Overcoming ecological ignorance while travelling.

Recently I read a social media post where the account holder slated one of the trails in the Garden Route. Her complaint is that, just because a trail is established doesn’t make it worthwhile walking and that, for her, it was a boring trail. The trail she was slating was one of the Elephant Trail loops at Diepvalle. I was amazed. All three of the … Continue reading Overcoming ecological ignorance while travelling.

Killing the trees slowly with your love. 

Trees are amazing, spectacular, ingenious, astounding and magnificent. Trees sustain, recycle and contribute to our very existence. Trees house us, clothe us and heal us. Yet, many, in the lustful moment of attempting to immortalize an ephemeral passion of eros, carve insignificant initials into the bark of trees. Initials that on average linger long after the amour that inspired their carving has evaporated to nothing. … Continue reading Killing the trees slowly with your love. 

How to safely handle a Rinkhals.

EVERY day in nature is a lesson, and while wading through books, we learn a lot, actually being able to experience some natural event will embed the knowledge forever. Yesterday I was privileged to be present for a search and release of some snakes that had been rescued from a proposed construction area. The snake that grabbed my attention was the Rinkhals. I have always … Continue reading How to safely handle a Rinkhals.

Atmospheric backdrop.

Often in macro photography, compositions are framed tight with a focal length ranging from 50mm to 110mm, synchronized flash and minimal depth of field. Such images rely on two aspects to draw the attention of viewers, namely unique subject matter and unfamiliar scales of magnification, both of which arrest an audience in the realm of daily perspective. Sadly, when the subject matter is floral or … Continue reading Atmospheric backdrop.

Travel tips to be Green while travelling in South Africa.

As the austral summer kicks in and South Africa prepares for the annual summer break, here are five tips on how to be Green and contribute to saving the environment. Water – buy a reusable water bottle and fill it up when you go out. By doing so you will reduce the amount of plastic waste by not buying bottled water. Charging – once your … Continue reading Travel tips to be Green while travelling in South Africa.