Most people go to the Kruger National Park to photograph or see the Big 5… I go there to see and enjoy everything! I was sitting at one of the many water holes in the park waiting for something interesting to make it’s presence when I noticed these little butterflies fluttering all over the place and landing on the grass next to the road. It was a fresh early morning and the light was just perfect, giving the little guys a kind of glow.
I recently purchased a new Canon 50mm Macros Lens from Arrow Photo and took it with on a trip to Durban to celebrate my wife’s cousin’s 30th birthday and also to see their new house! One of my favourite things about Durban is the amount of wildlife that still lives in and around the gardens within the city, it’s pretty amazing! Reptiles are plentiful and with a bit pateince and time one can walk around pretty much any given garden and find some really interesting little critters. I like to spend the evenings out in the dark with my flash light, searching the ground and the trees for creatures of the night! I was hoping to find some Chameleons but I settled for this guy as I have never seen one or been lucky enough to photograph one before! He was sitting high up in a tree, outta my reach so I had to use a long palm leaf to get him down and then convince him to join me in the living room for a little photo shoot, needless to say it all went well and I had him back out in the yard on his perch in no time at all!
I’m always trying to get good shots of my cat’s eyes, needless to say that it’s one of the most difficult things ever! Cat’s get weird when a lens get’s close to their face! I recently got myself a Canon Macro lens which means I’m gonna be getting in even close to the cats! Lucky for them. I shot these 2 shots yesterday by pure luck! They were both feeling pretty lazy so they were still enough for me to snap these 2 shots of their eyes. I love my cats!
It’s summer time here in Johannesburg and that usually means, lots of rain, lots of insects and, of course, lots of critters that like to eat the insects! Toads are quite common around these parts but, it’s not as common to see them in your yard every other night, hopping around. I’ve spotted this guy on a couple of occasions now, just cruising the yard so, I decided it was time to shoot some photos of him/her. Enjoy!
I usually go hiking with my Dad every Sunday morning for about 10km’s at a place called, ‘Suikerbos Rand’. It’s a nature reserve about 30 minutes out of Johannesburg with a pretty big diversity of wildlife. I usually end up looking for snakes as we hike, lifting up rocks and looking in cracks. I didn’t find any snakes on this last hike but I did find these guys, a strange locust and a scorpion with all her babies on her back!