Jan 25

A Story Of Poo – The Clever Little Dung Beetle

It is truly amazing when scientists find a remarkable ability in an insect with a brain the size of a grain of rice. If somebody had told me that a Dung Beetle walks in a straight line because it is following … Continue reading

Jan 05

eBook Review – The Photographer’s Guide To The Pilanesberg National Park

When thinking of Africa, we visualize endless savannas and open vistas as far as the eye can see. For many of Africa’s parks and reserves this is true, but there are also intimate locations not as widely known that offer … Continue reading

Oct 10

Photographing Hippos On Safari

My dear friend and talented photographer Tyrone Crossman sent me a few photographs of these lazy Hippos. They were taken at Springbok Lodge outside Ladysmith in the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. How I wish I was a Hippo. … Continue reading

Oct 02

Why Are Sea Turtles Endangered?

There are 7 species of sea turtles in the world and all of them are listed on the IUCN’s endangered list. Five of these species occur in South African waters. Six of these occur in American waters. Threats Nature has … Continue reading

Aug 23

Cheetahs, Fast Cats And A Vulnerable Species

Cheetahs are famous for their speed. They are very recognizable with beautiful sleek bodies, very distinctive ‘tear’ streak markings on their faces, and spots on their coats. Their name comes from the Hindu word ‘Chita’ which means ‘Spotted One’. Unfortunately, despite … Continue reading

Jul 18

Vultures A Threatened African Species

We hear a lot about the plight of elephants and rhinos in Africa, and so we should. It is as important to talk about the fight that other endangered species face daily. This is the story of South Africa’s vultures. … Continue reading