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Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Heaven on Earth, by Marina Cano. “It was a beautiful evening at the Okaukuejo waterhole. Shortly after the sunset while birds were flitting to and fro a journey of giraffes walked slowly to drink alongside a black rhino .The atmosphere was magical and time froze. I flipped the image upside down to create this slice of Heaven on Earth.” Photographed at Etosha, Namibia. (marinacano.com)
Heaven on Earth, by Marina Cano. “It was a beautiful evening at the Okaukuejo waterhole. Shortly after the sunset while birds were flitting to and fro a journey of giraffes walked slowly to drink alongside a black rhino .The atmosphere was magical and time froze. I flipped the image upside down to create this slice of Heaven on Earth.” Photographed at Etosha, Namibia. (marinacano.com)

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he perceives to be their imminent disappearance, and that he is left with a sense of futility.

While I understand and respect his sentiment, my feelings are the polar opposite. Images like the ones you are about to see leave me feeling rejuvenated. They remind me that while much of our natural world is under threat, there are still great expanses of wilderness left throughout our planet, and they inspire me to visit these lands, connect to their frequencies, share them with others, learn their secrets and fight for their protection.

These photographs come from realms like Namibia’s Etosha, South Africa’s Kruger, Botswana’s Okavango, Kenya’s Masai Mara, Tanzania’s Serengeti, and Brazil’s Pantanal… these are only a small handful of the wild places Mother Nature still nurtures. They were taken by safari guides, photographers and eco-tourists that understand the importance of wilderness, delight in sharing its beauty, and are fiercely passionate about its protection.

We cannot undo the past, and to despair for Earth will do her no good. What matters is what we do now. May these images inspire you to visit these sanctuaries of life, feel their ancient rhythms and stand up for their continued existence.

Submit your best photographs from the wildest places to the Ranger Diaries website, and they may be featured in the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness”.

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Aloft, by guide Brendon Cremer. “A young male leopard looks down on a few hyenas below the tree.  They had just chased him up it in an effort to steal his kill, however he made it into the branches with his kill intact.” Photographed at Motswari, Timbavati, South Africa. (brendoncremer.com)
Aloft, by guide Brendon Cremer. “A young male leopard looks down on a few hyenas below the tree. They had just chased him up it in an effort to steal his kill, however he made it into the branches with his kill intact.” Photographed at Motswari, Timbavati, South Africa. (brendoncremer.com)

“Until mankind can extend the circle of his compassion to include all living things, he will never, himself, know peace.” Albert Schweitzer

Moth spirits, by guide James Kydd. Across Brazil there are at least 26 000 species of butterflies and moths. Photographed at Refugio Ecologico Caiman, Pantanal, Brazil (bellinghamsafaris.com)
Moth spirits, by guide James Kydd. A slow shutter captures the delicate trails of a whisper of moths. Across Brazil there are at least 26 000 species of moths and butterflies. Photographed at Refugio Ecologico Caiman, Pantanal, Brazil (bellinghamsafaris.com)

“I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth.” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

The search, by guide Calvin Kotze. There are an estimated 5-6000 wild dogs left on the entire African continent. Seeing just one of these remarkable predators requires great fortune. Photographed at Ulusaba, Sabi Sands, South Africa. (ulusaba.com)
The search, by guide Calvin Kotze. There are an estimated 5-6000 wild dogs left on the entire African continent. Seeing just one of these remarkable predators requires great fortune. Photographed at Ulusaba, Sabi Sands, South Africa. (ulusaba.com)

“If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.” Unknown author

Lion being chased by buffalo, by guide Brendon Cremer (brendoncremer.com)
Lion being chased by buffalo, by guide Brendon Cremer. Photographed at Duba Plains, Okavango, Botswana. (brendoncremer.com)

“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.” Standing Bear

Milky Way over Sossusvlei, by guide Keith Connelly.  At between 60 and 80 million years old, the Namib is our planet’s most ancient desert. Photographed at Sossusvlei, Namibia.
Milky Way over Sossusvlei, by guide Keith Connelly. At between 60 and 80 million years old, the Namib is our planet’s most ancient desert. Photographed at Sossusvlei, Namibia.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit.” Helen Keller

