Greg Gillies Photography


Arctic Tern

Taken on the Farne Islands, These Terns get very defensive if you get too close to their nests and attack you.

Bee Eater on the lookout

One of several thousand Carmine Bee Eaters nesting near the Chobe River, Botswana.

Male lion, just chilling

Male Lion (Leo Panthera) laying in the sun. He was there with his pride including a few cubs, but just kept out of their way and had a rest.

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly on a very spiky plant!

Lion backlit profile

Checking out a couple of Impala in the distance, but decided against hunting and went to sleep instead.

Carmine Bee Eater

Taken in Savuti marsh, Botswana. There were literally thousands nesting.

Even lions get confused sometimes

Pair of young male lions, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Elephant throwing dust

Elephant throws dust on himself to cool down and protect from the sun.

Giant Kingfisher in flight

Giant Kingfisher just after diving for a fish, and missing.

This is my patch!

Male Lion roaming his territory

Elephant family take a drink

Shortly afterwards, they all went for a swim too.

Lion!

Male Lion portrait.

Botswana

Botswana Sunset.

Leopard on the lookout

We watched this leopard for over 3 hours in the hope he would come down the tree. The most he did was sit up and look alert occasionally. The light then faded and we had to return to camp.

Elephant Siblings

Elephant children. Three young elephant, probably siblings, eating some of the last remaining green grass. They always protect the smallest and keep them close by.

Giant Kingfisher, splash!

Giant Kingfisher diving. No luck catching a fish this time. Taken in the Chobe National Park, Botswana.

Zebras, crossing.

Zebra crossing the Chobe river.

Elephant trail

Elephant feed and drink by the Chobe river just as the sun begins to set.

African Wild Dog running

One of a large pack of wild dogs, with around 15 pups to look after. These dogs were ready to hunt just as the sun started to fade and the temperature cooled.

Zebra Stampede

Zebra separated from the main dazzle for no apparent reason, then started running like crazy. No predators were visible anywhere.

No way through

Zebra watching the hundreds of nesting Carmine Bee Eaters. He was reluctant to go through because the birds went mad when any zebra went near their nest.

Elephant splashing in the marsh

Having a drink and eating the moist long grasses in the marshland near Kasane, Botswana

Show of strength

Hippopotamus expressing his discomfort with our presence. He calmed down after a few minutes.

Watching

Chacma Baboon keeping watch while the rest of his troop forage for food.

Camp Fire with coffee

Camp fire at our Safari camp in Botswana

Burning Elephant Carcass

Vultures and Marabou Storks feasting on the burning carcass of an elephant. It is burned by the park rangers because they don't know why it died, so it protects against anthrax and other diseases.

Wild Dog by an Englishman

African Wild Dog, grinning

Fisherman's tale - "it was THIS big"

Yellow billed stork in the Everglades

Yellow Billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)

Soft Landing

Yellow billed stork coming in to land in the Everglades

Panthera Leo

Juvenile male lion

Sabie Sunrise

Early morning sunrise over the Sabie River, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Cologne Cathedral

The lights come on around dusk making this stunning cathedral stand out on the banks of the Rhine.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Hotel and Casino in Singapore.

Cologne rail bridge and cathedral

The lights come on around dusk making this stunning cathedral stand out on the banks of the Rhine.

African Wild Dog

Just after eating a kill, hence the bloody face.

Thames Barrier

Hippopotamus amphibius

Couple of sleepy hippos in the lake.

Zebra flehmen response (Equus quagga)

Hitching a ride

Grey Heron trying to drown a hippo

Zebra chin rest

Equus quagga

Lion eating a tortoise

Unfortunately for the tortoise, he was successful in breaking the shell, although failed to get to the "meat". (Panthera Leo)

Lion (Panthera Leo) yawning

White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

Please note, the horns of these beautiful animals is made of the same stuff as your fingernails. They have no medicinal benefits whatsoever. The poaching must stop.

Giraffe Portrait

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

The getaway

White Stag 2 - Looking grumpy

Deer Rear

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

The Waterhole

Not including birds, reptiles and insects, there were at least 10 species here together.

African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)

Hippopotomus amphibius

Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus)

African Darter

Leopard

Little Bee Eater

Little Bee Eater in flight

Merops pusillus

Grey Heron in flight

Yellow billed stork with a catch

Landing gear down...

Grey heron coming in for a rather ungraceful landing.

Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum)

Owl, watching

Baobab sunrise, Botswana

Taken in the early morning at Chobe National Park, Botswana. The sun rising from behind the Baobab tree. Every day the sunrises are like this, and every even the sunset is just as spectacular.

Bald Eagle Portrait

Pied Kingfisher with tiny fish

Taken at Lake Panic, Kruger National Park

Yellow Billed Hornbill

Yellow Billed Hornbill taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Westminster at dusk

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, UK.

Hever Castle

From 3000ft

Llyn Dinas

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Dungeness Sunrise

A fishing boat sits on the shingle at Dungeness just as the sun rises.

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The ford at Eynsford, Kent.

A swollen river Darent flowing through the Kent town of Eynsford.

River Darent, near Eynsford, Kent, UK

Early Morning, Kruger National Park

Ploughing the fields

London Docklands and the O2

London Docklands and the O2, shot from near the Thames barrier.

Thames Barrier and London Docklands

Gate Number 8 of the Thames Barrier

Daisy

African Wild dog running

Semi-abstract panning shot of a Wild Dog running. He was part of a large pack, with around 15 pups.

Bird Cloud

Huge flocks of birds swoop, making clouds which then disappear without trace into the bushes. The only clue to their presence is the constant noise of their chirping.

Elephant mother and child

Elephant and her calf, both looking very content. Taken near Savuti Marsh, Botswana.

It's all about the tusk...

The tusk of an ageing bull elephant in Botswana. These are so beautiful when still attached to a living animal.

The Lion Queen

The largest female in the pride, keeping an eye out in case her cubs get into mischief.

Puffin in flight

Atlantic Puffin in flight over the Farne Islands

Atlantic Puffin in flight with sand eels

Atlantic Puffin in flight with sand eels taken over the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Starling Silhouette

Starling singing his early morning song.

Elephant

African Elephant taken in Chobe, Botswana. Drinking from the river.

Orangutan, Sumatra Indonesia.

Critically Endangered by the IUCN due mainly to habitat loss. Fantastic, peaceful animals.