Category: Feature Photography

Magnificent Frigatebird – Sabrina Salome

In every way, the Magnificent Frigatebird lives up to its name. This bird does not produce any of the waterproofing oils that other sea-faring birds possess; a submerged frigatebird will drown, and never can it land at sea. Yet the frigatebird enjoys a diet of fish. How? If you’re a gull, it’s bad news to ...

African Elephant – Sabrina Salome

  "The African elephant is an amazing animal whose unique traits are difficult to number. The most obvious – their prehensile trunk – has dozens of uses and takes some years to master with dexterity. With over 60 times more muscles than the entire human body, an elephant’s trunk can tear the bark from trees, ...

Pyrrhuloxia – Sabrina Salome

    The Pyrrhuloxia is a desert bird similar in appearance and closely related to the Northern Cardinal. The name Pyrrhuloxia denotes one of the ways to distinguish these two species, being partially derived from the Greek word loxuos, or “crooked” and  referring to the shape of the gape. Take a close look at the beak and you ...

Red-billed Quelea at dawn – Sabrina Salome

"Dawn with a flock of red-billed quelea, the most abundant bird in the world. These guys flock in huge numbers throughout Kruger National Park, feeding mainly on grass seeds. For several years the quelea were not as numerous as they have been in the past, primarily due to a major drought which seriously impacted the ...

Cheetah – Sabrina Salome

"Cheetah are without question the world’s most specialized cat. No other land animal on Earth has a build or accelerating power like it. Though females prefer solitary lives (when not with cubs), males stick with their brothers into adulthood or group up with other solo males to form coalitions. The three in this photo have ...

Lion – Sabrina Salome

“Shot on the Botswanan side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. These camps were bare-bones; no power, usually no water, and no fences. A resident family of lions was quite comfortable in the camps and would drop by every now and then to keep you on your toes. Four females, four cubs and their big male. ...