"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”

Chris Martin, 2010

 

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7/5/2012 9:07:58 PM
Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority … or Programme Mode? Which should I use??

5/5/2012 9:05:49 PM
Field Test - Redged Swing Head Pro RWC3

11/26/2011 1:08:41 AM
A return to classic Black & White .........

11/26/2011 12:20:38 AM
Test Report - The Apex Bean Bag

8/29/2011 2:21:58 AM
My pic of the week ......

8/14/2011 3:33:14 PM
African Nature Training - Mammal Practical - Pretoria Zoo

8/10/2011 12:21:25 AM
What is to become of the Rhino in South Africa?

8/9/2011 6:45:34 PM
Dont leave home without this!!!

7/21/2011 12:31:21 PM
Africa Nature Training - “The Cradle of Humankind” field trip

6/22/2011 12:20:54 AM
Welcome to Chris Martin Wildlife Photography

7/28/2010 10:34:19 AM
African Nature Training - Field Guide Rifle Training Weekend

2011/08/10

Is his only worth to humankind this beautiful horn?
Take one last look before we are gone.
Survived another day - a mother defiantly guards her calf

What is to become of the Rhino in South Africa?

I’ve just got back to Johannesburg after a couple of trips to Hluhluwe iMfolozi Games Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, and up to my favourite hang out at Jaci’s Lodge in Madiqwe Game Reserve.

What was particularly nice to see was so many rhino, and listening to the Park’s Officials and Guides who have their safety and welfare on the top of their agenda. That said, when I was in Madiqwe the news came in that a further 6 rhino were poached next door in the Pilanesberg, 2 in the Kruger and 1 up in Limpopo.... all over the space of the past weekend!! The statistics are horrific to even contemplate .... more rhino have been lost in the first half of this year than for the entire of 2010.

Wherever you are reading this in the world ... take a stand against this autrocity; support the campaigns to save this most magnificent of African mammals. More so ... share these pictures with your children, by the time they reach adulthood, the Rhino is likely to be only seen in books and on photographers websites. What a poorer place the world will be when we can no longer sit and watch the sun set, as a rhino mother and her calf have their evening drink.

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