Hello and welcome to my blog where I share my photos and experiences from my travels to the African bush and other wild places.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Steenbok is one of my favorite antelopes. They are usually solitary, very alert and always offers one a nice photo opportunity when you drive past them. They would turn around and look at you with those beautiful big ears pointed right back at you. Usually you only have a few seconds to get the shot before they would disappear into the distance after realizing what you are. I was looking to photograph a steenbok in a complimenting natural environment. In the Okavango Delta in Botswana I found my moment when I saw a Steenbok in the beautiful golden light standing in the tall grass. I loved how he was camouflaged in the golden grass, complimenting his color. I had to be quick, grabbing a few photographs before he did disappear into the long grass.

Okavango Delta, Botswana
Canon 1D Mark IV | 600mmf/4 | 1/1250 sec at f/4, ISO 400

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I was fortune to have found a bat-eared fox den right next to the road in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park one Summer. There were five pups in the den but they were of course very skittish and afraid of vehicles. I would return day after day to look for them, and realized that the only time I would get to see them were early morning and late afternoon, and only when it was very cloudy and dark – not the ideal conditions for photography. One cloudy afternoon I waited next to the den and hoped that my fortunes would change. Three of the pups were sitting outside, right at the entrance to the den, but the sun was behind thick clouds again. With nothing better to do I reached for my lens and took a few photos. My effort got rewarded when the sun suddenly appeared through the only hole in the clouds, providing stunning afternoon light for a brief moment.

Bat-eared fox pups
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Canon 5D Mark II | 600mmf/4 | 1/800 sec at f/8, ISO 800

This photo was featured in an online blog about me by the South African National Parks

Monday, April 2, 2012


A rainbow promises rain to a barren landscape where waves of tawny grass splashes onto the granite of the Nubib Mountains. This is a place where its beauty and breathtaking splendor is matched only by its sense of tranquility. This is the Namibrand.

Promise of rain
Namibrand, Namibia
Canon 5D Mark II | 16-35mmf/2.8 | 2.5sec at f/11, ISO 100