Port Elizabeth Surfers

On our recent stay in South Africa we ventured down to Port Elizabeth post Safari. On a stroll by the beach we noticed a number of surfers out in the waves and I grabbed my camera and took some shots. This was my first foray into this sport and it took a while to get…

Addo Elephant Park

Whilst staying at Port Elizabeth we took the opportunity to visit Addo Elephant Park for a day. After spending time in Kruger NP we were not sure what to expect but it was certainly worth the visit. The scenery is very different to Kruger with much thick bush around the southern entrance. Once we arrived…

The Little Fellas

Having been to Shipandami dam previously there was no hesitation in returning once more. Last time we visited there were Ellies blocking the road, hippos cavorting around, crocs acting all sinister and kingfishers galore. So hopes were high. This time all was quiet, we scanned the banks and bush but all to no avail for…

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…

Inspirational photos on display at Ribblesdale Camera Club

ONE of Ribblesdale Camera Club’s most interesting, unusual and, at times, touching meetings comprised presentations by members Steve Proctor and Gary Williamson. Both presentations were notable for their professional standard use of Photoshop. Steve started with an update on his recent talk on conservation and photo ethics, talking about the sharp decline in the African…

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…

All Quiet

Another cool day with quite a cold wind greeted us today and we had a couple of hours to spare before breakfast so we headed south towards Satara. Due to the cold weather the animals seemed to be sitting deep to keep warm so there was little to see. One notable exception was a small…