Category : South Africa

Golden pool, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

Late in the day in the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa, the setting sun reflects off a hill to light a golden pool.

Goliath Heron fishing, St Lucia Wetlands

The Goliath Heron, as its name suggests, is the largest of Africa’s heron species and was unconcerned by our boat passing slowly by.

Hippopotamus, St Lucia Wetlands, South Africa.

Although seemingly docile, hippos are reputedly the most dangerous animals in Africa killing and injuring more people than either lions or crocodiles.

Cape Eagle Owl, Hluhluwe, South Africa

A Cape Eagle Owl (Bubo capensis) perches with its head effortlessly rotated through 180 degrees.

The abstract landscape

When you’re in a grand natural landscape, the temptation is to get out the wide-angle lens and try to capture the “big picture”. However sometimes it’s worth looking beyond the obvious and look for smaller details, a telephoto lens can be helpful in doing so.