Trierenberg Super Circuit

I recently wrote a short blog on my experiences in entering photographic salons both locally in South Africa and Internationally and what it does for my own photography.  My photographic friends told me that there are a few salons that you have to enter Internationally like the Trierenberg Super Circuit and the Al-Thani awards to…

Thunderstorms and Jacanas

Having recently returned from my first Chobe Safari of 2015, I was once again reminded what an incredible piece of the planet the Chobe River is for wildlife photography.  The photography of the various species both bird and mammal, was diverse and we had some interesting action and interaction like the African Jacanas who are competing…

Shooting in the rain

As nature photographers we have to be ready and willing to shoot in any conditions if we want to get the shot.  In this particular sequence I want to share with you, I was in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in December a year ago when we were challenged photographically.  The day started off as you would expect from a…

All out action at Cubitje Quap

  One of the Kgalagadi sightings I have always wanted to photograph is when the Jackals hunt the Cape Turtle Doves and Sandgrouse.  I have visited the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 13 times in the last few years and have always dipped on seeing this action.  From what I could gather on the various reports and sightings…

Kgalagadi – The first 24

A year had passed since my last visit to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which straddles South Africa and Botswana.  Form a photography point of view I had upgraded my cameras from the D700 and D800 to a D750 and D810 so I was excited to use them in anger to see the improvements.  Planning a…

Mid Winter on the Chobe with CNP Safaris

One of the questions I get the most when discussing the Chobe Safaris with interested clients is what the best time of the year is to go on a Chobe Safari.  I always say that there isn’t a best time only different times.  When we start our CNP Chobe safaris in March every year following the end of the rainy…

Etosha – Birds of Prey

In this blog I want to share with you some of the Birds of Prey we encountered along the roads and at the water holes during our CNP Safaris to Etosha . At the apex of the African bird of prey pyramid is the Martial Eagle.  The female Martial Eagle who weighs in at 4.7 kg, has a wingspan of between…

Chobe Lily trotters

Our first four CNP Safaris to the Chobe River have produced some very interesting sightings and good photography opportunities.  All photography is done from our specialist CNP photography boats which allows our clients to shoot from a flat bottomed boat providing a stable platform for the telephoto lenses.  Waterside photography is vastly different from shooting…