King of the Kalahari
King of the Kalahari
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W: 1200mm x H: 1800mm
W: 47" x H: 71"
Approx. Weight: 1kg
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About "King of the Kalahari"
In the winter, early July 2008, I visited the Kgalagadi Transforntier Park which is located in the lower part of the Kalahari region. Early this particular morning, I set out from camp to find animals to track and photograph. It was cold this particular day, the minimum night temperature was -4 degrees Celsius in our tent that night, so I was really looking forward to feel the heat of the sun on my skin and to "defrost".
At around 10:00 we spotted this big male walking over a sand dune in the direction of a waterhole, but it too far from us at that time to take any photos. We rushed along another route to get to the waterhole before he arrives for a drink. We got there in time and got ready just before he made his appearance.
He drank for a few minutes, before springbuck that was also on their way to the waterhole attracted his attention. I took this photo at that moment when became aware of the springbuck and looked in their direction.
The Kalahari lions are known for their size and the males for their dark brown and black mane.
I am always astounded by the beauty and majestic presence of these big cats. No wonder they are called the "King of the Jungle"
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The photographer supports a private game reserve in the Limpopo province of South Africa and all proceeds from this work of art will go towards the funding of wildlife conservation and habitat protection, to expand the reserve, and to reintroduce wildlife species that were previously located in that area.
The vision is to [0x1]turn time back[0x1] in the reserve to a point where the habitat and its inhabitants are in a state where it was before farmers intervened in the habitat.
Your money will be a contribution to wildlife conservation and natural habitat restoration.
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I am a nature and wildlife photographer.
Nature is my passion, from the largest to the smallest organism just fascinates me.
I try to reflect the wonder and beauty of nature in my work and attempt to highlight the importance of conservation when I deal with people.
I always look for the extraordinary in the ordinary which every-one would usually not realise and see.
Science (MSc) and Business (MBA)
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