Just some of the Birds

African Paradise Flycatcher Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

African Paradise Flycatcher

Violet-backed Starling Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Violet-backed Starling

Red-headed Weaver Photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Red-headed Weaver

Morning and afternoon game drives around Kruger National Park. 5am – 9 or 10. 3pm till getting inside the gate by 6:30pm. This was a flexible arrangement as there were distractions that kept us out longer – such as herds of elephants surrounding the car, strutting hornbills, and any number of wildlife encounters.

Game drives in the middle of the day is less productive. Animal and birds seek out shady spots to sit out the heat and you do need to eat, upload photos to the hard drives, ….

My jobs all done and the pool beckoned. However even when going for a swim, the camera goes along. Just in case! Dripping taps and sprinklers are a bird magnet on a hot day. These are just some of the 20 or more species of birds that dropped in.

Just another day in the life of a Wildlife Artist!

About Stephen Powell

Stephen has been an active environmentalist working in, field work, public speaking and lobbying at all levels of government. He has spoken at school and community gatherings as well as on radio. His comments on environmental issues have appeared in newspapers and newsletters. His work has attracted a number awards, which include Wildlife Art Society of Australasia & Best Flora or Fauna-Moomba Art Show. His passion shows in his works which are in demand for galleries and as private commissions. Training: Watercolour: ‘The Botanical Art School of Melbourne’ under the internationally acclaimed Jenny Crompton (Phillips) Oil: with the gifted wildlife artist Krystii Melaine. Drawing and field sketching: with Steve Morvell He takes classes and travelled to Mitchell School of Arts to take wildlife art workshops. And the Murrumbidgee School of Creative Arts in Wagga Wagga. McGregor School Uni Southern Queensland Toowoomba. Grafton to be added in 2011.
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