Can you believe that the first half of 2019 is almost done and dusted?
To mark the passage of time,
I thought that I would share some of my favourite 2019 images.
A game drive is not complete unless it has either a sunrise or sunset.
Nothing gets my blood pumping faster than when one of these giants
steps into the path and decides to be a road-block.
While she stood there, the rest of the herd crossed behind her.
Caught in the early morning light.
This Black-backed Jackal contemplates the day ahead.
Many of the cheetahs in South African reserves
are now collared for research purposes.
It does raise the debate as to whether or not they should be photographed,
or if the image should be manipulated during the editing process
and the collar removed.
I am too lazy to edit, so I try to look for positions
where the collar is least noticeable.
Vervet monkeys look cute but their guest interactions
can become aggressive very quickly.
They will not back down and have become a pest in many lodges.
The proud Lilac-breasted Roller.
Just one of several species that can be found in
many of our game reserves.
It is currently the national bird of Botswana.
Without the carrion feeders,
our veld would be littered with rotting carcasses.
This White-backed Vulture was sitting not far from the remnants of a kill.
A stunning Woodland Kingfisher.
There are 10 species of Kingfisher in South Africa,
only 4 of those feed on a diet that includes fish.
This is NOT one of those!
This bird feeds on a diet of large insects and as a result
it is often found away from a body of water.
This sub-adult lion doing what it does best...as little as possible.
Lions can sleep up to 20 hours a day and only become active at night
when they need to source a meal.
Did you know that the dividing line across the center of the moon
is referred to as the Terminator?
It is also postulated that we only get to see one side of the moon...
Hence the title of the Pink Floyd album released in 1973,
"Dark Side of the Moon".
Because of the way that my Blog publishes postings,
I have to do Part 2 before Part 1
in order for them to appear in the correct order.
SO, please refrain from sending me comments about the incorrect order!
A big thank you to each of these brands
for coming on board.
This has been my constant travel companion
for the past several years.
It might look worn,
but that represents the kilometers/miles
we have shared together.
From Kilimanjaro to the beaches of India.
To coach trips across Europe and Vietnam
and to a variety of game lodges and road trip destinations
in South and Southern Africa.
BEST SUITCASE EVER!
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This torch has been turning heads!
The Olight SRS2UT Intimidator.
Marketed locally by:
When it is time to print out my special images,
this is the company that I rely on to do that.
When I get home. I rely on this ISP
to provide me with high speed fibre connectivity
to enable me to get my postings published in record time.
This Powerbank is my constant companion
while I am travelling.
It can do up to 4 full re-charges of my phone before
needing to be charged.
When offered an option...
ALWAYS be Batman.
My constant travelling companion.
To find out more about the collectible Funko range of figurines,
I could not do without this awesome laptop bag from Solo.
Padded for protection and with enough pockets to keep
almost everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink in,
this is definitely an stylish addition to any business presentation.
Be it in the boardroom or the bush.
This bag can also be worn as a backpack.
There are straps in a hidden compartment that can be deployed
when you need both hands for other purposes.
To find out more about the stylish Solo range,
This locally made product was indispensable when using a long lens.
The ball and socket might look simple...and it is,
which is why it should be in the gear bag of every serious photographer.
This locally made, deceptively simple device is ideal
for tracking birds in flight or animals in motion.
The base can be used on a beanbag or a tripod,
with the ball being fitted to the camera.
The simplicity of the device allows to to move from supported
to hand held in a fluid motion.
There is also a version that can be used on a car window.
To see more about the product,
visit their Facebook page:
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To see who else were winners in 2018, visit: