It’s always nice to get out in the sun and take some shots of strikes.
This time the EFF party was protesting against E-tolls in Johannesburg. We were expecting a couple of thousand people, but in the end there was only a couple of hundred.
Another blog on Castanet.net- Surreal images from National Geographic photo contest
Glad to see my photo made a blog post on Yahoo News –
Would love to make it into the National Geographic one day.
Love it when I come across people talking about my work! Thanks for the comments Lost in Johannesburg
Forbes Life – Photo Essay published in October, FORBES LIFE
The foot soldiers in the war against rhino poaching risk their lives every night. Preventing poachers from wiping the rhino off the face of Africa is a job for unsung heroes. Often, all they have are blisters to show for it.
They face questions from loved ones over the risky lives they lead. Last year a lion dragged a sleeping anti-poaching officer from his bed under the stars and killed him.
It costs R20,000 ($1,900) a month for one unit, working as a two man team.
They have to be quick. All it takes for a poacher to kill a rhino is an hour. In five hours, the horn can be over the border and on a plane. Anti-poaching officers are on high alert 24/7. All have military training. This is a taste of their hard lives, as private money is introduced to the brutal game to save the rhino.