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Wild Africa

Wildlife photography and commercial assignments during a three month trip to southern Africa.

Locations: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Species: African elephant, African lion, African leopard, Cape buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Waterbuck, Kudu, Nile crocodile, and more.

Close-up detail of an African Elephant drinking water, Botswana by Tim Plowden
Red Baobab Tree, Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
A juvenile Chacma Baboon rides on its mother's back, Zambia
Cattle egret and African buffalo, Zambia by Tim Plowden
African lions allogrooming, Zambia
Leopard Feeding On Elephant Calf, Botswana
Close-up of Nile crocodile, Zambia
Close-up portrait of an African Elephant drinking water, Botswana
Kori Bustard, Botswana
Greater kudu, Zambia by Tim Plowden
Spotted Eagle-owl, Botswana by Tim Plowden
Giraffe, Botswana by Tim Plowden
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Botswana by Tim Plowden
Malachite Kingfisher, Zambia by Tim Plowden
Waterbuck Family, Zambia by Tim Plowden
African Sunset, Botswana by Tim Plowden
White-backed Vulture perched on a snag at sunset

More info on photographing wildlife in Africa

My vision of wild Africa is based on the three months I spent in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. I was humbled by close encounters with some of the most majestic wildlife on the planet. The biggest impression left on me was the need to protect the region’s dwindling wildlife.

My visit coincided with the dry season which became a prolonged drought. This provided the opportunity to witness the rare sight of not just lions preying on elephants, but a leopard too. With traffic jams caused by large herds of elephants crossing the road, an element of danger is ever present in the African bush.

Despite the many challenges of photographing in Africa, not least from the wildlife and harsh environment, I learned a huge amount and believe the opportunity to photograph a wide range of species helped develop my creative vision and photographic style.

I also gained valuable experience photographing for clients operating safari tours and running a safari lodge.

Wildlife Photography

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Image Licensing: Alamy, Rex

Theme: African Safari

Publication Credits: Wildlife Photographic, Kalahari Tours, Kariba Bush Club

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