The Big Guys…

Despite the horrendous levels of poaching in Africa there are still many Elephants to be seen as you journey through Kruger park – and we saw lots! Our first encounter was with a herd that were digging away in a dry river bed, looking for the hidden water below the surface. The herd had several…

False Bay Whales

Recently I went to South Africa for a wildlife fix and intended to try and get some shots of Whales breaching off the south coast. Hermanus is supposedly the centre of activity for this as the whales gather for breeding and giving birth during September-November each year. We failed to see any activity during a…

Lounging Leopards

We had two really good sightings of Leopards recently as well as a few fleeting glimpses as these beautiful creatures roamed through the bush of South Africa. Our first sighting was a rather distant ‘Leopard in a Tree’ which was just within photo range but was slightly obscured by the branches of its chosen lair.…

Kings of the Highveld

Lions. Everybody’s favourite big cat, maybe, but they certainly cause a stir when spotted in the wild. We were lucky enough to have many sightings during our trip to Kruger Park in South Africa. The highlight was most definitely the sight of a pride of Lions noisily and greedily devouring a Wildebeest carcass no more…

Yorkshire’s Upland Birds

I had a very early start to a day in Wensleydale and Swaledale in north Yorkshire that began at 3am with a 90 minute drive in the near dark. I arrived at just before 5am as daylight was beginning to develop but the sun was not to make it through the overcast skies. Along the…

Emzini Township Tour

Emzini is a small organisation run by Penny and Ella in Knysna, South Africa with the intent of supporting the people of the Township. We came across them whilst on holiday there and booked on to one of the township tours that they operate to get an insight into the lives of the local people.…

In The Wilderness

There is an area on the south coast of South Africa named Wilderness which is a haven for birdlife and therefore the bird-spotters amongst us. It’s not quite as isolated or truly wild as the name suggests but it’s a great place to be for some peaceful nature time. When we have been there we…