If the light and dust of Africa allures you and your lens each year, perhaps it is time to bite the bullet and embark on the trip of a lifetime. Wildlife and documentary photographer Piper Mackay pens a guide to photographing Africa’s big five this issue, a photo adventure on the wish list of many wildlife photographers. Piper pulls out all the stops with top locations and how to get the best out of photographing each of these unique species - elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard.
Closer to home, Ithaca based photographer Sarah Blodgett learns the hunting habits of some intriguing little green divers - green heron - and delivers some top notch images.
Don’t forget your chance to enter our Photo of the Month competition, in which you can win a Platinum membership for your best wildlife photo. We had some spectacular entries this last month, and the winning shot impressed us so much it also made our cover for this issue. Send us your favourite wildlife image here.
Being swept up in the light and dust of Africa is a dream for many a wildlife photographer. Yet what is the key to locking down those once-in-a-lifetime images of the big five? Piper Mackay shares her must-read guide