An Amazing Summer Of Animals (and One Epic Landscape)

This summer was extraordinary. Lions, elephants, the “great migration”, sharks, and a chance to photograph Namibia’s “Dead Vlei” – made famous by my friend Frans Lanting’s iconic “Ghost Trees” image. Africa’s natural diversity always stuns me. The whole continent feels like temple. I’ll begin posting photographs of my time in Kilgoris in a week or …

My Favorite Leopard

2014 had been a big year for me as far as leopards go. So far I’ve photographed 11 different leopards in locations stretching from Sri Lanka to Botswana to Kenya. Of all, my favorite leopard is a massive male that lives in an area called Buibui in the north of Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Leopards always …

Elephants and Rhinos

Poaching amazes me. Especially poaching or Rhinos and Elephants. Neither make any sense. A rhino’s horn is made of keratin, the same stuff that’s in your hair and fingernails. Ascribing medicinal value to this is beyond absurd. Similarly with Elephants. The tusk is basically a massive tooth. Sure, it’s pretty, but elephants have the largest …

The Great Migration

Every year nearly two million wildebeest, zebra, eland, and gazelle complete a massive circuit of the grass lands that span the Maasai Mara and Serengeti in East Africa. The highlight of this “great migration” is the crossing of the Mara River. Animals jostle, push, and false start until finally one braves the crocodile infested river. …

Maasai Lions

Kenya’s Maasai Mara is renowned for lions. Massive, regal, fearless. They lounge during the day and hunt by night. Early one morning I came across three female lions hunting a hippo. The hunt was unsuccessful but the courage of a lion attacking an animal six times their size was amazing to watch. Lions don’t always …

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. …