The blue tits have been very active this spring and yesterday they brought their new chicks down from the nest and feed them in the tree next to the patio. I’m not sure wether all this wildlife was as active pre lockdown or wether we are now taking the time to stop and enjoy watching it. Either way, it is a joy to watch.
As Travel Photographers and Wildlife Photographers we face a dilemma. We want to record what we see and offer the best representation to our followers but we also want to produce the biggest impact with our work.
The leopard in the tree with the washed out sky in the background is the true representation of what I saw. I sat in a boat on the Chobe river for hours waiting for the sunset to change the sky or the leopard to move and offer a better back drop, but no, she was happy sitting against the African bleached out skyline whilst her cub (in the bottom photo) played along the river bank.
The top photo, with the replacement sky has been one of my most successful photos in competition, it is a true representation of the leopard – but not the African skyline along the Chobe river.
Which is best, what is right, how much editing should we do? What are your thoughts – all criticism welcome!
Somedays you can sit and wait all day for the Kingfishers to come to your hide but luckily nature brings its own entertainment to keep you busy. In this case it was dragon flies galore.
All taken with a Canon 6DII & 100mm to 400mm with a 2x adaptor at 800mm
The wildlife around the local lakes out enjoying the UK summer.
Early morning wildlife shoot at the lake side hide.
Big cats from the ‘Big Cat Sanctuary’ given the monochrome treatment.
Thanks to the Big Cat Sanctuary for enabling me to get up close and personal with these big cats. An amazing photographic opportunity with some of the worlds most endangered animals.
All seen in Zimbabwe’s reserves or along the Zambezi river which boarders Zimbabwe – taken 2017
In Florida Keys it is all about sunsets, beaches and looking good!
You may think that the spectacular wildlife that you’ll see on an African safari is going to be land based, but don’t underestimate the beauty of the feathered wildlife along the banks of the river.
A three week tour of Malaysia hardly scratched the surface but hare are just a few moments that sum up the vast and diverse country.