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My favourite 20 images from 2016

December 20, 2016

Top 20 of 2016

It is finally that time of the year when I begin to recap some of my favourite moments from the year. 2016 has been an incredible journey for me, and by far my most successful year as a photographer. Here are a few of my personal highlights of the year. I have kept the write ups as small as possible as I hope the images mean something different to everyone. Hope you enjoy! 


A Rhino is reflected in a waterhole, as the sun sets in Southern Africa. (Location not disclosed due to the sensitive nature of poaching)


Terns take flight simultaneously from a beach in the Western Cape, South Africa.  


A Cape Cormorant poses in front of a backdrop of crashing waves. The orbs of light created by light reflecting off of seaweed in the ocean. Western Cape, South Africa. 


A stream of cormorants fly along a tranquil lagoon in front of a mountain range. Shelly point, South Africa. 


An Egret catches a tasty meal along the Chobe river. Northern East Botswana.


A young White Rhino caked in mud being closely guarded by its mother. 


A beautiful Cheetah looks up at a bird in a nearby tree. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. 


A young African Oystercatcher seeking comfort from its parent. Shelly point, Western Cape, South Africa. 

Two Impala duel, kicking up dust in front of the setting sun. Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana.


An amazing moment as a Lion drags a dead Wildebeest into the shade. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. 


The beautiful eyes of a cheetah, looking up at a bird making noise in the tree above. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. 


A Pygmy Falcon brings back a prized kill to its young in a Sociable Weaver nest. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. 


A Bateleur and a Bee. Photographed in Mabuasehube, Botswana. 


Two white rhino grazing in the last of the sunlight.


A Cape cormorant silhouetted by the light bouncing off of the waves behind. St Helena bay, Western Cape, South Africa.  


A Lion portrait in beautiful afternoon light. Chobe National Park, Botswana. 


A young Cobra spreading its hood, photographed on a beach along the West Coast of South Africa. 


The lion and the butterfly, Chobe National Park, Botswana. 


An African Oystercatcher dodging the waves and sea spray at Shelly Point, Western Cape, South Africa. 


A swallow Tailed Bee-eater and a Ground Agama Lizard sharing a perch. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.


Thats the last of my 20 images, I hope you enjoyed them! 


Thank you everyone for your support, it really is appreciated. I look forward to sharing 2017 with you all. Just a reminder that all images are available for print, and I would be more than happy to help. Feel free to email me at for any queries. Have a fantastic holiday season, see you next year! 

Kindest regards 


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William is passionate about wildlife and conservation. His love for nature encompasses  his photographic work. William believes that photography is a tool to inspire and captivate, and hopes to  change the way we view the natural world. He aims to break boundaries in the way people understand the wildlife around us. His love for photography is only matched by his desire to travel and discover the beauty of our planets natural history

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