Category Archives: Nature

The Beauty of the Mokala National Park captured on Camera


Mokala National Park is one of the newest national assets of the National Parks in South Africa and the uncut diamond of the rich diamond fields of the Northern Cape. Where is the Mokala National Park? It is situated in the Plooysburg area south-west of Kimberley in the Northern Cape and offers visitors unspoilt views

Conversation with wildlife and travel photographer Heinrich van den Berg


Do you sometimes stop to browse through a publication on the coffee table  - not wishing to be interrupted and in awe at the brilliant images of nature captured by the photographer? We stopped at the Photo and Film Expo and took the time to introduce ourselves to one such kind photographer Heinrich van den

In Conversation with photographer, Peter McKellar


Some are fortunate to have been there, to have done the hard yards and then to pursue their passion for photography! One such talented photographer is Peter McKellar whom I have been fortunate to meet during a recent photo safari! I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about himself and photography. Tell me something

Why has wildlife photography become so popular and are photographers chasing “golden light”?

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If you have, like me, ever wondered about these questions, then I suggest you read Shem Compion‘s book. This is a brilliant book with lots of information for the beginner as well as professional Photographer. Insider’s Guide: Top Photography spots in South Africa. I quote from this book: “Digital cameras have made photography so much

Seeing the light – From Satara to Lower Sabie


The last two weeks I have been traveling with my big friend Jaap Wildeboer through the Kruger National Park. First we were in Satara and now in Lower Sabie. Jaap just took up Photography a month ago and while helping him to sort out his stuff I once again realized what it is that “newcomers”

Conversation with South African Wildlife Photographer Hilton Kotze

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I have known Hilton Kotze, 2007 Fuji /Getaway wildlife photographer of the year, for many years. He recently hosted two safari’s for Outdoorphoto which I attended – One being to the Masai Mara. Here I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his experiences , joys and highlights as a photographer. Hilton is

Satara – Home of the Lions

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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

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

Shooting rhinos should only be done with a camera!!

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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