A collection of watercolours depicting some of the many animals found in South Africa.
South Africa’s bushveld and savannah regions are still home to large numbers of the mammals universally associated with Africa. Cities have grown, much land has been given over to farming, hunting has wiped out entire herds, and the times when a herd of springbok could take days to pass through a Karoo town are long past. Yet, thanks to the foresight of conservationists past and present, South Africa remains blessed with abundant wildlife.
There’s more to South African wildlife than the celebrated Big Five. From big to small, meat eater to ant eater, primate to reptile … our animals (and birds) are our wild delight…
One mammal whose charm is recently acquired is the wild dog or Cape hunting dog, one of Africa’s most endangered mammals. Once erroneously reviled as indiscriminate killers but now appreciated both for their ecological value and their remarkably caring family behaviour, wild dog packs require vast territories.
6th November 2011 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge “Collage: Africa / Collage: Afrika” in “Afrikaans”
14th August 2015 – FEATURED in “African Art & Photography”
14th August 2015 – FEATURED in “Love these Creatures”