Run for your life, by guide James Tyrrell. “The hyenas put on a bold front as they faced the lioness across a gap of about 20 metres, but neither species made a move. One or two of the hyenas let out their eerie whoops to summon reinforcements, and within moments, the number of hyenas facing off against the lioness had grown. More were pouring in. Something had to break. It did. The lioness cracked first. Charging forward, she leaped at the hyenas, but pressed together as they were, they realised they had the numbers to confront her on equal terms, and as they didn’t back down, the lioness’ courage failed her and she broke off the charge, diving into a buffalo thorn tree.” Photographed at Londolozi, Sabi Sands, South Africa.(londolozi.com)
Run for your life, by guide James Tyrrell. “The hyenas put on a bold front as they faced the lioness across a gap of about 20 metres, but neither species made a move. One or two of the hyenas let out their eerie whoops to summon reinforcements, and within moments, the number of hyenas facing off against the lioness had grown. More were pouring in. Something had to break. It did. The lioness cracked first. Charging forward, she leaped at the hyenas, but pressed together as they were, they realised they had the numbers to confront her on equal terms, and as they didn’t back down, the lioness’ courage failed her and she broke off the charge, diving into a buffalo thorn tree.” Photographed at Londolozi, Sabi Sands, South Africa.(londolozi.com)

 “Our task must be to free ourselves from our prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” Albert Einstein

Standoff, by guide James Tyrrell. “The commotion had not fallen on deaf ears however, and from the direction of the kill the rest of the pride suddenly came tearing in, led by the young males. Chaos ensued as lion attacked hyena and vice versa, and we had front row seats to some incredible action.” Photographed at Londolozi, Sabi Sands, South Africa (Londolozi.com)
Standoff, by guide James Tyrrell. “The commotion had not fallen on deaf ears however, and from the direction of the kill the rest of the pride suddenly came tearing in, led by the young males. Chaos ensued as lion attacked hyena and vice versa, and we had front row seats to some incredible action.” Photographed at Londolozi, Sabi Sands, South Africa (Londolozi.com)

“If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere.” Vincent van Gogh

New Additions, by guide Kyle de Nobrega. Meerkats or suricates photographed at Tswalu, Kalahari, South Africa. (inthestixx.com)
New Additions, by guide Kyle de Nobrega. Meerkats or suricates photographed at Tswalu, Kalahari, South Africa. (inthestixx.com)

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
George Gordon

Eyes larger than stomach, by guide Daryl Dell. “This female Leopard found this already dead giraffe, that died of natural causes. Here she unsuccessfully tries to drag the carcass into a thicket.” Photographed at Phinda, South Africa.
Eyes larger than stomach, by guide Daryl Dell. “This female Leopard found this already dead giraffe, that died of natural causes. Here she unsuccessfully tries to drag the carcass into a thicket.” Photographed at Phinda, South Africa. (andbeyond.com)

“In the beauty of nature lies the spirit of hope.” Unknown author

Jumping Impala by Ken and Michelle Dyball. Photographed in the Masai Mara, Kenya. (purenaturesafaris.com).
Jumping Impala by Ken and Michelle Dyball. Photographed in the Masai Mara, Kenya. (purenaturesafaris.com)

“One impulse from a vernal wood,
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the sages can.” William Wordsworth

Stampede, by Carole Deschuymere. “When the sun is too high, it's time to play around and try some new stuff out. This was one of my first attempts with slow shutter speed. The zebra were drinking, and they were very nervous. They kept coming to drink and sprinting out of the water again. If one startled, the whole group panicked. Lots of photo opportunities for us!” Photographed in the Serengeti, Tanzania. (carole-wildlife.com)

Stampede, by Carole Deschuymere. “When the sun is too high, it’s time to play around and try some new stuff out. This was one of my first attempts with slow shutter speed. The zebra were drinking, and they were very nervous. They kept coming to drink and sprinting out of the water again. If one startled, the whole group panicked. Lots of photo opportunities for us!” Photographed in the Serengeti, Tanzania. (carole-wildlife.com)

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” St. Augustine­­­

Dimples of light, by guide Ross Couper. “Dimples of light, shadows of darkness and a mesmerising creature evokes a beauty like no other.” Photographed at Singita, Sabi Sands, South Africa. (rosscouper.com)
Dimples of light, by guide Ross Couper. “Dimples of light, shadows of darkness and a mesmerising creature evoke a beauty like no other.” Photographed at Singita, Sabi Sands, South Africa. (rosscouper.com)

