The cold fronts came in strong waves this year – and throughout the winter I have been dreaming of a road trip up the West Coast of South Africa into Namaqualand. Every spring this dryland, which is called the Succulent Karoo is covered with vygies, daisies and other flowering desert plants. It’s a botanical […]
This was my 10th year of Emerald Season Workshops (and more than twice as many visits to the valley) and our group of 5 photo stars were blessed with sweet light, action-filled game drives and a full river that enabled us to explore by boat deep into the Luangwa River ‘s swollen lagoons.
With 2 […]
I have seen the wildebeest migration many times – on the short grass plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti where the animals gather during the rains and again in August and October as the gathering clouds draw the vast herds to cross the Mara River into the Masai Mara Game Reserve. I was back again in […]
In May I returned to Liuwa Plains — an extraordinary wilderness area in Western Zambia where the floodwaters of the Angolan highlands are trapped before being filtered through reed beds and rivers into the Zambezi. With expert guides Robin Pope and also Jason Alphonso we experience fantastic concentrations of pelicans, egrets and cranes and were thrilled […]
Having just returned from a wonderful 3-day photographic workshop at the Arniston Hotel in Waenhuiskrans, it prompted some thoughts and memories that I have about this wonderful seaside town. Arniston is in the Overberg region of the Western Cape about three hours drive from Cape Town and is also known as Waenhuiskrans, which is […]