Love in the Bush

Sometimes the simple things in life are the most rewarding. It’s the same with photography. Keep it simple and sometimes you are rewarded with shots that are really pleasing. Last weekend whilst strolling though Tinchi Tamba wetlands not far from where we are staying in Brisbane we came across a pair of Common Crow butterflies…

The Struggle to Survive

I was going through some of the unprocessed shots in one of my back-up drives and came across this photo of an Impala struggling to free itself from the mud of a drying waterhole. The photo brings back memories of a very sad scene at Klopperfontein Dam near Punda Maria camp in the far north…

Orangutans; Endangered Jungle People

The eyes and facial features of Orangutans are a photographers dream. The faces of older Orangutans project wisdom and a sad understanding of the perils facing their kind in the form of rampant unchecked deforestation of Borneo and Sumatra. The faces of younger ones, ignorant of their plight, display a cockiness and mischievousness that comes with…

Nosy Neighbors

Even in the best of suburbs nosy neighbors can be a pain. However for the residents of Labuk Bay in the northern Borneo state of Sabah living with nosy neighbors in the form of Proboscis Monkeys is normal. In fact almost all the neighbors are just as nosy! Proboscis monkeys, endemic to Borneo are endangered,…

Brahminy Fly Fishing

YES…!!!! Finally, after numerous attempts to get shots of Brahminy Kites fishing today we came away from another trip up to Kuala Gula with something worth posting. Kuala Gula is a two and a half to three hour drive each way, which makes it a long day in the car for no shots worth keeping.…

A Dog Day Afternoon

It’s a dogs life having to scavenge for food. Every day’s the same. It’s hot, it’s dusty, and nothing likes you, not even your own kind. You survive on your wits and the skills taught you by your mother before she abandoned you. If you don’t find something to , you die. Life is tough for a Jackal! If…

Malaysian Mangrove Life

It does not matter how early in the morning you start, photography in Mangroves is a hot sweaty business! You may lose a few kilos, but its rewarding. The focus of last weeks trip to Kuala Gula, a small fishing village up the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia that surrounded by a large expanse of…

Catching Brahminy’s Fishing

This weekend was a new challenge. Photographing Brahminy Kites as they pluck fish from the water. Let me tell you. It’s easier said than done! I don’t know how many times we’ve drooled over brilliant shots of fish eagles plucking fish from the water and wondered how lucky you have to be to be set…

Kill Me Softly

They say travelers should always expect the unexpected and in Africa never be surprised at what you could see. We can honestly say that each bush trip we make is succinctly different from previous trips. No two trips are ever the same especially when it comes to sightings. But its the unusual sightings that stay…

Soft Landing

Sometimes it pays to go back in time and take a look at old files. It’s interesting what you find. When you come back from a trip the focus is always on shots of something that you found particularly interesting at the time. Consequently you skim past a lot of other stuff that when you…