Ethereal Africa is a gallery of creative wildlife photography that includes motion blur photography and high key wildlife photography. Depicting familiar African subjects in an unfamiliar way, this collection of creative wildlife photography contains masterful panning photos and much more.
Classic retro techniques have been mastered and new camera skills invented to assemble this avant-garde creative wildlife photo gallery. Panning photos include nuanced motion blur photography of various kinds. High key wildlife photography has at times been employed to showcase Africa’s beauty. Some of the creative wildlife photos in this gallery are the result of a unique angle and composition, or even a natural weather event. Whatever the reason, this creative wildlife photography gallery has been reserved for those rare and special photographs; the kind that a creative wildlife photographer cannot demand but must rather pursue, with relentless patience, passion and blind hope. The photos in this gallery have been painstakingly created over the duration of more than two decades, and are the result of thousands of hours spent in Africa’s wildest places.
These creative wildlife photographs, although sometimes unbelievable, have not been digitally manipulated but have been created in the field and in the camera.
Poetry in Motion - A lioness moves through the burnt plains of Kenya's famed Masai Mara. Using a slow shutter speed I pan with my subject, capturing her effortless prowess.
Leopard and Cub - A mother leopard and her subadult cub pace through the African bush. Simply poetry in motion (Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa).
Flamingo Flurry - Zooming in and shooting with a slow shutter speed, I allow the flamingoes to paint their own frame. Photographed on a private Northern Kenya photo safari to Lake Bagoria.
Water Ballet - Elegant, graceful and oh so pretty in pink, the flamingo is a feathered supermodel. Seen here dancing across a Rift Valley lake in Kenya, where the subtle pink plumage and blue watery hues combine, creating this pastel watercolour (Lake Bagoria, Kenya).
Giraffes Beneath the Acacia (1) - A pair of giraffe prepare to play wrestle beneath an Umbrella-thorn Acacia tree, on the vast plains of the Serengeti. To accentuate these two iconic shapes of Africa, I chose high-key camera settings (Tanzania).
Giraffes Beneath the Acacia (2) - A pair of giraffe play wrestle beneath an Umbrella-thorn Acacia tree, on the vast plains of the Serengeti. To accentuate these two iconic shapes of Africa, I chose high-key camera settings (Tanzania).
Lone Giraffe - A giraffe stands on a vast grassy plain in Kenya's Amboseli region. The khaki grass blurs the foreground and the frame, imbued with soft pastel colours, reminds me of Africa's quiet moments of solitude.
Woodland Zebra - Mystical and magical are just two adjectives for the zebra. Stalking my subject on foot, I hide behind a bush to capture this ethereal portrait. The oxpecker was simply the cherry on top (Mala Mala, South Africa).
Zebra In Flames - As a wildlife photographer I am sometimes presented with scenes I could not even have imagined. For this portrait I focused through a bush of dry leaves. An overcast sky and distant leadwood trees provided a pleasing background of squiggles (Mala Mala, South Africa).
Tall Twiga - Standing tall on the floor of Kenya's Rift Valley, the only thing in the savannah that is taller than this giraffe, is its shadow.
Lechwes in the Mist (monotone) - Four lechwe rams stand tall at dawn on the flooded plains, surrounded by mist, in Zambia's Kafue National Park. There are scenes that as a wildlife photographer I will never forget. This is one of them!
Zebra Impression - A zebra moves through the bush of Botswana's Tuli Block. Using a slow shutter speed, my black and white subject becomes overlaid with green foliage. This single exposure, like all my work, has been created in the field and in-camera.
Lechwe Lamb (1) - A baby lechwe antelope stands in the mist on a grassy plain in Zambia's Kafue National Park. Africa is full of mood and mystery and therefore both are signature themes in my photography.
Wildebeest Trio - On the dry dusty plains of Kenya's Amboseli region, a trio of wildebeest journey beneath the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Desert Wanderer - An Oryx is most at home in the most inhospitable places, like deserts and dusty plains (Amboseli, Kenya).
Lechwe Lamb (2) - A baby lechwe antelope stands in the mist on a grassy plain in Zambia's Kafue National Park. Africa is full of mood and mystery and therefore both are signature themes in my photography.
Zebra Plains - On the great plains of East Africa a zebra disappears behind a veil of grass at sunset (Masai Mara, Kenya).
Reclining Leopard - A leopard climbed into the fork of an African Greenheart tree in Kenya's Masai Mara and I especially enjoyed it when she stuck a leg out and made herself extra comfortable.
Disappearing Lechwe - Choosing to portray my subject in an abstract way, I let your imagination wonder beyond the horizon (Kafue, Zambia).
Stealth in Motion - Using a slow shutter speed, I pan with my subject as he moves stealthily through the long winter grass (Mala Mala, South Africa).
Waterbuck Plain - In Kenya's Masai Mara a tropical downpour turns the vast plain into a dreamy canvas. A waterbuck quietly stands beneath a lone tree and zooming out I allow the serenity in.
Painterly Portrayal - A lioness, hunter supreme and stealth in motion. This photograph is the result of thousands of hours spent with lion, trying to capture the primal energy of Africa's apex predator. This single exposure, like all my work, was created in-camera (Mala Mala, South Africa).