Friday 20 August 2010

Hartebeest Derby!!

Hello to all the SAFFAscapes readers. Are you liking the new look of my blog? I am also in the process of setting up my official website, which should be live within the next few weeks. I'll keep you posted on that!

Well, lucky me to be leaving on another road-trip time does fly. We are doing a round-trip to the Central Drakensberg, the Wild Coast near the old Transkei and then on to the Addo Elephant National Park and the Mountain Zebra National Park. Basically, we will be travelling right around the mountain country of Lesotho in a sense.

Before I leave, here is a photo of a Red Hartebeest in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park...this is what our car will look like as we rocket out of the city towards the clear skies of the Drakensberg!

Keep well until I return with MANY more photos...

Morkel Erasmus

Thursday 5 August 2010


Hello again everyone...

I thought it was time for a new post since we're already a few days into August. My, how this year is just rocketing past!!

Sometimes we find ourselves in that "sweet spot" for photography. You know - the golden morning/evening light from the sun teetering on the brink of the horizon falling over your shoulder and straight onto whatever animal or bird happens to be caught in your viewfinder at that moment. Everything just comes these giraffe I found the other day in the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa:

More often than not, however, we find ourselves in a situation where it's just not possible to get into that "sweet spot". In many cases it's an insurmountable task to get ourselves in that position due to terrain constraints or the fact that you might not be allowed to go off-road in certain reserves (at least that's the case for most of the places I go on safari to), but at other times there's just not enough T-I-M-E to do so...these "truly" golden minutes only last for a few fleeting moments after all.