These galleries have been grouped by the location of the national park or game reserve to provide a view of the overall habitat and the wildlife that i have been able to photograph in these reserves.
The most difficult decision I had was to decide what photos to leave out as I have been involved in wildlife photography for so long.
The park is situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa near to Part Elizabeth. The park was proclaimed in 1931, with only the 11 remaining elephants. Today there are over 450 elephants, Lion, Cape buffalo, Black Rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.
The Kruger National Park is South Africa's most known park and attracts visitors from across the globe. It is situated in the north east of the country and is about the same size as Israel or Wales. The southern region of the Kruger is popular with visitors for its plentiful game while the north is known for large herds of elephant and buffalo
The Marievale Bird Sanctuary is a mere 45 minutes south east of Johannesburg and is home to many bird species. The sanctuary is situated in the wetland area of the Blesbokspruit Ramsar site and is an international significant wetland. It's my go to spot for bird photography in summer as many species including national rarities are seen.
Mountain Zebra Park
The Mountain Zebra National Park is situated 12km from Cradock and is 262km from Port Elizabeth. The reserve is known for its Cape Mountain Zebras. Proclamation of the park in 1937 saved these animals from extinction.The park is also home to various antelope species. This is our ideal multi-day break.
Pilanesberg is not only renowned for its wildlife but is also one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. It’s about 2 hours from Johannesburg and we regularly do day visits. There are an abundance of species that include the big 5, and numerous antelope, insect and bird species. Each visit recharges the batteries.
The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is in Pretoria and is about 45 minutes from home. It’s my go to reserve for short morning or afternoon visits. Within the reserve is the Rietvlei Dam and a network of roads making for many sightings. There is an abundant of wildlife including buffalo, eland and smaller antelope, a great variety of bird species and small critters.