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.
The photographs in this creative wildlife photography gallery may are the result of different in-camera techniques and setting. Panning photos that include motion blur photography high key wildlife photography have 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 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 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.
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).