Category : South Africa

Drakensberg Mountains

Extra wide panorama, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

All camera settings were in manual mode and were identical for all 11 shots. Ideally, the shots would have been taken from a tripod using a bubble level to ensure a perfect horizontal.

Cape Glossy Starling, Hluhluwe, South Africa

a Cape Glossy Starling photographed in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The image is very much as nature presented it, the only post-processing on this shot was a slight cropping and digital sharpening.

Bird photography, approaching your subject

The bird settled for just a moment, I raised the camera to my eye without any sudden movement and got several frames before he/she lost interest and flew on.

Drakensberg Mountains, midday, flat light.

The photo was taken during the mid-afternoon by necessity (the location was only accessible via helicopter) meaning the light was really flat and the colours washed out.

Egyptian Goose and the late afternoon

Photographed in Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Park, South Africa, this is one of a pair of Egyptian geese that I observed at a water hole late in the afternoon, very late in the afternoon

Giant Kingfisher, St Lucia Wetlands, South Africa

The Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima) is the largest kingfisher in Africa and is widely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Crocodile, St Lucia Wetlands, South Africa.

The croc was going nowhere and was completely still.

African Fish Eagle, St Lucia Wetlands

I was on a boat on the wetlands when we observed this bird swoop down and catch a large fish, I believe a mullet, and carry it to the branch

Brown-hooded Kingfisher

Digital image processing to overcome under-exposure

Gold and blue details, Drakensberg Mountains

the seed heads of these tall grasses along the creek bank provide a study in gold and blue