This boutique gallery consists of wildlife portraits only and invites you to make your acquaintance with the wild creatures whose home is Africa.
This wildlife portrait photography gallery purposely juxtaposes different subjects but all are presented in a clear and concise manner; so as to unveil the icons of the continent. Each wildlife portrait print is quite simply all about the individual animal itself have been meticulously collected from Africa’s grassland regions through to her forests, rivers and waterholes. I journeyed from the roof of Africa in Ethiopia, all the way to the low-lying bushveld regions of South Africa to bring you this collection of wildlife portraits.
The Icons Of Africa gallery of wildlife portraits serves only to hint at the staggering diversity of wonderful creatures that roam the continent. I now invite you to meet them in the wildlife portraits gallery below. Read more about my Fine Art Wildlife Prints and see a news article here.
The King - This male lion is the king of Botswana's Northern Tuli area. I have waited years to capture a portrait that does this magnificent specimen of a lion justice.
Mara Cheetah Cub - A cheetah cub stares straight into my lens, allowing me to capture the incredible intricate eye detail (Masai Mara, Kenya)
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).
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.
Swimming Elephant - A gentle giant enjoys cooling off in the Zambezi River as the sun sets on another dreamy African scene (Mana Pools, Zimbabwe).
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.
Notch (only artist's proof left) - 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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
Rhino River - A white rhinoceros has just enjoyed an early morning drink from the river (Mala Mala, South Africa).