Category: Africa

Landscapes of Namibia

Namibia is one of the world’s least populated countries, full of wild and wide-open spaces that make it an adventurous and exciting place in which to travel. And it’s a great place for landscape photography, too, with deserts and dunes, bush, salt pans and rocky peaks to picture beneath the big African sky. The rim of the Fish River Canyon and the boulder-like hills of Spitzkoppe – ‘the Matterhorn of Namibia – were two highlights during my trip, both located on the edge of the 2,000 kilometre-long Namib Desert from which the country takes its name. The Namib’s shifting sands, mountains and gravel plains extend...

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This Is Madagascar!

Madagascar Music. The musical rhythm of Madagascar’s Verreaux’s sifaka lemur when they decend to the ground. On the ground their bipedal locomotion of hops and leaps are as magical as the country itself. Madagascar is a mission, plain and simple. It is a mission to travel to, a mission to get around, and a now a mission to save. Nothing is even remotely simple in the most wildlife diverse country on the planet. I have been very fortunate to have spent almost 5 weeks on this magical island, these are my favorite images. Madagascar Dreaming. Ringtail lemurs are the sun-worshiper’s of...

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Trekking To The Top Of North Africa – Mt Toubkal

Mt Toubkal, the highest summit in Morocco, the Atlas mountain range and North Africa. Standing at 4,167 metres (13,671 ft) this makes for a memorable experience trekking to and up. This truly wasn’t a case of turning up and walking up the mountain. The goal was to trek through valleys, over passes, up the side of other mountains and culminating in the Mt Toubkal summit itself after enjoying the journey. Every step was a joy in a wonderful country over spectacular terrain. The contrast… Leaving the cold wet hills of Northumberland in the morning and landing in the hot temperatures over...

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Colours Of Kenya

Everywhere you look in Kenya there is a photo to be taken, or a story to be told. The diversity of the Kenyan people and its abundant wildlife is just astonishing and I long to return one day. The sheer richness of colour is breathtaking – from the bright orange, iron-rich ‘ferric soils’ – piled high as termite nests – to the spectacular colours of the creatures themselves. Here are some of my favourite wildlife shots from my Kenyan adventure. Hope you enjoy them… Weaver Birds producing their most delicate and intricate nests The male weaver bird will often...

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Kilimanjaro – The Roof of Africa

Ahhhh the memories.  Standing at 5,893 metres (19,334 ft) wrapped up in thick clothing, standing on a glacier and watching the sun rise up over the Serengeti. In my opinion Kilimanjaro is the perfect climb to start with if you plan any high altitude ascents.  With a good backup team and good planning this can be one of the best ‘short’ high altitude ascents done in 6 or 7 days. Teamwork, great attitudes, great sights and an amazing country (Tanzania) with it’s wonderful people help to make it an experience of a lifetime. As any traveller knows, photographs never make...

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