Yesterday I received the exciting news that my photograph ‘Bashful bear’ has been selected as one of just ten winners out of thousands of entries in the 2022 Remembering Bears contest. The photograph will appear in the Remembering Bears photography book to be released later this year.
I have just published Episode #44 of my Wild Nature Photography Podcast. This podcast episode includes a short discussion on the fitness and endurance requirements on the different types of workshops and expeditions that I organise and lead.
Four weeks at home have quickly come and gone and tomorrow evening I am going to make my way back to the airport for onward flights to Dubai and Durban for my Zululand, Africa wildlife workshop. I have been looking forward to this trip for a long time as it was originally scheduled to run in 2021; but was delayed because of the ongoing pandemic (isn’t that a story we all want o move past!). Getting back to travel and photography after the pandemic has been a return to my great passions and I am very hopeful we have some incredible wildlife encounters during our time in Africa.
To those of you who have asked about my next Africa workshop. It is coming very soon; and I will have full details about this all new trip to Namibia in May of 2024 in the next few weeks. The itinerary is going to include some absolutely fantastic new camps that are going to give us private access to wildlife in some of the most sought after, wildlife rich areas in the country. Even if you have been to Namibia before, this will be an all new and a totally different experience. It is going to include doors off aerial helicopter photography over the incredible sand sea of the Namib desert as well as aerial photography of the incredible ship wreck, the Eduard Bohlen, a German cargo ship that ran aground in 1909 while it was on its way to Table Bay from Swakopmund. It is believed that thick fog caused the ship to founder close to Conception Bay. Years after the ship ran aground the desert began to encroach on the ocean and the ship that was once stranded in the ocean slowly became stranded in the desert. The wreck currently sits about 500 metres from the ocean, ensuring that it’s the best-preserved shipwreck along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and making it a must see for photographers. The workshop will also have unmatched wildlife photography that takes in the very best this amazing country has to offer. If you have been wanting to visit Namibia, this is very much going to be the experience you want to be part of.
Somewhat short notice, but tomorrow evening at 8pm Australian Eastern Standard time I will be giving a digital and print photographic presentation on Polar Wildlife to the Rosanna camera club in Melbourne. The presentation is going to include thoughts and photographs from my recent Winter expedition to Ellesmere Island in search of the White Wolf as well as tips on how to approach Polar wildlife for the best possible photographs and an extensive Q&A session.
As a result of the ongoing travel restrictions in China and Hong Kong, there are now two last-minute places available on my Svalbard expedition for Polar Bears this July. Both places are being offered for resale by the two clients at a significant 25% discount. If you are keen to photograph Polar Bears on the sea ice north of Svalbard drop me a note for more information. First in, best dressed.