This website is about the photographic encounters I have had with wildlife. I first took up photography when I was about 13 years old. Since that age, I have had various point and shoot cameras. I only acquired my first SLR much later, when I was about 27 years old. I persisted with slide film up until 2007, when I acquired my first DSLR. In order to support my photographic habit, I practice as an Advocate. I have a special interest in bird photography, as birds are more readily available to photograph, than the big five for instance. Since 1998, I frequented the Kruger National Park on a yearly basis. My favourite photographic spots include Kgalagadi Transfrontier park, Kruger National Park and Elephant Plains Lodge in the Sabi Sands nature reserve.

My favourite bird photography spots include the little coastal hamlet of Tugela Mouth, Gaint's Castle Nature Reserve, Roodekoppies Dam, Marievale Bird Sanctuary, the various hides at Zibulo Colliery, Loskop Dam Nature Reserve and Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve.

I use Canon equipment.

During May 2015 I entered the Canon Weg/Go magazine's cover competition. My photo of an African Scops Owl won and was published on the cover of the September 2015 Issue.

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During July 2016, one of my photographs with the title "Over my Shoulder" was selected as a finalist in the Getaway Gallery 2016 Photographic Competition while another photo of a Jackal Buzzard was highly commended in the same competition.

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Some of my photographs were also published in other magazines including the cover of the Jan/Feb 2016 edition of African Birdlife Magazine, Weg/Go Neem beter fotos/Take better pictures.

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