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Three Foxes (A Camera Trap Post)

So here is a post based on what the blog is named after, a camera trap in Cornwall. I had a lot of chicken pieces left over from dinner and...

Monday, 28 December 2015

Driver Ants

In the forests of Africa a tiny but deadly creature lives in the millions. Driver ants or safari ants. They are constantly on the move devouring anything that gets in their way. This colony took over 24 hours to pass through camp. The little white things are baby ants being carried. Look at the huge soldiers compared to the workers. The jaws can draw blood if they bite you!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Forest Elephants in Gabon

Another Gabon film, here a family of wild forest elephant in Loango national Park, Gabon, eat mango and just be elephants. Mother, calf and infant. Savannah or bush (Loxodonta africana) and forest Loxodonta cyclotis) have recently been split into two species. The forest species is heavily poached due to the superior ivory and lack of protection within the dense forests it makes home across the Congo basin.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Western Lowland Gorilla

Here is the second film of my work in Gabon with gorillas. This one focus' entirely on the gorilla group with some very nice shots of Kamaya the silverback.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Star Wars Animals

Star-wars is coming and as a fan I am very excited. I have my tickets ready. When in the congo one of the young bonobo, Evea, reminded me of an Ewok. I thought I would photoshop her to look like an Ewok ahead of the films release. Once done I wondered what other animals I could splice into starwars. Below are some of my images of animals I have worked with cut into famous starwars characters.

Evea the Ewok (bonobo)

Degoba tortoise (Aldabra tortoise)

Jabba the hippo (hippopotamus) 

Shearwater Fett (Wedge tailed shearwater)

Telfair Skywalker (telfair skink)

White tailed Tauntaun bird (red tailed tropic bird)

Western lowland Wookie (western lowland gorilla)

Princess Leo (lioness)

Monday, 14 December 2015

Loango National Park

I have recently returned from Gabon where I was a gorilla habituator for Max Planck. It was a similar role to in Congo but with a different ape species. The gorilla are awesome creatures. the forest in Loango, where I was based, is full of life. Myriad bird species, hippo, monkeys, gorilla and chimps, leopard and elephant to name a few. Below is an overview of Loango National Park where I was based. I have more videos in the works which will appear here soon.