Monthly archives: September, 2011

Do photos always tell the truth?

Well… It is in the eye of beholder, or should we say “googler”. Like in this example below. A man presumably stands on a rock face 900meters in the air to get his perfect shot. If you observe the photos below it certainly looks that way! To be honest when I saw this email with…


Satara – Home of the Lions

We arrived at Satara on Monday. Arriving at 12h00 in 31 degrees  celsius, we unpacked and set up our campsite. At 15h00 we went for the afternoon drive on the well- known S100 road and found four lion cubs without their mother (probably were busy hunting). Satara: Best place to capture Lions on Camera in…


A Photo Safari to Elephant Plains, Sabi

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”- St Augustine I had the opportunity to join a few friends from Bloemfontein on an Outdoorphoto Safari at Elephant Plains, Sabi. The Lowveld of South Africa has always been a haven for wildlife. Sabi Sand offers some of the best…


Have a safe and enjoyable National Coffee Day!!

“”I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee”  ~Flash Rosenberg Today is National Coffee Day!! How much coffee do we drink? Two-thirds of Americans drink coffee, and many gulp down their first cup within an hour of awakening, according to a survey…


True Rugby Supporters will always treasure the Haka!

The Maori haka performed by the All Blacks, has become famous around the world, though few realise it’s origin or meaning. History of the Haka Te Rauparaha, the warrior chief of Ngati Toarangatira, originally from Kawhia, had visited Tuwharetoa to solicit aid against the Waikato and Ngati Maniapoto tribes. That aid was refused him because…


Let us celebrate Photo Tourism on World Tourism Day September 27!

Did you know that today is World Tourism Day! Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The…


Real Or fake?

These days the internet has become a haven for “real” and “unbelievable” photos. The photos usually end up being emailed to thousands of people and they tend to believe that it is real. In this post we will discuss how to tell the real photos from the fake ones. Here is an excellent example of…


On Safari in the Kruger – Day 1

After a hectic weekend in Bloemfontein(a Wedding on Friday, Kovsie Aquatic Swimming Gala on Saturday and Celtic vs Kaiser  Chiefs at Seisa Ramabodu Saturday evening) and 900 km further we arrived at Pretorius Kop in the Kruger National park this afternoon. After we quickly unpacked we went for our first game drive. Not much except…


The beauty of Bloem Celtic vs Kaizer Chiefs Football through the lens!

On Saturday 24 September 2011 I had the opportunity to cover the Soccer match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium. Definitely an amazing experience! All tickets were sold out for this much-anticipated clash. There is something amazing about the vibe at a closely contested local soccer derby – and the…


Shooting rhinos should only be done with a camera!!

Today is World Rhino Day – and we would like to support all those involved in the fight to save our rhinos! Rhinos are beautiful animals in need of our protection – and we would like to take this opportunity to share some info from the WWF and share a few photos from wildlife photographer…