Photographing the Penguins of Boulders Beach

African penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa

Boulders Beach, south of Cape Town, is an amazing spot to watch and photograph African Penguins at close quarters. Sometimes referred to as Jackass Penguins because of their donkey-like braying, African Penguins only live along the Atlantic coast of South Africa and Namibia. They are considered an endangered species, with the current population estimated to […]

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Wonders of the Kalahari

Lion, Kalahari Desert

We’re here for an adventure, but it turns out to be more of an adventure than we had bargained for. We start with a long drive from Johannesburg to the Kalahari Desert’s most wildlife-rich region – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, straddling the border of South Africa and Botswana. As in many wildlife parks in South Africa, […]

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18 Favourite New Landscape Photos from 2018

Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

In 2018 we were fortunate to get to some fantastic places for landscape photography. Namibia was definitely a highlight, especially the incredibly reddish-orange dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park and the fairytale rock formations of Spitzkoppe. Just as compelling was Kluane National Park in Yukon, and in particular flying over the awesome Kaskawulsh Glacier. The Sumidero […]

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Trekking on the Roof of Africa

Simien Mountains, Ethiopia, from www.photojourneys.ca

Our hearts pound and lungs gasp for air with each upward step. The air thins as our path tops altitudes over 4,000 metres, but jaw-dropping views more than make up for any discomfort. Standing on the edge of the escarpment, we gaze over soaring jagged peaks, stone columns, and gorges dropping into oblivion. We’re on […]

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Photographing the Sand Dunes of Namibia

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia www.photojourneys.ca

If you like sand dunes, this is the ultimate destination. The famous dunes of the Namib Desert cover much of Namibia’s Atlantic coast and stretch far inland – the world’s oldest desert, boasting the world’s largest sand dunes, some over 300 metres high. But it’s not just size that matters. Even more impressive is the […]

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12 Photos to Put Namibia on Your Bucket List

When we think about places with magical landscapes, Namibia always springs to mind. For a photographer, a visit there is like dying and going to heaven. Some of the scenes are almost unreal, especially the colours. When we looked at photographs before our first trip to Namibia, we kept asking – are those colours for […]

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