Walking in the Sierra de Alhama, Andalusia, 2017. Awesome clarity of the light!

Walking in the Sierra de Alhama, Andalusia, 2017. Awesome clarity of the light!

 

Sunrise can be a beautiful photographic moment. A zoom lens is ideal for maximising the opportunity. My 100 - 400mm zoom is a firm favourite at this time of day!

Sunrise can be a beautiful photographic moment. This is in Spain from El Torcal looking towards the Mediterranean over Malaga. A zoom lens is ideal for maximising the opportunity. My 100 – 400mm zoom is a firm favourite at this time of day!

 

El Caminito del Raey. The breathtaking Walks of the King - along cliff walls and across deep chasms, this man-made walkway is a thrill. Malag, Spain, 2016.

El Caminito del Rey at the southern end near El Chorro.  Malaga, Spain, 2016.

 

El Caminito del Raey. The breathtaking Walks of the King - along cliff walls and across deep chasms, this man-made walkway is a thrill. Malag, Spain, 2016.

El Caminito del Rey. The breathtaking Walk of the King – along cliff walls and across deep chasms, this man-made walkway is a thrill. Malaga, Spain, 2016.

 

The Embalses de Malaga. The Malaga Lakes...beautiful resh water dams, part of a hydroelectric scheme in Malaga, Spain, 2016.

The Embalses de Malaga. The Malaga Lakes…beautiful fresh water dams, part of a hydroelectric scheme in Malaga, Spain, 2016.

 

The colour of summer! Riogordo, malaga, Spain 2016.

The colour of summer! Riogordo, Malaga, Spain 2016.

 

In the heart of Andalucia, lies a most fascinating limestone karst formation. Awesome rock formations formed over millions of years. Spain September 2016.

In the heart of Andalucia, lies a most fascinating limestone karst formation. Awesome rock formations formed over millions of years. Spain 2016.

 

A mother and calf White Rhinoceros. So wonderful to see these have survived the poaching onslaught, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016

A mother and calf White Rhinoceros. So wonderful to see these have survived the poaching onslaught, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016

 

A magnificent African Sunrise, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016.

A magnificent African Sunrise, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016.

A huge male Lion on the prowl, striding along the banks of a river, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016.

A huge male Lion on the prowl, striding along the banks of a river, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016.

 

 

 

A melee of Africa Elephants drinking at a waterhole, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016.

A melee of Africa Elephants drinking at a waterhole, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016.

A dozy four inch tall Scops Owl hiding in the foliage. Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016.

A dozy four inch tall Scops Owl hiding in the foliage. Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016.

Pied Kingfisher on the lookout, Kruger NP, 2016.

Pied Kingfisher on the lookout, Kruger NP, 2016.

A pair of magnificently coloured Lilac-breasted Rollers, Kruger NP, 2016.

A pair of magnificently coloured Lilac-breasted Rollers, Kruger NP, 2016.

A beautiful African Sunrise, and a Giraffe, Kruger NP, 2016.

A beautiful African Sunrise, and a Giraffe, Kruger NP, 2016.

Small but with a big character, the Pearl-spotted Owlet, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016

Small but with a big character, the Pearl-spotted Owlet, Kruger NP, South Africa, 2016

The rare and endangered African Wild Dog, Wrestling in Kruger NP, 2016.

The rare and endangered African Wild Dog, Wrestling in Kruger NP, 2016.

A Ground Horbill on the hunt in Kruger NP, 2016.

A Ground Horbill on the hunt in Kruger NP, 2016.

A big burly Buffalo in Kruger NP, 2016.

A big burly Buffalo, and two Oxpeckers, in Kruger NP, 2016.

 

The wonder of watching Elephants, as they use their trunk to smell us out. Kruger NP, South Africa 2016.

The wonder of watching Elephants. Their trunk is a versatile tool – here trying to smell us out. Kruger NP, South Africa 2016.

Golden Gate NP, South Africa, 2016.

Golden Gate NP at sunset, South Africa, 2016.

The magnificent Golden Gate National Park in the Maluti Mountains, South Africa, 2016.

The magnificent Golden Gate National Park in the Maluti Mountains, South Africa, 2016.

The wonderful golden light of a Kalahari sunset, Kgalagadi, 2016.

The wonderful golden light of a Kalahari sunset, Kgalagadi NP, 2016.

 

The most dapper little raptor, a male Pygmy Falcon, in the Kgalagadi, 2016.

The most dapper little raptor, a male Pygmy Falcon, in the Kgalagadi NP, 2016.

