Full Moon

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

It was full moon the night before last and I decided to see how it would look through my 400mm lens.  See for yourselves, the lunar surface as seen from South Africa.

Ginny in the Garden

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Spring is a good time to take photos of your cats, they’re out and about getting up to all kinds of mischief.  I adopted Ginny a couple years back from the SPCA and she really has brought much fun and many laughs into our home.  This is her out in the yard, enjoying the awesome Spring weather of Johannesburg.

Alan and his Guitars

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I can’t remember the last time I met someone that is so passionate about what they do or perhaps I just haven’t.  I spend quite a lot of time at Alan’s house since he is my brother in law but I can honestly say we don’t spend much time speaking to one another and not because we don’t want to, rather cause he is usually playing 1 of his guitars.  On my last visit I decided to get my camera out when I heard him start rocking out in his bedroom.  I shot these photos as the sounds reverberated off the walls and while Alan explained to me the differences between his guitars.  Alan’s band, ‘Zebra & Giraffe’are currently one of the top headlining bands here in South Africa. Check em out!

The Yellow Submarine

Friday, September 9th, 2011

My friend Brad and I have decided to drive around at least once a week and look for cool things to photograph.  We started last night and our first shoot was of his new Jeep Wrangler.  It’s 4×4, it’s tough and it’s very yellow.  He loves it.

Widowmaker.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Being one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, it is estimated that the Cape Buffalo kills more than 200 people across Africa each year.  “Widowmaker” and “Black Death” are 2 of it’s local nick names in parts of Africa.  I love sitting in my car and just watching these guys, they seem so peaceful but always have that grumpy look on their faces.  On our last trip to the Kruger National Park we saw plenty of them, from small herds of old bulls to a herd that I would say was almost 1000 strong!  It’s hard to imagine how Lion are able to kill and eat these guy, especially when some males can get to weigh over 900kg’s!  Here are some shots of the Buffalo we spotted in the Kruger National Park.

Alone time for Elephants.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I’ve always found it quite a challenge to shoot photos of Elephant in the wild.  They always seem to be awkwardly positioned amongst the bushes or the light is too bright or I’m a bit nervous that they will get aggressive while I’m concentrating on getting a shot.  I didn’t realize how close this huge bull was to us as things always seem further through the lens.  My wife, “Sarah” let out a little ‘yelp’ which let me know, it was time to move on!  This guy was alone with a female and didn’t wanna be disturbed!

Natal Francolin

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Letaba Camp in the Kruger National Park is well known for it’s resident wildlife living inside the camp.  I recently spotted this Natal Francolin foraging around the restaurant area and later noticed that it only had 1 leg which it was actually managing with just fine.  These birds are very common, in and around the Kruger area.

Sunrise Over Kruger National Park

Monday, September 5th, 2011

I just got back from another trip to the Kruger National Park on the far eastern side of South Africa.  It was really dry where we stayed up north and the animals were quite scarce.  I took this shot on our last day as we were heading south and on our way home around 6:15 in the morning.