Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

Night of the turtle invasion

[words © Mark Eveleigh] The sun rose on a battlefield that was thick with flying dust. Hunched shapes lay in tortured postures, writhing on the sand. Others crawled, inch by painful inch, … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

The beast that kills with one leap

[words and photograph Mark Eveleigh] I am on my hands and knees on the jungle floor trying to blend in with dozens of white-nosed coatis. All around me the undergrowth … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

The secret tale of an Indian jungle

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] To my guide, the soft dust read like a newspaper report of the night’s drama. Tiger pugmarks the size of dinner plates were punctuated … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

New species found in Kenya?

We’ve been staring at this guy’s backside for the past hour, and are now more confused than ever. We came across this trophy animal in Kenya’s spectacular Tsavo East National … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: Lizard daze

[words and photographs © Narina Exelby] Sometimes your days don’t work out as you’d planned – and they become better for it. Last week I was staying in a very … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

The painted dogs of Africa

[words Narina Exelby / photograph © Dale Morris, The WideAngle] The gentle, early evening sky was deceptive: there was no peace in the twilight. If your ears hadn’t tuned in … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: Leopards, spotted

“You are a beauty!…You can lie on the bare ground and look like a heap of pebbles…You can lie out on a leafy branch and look like sunshine sifting through … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

Land of the giants

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The guide spurred his horse forward: “Let’s Ride! . . . And try not to let any big pussy cats spook the horses.” There … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Venture into the wild

[photograph © Dale Morris, The WideAngle] There’s something very humbling about sitting out in the wild. About watching animals thrive in their natural habitat and being reminded that without the … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

When nature calls…

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] “Kalahari” is derived from a Setswana word meaning “The Great Thirstland” – so the first thing Bart and I did after our rendezvous was to head … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

The best places to see wildlife in Africa

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Michael Poliza, The WideAngle] Even in an age when few patches of Livingstone’s “dark continent” remain unexplored, an adventurous heart cannot fail to … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Captured: that wild connection

[words by Narina Exelby / photographs © Michael Poliza, Aditya Singh, Mark Eveleigh, Mirjam Letsch, Dean Bradshaw, all The WideAngle] There are surely few things as powerful in this life … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

7 tips for photographing wildlife

[tips and photograph © Dale Morris / The WideAngle] How many times have you flipped through your images after an unforgettable dusk in the bush and felt pangs of disappointment: the … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · 13 Comments

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