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Big Nigrescens: Revisiting the African Night Sky

Last weekend, I re-visited some of my unprocessed and/or unpublished images from our epic African trip in 2012, and dragged out from the archives another image of the stunning night sky over Africa.

This is Big Nigrescens, a spot in the Timbavati region of South Africa, through which we had passed during a morning game drive.

Big Nigrescens

Big Nigrescens

I wanted to capture stunning silhouettes of jagged, dead trees against the magnificent night sky over Africa.

After some fantastic wildlife spotting and photography, including pursuit of a leopardess on a stalk some thirty minutes earlier, we returned to Big Nigrescens where I shot this image and a few others in the pitch blackness of a warm African night.

Bukekayo Ingwe: Re-visiting the Archives

Sometimes it is good to go back through older images with fresh eyes and see if there is anything which was captured and forgotten, but which has potential to be a great image.

The other day I went back through my shots of Rockfig Jr, a magnificent female leopard we encountered in the Timbavati region of greater Kruger National Park during our trip to South Africa in October of 2012.

While I have a similar profile of Rockfig Jr, I thought this second version was worth publishing:

Bukekayo Ingwe

Bukekayo Ingwe

I cannot wait to head back to Africa to surround myself with incredible wildlife, and capture more images of the ever-elusive leopards.  Hopefully we will do so in 2014

One Year Since Africa

On this day last year, we were in the African wilderness, on the final day of our magical photographic safari in Motswari Private Game Reserve.

It has been a while since I posted an image from that trip, so here is a new image of one of the magnificent Jacaranda Pride lionesses we encountered on a morning game drive in the Timbavati.

Panthera Leo

Panthera Leo

Seeing images like this and others from my collection, as well as remembering what we were doing and the magical sensory overload we experienced on that trip a year ago, makes me want to go back there and experience it again.

We are still keen on heading back to Africa in 2014 and have some planning to do, so perhaps at this time next year, I will be writing about what we are doing in Africa rather than what we did a year ago.