A New Day Dawns
Very early morning in the Ngala Private Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park, these two Giraffes faced each other, with a small bird on the neck of one of them, as the sun slowly started to rise on the horizon.
On the Hunt
Late afternoon in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park, a pack of Wild Dogs were on the hunt. This particular dog was running through the bush and together with other members of the pack brought down an impala which they quickly consumed before returning to their den to feed their hungry pups.
Brown Rhino & Blue Bird
This big daddy rhino seemed quite comfortable grazing and moving along on a ridge almost above our safari vehicle, allowing me to get an on-the-level photo of him. Whilst all this was happening an equally interested 3rd party in the form of a starling was joining the rhino for his morning breakfast in order to feast on any ticks and other insects he disturbed as he walked and grazed, these insects would fly up when disturbed only for themselves to become breakfast.
The Hunter: Flying into the future
Mid-morning in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park, this magnificent young Martial Eagle with its long talons, launched itself from the branches of a high tree. The image is symbolic of our company, a head-hunting firm entering into its fifth decade
Courting Crowned Cranes
Very early morning in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, several Crowned Cranes were foraging in the swamps. Here a male is displaying his beautiful plumage in a courting ritual
Klipspringer on point
During the hot early evening on a game drive in the Sabie Sands, this klipspringer was seen resting high-up on the point of a rocky outcrop called a “koppie”. With its back to the sun it was using stillness and height to keep watch for predators, while simultaneously catching the last rays of the setting sun before the chill of the African evening settled in
Reminiscing – An Eye For The ‘Mane’ Chance
As the sun was rising over the Timbavati Game Reserve, this magnificent Lion was enjoying the warmth cast by the early morning rays of sunlight. This image was the first cover of the Woodburn Mann wildlife calendar back in 2006, and is an iconic representation of African wildlife; the King of the Continent
Early morning in the Sandibe region in Botswana, this leopard was sitting up in a tree when he lifted up his head, appearing surprised at the arrival of our vehicle below.
Very early morning in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, East Africa, these three Golden Jackals were scavenging around a lion kill looking for scraps to eat. They stopped for a few moments and grouped together with an eye from each peering out on the open plains.
Too Many To Count
This large school of Moorish idols mix in the light current off the reef wall as a large ball, relying on the collective experience that a large mass of many will intimidate predators and confuse them as to which fish to target as a meal. In this instance, the shoal phenomenon works so well it’s almost as if there are “too many to count” and their regal patterns break up their outline making it very difficult to discern where one fish starts and another ends.
Mid-morning in the Chobe National Park, Botswana, a herd of elephants were on the move. Two young elephants teamed up, with the older of the two resting his trunk on the baby in front. It looked as if either the baby was supporting the older elephant’s trunk or the older elephant was providing directional support for the baby.
Just as it became light enough to see, this cheetah arose from beneath a Karoo bush and slouched to an old anthill. It was cold and misty and the cheetah assessed her surroundings for prey or predator before having an almighty stretch from the tip of her tail to the top of her head. And so the day began – getting going to hunt for breakfast amongst the scrub thorn on the flat karoo plains.