Original Wildlife Images From AfricaThe 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, more recent images and posts can be found on my Facebook Page. If you're an artist needing affordable wildlife reference photos, please visit my sister site, African Reference Photos.
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.