Two months on i am still left speechless by the sheer beauty and sheer effort which was the Rwenzori Mountains. I was fortunate enough to spend ten days amongst the Rwenzoris some of which were spent in tears, in fog, in glorious sunshine and some more in pure agony. I am in the process of editing a book of the images and along with Andy Roberts i will hopefully find the words to express my thoughts on my time in the Rwenzoris. Until then i will just share some images with you.
I have no words to compare or describe these mountains. Uganda has unique beauty which continues to amaze and inspire me.
Ok, so i have a lot of favourite subjects but chameleons are definitely up there. Whilst not at the lodge i have been trying to get to some of the other incredible places in Uganda. And find chameleons whilst there! So here is a brief look at some of my favourite images from the last six months.
A Rwenzori side-striped Chameleon photographed in my garden in Kisoro.
Another Side-striped chameleon again from my garden.
A Strange-horned chameleon from the Rwenzori Mountains,
And finally a Rwenzori three-horned chameleon.
So four photo opportunities in six months. They dont come around often but when they do i am left in complete awe.
It seems it has been three long months since my last post!! Things have been hectic and i have a lot to catch up on.
First lets try and wrap up the last six months at Mihingo Lodge, where my wife and I are the current managers.
I had niavely thought that i would spend all day taking pictures when in fact i have spent all of my days running Uganda’s best and most popular lodge! Why that came as a shock is anyone’s guess.
The truth is that i do get out in the park every now and again but the real beauty of working in a safari lodge is the ability not just to see something for a fleeting moment but instead to watch it over a period of weeks and months.
A case in point are the Speckled Bush Snakes which we have around the property. Getting a good shot is not too hard,
But getting a unique image is much harder!
And i have had the chance to share intimate moments with the least suspecting individuals, in this case a Tree Hyrax and her new baby,
I have been able to capture some rare subjects, in this case two Verreaux’s Eagle-Owls,
And try new compositions with some old favourites like this hippo,
And finally get some images which have been on my list for a few years now,
It has been one of the busiest times of my life but i have managed to be part of an incredible team and be witness to some incredible moments in nature.
I promise to try and keep you more informed as these moments arise!