This gallery has arisen from my passion for the wide spaces of Africa and the spirit of freedom that they embody. I have purposefully taken a step back, spending months and even years, waiting for that decisive moment to capture Africa’s wildlife in context. The gallery illustrates not only Africa’s creatures carrying out a wild existence but more importantly, it illustrates the environment in which these wild animals live. As such, the best term to describe these prints (and one that is not yet in the dictionary), would be ‘animalscapes’. To assemble this chapter, I journeyed to Africa’s most iconic regions and to more remote wildernesses. Taking you on a spellbinding journey, each image aims to connect you with the wild freedom that has drawn explorers and adventures to Africa’s shores for centuries, and each serves as a poignant reminder that the wild allure of Africa has not yet vanished.
Mara Plains - a storm brews on the great plains of Kenya's Masai Mara.
Forest Rhino - A critically endangered black rhino moves through a Fever Tree forest in near silence (secret location in Kenya).
Serengeti Elephant - An elephant on the great plains of East Africa lifts its trunk to smell the rain, carried on the winds of an approaching storm at sunset (Serengeti National Park).
A Misty Morning - On an especially beautiful and misty morning, in Zambia's Kafue National Park, a lechwe pauses to stare at me. The sublime light of dawn, combined with the rising steam, made me feel like I wanted to be nowhere else on earth.
Forest Elephant - My safari to the Congo Basin was all about getting this one frame of a forest elephant in the wild tropical jungle.
Serengeti Migration - Here you see the great migration as it passes through the Acacia woodlands found in the southern reaches of Tanzania's Serengeti ecosystem.
Desert Wanderer - An Oryx is most at home in the most inhospitable places, like deserts and dusty plains (Amboseli, Kenya).