The human eye is very complex; the human brain very advanced in terms of its ability to process light and imagery. This results in us seeing a world that is visually busy. But, what the camera has the power to do, through silhouette photography, is to simply declutter our world. By leaving only the outline of the subject our focus shifts to the animal itself and it is there that the human eye can find rest. This Dusk to Dawn gallery featured on the BBC News home page.
Wild Dog Portrait - In a secret forest in Zambia, a pack of wild dog are on the hunt. One pauses to stare at me lying on the ground. The golden light filters down through the trees, creating this pleasing backdrop.
Dawn Lechwe - Lechwe are remarkable antelope, aquatic, simply at home in the swamps. Although it was a cold winter's morning in Zambia's Kafue National Park, the resultant image is comforting, due to the warm glow of the rising sun.
Okavango Lechwe - This photograph is from one of the most remarkable scenes I have ever witnessed. Due to a drought in Botswana, underground fires raged across the Okavango Delta. The earth leaked a dark blue smoke but when the sun rose, it was a brilliant pink and orange. The juxtaposition between the smoke and sun are offset by a lechwe standing in the middle.
Elephant Sunrise - In the blue smoke, the result of underground fires, an elephant sniffs the dawn, in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Photographing through the bushes, I offer you a glimpse into one of Africa's last great wildernesses.
A Zebra and Seven Oxpeckers - I was racing back to camp in Kenya's Masai Mara, when the sunset burst into life. Searching for a subject, it was only later that I noticed the seven oxpeckers enjoying the ride on the zebra's back.
Rutting Lechwe - With a severe drought in Botswana, the Okavango floodwaters failed to extinguish the underground fires. At dawn, the entire landscape was filled with blue smoke. This did however not deter the lechwe from continuing on with their rut.
Zebra Sunset - In Kenya's Masai Mara, the sun sets with a bright and vivid intensity. A trio of zebra walk across my frame as Africa once again steals my heart.
Hippo Bubbles - Lying on the bank of the Great Ruaha River in Tanzania, I wait for a hippo to surface in my frame of bubbles. I also hope no crocodile is placing me in a frame of its own.
Bat Blizzard - The largest migration in the world is of bats, each with a wingspan of over one metre. Here you see them blocking out the rising sun as they return from a night's foraging in the Congo.
Elephant and Calf - In Kenya's Masai Mara an elephant mother and her calf graze peacefully off into the sunset.
Elephant Silhouette - A slither of light breaks through after the sun had already set, illuminating an elephant feeding, on the great plains of Africa (Masai Mara, Kenya).
Vanishing Lechwe - Trying something different, I intentionally unfocus my lens and I leave the rest to your imagination (Kafue, Zambia)
Vanishing Zebra - A zebra walks off into the sunset and choosing to focus on the grass, I create a work of art from an everyday scene in Kenya's Masai Mara.
Giraffe Sunset - A giraffe and her baby walk over a rise, into the setting sun, in Kenya's Masai Mara.
Autumn Leopard - The orange autumn leaves of a bushwillow make for a perfect foreground, echoing my subject's coat and juxtaposing against the twilight sky (Mala Mala, South Africa).