Eventually, the day came for the Botswana Photo Safari to kick off. I met all five guests for dinner after their arrival in Johannesburg and it was a festive first-time face to face for everyone. We were six travelers in total – five guests and myself, two vehicles and loads of enthusiasm from all. We eased into the tour by …
Let me nail my colors to the mast: I salute the Kenyan President for the brave decision to destroy hundred of tonnes of ivory. This stockpile was amassed over the years from poachers and attempted illicit exports. It is a terribly sad indication of the greed of mankind and the destruction wrought on elephant populations (estimated to be close to …
A few weeks have passed since I returned home after the highly successful Predators Safari Workshop tour in South Africa. To me, this visit was like coming home – every time I visit, I take a few days off to spend amongst the lions, leopard and other cats either on a scouting trip or on a workation (working vacation). This …
As a wildlife photography enthusiast, I not only guide and plan Wildlife Photo Safari Tours but enjoy going on tours to places I am unlikely to ever lead one. I make use of fellow providers to explore new places and see new animals I haven’t photographed before.
As I was passing through Lisbon for only 3 or 4 days, I found a photographic guide to get me around to the essential photographic spots in the city. Lisbon is an old city, having been rebuilt in 1755 after an earthquake struck the area.
The morning was cool and clear. We left camp and the guide rattled off the usual “… we will look for some cat activity and keep an eye for elephants. We will see impala (ha ha – they’re everywhere) ….” So it looked like another ‘see what we can find’ experience.
The last 2 months have seen an evolution in the way I looked at social media. It was pointed out to me the enormous opportunity that Facebook presented in helping me get the message about my photographic activities and more specifically the tours that I lead, out to the market. So I embarked on getting a Facebook presence into action.
I headed out to South Africa on the way to Namibia for a week-long scouting trip to prepare the new 2015 Safari tour to Namibia. This was a unique trip for me, as the last time I was in the country, I was here as part of a military occupation force. I decided then that I would not return to Namibia until the social and political landscape was normalized.
Very privileged to see my profile appearing in the local community magazine called 919 Magazine, named so after the area dialing code. This publication provides local content and photographs to residents of local neighborhoods discussing events and people impacting the community. This article deals with the events of January 11th when the area was struck by a ferocious storm – see the video here.
I was positively impressed to learn that the Howard G Buffet foundation had made a considerable contribution to the anti rhino poaching initiatives in South Africa. More specifically, these funds will be used to develop techniques and technology aimed at reducing the poaching along the eastern border of the Kruger National Park, a border shared with Mozambique.
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