Wildlife

Where the wilderness meets man, the camera helps us to become a friend to nature.

Inspiration and information to help you make the most of your travel and photography

Wildlife

Sunbirds in the Carpark

Sunbirds in the Carpark

If your goal is to catch great photos of birds, your best opportunities might be easier to access than you imagined.
October 2018
Western Gerygone

Western Gerygone

Hard bird to pronounce, even harder to photograph. They move fast and are so very very small. This feature introduces you to the life of this very little bird and my pursuit of capturing one in flight.
September 2018
Competing for Attention

Competing for Attention

There are two distinct goals in my bird photography. The first is just to get a damned shot of the bird. The second is create a little art in the process. The two objectives are typically at odds with each other, yet one does follow the other.
June 2018
The Mistletoebird

The Mistletoebird

Meet the Mistletoebird, a very small but quite amazing little song bird.
April 2018
Lumix G9 in Kenya

Lumix G9 in Kenya

Review of the new Lumix after field testing for two weeks on safari, chasing big game and small.
December 2017
Jambo Tweet Jambo

Jambo Tweet Jambo

Some of the best game drives in Kenya are not actually about Lions and Leopards, but the very small creatures that bounce about between trees and shrubs. It was the bird life in Kenya that really took my breath away on my two week safari in Kenya.
November 2017
Cruising for Albatross

Cruising for Albatross

A few days sailing the Southern Ocean is a journey that at first glance holds few photographic opportunities. But even in open waters the company of sea-birds and a reasonable telephoto lens can provide rich inspiration to the creative photographer.
April 2011
Wild Creatures

Wild Creatures

The trouble with animals is they keep moving around, sometimes very very fast and often with a knack for blending into their surrounds. It helps to know a little about the wildlife first, but you also need a little extra speed to keep pace. The digital advantage of high ISO at high quality can make all the difference.
July 2009
Samburu Survival

Samburu Survival

Samburu National Reserve is not as well known as the big African game parks. There are no annual migrations, no balloon rides above the savannas and no eighteen wheeler trucks filled with Spanish overland tourists.
May 2009
Life on the Ice

Life on the Ice

Contrary to what you may have seen at the movies there are very few penguins that dance or sing, but Antarctica can boast over 10 million that squawk, waddle and bicker.
January 2009

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