An interview with Brent Stapelkamp, who has worked for nine years on the Hwange Lion Research Project, on what was illegal about the hunt of Cecil and what the effects have been.
An interview with psychologist, poet and wilderness guide, Dr Ian McCallum in which he teaches about “web-of-life” thinking and how we can learn a lot about ourselves from the wild.
The famous Australian novelist’s thoughts on the African wilderness, trade in rhino horn, hunting and what must be done to ensure that Africa’s wild animals survive.
An interview about African wildlife experiences with the husband and wife team who have pioneered the research and photography of the breaching great white sharks of False Bay.
Greg du Toit shares his favourite regions, animals and experiences in Africa’s wilderness, as well as his role models and advice he would give aspiring photographers.
These ancient mariners find protection on the coast of South Africa.
Scott learns to appreciate the smaller creatures and more stationary objects in the Kruger, when he can’t find a leopard.
Scott soaks up the natural wonders of Kruger: lions, bull elephants, happy hippo herds and hidden leopards.
Scott Ramsay is lucky enough to see all five of the Timbavati white lions: two adult lionesses and three white lion cubs.
Scott mulls over conservation issues in South Africa, while at a fantastic leopard sighting in the Kruger.
Scott Ramsay spends the day flying with the anti-poaching team over the Kruger.
An interview with Major-General Johan Jooste, the man in charge of anti-poaching at South African National Parks.
Scott Ramsay’s travels take him to the Kruger National Park, a landmark area in the history of wildlife conservation.
In Africa today there are probably no more than 40 giant tusker elephants, in South Africa, the last of these giants live in Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal
Scott proves that iSimangaliso Wetland Park lives up to its name: “place of wonders” in isiZulu. South Africa’s first world heritage site does not disappoint for those armed with a camera and a zoom lens.
Scott Ramsay writes about his experience with the charismatic Peter Timm, the legendary deep sea diver and his life with coelecanths in Sodwana Bay; who has recently passed away.
Scott Ramsay adventures take him to iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the east coast of South Africa, where he indulges in the underwater treasures of the ocean at Rocktail bay.
The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, home to a diverse range of wildlife is under threat from coal mining.
Scott Ramsay, along with fellow campers, explores the natural wonders along the iMfolozi wilderness trail in South Africa.
The Kosi Bay area of northern iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal is one of the most photogenic and beautiful in the country.
Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal is one of Scott Ramsay’s favourite protected areas. In 300 square kilometres of sandforest, woodland and swamps, you’ll find some of the biggest tuskers in Africa.
Scott Ramsay visits Ndumo, home to about 85% of the 500 species in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area, making it one of the best birding spots in the country.
A video with Sonto Tembe, a ranger who has worked for more than 30 years at Ndumo, as he performs some impressive bird calls.
If you’re concerned about the calamitous state of rhinos – and wildlife – in Africa, then consider what Ted Reilly has to say. Now 75 years old, Ted has worked his whole adult life for the protection of the Kingdom of Swaziland’s wildlife and its natural habitat.
When the summer thunderstorms arrive, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State province of South Africa turns into a green mountain paradise.
Scott Ramsay visits Marakele National Park in the Waterberg region of South Africa. This is the heartland of the bushveld habitat, and in winter it can seem a little dreary, but in summer, the land comes alive.
Scott Ramsay realises that despite our remarkable achievements, humans are not the only impressive life forces. That title also belongs to any number of other living things such as the impressive baobab tree or the humble dung beetle.
After the epic Kgalagadi, Scott headed first to the impressive Augrabies National Park, and then Mokala National Park, which is south-west of Kimberley in the centre of South Africa.
Scott Ramsay visits the Augrabies Falls National Park and discovers some of the best scenery in South Africa.
As Scott leaves the Kgalagadi, he reflects on the kindness of strangers and the friends he has made along the way.
Scott Ramsay discovers that the stare of a wild lion can teach us something. Something about us, as modern humans, and where we fit in a wild world.
During a game drive at Ta Shebube Lodge near Polentswa, Scott Ramsay gets to witness (and photograph) a lion show down between rivals. See the photos here.
Scott Ramsay goes back towards simplicity with an adventure through the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park to Mabuasehube.
While everyone was driving south out of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in middle of January, going back to work and heading back to school, Scott was driving north, into the heat. Read about his summer adventure.
Scott Ramsay invested in a Canon 1Dx DSLR camera and a 500mm lens and he couldn’t be happier with his choice of photography equipment.
Gondwana Canyon Park is one of the more established private parks in Namibia – started in 1995 and at almost 1 300 square kilometres it is one of the biggest too.
Scott Ramsay crosses the Orange River to Ai-Ais National Park in Namibia and explores the second-biggest canyon in the world – the Fish River Canyon.
The scenery at the Richtersveld National Park is unique – desert mountains that surround massive sandy plains, and of course the Orange River that flows through the gorge.
Famous for its flowers, Namaqua National Park’s coastal section makes for a superb wilderness experience even in the off season.
Scott Ramsay visits Megan Murgatroyd who has just finished her three-year study of the Cederberg’s black eagles, now known as Verreaux’s eagles, to learn more about these fascinating creatures.
Meet Marine, she’s from France, she’s a vegetarian and she loves caracals. Marine is a zoologist researching the dynamics behind predator and farmer conflict in the Karoo.
Scott Ramsay spends a few day in Agulhas National Park, and while in the area, spends some time with local farmers to learn about the conservation efforts going on in the region.
De Hoop Nature Reserve is unique. It’s oozing scenic Cape beauty and boasts several unrivaled physical features and is perhaps one of the most important birding areas on the continent.
Scott Ramsay visits Bontebok National Park near Swellendam in the Western Cape; the smallest national park in the country and the saviour of the Bontebok antelope, endemic to the region.
Scott Ramsay is as close to heaven as he can get at the Robberg Nature Reserve near Plettenberg Bay.
Scott Ramsay heads to the town of Plettenberg Bay and discovers the Whiskey Creek canoe trail in the Keurbooms River Nature Reserve.