Wildlife

Leopard versus wild dog, in the Okavango Delta

Seeing Africa’s large carnivores is always interesting, but at times it can turn out to be quite thrilling.  I was leading a small group of photographers at Chitabe camp on a private photosafari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.  We were enjoying watching a big pack of about twenty African wild dogs.  With the adults were six […]

When Wild Dogs Go To War

When one pack of African wild dogs catches sight of another pack, a chase or a fight typically ensues. Wild dog packs are territorial, and will defend those territories aggressively from other wild dogs that trespass.     For almost a month, the two neighbouring packs of wild dogs that frequent the area around Savuti […]

Photographic Hides and Low Angles

For me, shooting from a low angle gives me a different perspective, and some of my favourite images come about from low shooting positions.  Getting low angles is not always possible though. In many national parks and reserves, it is neither permitted nor safe to get out of one’s vehicle.   One of the best […]

Understanding Flehmen in Big Cats

One of the best things that comes from being a guide, is that I get to see lots of different wild animal behaviour.  I spend lots of time watching animals, and in most cases, they carry on with what they are doing.  One of the more intriguing behaviours that is carried out quite often by […]

Photographing Baby Animals

If you spend time photographing wildlife in Africa’s protected places, there is a good chance that you will encounter animals with babies at one time or another. In this post I have shared some thoughts on making more of such great photographic opportunities, with lions, leopards and spotted hyaena being features species this time. When […]