Can’t seem to shake the damn dash…

Are there any other writers out there that get stuck on a particular writing style and just can’t seem to shake it? Right now I’m stuck on using dashes – I’m not quite sure what sparked this – I just want to use them all the time! Perhaps it’s because I’ve become lazy – I…

Behind the (Game Reserve Management) Scenes

I am by no means an exceptional photographer. In fact, I don’t even own my own camera yet. But I do what I can with my borrowed Canon 650D. Slowly, but surely, I’m starting to work out how best to use the various settings on my camera and maybe one day I’ll be able to…

Dusk

Did you see the sun as it sank into the earth? How it coloured in the clouds and make the sky turn pink? Did you notice the sounds of the night now come to life? The nightjars and the chirping crickets here to say farewell as you bumble back to your little house tucked away…

If God exists, he’s definitely a painter.

I have a slight obsession with the sky… And when I say slight obsession, I mean a downright crazy fetish for the sky. Here are a couple of my favourite “sky shots” taken at my current workplace, Welgevonden Game Reserve. The reserve is located in the Waterberg region of Limpopo and often produces the most…

Running for the Underdogs

While Jess and Matt specialise in the conservation of rhino and elephant species respectively, they are passionate about the field of ecology as a whole and hope to use their influence to improve the support regarding endangered South African species that are often overlooked for conservation purposes. The more charismatic species such as rhinos and…

Sundowner

The red blazing ball Moved sedately towards the horizon Dipping into the darkness of the night Its turn to shine done Now watching in awe As the stars danced Across the sky To the mellifluous silence Of the Savanna

Life In Black and White

A dear friend of mine, also an avid fan of photography, suggested that I post a few photos of my life- and edit them in black and white. What I enjoyed most about this activity is that it allowed for me to reflect upon a wonderful (and equally challenging) year. Through this, I have realised…

A Sunrise Stroll at Somkhanda

  Snuggled under a thin blanket, trying our best to ignore the icy wind nipping at our ears, we slowly made our way up the bumpy 4×4 trail to the higher reaches of the reserve. The game viewer is by no means a comfortable ride, and it was a relief to finally reach the starting…

When life hands you lemons, consult your traditional healer

Rolling hills of dense thicket touch the pink-purple horizon as my honours supervisor, Nox Makunga, and I slowly make our way over the Ecca Pass in a rattling, hired Ford Ranger. As Nox chatters away about stories of her childhood in Alice, I attempt to document the setting sun on my smartphone camera before it…