“To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night – brothers who see now they are truly brothers.” Archibald MacLeish

The Successor, by guide Brendon Cremer. ”With the disappearance of his father, this male now may have the opportunity to follow in his father’s footsteps, and become protector and ruler of Duba Plains. Only time will tell.” Duba Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana. (brendoncremer.com)
The Successor, by guide Brendon Cremer. ”With the disappearance of his father, this male now may have the opportunity to follow in his father’s footsteps, and become protector and ruler of Duba Plains. Only time will tell.” Duba Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana. (brendoncremer.com)

“Flowers and trees and birds and stars and glaciers, and all the other wonderful things that surround us in the world. We have all of this beauty around us and yet grown-ups often lose themselves in offices and imagine they are doing very important things. Can you recognize the flowers by their names and the birds by their singing? … Young people, I hope you will take a long time growing up!” Jawaharlal Nehru

The vulture, by Mario Moreno. Photographed in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. (mariomorenophotography.com)
The vulture, by Mario Moreno. Photographed in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. (mariomorenophotography.com)

“That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees” Marcus Aurelius

Riding bareback, by Morkel Erasmus. “That pivotal moment of life and death - the prey thrusting one last time to escape the claws that envelope it...” Photographed in the Mara Triangle, Kenya. (morkelerasmus.com)
Riding bareback, by Morkel Erasmus. “That pivotal moment of life and death – the prey thrusting one last time to escape the claws that envelope it…” Photographed in the Mara Triangle, Kenya. (morkelerasmus.com)

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” John Muir

Battle at Nkombi Pan, by guide Keith Connelly. “I came across a pride of ten lions attempting to bring down a big buffalo bull. A two hour struggle ensued with the buffalo's brothers in arms coming to his aid over eight times... Lions flew in the air, buffalos charged at lions and lions attacked the beleaguered bull in an all out war.” Photographed at Motswari, Timbavati, South Africa.
Battle at Nkombi Pan, by guide Keith Connelly. “I came across a pride of ten lions attempting to bring down a big buffalo bull. A two hour struggle ensued with the buffalo’s brothers in arms coming to his aid over eight times… Lions flew in the air, buffalos charged at lions and lions attacked the beleaguered bull in an all out war.” Photographed at Motswari, Timbavati, South Africa. (motswari.com)

“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to…. The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.” Vincent van Gogh

Lion in gold, by Alison Buttegieg. “A young Kalahari Lion walking towards its pride in the early morning at Mpaya Pan in Mabuasehube, Botswana. He and his brother got separated from the rest of their pride during the night as they preferred to stay in our campsite goofing around & destroying our stuff while the others moved on.” (alisonbuttegieg.com)
Lion in gold, by Alison Buttigieg. “A young Kalahari Lion walking towards its pride in the early morning at Mpaya Pan in Mabuasehube, Botswana. He and his brother got separated from the rest of their pride during the night as they preferred to stay in our campsite goofing around & destroying our stuff while the others moved on.” (alisonbuttigieg.com)

“The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightening and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees, — all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.” Thomas Berry

Hippo surge, by guide Keith Connelly. Photographed at Motswari, Kruger Park, South Africa.
Hippo surge, by guide Keith Connelly. Photographed at Motswari, Kruger Park, South Africa. (motswari.com)

“Evolution isn’t just a story about where we came from. It’s an epic at the center of life itself. Far from robbing our lives of meaning, it instills an appreciation for the beautiful, enduring, and ultimately triumphant fabric of life that covers our planet. Understanding that doesn’t demean human life – it enhances it.” Kenneth R. Miller

Dawn stretch, by Eric Bradshaw. Photographed at Ndutu Plains, Tanzania. (ebradshaw.com)
Dawn stretch, by Eric Bradshaw. Photographed at Ndutu Plains, Tanzania. (ebradshaw.com)

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”  Khalil Gibran

Tender loving care, by guide Brendon Cremer. “A young cub snuggles up with his mother for a little reassurance and some TLC.” Machaba Camp, Khwai, Botswana. (brendoncremer.com)
Tender loving care, by guide Brendon Cremer. “A young cub snuggles up with his mother for a little reassurance and some TLC.” Machaba Camp, Khwai, Botswana. (brendoncremer.com)

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

As darkness falls, by guide Calvin Kotze. Photographed at Ulusaba, Sabi Sands, South Africa. (ulusaba.com)
As darkness falls, by guide Calvin Kotze. Photographed at Ulusaba, Sabi Sands, South Africa. (ulusaba.com)

“Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity we shall harness the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world man will have discovered fire.” Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Mara leopard, by Mario Moreno.  “A leopard climbs down from a tree while focused on impala passing nearby”. Image taken in the Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. (mariomorenophotography.com)
Mara leopard, by Mario Moreno. “A leopard climbs down from a tree while focused on impala passing nearby”. Image taken in the Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. (mariomorenophotography.com)

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” Charles Darwin.

