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Mapungubwe.

After a long but interesting drive to the Limpopo area, we arrived at Mopane Lodge, in Mapungubwe NP. This would be our home for the next three nights. Mapungubwe National Park borders South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is open savannah on the confluence of the Shashe and the famous Limpopo river. The terrain of…


Keoladeo National Park

Having spent the last ten days in fairly remote locations, Bharatpur also know as Keoladeo National Park wasn’t quite what we were expecting. We knew that the wetland sanctuary had been created some 250 years ago, initially as a hunting ground for the maharajahs of Bharatpur. There were duck shoots  organised yearly in honor of…


Parrot Crossbills in Thetford Forest

Last week I heard Steven Fry liken some aspects of the internet to a modern day Pandora’s box, containing many of the evils of the world. However, it does have some great benefits. One being if some interesting wildlife appears in your local area the word soon gets out. This was the case last week…


Bandhavgarh and The Buffer Zone

If I have one criticism of our time in Bandhavgarh, it is that often the search for Tigers was almost exclusive. This on some occasions prevented us from seeing the bigger picture of what made the reserve so interesting. I understand fully why this happens and this is purely a personal view.      …


Day four. – Drive number 6 “Tigers, – no pressure”

We’d visited some of the tiger reserves in India before, but in March / April. In October it is very different. Most noticeable its much greener and more water is flowing in the rivers. This makes searching and photographing wildlife, especially Tigers, a real challenge. Also photographic safaris in Indian are very different to those…


First stop – Bandhavgarh National Park

After an over night flight from Heathrow to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi we were greeted by our guide Aditya Panda (Eddie). We then met up with the other five members of the group (Wendy & Mark, Roy, Dave and Tim) and boarded our mini bus for a brief visit to the Holiday Inn hotel….


Redshanks vs Spotted Redshanks

Redshanks are a common wader found, year-round, on the marshes of the north Norfolk coast. At any time of year, on a visit to  RSPB Titchwell, Snettisham or the NWT Holme Dunes you often see redshanks probing their bills into the mud for insects, worms, and crustaceans. This year has even seen them returning to breed…


RSPB Titchwell Marsh in Summer

A Day at Titchwell Marsh This year we’d had a long period of summer days that started with great lighting for photography but quickly deteriorated into poor flat light. Finally we had the promise of a few days of bright, warm weather with clear skies. Plus a predicted low tide early in the day that…


Norfolk’s secret Common Seal Colony

Seals are a common sight on the Norfolk coast. It is home to a number of famous colonies both grey and common seals. Some years ago we came across a single common seal resting in one of the many small rivers outlets that flow across the beach. Thinking it was a one off visit by…


Green Cay and Wakodahatchee.

  June in Florida brings with it very hot days, high humidity and tropical downpours. Most of the wildlife that can has migrated back to the cooler climate of the north. The remainder have adopted a pattern of feeding early in the day and resting for the rest of the time. This makes looking and photographing…