Friday, 3rd August 2012
Rising Malachite Kingfisher
by Mark Dumbleton
Spending years in a bird hide, waiting for that perfect moment when opportunity, skill and luck meet, resulted in a moment I am very proud of. I have tried to capture a "natural (non-baited)" photograph of a Malachite Kingfisher rising out of the water for many years, and finally my patience and dedication paid of with this image. A special moment in time on my photographic journey across Africa.
Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikon 600 f4 VR
I am a wildlife and landscape photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Born with a passion for the outdoors, I travel through Africa photographing the events and nuances of the natural world. Evoking an emotion through photographic art stems from a life-long passion for the wilderness. Capturing the unique beauty of a location and it's wildlife motivates me to invest as much time as I do out in the wilderness, focussing on nothing more than creating a photograph with enough emotion and visual drama to tell a story; to justify to the viewer the immense beauty of that experience. The photographs on this website portray my passion for this, in a way that is both creative and natural, sometimes pushing the ethical boundaries to obtain that unique perspective on our natural world.