Framed giraffe, by Ben Cherry. “I watched this giraffe walk across the plains for a few minutes till this moment when it was nicely framed by two acacia trees with some worryingly dark clouds in the background.” Photographed in the Serengeti, Tanzania (bencherryphotos.com)
Framed giraffe, by Ben Cherry. “I watched this giraffe walk across the plains for a few minutes till this moment when it was nicely framed by two acacia trees with some worryingly dark clouds in the background.” Photographed in the Serengeti, Tanzania (bencherryphotos.com)

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.  When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” Aldo Leopold

Dusty dawn, by guide Keith Connelly. “If there is one thing that epitomizes the Kalahari for me it's the dusty backlighting! This  springbok nervously looked in the direction of a male lion that was roaring off to the right. I could only see the steam coming from the roaring lions breath but the scene with the dust and rising sun captured my heart on my first morning in the Kalahari.” Photographed in the Kgalagadi, South Africa.
Dusty dawn, by guide Keith Connelly. “If there is one thing that epitomizes the Kalahari for me it’s the dusty backlighting! This springbok nervously looked in the direction of a male lion that was roaring off to the right. I could only see the steam coming from the roaring lions breath but the scene with the dust and rising sun captured my heart on my first morning in the Kalahari.” Photographed in the Kgalagadi, South Africa.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

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If you would like to learn more about or contribute to the work that the Wild Bird Trust are doing to protect the Okavango Delta, visit the Okavango Wilderness Project (@intotheokavango).

If you would like to know anything more about the wildlife or wilderness areas featured in this article, feel free to contact me at james@rangerdiaries.com.

James is an international safari guide and wildlife photographer. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nature Conservation and has been guiding at some of South Africa’s top safari lodges since 2002. Since then he has lead safaris further afield, that include following the great herds through East Africa, tracking jaguars in the floodplains of the Brazilian Pantanal and seeking out snow leopards in the Himalayas. James has dedicated his life to re-connecting people to the natural frequencies of the wild with the belief that this is our greatest chance of protecting wilderness. He created the multiple-award winning website RangerDiaries.com as a platform to promote guides and photographers and celebrate the wildlife they work with. When not on safari he is based in Cape Town. If you'd like his advice on wildlife, guiding or planning a safari you can reach him at james@rangerdiaries.com.
  • Hara’s Patrick

    I love nature & wildlife. You people do a wonderful job documenting wildlife it really brings me closer to nature. I been in love with nature since I was a kid. Please keep up ur good work.

    • Thanks Hara, and best wishes to you incredible country, surely one of Africa’s finest wildlife areas.

    • Thanks Hara, and best wishes to you incredible country, surely one of Africa’s finest wildlife areas.

  • Hara’s Patrick

    I love nature & wildlife. You people do a wonderful job documenting wildlife it really brings me closer to nature. I been in love with nature since I was a kid. Please keep up ur good work.

  • Rafael Andueza

    Beautiful and impressive works…extraordinary images by Marina Cano, Keith Connelly and Mario Moreno. Thank you!…best regards

    • Thanks Rafael, those are a very talented three!

    • Thanks Rafael, those are a very talented three!

  • Rafael Andueza

    Beautiful and impressive works…extraordinary images by Marina Cano, Keith Connelly and Mario Moreno. Thank you!…best regards

  • Tonya

    Amazing thanks for sharing

  • Tonya

    Amazing thanks for sharing

  • vaioleti lockington

    Beautiful shots.I totally agree with wat you guys are saying.Every life is as important and precious,every life has its own song and dance.

  • vaioleti lockington

    Beautiful shots.I totally agree with wat you guys are saying.Every life is as important and precious,every life has its own song and dance.

