Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects.

I use Canon digital equipment: 1DMkII and 40D bodies with a variety of lenses. I particularly like very wide angle shots – the 10-22 EFS on the 40D is a great lens, and long telephoto – the 300 2.8L with an extender is a favourite combination.

A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at There is also a blogsite with random thoughts about my travels with my wife Gail at

During the past few years, when I’ve not been taking photos, I’ve been devoting my energies to novel writing. I self-published my first novel, Rare Traits, in late 2012. It’s a modern/historical scifi/forensic thriller about a 15C Renaissance artist who is still alive today. It tells the tale of his struggle for survival through the centuries and in the present day where modern technology is starting to unravel his secrets.
There are many 5-star reviews on Amazon with comments such as ‘I simply couldn’t put it down,’ ‘compelling’ and ‘best read of 2012’.
Like many stories, one book isn’t enough to tell the tale and Rare Traits is now the first book in the Rare Traits Trilogy. The second book, Delusional Traits was self-published on Amazon in December 2013 and is available as an ebook download for your Kindle or as a paperback. Just visit the country site you use for Amazon and type Rare Traits Trilogy into the search and you will find both books.
I hope to have the final part of the trilogy, Murderous Traits, completed by the end of 2014.

For more details, please go to my author website at

My images do not belong to the public domain. All images and writing are © David George Clarke. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

  • Joined: March 2009


A Little Self-Promotion

As a host of Indigenous to East & Southern Africa, I’m indulging in a little bit of self-promotion. You may recall that just over a year ago I posted a note about the fruits of my labours in my alter ego as a novel writer. On that occasion, my note was to announce my first novel, Rare Traits, the modern/historical scifi/forensic thriller that tells the tale of a 15C Renaissance artist who is …
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Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to Margaret Hyde for her winning entry Black Rhino mother and baby / in the latest Indigenous to East & Southern Africa Group Avatar Challenge. This great shot will be the group’s avatar for the next six months. / Thanks to all who entered and voted.
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The latest group avatar challenge is now open. Remember to submit your image now and it could represent the group for the next six months!!
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