Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Savuti Marsh, Botswana

Pop quiz. In the things they never taught you in photo school department… An eight-foot long, highly agitated python hides under your truck. What do you do? I think it’s safe to say that prodding it with a tripod leg until it emerges enraged, and promptly setting off after it with a macro lens to […]


Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

A large male Lion (Panthera leo) runs through tall grass on savanna on the scent of a Cheetah’s kill in Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Photographed February 24, 2001 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 600mm f/4 lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Savuti Marsh, Botswana

In the depths of winter, the Kalahari nights are long, and that gives me way too much time to think. I spent much of last night pondering mortality. It might have had some to do with nearly stepping on a puff adder. I’d taken one step too many in the dark, heard a long, low […]


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Rainbow and mist fill sky above 5500-foot wide Victoria Falls where Zambezi River plunges 355 feet. Photographed May 23, 2000 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Fez, Morocco

For the connoisseur of medieval labor practices, Fez is a hard place to beat. You can watch 12-year-old boys running metal lathes, hauling inhuman loads and spinning miles of thread for lovely Berber rugs. Or like me you can assuage some measure of guilt by giving one five bucks to show you the sights. My […]


Marrakech, Morocco

My unhealthy attraction to fire is well documented in family lore. My brother still delights in describing the time I set myself alight with gunpowder in 1977. Since that time, I’ve tried to channel this obsession in directions that do not involve emergency room visits. Djema El Fna square lies in the center of Marrakech’s […]


February 28, 2000 – El Jadida, Morocco

Neon crescent sign shines above pharmacy outside walled medina in Atlantic Coast town of El Jadida, Morocco. Photographed February 28, 2000 with a Leica M6 camera and 35mm f/1.4 aspheric lens on Kodachrome 200 slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Essaouira, Morocco

My Lonely Planet guide described the Atlantic Coast town of Essaouira as an undiscovered jewel, which is surely the travel equivalent of the kiss of death. The city ramparts looked unchanged since Orson Welles shot “Othello” here on a shoestring in the fifties, but an invading army of pudgy pink tourists in bad clothes had […]


Casablanca, Morocco

My trip to Casablanca seemed like a good idea, anyway. But warm sunshine and exotic locales always sound good in the middle of a Seattle winter. Visions of the luminous Indrid Bergman don’t hurt, either. I knew the city’s namesake movie was shot in a Hollywood backlot more than half a century ago, but the […]


Casablanca, Morocco

I am sitting in the worst cab on earth. Hurtling through pea soup fog at 120 km/hour in a godforsaken gypsy taxi with shot suspension, missing muffler. One lone wiper scrapes the windshield without a blade against the gloom. Pavement is visible rushing past my feet, while my ass sticks halfway through the backseat, and […]


Sossusvlei, Namibia

The morning sun lights huge red sand dunes at Sossusvlei in Namibia’s  Namib Naukluft National Park. Photographed May 15, 2006 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Etosha National Park, Namibia

Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) feeds on desert grass at sunset in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. Photographed February 19, 1998 with a Canon EOS-1D camera and 500mm f/4.5 lens on Fujichrome slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Kalahari Desert, South Africa

A young cheetah sits atop a red sand dune in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert at sunrise. Photographed February 7, 1998 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 500mm f/4.5 lens on Fujichrome slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image


Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

Two Elephants (Loxodonta africana) standing head to head while drinking at water hole in South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park. Photographed January 30, 1998 with a Canon EOS-1 camera and 500mm f/4.5 lens on Fujichrome Velvia slide film. Purchase Fine Art Print | License Image