  • Tonya

    Im enjoying the photos thanks

  • Tonya

    Im enjoying the photos thanks

  • Tina

    What a beautiful collection of photos and quotes! It gives me hope that all is not lost to man’s greed and destruction. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

    • Thanks Tina. All is certainly not lost, and thank you for your flame of hope.

    • Thanks Tina. All is certainly not lost, and thank you for your flame of hope.

  • Tina

    What a beautiful collection of photos and quotes! It gives me hope that all is not lost to man’s greed and destruction. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

  • Aelson Pino

    AWESOME PICS

  • Aelson Pino

    AWESOME PICS

  • Nick Griffin

    Amazing images. An honest and beautiful representation of the incredible natural world we live in. The circle of life in all its glory.

    • Thanks Nick. Tasmania sounds like a beautiful part of the world too.

    • Thanks Nick. Tasmania sounds like a beautiful part of the world too.

  • Nick Griffin

    Amazing images. An honest and beautiful representation of the incredible natural world we live in. The circle of life in all its glory.

  • Zuheir Bin Naseer

    really amazing pics .. awesum

  • Zuheir Bin Naseer

    really amazing pics .. awesum

  • Linda Soares

    Nature gives us incredible images. Thanks for sharing them!

  • Linda Soares

    Nature gives us incredible images. Thanks for sharing them!

  • Nel

    Very wonderful shots! People should realize that Earth is not only for humans but for all living creatures. thanks for sharing these pictures

  • Nel

    Very wonderful shots! People should realize that Earth is not only for humans but for all living creatures. thanks for sharing these pictures

  • Sean Chinn

    Some truly breathtaking images. Wow. Having just come back from my very 1st safari and capturing images I was happy with (new to photography). These images have inspired me to get out again and work on getting even better images with a bit of luck as well finding inspiring moments.

  • Dennis

    OMG, these foto’s are just amazing!!
    It’s wonderfull to see the real animals.

  • Dennis

    OMG, these foto’s are just amazing!!
    It’s wonderfull to see the real animals.

  • libasse

    its verry nice

  • libasse

    its verry nice

  • Alistair Hardy

    You have taken some amazing photos there!
    I’d love to view te wildlife in it’s natural habitat one day and I worry that I may be running out of time.
    Over what period of time where these photos taken out of curiosity?

    • Hi Alistair..they were taken by different people, mostly safari guides, and while most are recent some may be from a while back. I highly recommend you start making plans to visit these areas. Many people that do think they are going to visit just once, and then return on a yearly basis. Both luxury and budget travel are possible to many of the areas featured here. Make a date and go for it!

    • Hi Alistair..they were taken by different people, mostly safari guides, and while most are recent some may be from a while back. I highly recommend you start making plans to visit these areas. Many people that do think they are going to visit just once, and then return on a yearly basis. Both luxury and budget travel are possible to many of the areas featured here. Make a date and go for it!

  • Alistair Hardy

    You have taken some amazing photos there!
    I’d love to view te wildlife in it’s natural habitat one day and I worry that I may be running out of time.
    Over what period of time where these photos taken out of curiosity?

  • RADHAKRISHNAN

    When we love nature and everything in it….its a beautiful picture.

  • RADHAKRISHNAN

    When we love nature and everything in it….its a beautiful picture.

  • Janet

    Fantastic photos! Full of life.. really enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Janet

    Fantastic photos! Full of life.. really enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Danhee

    I love your pictures. Thats amazing. I want to go there.

    I moved your pictures.

  • Danhee

    I love your pictures. Thats amazing. I want to go there.

    I moved your pictures.

  • Mahi

    it was a beautiful ride watching all these beautiful pictures.. thnx for sharing…

    • Thanks Mahi, hopefully we’ll share some more images from India’s wildernesses in the next editions.

    • Thanks Mahi, hopefully we’ll share some more images from India’s wildernesses in the next editions.

  • Mahi

    it was a beautiful ride watching all these beautiful pictures.. thnx for sharing…

  • Swagata

    Breathtakingly beautiful and pure! These photos redefine Life. Thanks for this collection.

  • Swagata

    Breathtakingly beautiful and pure! These photos redefine Life. Thanks for this collection.

  • Charlie Ambrazas

    Beautiful images 🙂

  • Charlie Ambrazas

    Beautiful images 🙂

  • Ma.Cristina Cara

    Bellisimas fotos y frases preciosas. Todo sublime,adoro Africa

  • Ma.Cristina Cara

    Bellisimas fotos y frases preciosas. Todo sublime,adoro Africa

  • Lori Anding King

    Absolutely stunning! Pairing the photos with the quotes, perfection. Thank you for sharing your gift.

