Zebras at the Watering Hole

Zebras at the Watering Hole by Anne McKinnell

I am in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, when a call comes from across the radio waves. A bunch of swahili is exchanged and the driver turns to me and says “there are zebras at the watering hole”. “How far?” “15 minutes.” “Let’s go!!” Arriving on the scene, there were hundreds of zebras! Around 30 or so at the watering hole and hundreds more milling about in the … [Read more...]

Lilac Breasted Roller and Dragonfly

Lilac Breasted Roller by Anne McKinnell

Sitting on prominent perches, flitting across the road flashing it’s colours, and even tumbling across the sky, the Lilac Breasted Roller likes to be noticed. It really doesn’t need to try so hard with it’s stunning bright colours of turquoise, blue, pink, yellow, tan and green. While bumping down the road in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, I noticed a roller perched at … [Read more...]

Wildlife Photography in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania – Part 1

Two Lions Walking Away by Anne McKinnell

Each place I visited in Africa had it’s unique qualities. Tarangire was woodsy with massive herds of elephants that liked to bathe in the swamps. Ngorongoro Crater had the high crater walls that created a dramatic dark background with layers of light that changed throughout the day. But my favourite destination was the third place we visited, the central part of Serengeti … [Read more...]

Wandering into a Bighorn Ram

Big Horned Sheep by Anne McKinnell

I like to wander. In fact, I think wandering is one of my favourite things to do! Sometimes I am keeping my eye out for something specific - and other times I try to keep an open mind and see what nature has in store for me. Recently I was wandering in the desert near Quartzsite, Arizona, generally looking for a nice landscape composition to practice with my new 10-18mm wide … [Read more...]

A Predictable Magic

Salton Sea Sunset by Anne McKinnell

Just another desert sunset I spend my days exploring With my eye on the horizon The spot the where the sun will later set Will a blanket of clouds extinguish the light? Will truant clouds create a pastel veil? Or will the clouds disperse for the sun’s rays to infiltrate? I spend my days exploring Willing the clouds to appear and then break The sun sinks below the … [Read more...]

Organ Pipe Cactus at Sunset

Organ Pipe Cactus at Sunset by Anne McKinnell

Here I am back at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona and I realize I've looped myself! I have photos from this location that I made a year ago that I haven't published yet. Here's one of them: Making an image like this is all about waiting for the perfect light. I wanted nice sunset colours and to have the cactus in silhouette, but with just enough light … [Read more...]

Lion Cubs in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Two Lion Cubs by Anne McKinnell

On a warm sunny African afternoon in Ngorongoro Crater, most of the animals have had their morning feed and are ready for a nice rest in the shade. Being the kings and queens of all the animals, the lions certainly have no problem lying flat out in the open for a big sleep without a concern in the world. But that doesn’t stop the inquisitive lion cubs from checking out … [Read more...]

Top 10 Wildlife Photos of 2014

Baby Elephants Playing by Anne McKinnell

A couple of days ago I shared my Top 10 Landscape Photos of 2014, but I also love doing wildlife photography. This year I have so many wildlife photos that I haven’t processed yet! Not only do I have tons of photos from my trip to Africa, but I also have a bunch of whales, dolphin and birds from British Columbia this summer. So I decided that I had to pick my top 10 out of … [Read more...]