African Conservation PhotographyNews feeds from African Conservation Photographyhttp://www.photodestination.co.za/ http://www.photodestination.co.za/eastern-cape-birding-storms-river-mouth.html <![CDATA[Eastern Cape Birding - Storms River Mouth]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/eastern-cape-birding-storms-river-mouth.html World renowned for its rugged coastline and the Otter Trail, the Storms River section of the Garden Route National Park is also a prime bird-watching spot in the Eastern Cape. Mountain fynbos, coastal forest and a rocky coastline provide a diverse habitat for a large variety of birdlife including Chorister Robin-Chat and Knysna Turaco. For the lucky, Cape Clawless... ]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:20:24 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/eastern-cape-birding-tsitsikamma-to-the-wild-coast.html <![CDATA[Eastern Cape Birding - Tsitsikamma to the Wild Coast]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/eastern-cape-birding-tsitsikamma-to-the-wild-coast.html A broad, glistening white smile greeted me warmly as I arrived at the entrance gate to the Garden Route National Park and Storms River Mouth Rest Camp. After paying my entrance fees I drove into an extremely well maintained reserve with dense ancient coastal forests lining the roadsides where relaxed Bushbuck foraged in the shadows and the constant sound... ]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:32:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/eastern-cape-birding-dwesa-nature-reserve.html <![CDATA[Eastern Cape Birding - Dwesa Nature Reserve ]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/eastern-cape-birding-dwesa-nature-reserve.html With dense coastal forests extending right down to the beachfront, expansive misty grasslands and numerous estuaries flowing into the sea, it felt more like I was in some remote West African destination than standing in the middle of a shallow estuary mouth within the Dwesa Nature Reserve on the Wild Coast of South Africa. ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:38:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/eastern-cape-birding-the-sundays-river-woody-cape-and-algoa-bay.html <![CDATA[Eastern Cape Birding - The Sundays River, Woody Cape & Algoa Bay]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/eastern-cape-birding-the-sundays-river-woody-cape-and-algoa-bay.html Algoa Bay is home to 45% of the worlds remaining African Penguin population and up to 68% of the worlds Cape Gannets with numbers rapidly decreasing in both populations. These figures really hit me hard as I joined the dedicated team of South African National Park rangers on their boat patrol of the bay. SANParks is looking at declaring... ]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:11:00 +0000 http://www.photodestination.co.za/birding-amongst-larks-a-chats-mt-zebra-national-park.html <![CDATA[Eastern Cape Birding - Mountain Zebra National Park]]> http://www.photodestination.co.za/birding-amongst-larks-a-chats-mt-zebra-national-park.html Larks and pipits are, as I am sure they are to many a birder, my weak point and I had decided to brush up on these confusing species by making a trip to the montane grassveld of the Mountain Zebra National Park. This area is striking in its scenic beauty with its typical karoo flat-topped hills and open vistas.... ]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000