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Baby vervet monkey lying on ground, Kruger National Park, South Africa Little bee-eater perching on reed, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia Cape buffalo bull, Kruger National Park, South Africa Hippos frolicking together, Kruger National Park, South Africa Pair of young lions on alert, Kruger National Park, South Africa Baby cheetah cub clambering on mother's head, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Zebra against skyline, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Eland backlit, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Roan antelope in long summer vegetation, Nylsvlei Cheetah in winter grass, Kruger National Park, South Africa Zebra and giraffe, Kruger National Park, South Africa Cheetah mother with cubs, Kruger National Park, South Africa Lioness walking past rhino group, Kruger National Park, South Africa Leopard's eyes, close-up, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Elephants sparring, Kruger National Park, South Africa Giraffe head and neck against skyline, Kruger National Park, South Africa Hippo head, close-up, Kruger National Park, South Africa Lioness lying upside down, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Impala at speed, motion blur, Kruger National Park, South Africa Buffalo bull giving a surly stare, Kruger National Park, South Africa Leopard relaxing on hillock, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa Lion feeding on giraffe, Kruger National Park, South Africa Herd of Cape Buffalo, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia Vervet monkeys enjoying grooming session, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Lionesses nuzzling affectionately, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Rhino grazing after a wallow, Kruger National Park, South Africa Cheetah head and torso in profile, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Pair of waterbuck females, Kruger National Park, South Africa Zebra herd milling around, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Original Wildlife Images From Africa


The wildlife pictures and other resources on this site are for enjoyment. Please browse around and share the sights I've been lucky enough to experience. While most the pictures are displayed in Galleries, the latest images (previews below) can be seen on my Facebook Page. If you're an artist needing wildlife reference photos, please visit my new site, African Reference Photos.

Elephant in forest Lioness at waterhole Red Bishop in reeds elephant herd in procession Young lion relaxing Baby elephant with adults Egret in flight

The Struggle for Survival

For wild animals, each day is a struggle to survive, so every sense must remain on high alert.

This edgy, taut-nerved vigilance shows clearly in the eyes and posture of both predators and prey, as in the photos above and elsewhere on this site.

But as the numbers of wild animals dwindle, so too are the opportunities to see them in their natural state.

This realisation has led to a surge in safari tourism, much of it to the nature reserves and national parks of Southern and East Africa. Those fortunate enough to visit these areas often want a record of their safari, hence the growing interest in wildlife photography.

Wildlife Photos Often Disappoint

But for the average tourist, picture opportunities are limited by numerous constraints - time, weather, equipment, access restrictions - so the photographs taken on safari are often disappointing and not a true reflection of the experience.

As a regular tourist and not a professional wildlife photographer, I have experienced these frustrations.

My ambitions for this website are modest - all I hope is that the images and articles provide some enjoyment and that I am able to share a modicum of what I've learnt about wildlife, wildlife photography, and travel in Africa.

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