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BOUNDLESS

Being wild is one thing, being free is another. Most reserves in Africa hold animals within a certain boundry- captive.jpg spirit of some animals transcends such boundries- their spirit is free. Boundless is both an expression of space and energy.jpgural world exhibits both in abundance and I am often caught in wonder of the spaces and energy I witness when in special places.jpgs collection describes such expressed moments via my imagined eye.


ON OPEN PLAINS

Much African wildlife exists on open plains, where animals can easily see predators and feel safe. Here the vast spaces give a sense of freedom and expanse that can only be found in such territory. Space is an illusion to freedom, the harmony an everlasting evolution.jpgse images show the animals that inhabit these plains: Some predators and some prey.


AN HONOUR OF LIFE

In the wild, life abounds. Every day there is new life beginning, growing and learning.jpgs collection celebrates the simple fact of Life. It shares moments of fun, intriuge, caution, acceptance, thought, play and existance that have been captured by a mind constantly curious about the natural world.


LEVIATHIANS OF AFRICA

Leviathan is described as "a large and powerful beast" of which this collection is testament. It portrays the largest and most powerful creatures that exist. Before man touched the plains- these animals held reign over their kingdom. Some still do.


EXPEDITION

Travel is my eye to the world. Here my subjects can talk back to me, interact, laugh and become friends. Each year I head on a private journey- these are the results.


BREADTH

The vast expanses in wilderness areas hold their own energy and capture my senses each time I visit them. I in turn relate these areas via my camera. I travel far and wide to do so- often the span of continents. But when there, the expanses are enough to take my breath away.


CONTRASTS

In the darkness there always lurks some light, detailed form hidden. No matter how dark light always returns, striking contrast, form, shape and texture. When the two combine their simplicity is a striking combination of light and dark to make one.


AURORA

How many times do we stare up at the skies when out in nature? The breath-taking beauty of the skies will captivate us forever, either in the mind, or in the still image.


INNERMOST

My private collection of images that are a result of ‘Shem’s inner eye’.jpgse are the files that go into the Private folder. Expect experimentation, adjustment and a different take on conventional wildlife.


MAGIC OF MEERKATS

In 2005 I photographed my first meerkat.jpg fascination grew with these extremely endearing and photogenic creatures. I think it because I am very similar to them: Always low to the ground and on the scanning sideways for a new photo.


MAJOR MINOR

Insects make up 2/3rds of the worlds biodiversity. If you get on your stomach and squint into their world you will be astounded at the beauty, intricacies and subtlety of their designs. I did, and from it a book developed.


OF CLAW AND QUILL

Once in a lifetime you witness a scene that takes your breath away- natural history at its best. Waiting is good; being ready is another. I was poised for both and these are the results.


PAD AND CLAW

Once in a lifetime you witness a scene that takes your breath away- natural history at its best. Waiting is good; being ready is another. I was poised for both and these are the results.


SOAR

From Archaeopteryx to Aves, birds have fascinated man from his first days. My interest started as a young lad roaming our farm with my grandfather and now focuses on the intrinsic beauty of birds.


VARIANCE

Everyone needs variety in his or her life, especially creative photographers. My travels beyond Africa stimulate that desire.jpgse are the results.

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