African Conservation PhotographyNews feeds from African Conservation Photography <![CDATA[Fascinating Reptiles]]> Ever since the time when Adam bit into the infamous apple, reptiles have caused a shiver down people’s spine and our inborn reaction is to scream and run, or on occasion, worse for the reptile, pick up a blunt object and beat it into oblivion. Reptiles however play a vital role in the environment and if one takes the... ]]> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[ARKive’s Lonely Hearts]]> Valentine’s Day has past, but February is still Cupids month. We’re featuring a few forlorn species looking for love on behalf of ARKive. ]]> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:25:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Kirstenbosch and the Orange-breasted Sunbird ]]> Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town is a world renowned botanical garden and one of the Big 6 attractions in Cape Town. It is also a bird photographers paradise. ]]> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:37:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Wetlands & Rivers Sustain Us]]> World Wetlands Day is on the 2nd February. It is important to recognise the conservation importance of these aquatic systems as they are vital in sustaining life around us.  ]]> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 09:22:00 +0000 <![CDATA[The Diversity of De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area]]> Considered one of the flagship nature reserves of CapeNature, De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area is probably best known for its vast numbers of Southern Right Whales that come to calve and mate within its protected waters. ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:11:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Ten Tips For Photographing in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park]]> A wildlife photography trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park must rank highly on every wildlife photographer's top places to visit. ]]> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:28:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Flooding over the Agulhas Plain – January 2014]]> On the 6 January 2014 an unseasonally large weather front slammed into the Western Cape dropping a deluge of rain over a four-day period and flooding vast areas and affecting weather patterns as far north as the Kalahari. ]]> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 05:44:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Peter Chadwick’s photographic review of 2013 – highlights and experiences]]> As 2013 slips away into history and with the dawning of 2014 in the New Year, I spent some time reflecting on the highs and low’s of the year and realised that photographically, it was a challenging, exciting and extremely interesting year. ]]> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:44:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Top 10 Tips For Improving Your Bird Photography]]> Bird photography is an exciting photographic pursuit. There is a great diversity of birds, all with interesting habits, vibrant and varied coloration and antics. Bird photography can often be difficult and challenging, but it is also easy to find "tame" subjects to practice on. Here are 10 tips to help improve your bird photography.  ]]> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Conservation In Action: 10 Species On The Road To Recovery]]> In celebrating their 10th anniversary ARKive have launched a campaign to champion the important message that no conservation challenge is a lost cause if knowledge, dedication and strong partnerships are put into play. ]]> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:16:00 +0000