Timeless solitude, endless blue skies, red sand dunes covered with sparse grassy vegetation, dry open riverbeds with towering Camelthorns, - this is the Kalahari.
Home to abundant and varied wildlife, from the tiniest insects, the ever-present reptiles, a multitude of raptors, and large herds of antelopes, including the iconic Gemsbok. And then, of course, there are the charismatic predators: the famous black-maned Kalahari Lion, the Cheetah, fastest land animal, the secretive and elusive Leopard, and the clans of Spotted Hyaena.
The seasons change dramatically, from the parched dry months when wildlife endures extreme hardship, to the rainy season of dramatic electric storms and relief-bringing cloudbursts, when the characteristic red dunes vanish beneath carpets of green grass and yellow flowers, and animals congregate in the riverbeds to slake their eternal thirst.
You can‘t help but feel entranced by these magnificent spectacles of Mother Nature which leave a lasting impression on visitors. Here the sun rises and sets in a spectacular fashion, setting the sky aflame in red hues, fashion magical images in vibrant colours and create golden dreamscapes. This is Kalahari Dreaming
For my first coffee-table book ‘Kalahari Dreaming’ I spent months at a time on location to capture the mood and spirit of this beautiful place. All in all I stayed more than 700 days in the Kalahari to photograph its wild creatures.
The book is a reflection of my time spent in the Kalahari and takes you deep into the life of the Kalahari in all its facets. Short glimpses into the intimate life of wild creatures, unbelievable encounters, unusual and seldom seen behaviours, moments of dramatic lighting and stories from the bush all displayed by an extraordinary collection of photographs.