Swimming With Great White Sharks

Imagine coming face to face with one of nature’s most feared predators. Now imagine that this predator, a great white shark, simply ignores you. You’re not a threat, you aren’t food. At most, you are a curiosity. This is how I spent my Friday – in the presence of 25 of South Africa’s great whites. …

Phinda (aka Paradise)

Nestled at the eastern edge of South Africa is the Phinda Reserve. This place is positively overflowing with wildlife: lions, elephants, cheetah, rhino, leopard, hippo, giraffe, … you name it. it seems to be there. While at Phinda I had my favorite wildlife experience yet. As we sat by a water hole more than 60 …

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy, one of my favorite organizations, has started using my images to highlight their work in Canada’s Great Bear Rain Forest. This is incredibly exciting for me. Increasingly I am using my photographs to highlight issues I care deeply about. It’s great to partner with TNC to get the word out! You can …

My Favorite Okavango Images

I’ve been traveling back and forth to Africa for 15 years. In that time I’ve photographed people, animals, landscapes, schools, ceremonies, medical clinics … It’s been a wild ride. None of this prepared me for the abundance of the Okavango Delta. In 2000 I spent 2 days driving over a hundred miles tracking wild dogs. …

Okavango Birds

Okavango Antelopes

My last few posts have been on Botswana’s predators. Now it’s time to look at the animals that predators eat! Antelopes occupy a solid slot in the food chain between grass and cats – they are basically food. That said, they are very photogenic food – especially when viewed from a helicopter.

Okavango Wild Dogs

Now we come to Africa’s least known super predator. Sometimes called painted dogs, the African Wild Dog is a ferocious pack hunter. A pack of dogs can outlast almost any antelope over long distances and their pack hunting techniques are extraordinarily successful. They catch prey 70 to 90 percent of the time whereas lions are …

Okavango Leopards

Cheetahs are fast, lions are powerful, but to me the leopard is the ultimate cat. They are unbelievably strong, stealthy, and just plain beautiful. I spent a total of 4-5 hours with two leopards on the north end of Chief’s Island in the Okavango. Pula, the leopard in the first image on this page is …