The Locals

Our first experience when arriving at the game preserve, outside from the drive in from the airport, was a couple of very interesting birds that look more prehistoric then just about any other birds that we saw. The Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill was one of many different Hornbills that exist in the area and is […]

November 26th, 2014 | Comments Off

It’s all about the Little Guys

One of the biggest challenges I have with a blog is figuring out how to prioritize which posts go up when. The more you travel the harder it is to get current posts up. Well I was thinking about this and came to the conclusion that I wanted to do more Africa posts seeing as […]

November 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

The Elegant Leopard

One of the most beautiful creatures that we saw during the whole trip was the Leopard. It’s so hard to describe how amazing it is to be five feet away from these elegant cats and they just simply don’t care that we were there. We photographed Leopards on fourteen different occasions and saw eight individuals. […]

October 31st, 2014 | Comments Off

The Wild Dogs

There was a lot of things I wasn’t sure about when I went to Africa, one of the biggest was what I was going to see. We all know about the big game that the continent offers and the amazing opportunities that exist but as a photographer you never know whats going to happen until […]

October 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

Some really Cool Waterfowl

It’s been a long time since I worked with critters in the amplitude that I was in Africa. It was a lot of reteaching myself how to shoot. Looking back at my images now that the trip was over I started critiquing myself a little bit more. I’m still quite happy with my results but […]

October 29th, 2014 | Comments Off

The Natural Patterns of Africa

One of my favorite things about being a Wildlife Photographer is finding patterns that occur in nature. One of the most obvious examples is one that we all have grown up with since we were kids, the Zebra. When I was a kid I remember the question are they black with white stripes or white […]

October 28th, 2014 | Comments Off

Isolating those moments in Africa

Going to Africa I was torn between bringing my 200-400 and my 600f4. I was always told to bring the 200-400 because everyone said it was the perfect range of lens. Once I was there I completely understood why I was told that. It is a great range to use and I used my 70-200 […]

October 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

The Clean Up Crew

Well the Safari was one hell of an experience! The amount of different species we saw in such a small time frame is truly astounding. In nine days of game drives I came back with over 70 different species photographed! Now some of those are fleeting moments of critters as we were passing by but […]

October 21st, 2014 | Comments Off

Africa Rocks!

Hey Guys! It’s day eleven in Africa and it has been one heck of a trip! Being on Safari here in Mala Mala has been an amazing experience with seeing some truly beautiful creatures. The number of different species we have seen over the past five days is hard to believe. The best part is […]

October 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

Big Game in Fall

The last lesson for the week is quite a simple one in context but can be the most difficult in the long run, in part because not everyone lives in an area where these guys live. The last lesson is to go out and find the big game. The big critters Elk, Deer, Bison, and […]

September 26th, 2014 | Comments Off