko

I recently learned some tragic and disturbing news, and further reading today has confirmed it's 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 in... [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Last weekend, I re-visited some of my unprocessed and/or unpublished images from our epic African trip in 2012, and dragged out from the archives another image of the stunning night sky over Africa.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]

Bukekayo Ingwe: Re-visiting the Archives

Sometimes it's good to go back through older images with fresh eyes and see if there's 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 of greater... [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... [more]