A seemingly boundless sea of red sand dunes, with a scattering of yellow desert grass and majestic Camelthorn trees, and patrolled by its guardians; the three big cats - Lion, Leopard and Cheetah - is what goes to make this place so spellbinding to its visitors. It is at nightfall that the desert reveals her most coveted secrets, when under a glistening star lit sky, the awe-inspiring roars of the black-maned Kalahari lion interrupt the silence of the wilderness.

I have visited the Kalahari Desert, or to be precise the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, between South Africa and Botswana, on two occasions now. My first visit took place during the peak of the dry season in August and September whilst the second one was in the rainy months of January/February, equivalent to the hot summer of the southern hemisphere.

Both trips now can be viewed on this link.

The photo story of these travels has recently been published in the German magazine Terra. A complete PDF of this article can be found pdfhere.

kalahari desert

 

Early September 2014. Maun. Botswana. The first two well in advance pre-booked helicopter flights into the Okavango Delta have been sensational. The decision to go for another two flights was an easy one and after eight hours altogether over the Okavango Delta, 5000 images have been taken. Chris from Helicopter Horizons (www.helicopterhorizons.com) was the perfect pilot for a demanding photographer.

Please view a selection of images on this link.

OkavangoChris and his helicopter

Río Tinto and the King of Hams: Keeping up with photo travels in Andalusia. Most recently two photo trips took me to the beautiful Sierra de Aracena in the Huelva province. On its southern flank lie eminently photogenic odd landscapes, created by the oxidized iron minerals of the Río Tinto and open-cast mineworkings, while further north, near the towns of Aracena and Jabugo, is ham country. One of the finest "jamón ibéricos" come from here, nice to be photographed, delicious when eaten.

Ask for images at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! and check this link for the Andalusia Highlights.

Río TintoAracena