Still catching up with some of last years work. The Grey Seals and Red Deer workshop images posted earlier where from early January 2013 but prior to that in November 2012 i visited Southern Africa to prepare a new photo tour over there for this year. It was a fantastic adventure with loads of wildlife wich was easily photographed close-up.
I started out on the Panoramic Route where i photographed many beautiful waterfalls and scenic points. This was the perfect way to get adjusted to African temperatures, culture and....their driving...:)-
After the Panoramic Route i drove on to just above the center of the Kruger National Park where i entered a whole new and impressive world. When i was in the park for only 2 minutes i was allready surrounded by a group of elephants wich made me feel very tiny.
It did not take me long to complete the "Big Five" and some of the other large mammals such as Hippo, Leopard, Lion, Hyena, Rhino etc etc..
But also other animals such as Warthog, Wildebeest,
Mongoose, Impala, Giraffe, Kudu and Zebra where present..
Besides all the larger wildlife i was also focussed on getting certain bird species such as Kingfishers (my favorite birds..), Bee-eaters, Hoopoo, Bustards, Weaver birds and many more..
Ofcourse there where also plenty of Birds of prey such as Bateleur Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Hawks, Kites and Vultures..
Africa is engraved in my memory and i am "hooked"...What an incredible country and an amazing wildlife! This is just a very small selection of the more then 15.000 images i shot during this trip, so if you decide to join me on the next South Africa trip then make sure you bring enough memory cards!.
If you care to join me on this years South Africa Photo Tour then you are more then welcome to inform about timing, costs etc etc. Some more info can be found on my website here:
Hope to see you on our South Africa tour 2013!
Jeroen Stel (1974) is a well renowned Nature & Wildlife photographer
from The Netherlands who has long since had a passion and great
appreciation for wildlife and all natural beauty wich surrounds us.
Jeroen has been working as a free-lance photographer for many
years and he has been awarded several international prizes during
He has a great passion for both Macro and Bird- photography and his
equippement excists of mainly Canon bodies and Canon & Sigma
lenses in a range from 17mm to 600mm.
Dedicated to sharing his photography skills with others,Jeroen is a
passionate teacher during his Nature & Wildlife Photography work-
Besides the workshops Jeroen is also active as Moderator for his co
-owned highly recommended www.wildpixels.nl website. An educational forum for nature photographers around the globe.
A portfolio of Jeroen's work can be found at his website: