The great outdoors provides many adventures. No matter your age or your physical capabilities it provides something for everyone. From fast paced adrenalin junkies to an elderly couple gently walking hand in hand. The rewards for all are equally as important. For those with a passion for hiking and exploring the great outdoors, the … More Adventure – is uplifting.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” … More Capture the good times.
” Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.” ………George R Martin One of my greatest pleasures is getting out amongst nature. Enjoying the sights the sounds and the smells. Observing all of this in its natural habitat is so rewarding. Sometimes the unexpected happens and makes you love it … More Natures Gift – Quill
Ok, Ok, I here you say that these birds are not everyone’s favourite. But they are a crucial part of the eco-system. Cleaning up carcasses, which intern helps stop the spread of disease. What impressive landing gear these guys have. All wing and small tail feathers. Certainly not the prettiest of birds, but fascinating … More Permission to land
May the Spirit of Christmas fill your heart with love. A reminder to nurture what is precious in your life. We only conserve what we love, we only love that which we understand, we only understand what we know, we only know what we are taught. ………………Baba Dioum Merry Christmas
There is nothing finer, than coming across a courtship between big cats. When a female comes in to oestrus, male suitors are sure to be turning up at her doorstep, or in this case they will be roaming the savannah in search of a willing partner. He will make himself known to his sought after … More The Art of Relationships
“Who will now care for the animals, for they cannot look after themselves? Are there young men and women who are willing to take on this charge? Who will raise their voices, when mine is carried away on the wind, to plead their case?” … More Heartbreak
“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvellous.” ….Aristotle Verreaux’s Eagle Owl He’s the largest Owl in Africa and 3rd largest in the world. He is easily identified by his pink eyelids. Apparently he is the only owl to have this feature.
” Take only memories and leave only footprints “ One of my most favourite things in this world is being amongst nature. All my senses are engaged. The visual beauty, the smell of the foliage, all the varying textures and colours of the landscape and the beautiful songs of so many birds. Nature always finds … More Life Line – the impact of waste.
“The darkest nights produce the brightest stars” The “Tawny Frogmouth” is a native nocturnal bird of Australia, often mistaken for owls these birds are part of the Nightjar family. The beautiful girl above was equally as interested in me as I was of her. Their camouflage is amazing. With exquisite feathers that mimic the trees … More “Tawny”
As the sun begins to surface, the magic of Ruaha National Park in southern Africa is realised. Giant Baobabs adorn the landscape. The Silhouettes emphasise the beauty of these engaging trees. There’s a feeling of grandeur in this wilderness. Ruaha National Park – Wild, rugged and untamed. Less traversed than some of the more … More The Beauty of Ruaha
Social Weavers – what complex, beautiful nests they build in large social groups. Now that’s what I call the perfect Social Networking The male diligently, makes the perfect nest that he can. When he is done he puts his home on display for his mate. Look out if she does not like it. Sadly he … More The Social Network
There is nothing quite like a Mother’s Love Gentle nurturing that starts at a tender age, allowing youngsters to find their feet, to learn and to grow. We watched keenly as these two youngsters played and frolicked. Stalking grasshoppers and twigs, all the while Mother kept a relaxed but watchful eye. Constantly grooming … More Mothers Love
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars” ….. Martin Luther King As the sun sets in Africa the day is far from over. Night time in Africa reveals many a hidden gem. For those that live in Africa or have visited this great continent, they will know that the night comes to life. … More In the darkness
Today we are headed up the Rufiji River to Stieglers Gorge. The Rufiji River itself is around 600km in length and at some points is a mile wide. We head out at 6am, The Rufiji is breathtaking at this time of morning. Literally hundreds and thousands of Hippos and Crocodiles inhabit these waters. We glide … More Stieglers Gorge
I have been lucky enough to explore some of Africa’s beautiful treasures. For me it has become a yearning of the heart. Is it the vast plains of the Mara or the lush beauty of the Okavango? Could it be the amazing wildlife encounters, that keep me wanting more? Somehow there seems to be a … More Connection
New sights and new smells create curiosity. Curiosity brings about learning. Learning creates growth and understanding. The art of engagement is surely lost on today’s society. We can all take a leaf out of nature’s book. When out in nature, I can literally spend hours / days / weeks / months, relishing in its beauty … More Rules of Engagement
When you’ve taken your last breath and exhaled it on the breeze I will hear you in the rustling leaves I will see you gently swaying amongst the tall, golden grasses. and I will feel you as the soothing wind ruffles my hair. The warmth of your soul will greet me with the suns early … More Last Breath
“Hippopotamus” The name comes from the ancient Greek, meaning River Horse . They can be cranky and are known as one of the most dangerous African animals. However there is nothing more enjoyable than listening to a pod of hippos as they lay semi submerged in rivers and marshes. French like calls, ear twitching and … More The River Horse