The Ethereal gallery is a collection of often familiar African subjects but captured in an unfamiliar way. 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. They might be the result of a unique angle and composition, or even a rare natural phenomenon. Whatever the reason, this chapter has been reserved for those rare and special images, the kind that a wildlife photographer cannot demand but that he must rather pursue, with relentless patience, passion and blind hope. These images 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.
Painterly Portrayal - A lioness, hunter supreme and stealth in motion. This photograph is the 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.
A Moment of Contemplation - A chimpanzee, in the wild and very remote Mahale Mountains of Tanzania, enjoys a moment of contemplation. The sun's rays filter through the forest softly, gently, creating an ethereal atmosphere.
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.
Steam and Dust - This leopard is the same one that appears in my 'Stealth in Motion' piece, but here he stands motionless, exhaling a fiery breath of steam (Mala Mala, South Africa).
Dinosaur Eye - The rhinoceros is like a living dinosaur, having traveled through time into this new millennium. By focusing on just the eye, and zooming out as I took the picture, I portray the eye traveling through time (Sabi Sands, South Africa).
Behind the Veil - For this portrait you need to step back and you will see a female lioness, with her gaze fixed upon you, from behind a veil of grass (Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana).