Sunday 23 September 2012

Guest Blog on SouthAfrica.Net

I was recently asked to do a guest blog post on some of our National Parks and Game Reserves for the official South African Tourism Blog (located at

You can read the short essay (with images) 


Morkel Erasmus

Saturday 15 September 2012

Published in the Daily Mail Online (UK)

I was pleased yesterday to see a story being run in the Daily Mail Online (UK Newspaper) about a morning I spent (along with Marlon du Toit of course) photographing the iconic elephants of Mana Pools.

I was particularly pleased that they included a bit about the current threat of mining exploration to the area, even if it's just a mention of it. I specifically requested this be included because I would hate for these images to get exposure just for my own personal gain - this area is so special to me I want to be able to use my images to raise awareness of its fragility and the threats it faces.

You can read the article and view the accompanying images

To learn more about the issues concerning Mana Pools, a UNESCO World Heritage site, link up with the Save Mana Pools Facebook Page (

Thanks for reading this blog!! I appreciate every view, click and comment.


Morkel Erasmus

Thursday 13 September 2012

PhotoShare: Thirsty Elephants

I am busy with a new mono-and-duotone series of African Wildlife and will post some of theme here over the next few weeks.

This is a herd of elephants drinking from a waterhole in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Enjoy your day, folks!

Morkel Erasmus

Saturday 1 September 2012

Guest Post: Wild Eye Photo Chat Blog


I have been busy as ever, and with our 2nd child being born a couple of weeks ago, SAFFAscapes hasn't been getting the attention it deserves.

If you are anxious to read some of my musings - check out this guest post I did on the Wild Eye Photo Chat Blog about the details behind my wild dog image that won the July round of the Wild Eye Photography competition.

you can read it

and in case you still haven't seen the photo...

here it is...

Morkel Erasmus