Articles - October, 2012

Africa: Day 3 - Wildlife Abundance and a Magical Sunset and Night Sky

Our third day in Africa was the second day of our photographic safari in the Motswari Private Game Reserve in greater Kruger Park.  It started with an early rise, some time before 5am.  We were heading out on our first morning game drive, during which we would encounter lots of wildlife, and another special surprise [ continue reading ]

Video Footage of Makepisi (Male Leopard)

As I related in previous articles, during our recent trip to South Africa, we encountered Makepisi, a male leopard, on our first game drive in the Motswari Private Game Reserve.  In addition to capturing stills images of Makepisi, I also shot video vootage of him resting, stretching, grooming and yawning, as he sat on the [ continue reading ]

Africa: Day 2 - Motswari and Our First Leopard Sighting

We have been back from Africa for nearly a week now, and it has been several days since I wrote about our first day in Africa, so as I sit here on my time off work, it is a good time to start relating the details of our big adventure in the African wilderness.  4 [ continue reading ]

Africa: Day 1 - Arrival in Johannesburg

Wednesday, 3 October, 2012 was the date to which we had been counting down since June, when we received an invitation to attend the wedding of Joanne and Matt, to be held on 14 October in South Africa of all places.  Jo is a South African friend of Xenedette's, who was living in Sydney and is presently [ continue reading ]

Back from Africa

We are back in town, after a long flight from Johannesburg yesterday, which concluded the trip of a lifetime.  Due to a busy schedule and intermittent, slow or non-existent Internet access in South Africa, I have not been updating this blog to highlight what we have seen and done.  Now that we are back, and [ continue reading ]

Afrika se Nag Lug

One of the images I wanted to create during a four-day safari in Kruger Park, South Africa, was ironically not an image of the stunning wildlife, but a landscape image.  The Timbavati region of Kruger Park is a very diverse territory, with lush green foliage, as well as many dead or dead-like trees.  During a [ continue reading ]