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SWAN LAKE

To the best of my knowledge, I don’t think that I have ever photographed swans well before – and indeed most images that I do see on Google or elsewhere, struggle to beat the threshold of what is banal. Swans are not uncommon and we all have access to the Serpentine in London or...

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Hippo and son

HIPPOS – ZAMBIA

Whenever I am on assignment with a specific animal in mind, a key part of my prep work involves studying what imagery of this subject has already been captured. Google makes this an easier chore than it once was and there can be no excuses today for not knowing what type of photograph is banal or hackneyed.

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DY Kilimanjaro

KILIMANJARO – AMBOSELI

Kilimanjaro is the world’s most recognisable 19,000-foot mountain. The mere mention of its name elicits emotions far stronger than other mountains outside the Himalayas. Much of the reason for this must be attributable to the incongruous beauty of the settled snow on its summit, which sits so near to the equator. Also the mountain itself...

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Day's End

DAY’S END – AMBOSELI

To deliberately seek to capture a silhouette of African wildlife risks the charge of being dubbed mainstream and artistically retrenched. For those reasons, it is not a preferred style of mine – there is little that has not been done and is not hackneyed. But that does not mean that when an exceptional opportunity suddenly...

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