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  • Safari Press Feature

    Safari Press Feature

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    Africa Safari Lecture gets press coverage Almost forty years ago, during my high school years, my photographs made their debut in the public sphere in the UK. Showcased as part of an exhibition, they attracted the interest of numerous newspapers, giving my career an early push and reinforcing my dedication to photography as my chosen…

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  • Living on the Wild Side: The Life of a Leopard

    Living on the Wild Side: The Life of a Leopard

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    500mm 1/160 f5.6 iso 400 When it comes to the Big Five, the Leopard (Panthera pardus) is among the most difficult to photograph. In fact, my first digital capture was back in 2007 when I came across a unique encounter with two lions at the base of a tree, eagerly watching a leopard way up…

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  • Conservation and Trophy Hunting Facts

    Conservation and Trophy Hunting Facts

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    Conservation has always been an important part of wildlife management in East Africa. This is particularly evident in Kenya that banned elephant hunting in 1973 and all paid hunting in 1977.  The practice is still permitted in counties like South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Uganda. If you travel to any of these as a tourist, your…

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  • 10 Tips for the Best Photo Safari

    10 Tips for the Best Photo Safari

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    Let’s explore 10 tips for the best photo safari. Firstly a look at the current hospitality industry. Now that covid travel restrictions have begun to fade into memory many bucket list destinations have been swarmed by tourists. Travelers are desperate for a change in environment and to fill their Instagram feeds with new and exciting…

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  • Cheetah vs. Hyena

    Cheetah vs. Hyena

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    Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) tend to be solo hunters unless they are paired with siblings or are¬†teaching their offspring. They are the fastest land animal capable of accelerating to 40mph (64km/h) in three seconds! However they can only maintain this speed over distances of 460 m (1,500 ft). With a low body weight and relatively low…

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  • Cheetah Revisited – Malika

    Cheetah Revisited – Malika

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    40mm 1/500 f7.1 iso 640 – One of the cubs kisses my lens 121mm 1/1250 f7.1 iso 250 – At one point we had 4 cheetahs on the vehicle I’ve been lucky to meet Malika on every photo safari. Last year we had a unique encounter with her so I was looking forward to seeing…

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  • Aerial Photo Safari

    Aerial Photo Safari

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    The majority of my safari photography is at ground level. However, once in a while I take a group that’s looking to expand their creativity a aerial photo or two. Typically we take a small single prop and fly over several areas where the landscape and wildlife will provide some interesting compositions and scenes. Aerial…

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  • Mara Six – Cheetah Family

    Mara Six – Cheetah Family

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    After a gestation period of around three months a cheetah can give birth to up to nine cubs. Unfortunately it’s common for 70% of her litter to be killed by hyenas and other predators. When I see cheetah cubs on safari I see an average of three, occasionally four cubs. Last month while leading a…

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  • Cheetah Encounter

    Cheetah Encounter

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    Cheetahs are relatively calm compared to the other big cats. The cubs tend to be a little more adventurous and of course playful and very curious. It’s not uncommon to have one jump onto a vehicle and sit on the roof, the extra height gives them a clear view of the surrounding area and any…

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