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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Steel

Photo Story - The small things

Updated: Nov 6, 2019

Far too many wildlife photographers and safari goers only focus on the "wow" animals, ignoring the many lives and interactions that are going on right in front of them. For me these little lives are far more interesting than any of the big five. We are constantly surrounded by them, and sometimes you just have to focus smaller. This is my ode to the small things;

A Western Cattle Egret finding scorpions among the flowers in the West Coast National Park.

Some bigger than others.

An African Scrub Hare using its large ears to scout for danger. Khutse Game Reserve, Botswana.

An Agama lizard and a Swallow-tailed Bee-eater sharing a branch in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

A Stenocara beetle traversing the Namibian sand dunes.

An African Bull frog lurking in the shallow water, waiting to attack any unsuspecting prey that comes near. Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana.

The intricate strands of a spiders web reflecting light. Maun, Botswana.

As the sun sets, tree sap reflects light. In the foreground a Rhinoceros beetle makes its way up a tree trunk, Maun, Botswana.

As the day gives way to night, the nocturnal insects begin to wake. Maun, Botswana.

A Bateleur Eagle and a Bee at a waterhole in Mabuasehube, Botswana.

A Dung beetle doing what it does best. Gaborone Game Reserve, Botswna.

The intricate wings of an Antlion.

A White-fronted Plover darts across the mountain of shells at Shelly point, Western Cape.

The smallest diurnal raptor in Southern Africa with its kill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

A young Cape Cobra on the beach at the Groot Paternoster Nature Reserve, South Africa.

A Reed Frog illuminated against the veins of a lily-pad leaf. Okavango Delta, Botswana.

A huge African bullfrog hunting insects in the dark.

Snails silhouetted in the neighborhood street lights. Britannia Bay, South Africa.

I hope this photo story makes people stop and enjoy some of the "small things" that surround us, thank you for viewing! - William


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