The results of a talented photographer travelling to some of his favorite spots in the Namib with a beautiful model. Very inspirational photography
To see more of Willem’s work visit his website
As the last clouds leave the Cape, the First billowing thunder heads roll on to the other parts of Southern Africa. This is my time to leave the prison cell that is my desk and head for freedom in the mountains, the deserts and on the coastline. New goals and new aspirations call for new material and that is exactly what I’m planning. I’m finally going to Hole in the Wall and the great Drakensberg. Two of South Africa’s most prominent landscapes that are not only missing from my portfolio, but that I have never seen with my own eyes.
Hopefully La Niña will deliver some of these!
I leave this Sunday the 24th on a 5 week trip that looks roughly as follows
- 3 nights at the Storms River Mouth
- 2 nights at Kenton on Sea
- 5 nights at Hole in the wall
- 2 nights at Giants Cup in the Drakensberg
- 2 nights at Kamberg in the Drakensberg
- 5 nights at Mahai in the Drakensberg
- 1 night at Golden Gate
- 6 nights of workshops in Bloemfontein and Pretoria… can’t be all play, no work
- 5 nights at the Rhodes/Barkly mountains
- Then it’s the December holidays including
- 3 nights at the Barkly mountains…again
- 5 nights at the Dwesa reserve on the wild coast
- In late January I head off to the Blyde River Canyon for 4-6 nights
- 4 nights at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
- 4 nights in Kokerboom kloof in the Richtersveld
- 2 nights on the farm Kanaan in the Namib rand…remember in my Namib post I mentioned the book with the amazing images? All taken on Kanaan!
- 2 nights at a lodge next to Wolwedans
- 2 nights at Sossusvlei
- 1 night at Augrabies
- 2 nights rest in Pretoria
- 6 nights Sehlabathebe in Lesotho
Wilderness night skies
The name Mitchell Krog has become synonymous with electric storm photography amongst South Africans. Apart from his mindblowing lightning shots, he also has a stunning and comprehensive collection of nature photography from Macro to landscapes to wildlife. To see more of his work and find out more about the man behind the camera you can visit his website and for any inquiries you can contact him via email
The beautiful Blyde River Canyon in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa captured at sunrise. This is the 3rd largest canyon in the world and also one of the greenest. Nature sure did not disappoint me this morning and it's a location I will be exploring more in the future.
One of the most recognisable animals of Africa has got to be the Elephant. Under a very dramatic stormy sky we came across these two elephants walking across the open plains of the Maasai Mara. The colour image holds its own ground but the black and white reigns supreme.
I spent several days in Namibia in 2009 and Deadvlei although well traversed and well photographed still offers many unique opportunities for a landscape photographer. Having seen so many thousands of images of this iconic world heritage site I tried something different and I have a soft spot for the resulting image.
If there is one place in the world to see a Cheetah in an environment that shows it off best, that place is the Maasai Mara. I had numerous sightings of Cheetah on my last trip there and this particular Cheetah sat for some time posing for us Papparazzi and she seemed to really enjoy the attention.
On a hot summer's night in Namibia under a starry sky I captured this image of some Quiver trees against the beautiful night sky. The clouds which I first thought may be a nuisance that night turned out to be a perfect element for the image and add a whole new dimension.
The Maasai Mara certainly holds many opportunities for the landscape photographer, granted it's not the cheapest detsination in the world but well worth it. This particular morning the most amazing glow from the sun just created the most idyllic scene I've seen in some time.