This is an ongoing project to produce images stripped down to the essentials - sky, surf & sand. All the images were taken at the same beach location near Mandurah Western Australia but of course could have been taken at just about any beach as they contain no unique features other than the sky and the light that happened on the day. They are an exercise in achieving diverse images of a certain style without the benefit of distinctive landmarks or interesting foregrounds.
I have been fortunate to make trips to Namibia, Kenya and Botswana. Most of my wildlife photography has been in the Okavango Delta and Chobe Park of Botswana, the Masai Mara in Kenya and Etosha National Park in Namibia with a few from other locations. The diversity of wildlife in Africa is astonishing but the apparent abundance can be somewhat deceiving as this abundance is found only in small protected pockets, islands of refuge amidst habitat loss and urban growth.
There are many cultures still choosing to maintain traditional lifestyles in Africa. Despite their traditional ways, many communities are heavily involved in protecting their local environment and educating tourists about their land and culture. I have had opportunities to visit with Masai in Kenya and both Himba and San peoples in Namibia. I hope my images show a respectful glimpse of the way they live. You can read more about my cultural experiences in my blog.