You don’t always have to get out at the crack of dawn, especially on overcast days. It was actually raining when I shot this pic of a an impala and a oxpecker. The diffused light is wonderful for working in thick bush. Canon 1Ds Mk II and 100-400mm Mk I lens. 1/125sec at f/9. ISO200
The Kruger National Park camps can be super-productive – the animals that hang around them are very habituated to humans and you can get close to subjects like this impala lily. Nikon D3x and 200-400mm f/4 lens. 1/250 sec at f/8. ISO 400
Working from hides like Lake Panic Hide near Skukuza can be very rewarding, although it can be a little crowded at times. In these situations, the humble bean bag is your friend. Nikon D3x and 200-400mm f/4 lens. 1/500 at f/5.6. ISO 400.
Try to get down low, onto the same level as your subject – makes for more dramatic images. Nikon D7000 and 600mm lens. 1/320 sec at f/4. ISO200.
The scenery in Kruger can be wonderful and you don’t need super-expensive gear to shoot it. But look for focal points that show depth – foreground, middle ground and background. Nikon D800 and 24 – 70mm lens. 1/5 sec at f/14. ISO 400.
Even when the sun has set there are pics worth shooting. You’ve got to keep an eye on your shutter speeds, though, and ensure things are steady if you are to get sharp pictures. Nikon D800 and 200-400mm lens. 1/80 sec at f/4. ISO 400.
Don't forget B&W - in the right situation, with the right lighting - it can make for dramatic images. Nikon D800 and 200 - 400 f4 lens. 1/60sec at f4. ISO400.
I simply love shooting panoramas (this is a stitch of six images) and you don’t have to limit yourself to scenery. Your subjects need to be stationary if you are to avoid cut-off animals. Nikon D7100 and 24-70mm lens. 1/500 sec at f/11. ISO 280.