Leopard Leap

Leopard Leap

Alice, a female leopard leaps a stream towards one of her young cubs. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Grazers

Grazers

Eastern grey kangaroos including a doe with a joey keep watch as the sun sets. Victoria, Australia

Monochrome Wolf

Monochrome Wolf

A wild dog or the much nicer name of African painted wolf heads out to hunt just after sunset. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Under the Stars

Under the Stars

An Eastern grey kangaroo doe and her joey graze under the Australian starscape.

Prowling

Prowling

Just after sunset this young female used the dry gully as a way of sneaking up on her prey. I knew her habits and positioned myself at a bend in the gully to get her walking straight towards me. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Boss

Boss

A dog baboon sits, backlit by the early morning sun. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Alpha Dog

Alpha Dog

The alpha male of the Kuyenda wild dog pack approaches me. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Tree Frog

Tree Frog

A tree frog collected by researchers in Manu NP, Peru poses for its photograph before being released.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

When leopard cubs play they'll constantly bounce of all the surrounding subjects, suitable trees will be climbed and descended in rapid time. This may be play but it is also an important way of learning valuable life skills and building strength that they'll need if they're to survive. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Heirarchy

Heirarchy

Two dog yellow baboons fight over dominance. The troop has several alpha males and battles occur throughout the day to assert who really is the top boss.

In a blur

In a blur

An eastern grey kangaroo bounds past. Slow shutter speed pan.

Snow kite

Snow kite

A red kite soars over a snow covered hillside. Oxfordshire, UK

Emperor

Emperor

An emperor tamarin in the Manu NP, Peru. The most biodiverse place on Earth. 

Sundowner

Sundowner

A European brown hare sits on a stubble field as the sun goes down. Hertfordshire, UK

Watchpoint

Watchpoint

As a young leopard cub the safest place is high up in a tree where any hyenas or other threats can't get to you and you can see what's around. This cub spent the night up here and was waiting till it was safe to return. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Dinner

Dinner

A green sandpiper feeds on a caddis fly larva. Hertfordshire, UK

Acorn's View

Acorn's View

An inquisitive wild wild boar sniffs the camera lens. Gloucestershire, UK

Moonlit Leopard

Moonlit Leopard

It's rare for leopards to hunt on a full moon but this young male was doing exactly that. This panoramic image is made up of several images and to the far right you can just make out an impala herd. 

This image is solely lit by the full moon.

Battle

Battle

An adult white tailed eagle battles with a juvenile. At the time it was -20C and food was scarce. Estonia.

Unlucky Baboon

Unlucky Baboon

Leopards are opportunists and will happily take a baboon if the chance presents itself, much to other baboons protestations. This baboon was injured from a territorial battle and the young female took her chance. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Mountain Hen

Mountain Hen

A ptarmigan looks out across Cairngorm mountain, Scotland. These tiny grouse no bigger than a football live out their whole lives up on the slopes, no matter how cold and snowy it gets.

Tug of War

Tug of War

Wild dogs will tear their prey apart by grabbing parts of the animal and literally having a tug of war until the meat is torn in to more manageable chunks. The alpha female and male will feed first and the lower ranked dogs will feed after. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Inquisitive Cub

Inquisitive Cub

This young male cub was much bolder than his sister, when his mother came and placed herself near me he came over to have a look too. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Shy Dog

Shy Dog

One morning I came across a new pack of 14 wild dogs. Wild dogs can roam up to 70km a day and these dogs were incredibly shy, not used to people and almost unapproachable. They were on a mission and passed through the area, not seen again for the rest of my 3 month stay. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Tough Meal

Tough Meal

This young female had dragged the fully grown impala weighing double her weight over 80 metres to the safety of the scrub but she still had to drag it through a small stream. She eventually lost the kill to hyenas as the sun set. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Following in the footsteps

Following in the footsteps

A young elephant follows its mum across the track. Youngsters will not stray far from their mum in their first few years. South Luangwa NP, Zambia.

Playtime

Playtime

Several yellow baboon youngsters squabble in the dust. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Leopard Stripes

Leopard Stripes

I knew the leopard cubs favourite hang out and when there they'd always go down for a drink every evening. As the water hole dried up they had to venture further out from the safety of the bush. This cub decided to sit out as the sun set, casting long shadows across the waterhole it co-operatively decided to sit in one of the light shafts. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Excitement

Excitement

Wild dogs are incredibly social animals. At the den the dogs would roll around, yelp and play with each other every time the pups were close to exiting the den. South Luangwa NP, Zambia

Crossing Point

Crossing Point

Every evening in the dry season elephants will cross the Luangwa river, leaving the national park they will go raid the local village farmer's fields and vegetable gardensSouth Luangwa NP, Zambia

Prehistoric

Prehistoric

The pangolin is a secretive, weird and wonderful creature. This individual was only the 5th record for South Luangwa NP since 1937. They're rare and almost impossible to spot but this one decided to forage outside my house one evening.