Asian Birds, Malaysian Birds, Birds Eye, Bird Eyes, Hornbills, Rhinocerous Hornbill

Mrs Plover Lover

This morning we had an interesting run-in with a masked lapwing.  Decided to put it to prose… Plover lover, The Missus, she’s a Plover lover, Plover lover, But the Plovers, no love her, No Love her! The Missus, she go bush, Thinks the bush is Mush, Bush happy, bush happy, She loves the sticks, Get…

Finding Eden in Africa

When it rains in Africa everything is transformed from a pallet of dry brown to a rich green interspersed with splashes of colour. Lenses usually focused on wildlife and birds quickly get distracted by the mirage of flowering grass blowing in the wind. Sometimes when you are lucky, you even get the chance to photograph…

The Flight of the Bumblebee Bird

Yellow Bishop Birds have to be one of the great South African grassland birds. Looking a little like overgrown bumble bee’s these bishops along with their red cousins bring a dash of color to the fields of grass throughout the highveld. Being small, with deeply contrasting feathers yellow bishops are not the easiest to photograph…

Beautiful Bees

There are many bird species that are eye catching, but one the most eye catching has to be Bee Eaters. It does not matter where in the world they are, these bird’s are stunning. And from a photography perspective the great thing about them is they are posers and generally allow you to get close…

Kruger in the Wet

  Kruger in the rainy season is a totally different experience to the dry season. The wet season may be a time of plenty for the wildlife but it’s a time of drought when it comes to good photography opportunities. The bush throughout the park during this time of year is a lush green with…

The Art of Building a Grass House

There are two things that never fail to get my attention, a bunch of Baboons messing around, and Weaver Birds busy building their nests. Give me any one of these and I’m a happy chap. What’s fascinating about weaver birds is how they manage to intricately thread and weave strands of grass into a perfectly…

When Africa Blooms in Australia

What a sight it is to see African Aloes in full bloom down under in Australia. The aloe section of the Brisbane Botanical Gardens is presently a mass of splendid nectar laden flowers and the local birds are more interested in getting a suger high than worrying about cameras. It’s a splendid mix of bright…

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…

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…

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…