Glossy Ibises are threatened by wetland habitat degradation and loss through drainage, increased salinity, groundwater extraction and invasion by exotic plants. It is also threatened locally by hunting, disturbance and pesticides.
Lion-tailed macaque ins its typical rain forest habitat. With a total population estimated to be just 3000 the lion-tailed macaque ranks among the rarest and most threatened primates….
Last year on 17th May I got a short message on Flickr. “Are your photos available for purchase. Would love to purchase one of your photo’s”, I replied back with an equally short “which one”. The reply to which was that sender was an artist and woud like to use my Elephant charge as a part of his art work. Since I don’t really sell my photographs and all of them are under a Creative Commons license I granted the permission for use of the photo with a condition that I be sent a picture of the completed work. Instead of a picture, I was promised a canvas print in return. I sent the pictures and after a while forgot all about it till last Friday I got a long tubular package in the post from Adam Scott Rote. Inside was a 30″x40″ canvas print, signed and numbered of the hyper-realistic painting called “Elephant Walk”
The photo does not do justice to the print – take a look here. Yes it is a painting and the canvas print will adorn our living room wall!
Another one from the HiKey series…
I had taken this photo 8 years ago before I had a DSLR – I had just placed a fresh cut strawberry on a white sheet of paper in sunlight.
Most twitchers would go gaga if they spot this bird, the reason being that Ruddy-breasted Crake (Porzana fusca) is a extremely shy and secretive bird. You are lucky if you manage to get a shot. It is a dream come true if one decides to walk in the open for you
One of the most common birds of South Africa and also one of the most pretty
This male Lion despite having gorged himself full came back and shooed away the Lioness as soon we approached. As if just to reiterate who the king is….
Zebras lend themselves very well to black and white photography…