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How I Got The Shot: Too Hot To Handle

A few days later I was once again at the course and decided to visit the cluster once more — not expecting to better my mantis shots. So I was astonished to find a recently hatched Flap-Necked Chameleon at the same place. Well, I can tell you that about 800 photographs later, from every possible angle and setting and what with a bit of coaxing of said chameleon on my part... I was well satiated with some lovely captures.

How I Got the Shot: Dandelion Chameleon

On a recent shoot to Wingate Golf Club I was walking the rough, looking for insects to photograph. I was lucky enough to find a very small flap-neck chameleon. It was only about 50 mm in length and walking along the ground in rather a hurry, possibly frightened by my clumsy footsteps. I thought I would get in front of it and lie on the ground to get down to its level, and to my great surprise it climbed up a dandelion.

How I Got the Shot: Reflective Symmetry

My most recent visit to Mana pools with Chris and Carol Sheppard coincided with the start of the rainy season. Two day before our arrival 165 mm of rain fell in 24 hours.

Our first evening game drive terminated at Trichilia view point. It was sundowner time, so the G&T`s were guzzled quickly as the sun set and dipped behind the distant Zambian escarpment. We were amazed to see how much standing water remained, forming a large pool in front the road and near the Zambezi River.

How I Got the Shot: "Shadow Mate"

I took the original shot of the Yellow-billed stork in Mana Pools in mid-October 2017. I had been sitting next to Long Pool for quite some time, watching the pair as they walked and waded together in the shallows often rubbing up against each other and scraping their bills together in a playful manner. They were fascinating in the way they moved together, often in unison and I managed to take quite a number of interesting shots of them.

How I Got the Shot: Maelstrom

For several years I have wanted to capture the stunning interplay and effect of water and hair when a person submerged and then the head is flicked back “violently” as they jump and clear the surface.

My grand-daughter Isabelle (9) was the perfect candidate as she has long thick hair down to the middle of her back. She also loves water and plays in our pool for hours. So on New Year’s Day I finally convinced her to let me take some photos to this end.