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Kruger from the air

Scott Ramsay spends the day flying with the anti-poaching team over the Kruger.

Leopard catching duiker… and other wonders

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.

Further into paradise

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.

Tembe, land of giants

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.

Heart of the bushveld at Marakele National Park

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.

How dung beetles give birth to baobab trees

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.

Getting to grips with Mokala National Park

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.

The stare of a lion

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.

A lion show down in the Kgalagadi

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.

The Kgalagadi in summer

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.

Canon 1DX and 500mm lens review

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

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.

Richtersveld National Park in summer

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.

Black eagles in the Cederberg

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.

Walking De Hoop’s beaches and dunes

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.

Bontebok National Park

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.

Peninsula of paradise

Scott Ramsay is as close to heaven as he can get at the Robberg Nature Reserve near Plettenberg Bay.

Whisky Creek canoe trail

Scott Ramsay heads to the town of Plettenberg Bay and discovers the Whiskey Creek canoe trail in the Keurbooms River Nature Reserve.

Bouncing back after the Goukamma oil spill

On the 9th August this year, a German 182-metre Kiani Satu cargo vessel ran aground just offshore of Goukamma in Knysna but the land is recovering well, says Scott Ramsay.

Aerial photos of Kaokoland, northwest Namibia

The northwest of Namibia – known today as Kunene Region, but formerly as Kaokoland and Damaraland – is one of the most untouched stretches of land in Southern Africa. About 70 000 people live in an area twice the size of Belgium, and you must have a fully-equipped 4×4 if you’re going to explore anywhere […]