This herd of charging elephant are actually charging towards water, after a long, hot, dusty day in the bush. In October, the hottest month in Southern Africa, the build up towards the rainy season is intense, and the contrast between the brooding, dark and stormy sky and the dry, dusty earth is huge. Water is […]
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Cape Buffalo, Africa’s notorious bovine beast. This animal is not to be messed with! Their herds can number in the thousands, the huge bulls moving through as they like, with the females leading the pack. Speaking from personal experience, there is nothing scarier than being eye to eye with a rampaging buffalo. Having said that, […]
White backed Pelicans migrate regionally within Southern Africa, drawn to the huge pans and inland lakes scattered across the vast region that is Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. These countries all a have well known spot, favorites for the likes of pelicans and flamingos, such as the Okavango Delta, Makgadigadi Pans, the […]
Elephants live in a matriarchal society, meaning they are lead by a dominant female. The mature males, or bulls, are either solitary or in bachelor herds, and move through the herds of females and babies, socializing and sniffing out any females in oestrus. They are generally relaxed and casual animals, until they reach a period […]
Marabou storks are real characters in the bird world. I painted these Marabous in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.