Looking for leopards and tigers from elephant back is not something one gets to do everyday. We were in the Jim Corbett National park and on our way back from a hot 40 degree afternoon. I captured this image at 16:45. With the fading light and nearby forest fire, I felt like I'd finally found a small piece of wilderness, deep in an Uttarakhand jungle.
I captured this image with Steve Winter in late 2014. On a late morning drive we were about to cross the Sand river in the Sabi-Sands when we found this mating pair of lions in one of its tributaries.
This is home
On a late afternoon in August 2014, we found the Rockfig Junior female leopardess relaxing on a large Knobthorn tree after a meal of impala. The Timbavati has a healthy population of leopards and this is one of their most relaxed individuals.
Buddha at Magul Maha Viharaya
Taking a break from packing over 300 kg of camera equipment I visited a sacred site of Yala National Park. Setting my exposure to 30 seconds I used the ambient light of the fading new moon.
On a late afternoon in July Steve and the team climbed a large vista in Magul Maha Viharaya. Wherever we looked we saw jungle. No roads, people or development. The late sunset caused the Mars-like light cast upon the rocks.
Searching for leopards in the heart of Yala, we came across a flock of over 100 painted storks at a large waterhole near the northern gate of the park.