What you’ll find here are articles about places I’ve been (or my wife and I have been) and what happened there, and about cameras and photography, and about animals.
You can read here How I Caught The Travel Bug.
These two are brother and sister. Moments before I took this shot the female sprang up and surprised the male. You can see how he rocked back in surprise right off the ground, with his legs out and his tail out straight for balance.
Of course, it is not a serious fight – just the two of them keeping each other on their toes.
Some naturalists believe that the reason why males have manes is that manes protect their vulnerable necks from the claws of other lions. Lions are pretty much the top of the tree, so there has to be some way to keep the numbers down – and fights to the death between male lions is the way.
The Vervet Monkey At Gorah
This is a vervet monkey I photographed outside our lodge at a camp on the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The monkey stole a muffin from the tray I was bringing from the main lodge for my wife. I slid open the door, tray in both hands.
My wife shouted out a warning but in that second, the little monkey had snaffled the mini-muffin in one paw and was out of the door quicker than you could say muffin.
I grabbed my camera and went outside and photographed it sitting on the deck. Then it climbed up into the rafters of the lodge and I took this photograph. I shot it with my Nikon D500 and the EXIF data of the photograph says I shot at 1/320 second at f5 with the lens at 100mm and ISO 900.