Ethereal Africa is an African wildlife fine art photography gallery of familiar African subjects but photographed in an unfamiliar way. This collection of creative wildlife photography includes high key wildlife photography and panning photography.
The photographs in this collection may be the result of a special moment witnessed or they might have arisen from a different in-camera technique or setting as is the case with both motion blur photos and high key wildlife photography. They might be the result of a unique angle and composition, or even a rare natural phenomenon. Whatever the reason, each piece of creative wildlife photography in this collection truly qualifies as an African wildlife fine art photo. This boutique gallery has been reserved for those rare and special photographs, the kind that a wildlife photographer cannot demand but that he must rather pursue, with relentless patience, passion and blind hope. These creative wildlife photos, which include motion bur photography (also called panning photography) have been painstakingly collected over the duration of two decades and are the result of thousands of hours spent in Africa’s wildest places.
The photographs, although sometimes unbelievable, have not been digitally manipulated but have rather been created in the field and in the camera by tweaking camera settings for high key wildlife photography and panning photos, also called motion blur photography. Read more about GDT Fine Art Wildlife Prints.
Disappearing Lechwe - Choosing to portray my subject in an abstract way, I let your imagination wonder beyond the horizon (Kafue, Zambia).
Zebra Plains - On the great plains of East Africa a zebra disappears behind a veil of grass at sunset (Masai Mara, 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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Desert Wanderer - An Oryx is most at home in the most inhospitable places, like deserts and dusty plains (Amboseli, Kenya).