Malachite Kingfisher with it’s Prize

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

If you sit quietly at Lake Panic Bird Hide in the Kruger National Park, you’re bound to see some cool stuff.  Having been there so many times, I’ve gotten to know the perches where these little guys like to fish from.  I managed to capture this little bird as it returned to one of the many perches it was fishing from.

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Giraffe at Sunset.

Monday, January 27th, 2014

A Giraffe’s pattern and colors are best expressed at dusk or dawn.  That is all.

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Separate ways.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

On a recent trip to the Kruger National Park here in South Africa I heard that an Elephant was shot and killed because it had showed aggression towards some tourists and destroyed their car.  No one knew the full story at the time but my gutt feeling was that the tourists had driven to close to the animal and ignored the warning signs.  Wild animals almost always give a warning before attacking, even a Bull Elephant that weighs anything from 6 to 9 tons and knows he can destroy just about anything will give a warning.  A video was eventually released showing that the toursits were being complete idiots and drove right up to the Elephant and did not back away when he turned around and showed that he was not enjoying them being that close.  Made me sad to know that his had to pay with his life because he stood his ground and the tourists had to pay a small fine of R1500.  Disgutsing actually, when you really think about it.  Anyways, I had a great time respecting and observing these giants as they came together at one of the water holes, drinking and interacting with one another and then walking off in seperate directions.

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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!

Birds

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I recently purchased the Canon 400mm lens and it’s amzing, especially with bird photography!  The detail and colors are amazing!  These are some birds I captured with it on recent trips to different Safari Parks in South Africa.  Enjoy!