Walking on Water

Lake Panic near Skukuza in Kruger is a foolproof photographers dream location. It’s almost impossible to sit in that hide and not come away with something worth keeping, be it birds or wildlife. Even photographing common birds like the African Jacana is a pleasure as they go about their business oblivious to your presence very…

Fast Cat Odyssey

Four years and thousands of kilometers of bumpy dusty roads is a long time and a lot of pain between Cheetah sightings. But as they say, in Africa always expect the unexpected! If you have ever driven the road between Letaba camp and Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park you will know it’s not a…

The Ghosts of the Long Grass

Lions in long grass are like ghosts. One minute you see them the next minute they are invisible behind millions of shimmering  stalks blowing in the wind. This last trip we came across a number of big cats in long grass, so as a change from the usual blah blah I thought I would try to show how well…

Little Cats Big Moment

If you have never seen a Genet you don’t know what you are missing. And if you want to see a Genet, staying in the tents at Punda Maria in the far north of Kruger is a guarantee. Every night after dark these elusive small cats do a patrol through the bush surrounding the tents.…

African Penguins; Survival Against All Odds

A hundred years ago there were four million, today there are a mere 55,000. Such is the perilous predicament of African Penguins. The experts are saying that within 15 years the species could become extinct if the decline in their population is not halted….sad facts of life for a truly wonderful little guy! Commonly known…

Wild Dagga; The Bird’s Beer

Browsing the bookshelves in the bookstore at Johannesburg Airport we came across a book by Heather Dugmore and Ben-Erik van Wyk called Muthi and Myths. The book is an easy interesting and educational read about the plants and legends behind African tribal medicine. One of the chapters in the book is about Wild Dagga, a common…

A Day of Nights

It’s Heron nesting season in Malaysia so this weekend we decided to head up to the small town of Sekinchan where large colonies of Black Crowned Night Herons and Little Egrets congregate in large numbers every year. Last year the roosting trees were perfectly located to facilitate photographing the birds as they glided in to…

Sexy Redheads

Everyone likes a sexy redhead….so we are pleased to be able to post some super sexy redhead shots which should turn the heads of every birdwatcher. We have been wanting to photograph Chestnut-Headed Bee Eaters for a few years, but for some reason we never managed to turn up at the right place at the right…