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Alex Jordan

Alumni Ranger

Born in Cape Town, Alex grew up on a family wine estate in Stellenbosch. Spending much of his young life outdoors, Alex went on many a holiday into Southern Africa’s national parks and wild areas. After finishing high school, he completed a number ...

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on Why Abstract Photographs are Often More Captivating

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing phorographs and great tips.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Cracking photos, the elephants eye is such a cliche but it works. My favourite is if you can strip the photo down to just one or two colours.

Cindy Hauert

Absolutely superb, well done.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Wonderful…. simply wonderful Alex.


OK – your hippo picture is upside down… I think. There’s a faint – a VERY faint – blue ripple over his head as the picture is now. One of the best reflection photos I’ve ever seen. And may I ask a question – how did you get the lion to open his mouth for the dentist!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Love these photos – especially the one of the elephants trunk showing the minuscule hairs

Doug Hammerich
Digital Tracker

The photo of the impala hooves and leopard’s tail is a work of art.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Love most of these photos and saved a few to my gallery. I so agree about looking for the abstract in nature or shooting from a different angle. I’m partial to the eyes, trunks and horns… makes one wonder about the rest of the animal.

Absolutely fabulous!!

Andy Francombe

Alex. Great photos and inspiration.

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

So many moments on safari are abstract, it is wonderful to see these photos and remember the incredible moments when you just catch a glimpse. Victoria

Dawn Phillips

WOW! absolutely incredible. Thanks for sharing.

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

Incredible image of the lion’s mouth!

Jeff Rodgers
Digital Tracker

One of my new favorite blogs . . . well done.

Chris Cordon

Who is the 14 yr old lion in the pic?

Callum Evans
Master Tracker

Amazing photographs!!!!

Patricia Balsdon

Wow! Your fabulous pictures leave me almost speechless. I love your vision. Thank you!

Dina Petridis
Senior Digital Ranger

indeed great pictures , captivating

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Master Tracker

Absolutely one of my favorite blogs and the photographs are exceptional. Keep it up we look forward to your next entry in the blog!!!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

Alex, Great and inspiational images! Can’t wait to get back to Londolozi to give it a shot!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Master Tracker

Fabulous blog Alex! I love your pictures!!! I bought a Nikon Coolpix P900 (<$600) a couple years back which has a 24-2000mm built-in lens. It can zero in on the smallest part of an animal. I am using it to build a book for my grandkids of “Bits & Pieces” of African animals like many of your photos. The object for them is to identify the animal. Fun!!!

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