  • Lori Anding King

    Absolutely stunning! Pairing the photos with the quotes, perfection. Thank you for sharing your gift.

  • Nina

    Excellent wildlife images! It truly spoke to me. Fired up my wish to put my red pen down for good my brother and do what makes me happy Wildlife photography! Thank you for sharing photos James. Nina Diedericks

  • Nina

    Excellent wildlife images! It truly spoke to me. Fired up my wish to put my red pen down for good my brother and do what makes me happy Wildlife photography! Thank you for sharing photos James. Nina Diedericks

  • Egeu

    AWESOME !

  • Egeu

    AWESOME !

  • Magdalena

    Amazing…impressive work ! Thank u for sharing the beauty of nature. Congrats !

  • Magdalena

    Amazing…impressive work ! Thank u for sharing the beauty of nature. Congrats !

  • Nicky Bosman

    Hello.
    These pictures have inspired me to paint.
    are there any copyright laws preventing me from painting these?
    thanks,
    Regards,
    Nicky

  • Nicky Bosman

    Hello.
    These pictures have inspired me to paint.
    are there any copyright laws preventing me from painting these?
    thanks,
    Regards,
    Nicky

  • Abdoulghafour BENNANI

    very good work and Good luck with your future plans, hope everything works out for you.

  • Abdoulghafour BENNANI

    very good work and Good luck with your future plans, hope everything works out for you.

  • Eva-May

    Amazing photography of the wild life in their natural habitat. These photos tell thousands of words.

  • Eva-May

    Amazing photography of the wild life in their natural habitat. These photos tell thousands of words.

  • Eva-May

    These are amazing photographs of the wildlife in their natural habitat. These photos are worth thousands of words. Thank you for sharing.

  • Eva-May

    These are amazing photographs of the wildlife in their natural habitat. These photos are worth thousands of words. Thank you for sharing.

  • Katalin Cseh

    Amazing!

  • Katalin Cseh

    Amazing!

  • Bacle

    Wonderful shots . Some make me feel sad for nature .

  • Bacle

    Wonderful shots . Some make me feel sad for nature .

  • Adi

    Amazing images nd quotes touch to my heart !
    really u great,
    i love nature nd now my age is 16 year when i at above 22year,i want go there nd enjoy the special moment !

  • Adi

    Amazing images nd quotes touch to my heart !
    really u great,
    i love nature nd now my age is 16 year when i at above 22year,i want go there nd enjoy the special moment !

  • Monika de Beer

    Amazing! It must have been tiresome work and lovely at the same time.

  • Monika de Beer

    Amazing! It must have been tiresome work and lovely at the same time.

  • Gul H. Gulrajani

    Excellent photographic works done from early morning right through till late night, your monochromes are outstanding.

  • Gul H. Gulrajani

    Excellent photographic works done from early morning right through till late night, your monochromes are outstanding.

  • Jeannine Franklin

    Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
    These beautiful photographs and appropriate quotes should be used for a coffee table book! Paging through it will inspire those who can travel to get up and go, and enable those who cannot to also enjoy the beauty of nature, at the same time making us aware of our duty to nurture Nature. Well done!

  • Jeannine Franklin

    Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
    These beautiful photographs and appropriate quotes should be used for a coffee table book! Paging through it will inspire those who can travel to get up and go, and enable those who cannot to also enjoy the beauty of nature, at the same time making us aware of our duty to nurture Nature. Well done!

  • Marie Farnier

    Very interesting documentary, wonderful pictures ! I enjoyed all of them, particularly the first one by Marina Cano, also the pictures of leopard by Brendon Cremer and Mario Moreno and the Ross cooper picture.
    I love nature and love Africa, and hope to come back again.
    Congratulations for that beautiful job !

  • Marie Farnier

    Very interesting documentary, wonderful pictures ! I enjoyed all of them, particularly the first one by Marina Cano, also the pictures of leopard by Brendon Cremer and Mario Moreno and the Ross cooper picture.
    I love nature and love Africa, and hope to come back again.
    Congratulations for that beautiful job !

  • Laurette Theron

    Beautiful photography ! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

  • Laurette Theron

    Beautiful photography ! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

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