PHOTO BLOG - Wildlife Updates

Through the Lens: Rim-lit Hyaena
28th September 2017 - 0 comments


Seeking unusual sightings and interesting lighting opportunities is what we do on photo safari. Read about how we turned a 'routine' hyaena encounter into something special.

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Wildlife: Luangwa's Leopards compete with the best
06th September 2017 - 5 comments


Have a read here to see what Luangwa's leopards are up to now!

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Wildlife: a video montage from August 2017
31st August 2017 - 0 comments


While guiding a camera-man last week, I took some video footage of my own....I hope you enjoy this short montage.

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Wildlife: Hippos in the murky lagoons
19th June 2017 - 0 comments


As the dry season takes hold, and the hippos munch through all the vegetation in the lagoons, the bloom of weed below the surface gives the water a temporary green tinge.

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Know your African Wildlife: Hippos
30th May 2017 - 2 comments


If Hippos are your thing, there is nowhere better to visit than the Luangwa. These giant herbivores are numerous and very obvious. But their is a subtle side to hippos that is only apparent when you see them in their natural environment.

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Wildlife: Going back through the archives
21st April 2017 - 2 comments


A brief journey into the archives....

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Know your African Wildlife: Carmine Bee-eaters
19th April 2017 - 0 comments


African mammals often grab the headlines, but from August - October in Luangwa, it's hard to miss the thousands of stunning red bee-eaters who migrate in to nest in the sandy river-banks. Some visitors even time their safari to coincide with the 'Carmines'.

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Know your African Wildlife: Thornicroft's Giraffe
30th March 2017 - 0 comments


Giraffes - specifically Thornicroft's giraffe in the Luangwa - are loved by safari-goers everywhere. Perhaps it's their curiosity, or their languid grace, or perhaps their irrefutable beauty. What it certainly isn't is their mothering skills!

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Know your African Wildlife: Impalas
22nd March 2017 - 2 comments


Impala - loved by safari-goers everywhere for their silky coats, twitchy nature and endless abundance! Perhaps the most overlooked of all our large mammals, but crucial to the ecosystem all the same.

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Know your African Wildlife: Fish Eagles
16th March 2017 - 0 comments


I start a series about the Luangwa's famous wildlife residents with a study on Fish Eagles.

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Wildlife: The Highlight of the Rainy Season
20th February 2017 - 4 comments


After a long time away, it was great to be back in the bush during the best part of the rainy season!

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Wildlife: Lions Crossing Luangwa
14th September 2016 - 2 comments


Tigers are something of an exception among big cats, in that they love water. Lions on the other hand do not!

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Wildlife: Elephant Heaven in Nsefu
15th August 2016 - 0 comments


The Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa NP is a small, remote area with outstanding sightings. A full write up of the week will follow, but here are a few images to start off.

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Wildlife: Alice's Legend Lives On....
09th June 2016 - 0 comments


Alice, a famous Luangwa leopard who is probably the Park's most photographed resident, continues her line with the delivery of a grandchild.

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Wildlife: Not something you see every day....
21st May 2016 - 0 comments


Having seen nearly "everything" the bush has to offer here in Luangwa, I wondered what we could possibly see on the last morning with Arun & Reeta. I didn't imagine it would involve circus elephants!

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Wildlife: Cool Luangwa Morning
19th May 2016 - 0 comments


A brief update from a very successful safari with Arun & Reeta from India. Thousands of photos have been taken, wild dogs, leopards, lions and buckets of birds have put in appearances and all is well in the bush!

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Wildlife: Lions and Dogs
25th April 2016 - 0 comments


I must say it's a relief! Much as I value the rains as a time of regeneration (and for great birding opportunities) a day comes when the air is drier, and the breeze is fresh, and I celebrate! Not only am I happy to be able to move around without permanent perspiration, but it's a very exciting time of year - the promise of a new safari season.

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Wildlife: The scourge of the rainy season?!
14th March 2016 - 0 comments


A brief look at one of the unexpected down-sides of the rainy season!

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Wildlife: Long Grass, High Water and plenty of Colours
04th March 2016 - 0 comments


Safaris in the park during the rainy months don't always bring drama on a daily basis, but the feeling of health, growth and energy is unmistakable.

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Wildlife: The ever-challenging dogs
22nd February 2016 - 0 comments


A wonderful encounter with a familiar wild dog pack from last year's safari season reminds me how much I love to watch them, and how hard they are to photograph!

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