Through this collection of portraits, I invite you to make your acquaintance with the wild creatures of Africa. This gallery purposely juxtaposes different subjects but all are presented in a clear and concise manner, so as to unveil the heroes of the continent. The images are quite simply all about the animals themselves and I have journeyed from the roof of Africa in Ethiopia, to the low-lying bushveld regions of South Africa to bring you this collection. Samples have been meticulously collected from Africa’s grassland regions through to her forests, rivers and waterholes. Collectively, these serve only to hint at the staggering diversity of wonderful creatures that roam the continent.
Portrait of a Predator - This leopardess had spent the day resting up on a termite mound. I waited for three hours and eventually when she woke, and lifted her head, I was rewarded with this portrait of the ultimate nocturnal predator (Sabi Sand, South Africa).
Leopard Yawn - In South Africa's Mala Mala Game Reserve a leopard yawns in the early evening, in anticipation of a busy night on the prowl.
Beyond the Shadows - A lion steps out from the shadows, creating this painterly portrait and no matter the angle, the beast seems to be looking at you (Mala Mala, South Africa).
Mara Cheetah Cub - A cheetah cub stares straight into my lens, allowing me to capture the incredible intricate eye detail (Masai Mara, Kenya)
Rhino River - A white rhinoceros has just enjoyed an early morning drink from the river (Mala Mala, South Africa).
Portrait of a Gelada - Every time a wild subject stares straight into my lens, I feel a rush; like I did on the top of the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia with this Gelada Baboon.
Gelada King - The last rays of the day caress the mountain slopes in the background, complimenting the orange eyes of my incredible subject (Simien Mountains, Ethiopia).
Baby Elephant - As the rest of the elephant herd quenches their thirsts, this baby plays beneath its mother's belly in Botswana's Okavango Delta.
Notch (large size SOLD OUT) - This lion's name was Notch and together with his sons, he ruled the great plains for over a decade. He now lives on in this portrait (Masai Mara, Kenya).
Gazing Up - A female leopard in Botswana's Mashatu Game Reserve looks for a suitable tree in which to hoist her prey and as she gazes up, her long eyelashes are accentuated.
Swimming Elephant - A gentle giant enjoys cooling off in the Zambezi River as the sun sets on another dreamy African scene (Mana Pools, Zimbabwe).
A Gathering of Giants - In Kenya's Chyulu Hills, a group of Tuskers gather at a watering hole to quench long thirsts. It remains one of the most special and rare sightings I have enjoyed.
Chimpanzee Siesta - In the wild Mahale Mountains of Tanzania a chimpanzee prepares for a siesta. Lying next to him, I managed to create this portrait and thankfully just before he closed his eyes.
Through The Legs - Waterholes are my favourite place to be in the world and it has been this way, ever since I was a child. They are a place where animals gather and where magic happens, like this Eland, the largest antelope in the world, staring through the legs of the tallest animal in the world (Chyulu Hills, Kenya).