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September 21, 2019

Zimanga Private Game Reserve 

May 2019

Day 4

As Day 3 turned inexorably into Day 4, I took to my camp bed and sleep came quickly.  

There were three of us in the hide and we had decided to take turns sitting and watching whilst the others slept.   At 1:15a.m. I w...

September 17, 2019

Zimanga Private Game Reserve 

May 2019

Day 3

As I lie in my bed, I knew that it would be 40 hours before I would return to this soft, warm, oh so comfortable space .....and I wondered what adventures those hours held in store for me....

... so began Day 3 ....Coffee a...

September 17, 2019

Me, my dogs and the story of a Photoshoot

Lying face down in mud and rather more water in my wellington boots than is ideal - this is my job and I love every minute of it. 

Photograph courtesy of Rhian White Photography

In a sense I've been training for my job all my...

September 15, 2019

Zimanga Private Game Reserve 

May 2019

Day 2

At 4:30 a.m. the most welcome sights (and scents) are those of home made cookies and fresh coffee.  And so it was that my mornings began.

Calvin generally arrived about 5a.m. and we had a quick chat about the day, before he...

September 14, 2019

My senses came alive in Africa. It was a given that I would fall in love with the animals but nothing prepared me for the land, the scents, the sounds ....

February 8, 2019

The Photographer's Bar

When I picked up my post this afternoon, I really wasn't expecting to find an envelope from The Guild of Photographers and when I saw what was inside I wanted to jump for joy and tell absolutely everyone what the contents said.  
Inside was a...

January 18, 2018

During my lifetime of living with dogs I've been really fortunate to meet some fantastic people who have taught me so much and have provided me with great service and so I thought I'd say a big thank you, in print, to  some of the people and companies I've met along th...