Kingfisher Paradise

The Kingfishers that we have here in the UK are quite stunning little birds but the first one that I saw was in South Africa. Since that first sighting I have become hooked on the tiny beauties and have photographed them many times now. However, we only have the one species here, so when I’m…

Kingfisher Pair

It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally got around to processing the Kingfisher images that I shot earlier in the month. We were treated to a superb spectacle as both the male and female were present at times during the day. In fact, three times we witnessed the male passing fish to his partner…

Lake Panic Sunrise

One of my Flickr contacts – Hettie Naude from South Africa creates some wonderfully atmospheric images by capturing a minimal amount of light in her photographs. This year I was inspired enough to try my hand at some silhouette images of my own. These shots were taken at Lake Panic in the Kruger park at…

Kingfisher Hide

I spent a day in a hide, owned by Nature Photography Hides, near Droitwich hoping for some great Kingfisher shots. The day started nice and early as we set up in the hide overlooking a small stream on farmland. The weather was overcast but reasonably bright, which is not bad for nature photography. Too dark…

Elephant Jam

At last, the sun is back and the animals are stirring again. Headed north out of Mopani towards Shingwedzi but not intending to go that far north. We passed several water holes and pans but there was little movement around them. We saw a Saddle Billed Stork plus an unidentified Stork – doesn’t look like…

A Touch Too Close

Again an early, 6:00am, start to the day to get to Lake Panic before the rush hour. On the way down we spotted three Hyenas sleeping at the roadside, what looked to be a mother and two youngsters, they dozed around, stirring only briefly. Lake Panic was its usual self with all the usual suspects…