 

It is all in the eyes - of the Spotted Eagle Owl: tucked away in the dark recesses of a Camelthorn Tree in the Kgalagadi NP, 2016.

It is all in the eyes – of the Spotted Eagle Owl: tucked away in the dark recesses of a Camelthorn Tree in the Kgalagadi NP, 2016.

The magnificent Leopard, Kgalagadi NP, 2016.

The magnificent Leopard, Kgalagadi NP, 2016.

 

A Black Maned Lion of the Kalahari Desert near Mata Mata, Kgalagadi NP, South Africa.

A Black Maned Lion of the Kalahari Desert near Mata Mata, Kgalagadi NP, South Africa.

The African Wildcat, chilling in the Kgalagadi NP, South Africa, 2016.

The African Wildcat, chilling in the Kgalagadi NP, South Africa, 2016.

The beautiful Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba), in northern Namibia, near the Kavango River.

The beautiful Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba), in northern Namibia, near the Kavango River, 2016.

 

A big male Lion being bullied by a smaller cub! For the moment. Etosha, Namibia.

A big male Lion resting in the shade with two little guys. Etosha, Namibia, 2016.

 

Cheetah cub, resting in the shade after a meal of fresh Springbok, kindly supplied by mother Cheetah, Etosha, Namibia.

Cheetah cub, resting in the shade after a meal of fresh Springbok, kindly supplied by mother Cheetah, Etosha, Namibia.

 

Mostly a leopard only offers you a fleeting glimpse, but they are worth every second!

Mostly a leopard only offers you a fleeting glimpse, but they are worth every second! Etosha, Namibia, 2016.

 

One of the bushes real beauties - the beermug sized Pearl-spotted Owlet!

One of the bush’s real beauties – the beermug sized Pearl-spotted Owlet in Namibia! Halali, Etosha, Namibia, 2016.

 

Chameleon - One of the "Slow 5"!

Chameleon – One of the “Slow 5”! Halali Camp, Etosha National Park, Namibia, 2016.

 

Cavorting Hippos! Real characters of the bush!

Cavorting Hippos! Real characters of the bush! Erindi, central Namibia, 2016.

 

The huge space, hot sun and wonderful earthy colours of Namibia at sunset!

The huge space, hot sun and wonderful earthy colours of Namibia at sunset! 2016.

 

Brown-hooded KIngfisher. Just had a bath in a little puddle, in Ndumo Game Reserve South Africa.

Brown-hooded Kingfisher. Just had a bath in a little puddle, in Ndumo Game Reserve South Africa, 2015.

 

In the thick undergrowth on the Indian Ocean coast these shy but beautiful Red Duiker live.

In the thick undergrowth on the Indian Ocean coast these shy but beautiful Red Duiker live. Umlalazi, South Africa, 2015.

Sani Pass up and over the Drakensberg Mtns. also boasts these gorgeous Malachite Sunbirds.

Sani Pass up and over the Drakensberg Mtns. South Africa, also boasts these gorgeous Malachite Sunbirds. 2015.

 

High up in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa the Protea bushes in summer produce these stunning blooms.

High up in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa the Protea bushes in summer produce these stunning blooms.

 

Huge White Rhinoceros, South Africa, up close on a night drive

Huge White Rhinoceros, South Africa, up close on a night drive. 2015.

A gorgeous African Pygmy Kingfisher, Ithala, KZN, South Africa.

A gorgeous African Pygmy Kingfisher, Ithala, KZN, South Africa, 2015.

 

Dozing Fox high up in the Sierra de Cazorla, Jaen Province, Spain.

Dozing Fox high up in the Sierra de Cazorla, Jaen Province, Spain, 2015.

Spanish Ibex high up on El Torcal, near Antequerra, Andalucia, Spain.

Spanish Ibex high up on El Torcal, near Antequerra, Andalucia, Spain, 2015.

 

African Barred Owlet, Kruger NP, South Africa.

African Barred Owlet, Kruger NP, South Africa.

 

 

Honey Bee at work in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthen.

Honey Bee at work in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthen.

Martial Eagle and Mongoose meal, Kruger NP, South Africa.

Martial Eagle and Mongoose meal, Kruger NP, South Africa.

Black Bear looking for seafood, Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Black Bear looking for seafood, Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Juvenile Spotted Hyaenas, Kruger NP, South Africa.

Juvenile Spotted Hyaenas, Kruger NP, South Africa.

Steller's Jay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Steller’s Jay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Lilacbreasted Roller, Kruger NP, South Africa.

Lilacbreasted Roller, Kruger NP, South Africa.