At The Lion Park

When in Johannesburg, we visited the Lion Park, which has been named by Newsweek one of the top 100 tourist destinations in the world. Our main purpose for the visit was to give our 2 year old daughter a taster of the South African wildlife in a child friendly establishment. At the end of it, not only she was blown away by the experience, but me too. And on top of everything, I managed to gather some pretty nice shots of the animals (mostly lions, lion cubs), which I’m sharing with you guys now.

The original shots were in colour, but after having read in my latest copy of the Photography for Beginners magazine that wildlife photography can work surprisingly well in monochrome, I’ve experimented with that and I’ve been using my new Elements 11 photo editing software to get to these results.

Lion Cub (edited BW 1)

Thoughtful (edited BW)

Lion Cub II (edited BW)

Grrr (edited BW)

Protective (edited BW)

The Big White Lion (edited BW)

Giraffe Head (edited BW)










The Swans of Priory

I love going down to the lake in the local park and watch the swans. This lake is the home of a family of swans, the mother, the father, and two youngsters. They’re such graceful appearances. I could sit and gaze at them for hours.

Young Swan

Young Swan’s Head

Swan Sailing Away from Sunset