The Three Kings

shaun walton - fine art wildlife photography - male lion triptych

This is a recent piece that I have just finished working on. I am still undecided on a name but I am sure this will come soon. This male lion was one of the most charismatic I have ever come to know. Over my two years as a guide I saw him play many different [...]

Photographing a leopard drinking at night

shaun walton photography male leopard at night

A large territorial male leopard known as the Emsagwen male stares off into the dark! Although sometimes active during the day, leopards are predominantly active at night. A large territorial male like this will spend the majority of his night patrolling the boundary of his territory scent-marking and roaring to advertise his presence. As guides we were [...]

Giraffe and Oxpecker

Shaun Walton Photography - Oxpecker and giraffe

An Artistic Biological Relationship I love how a fine art wildlife photograph can often be found in unexpected situations. Although I have seen oxpeckers on giraffes many times before for some reason on this particular day I finally noticed the amazing photographic opportunity a carefully positioned bird might present. Luck was on my side as [...]

Leopard vs. African Rock Python… at night!

Shaun Walton Photography - Leopard and Python

It is a challenge to find a leopard in the wild and even more of a challenge to witness one make a kill. I was fortunate to witness both at once and what unfolded turned out to be one of the most interesting nature sightings I have ever seen. From a photography standpoint it was [...]

The African Fish Eagle – The Voice of Africa

Shaun Walton - Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle The Fish Eagle is one of those birds that for me has the ability to quickly arouse memories of the amazing family holidays we used to take to game reserves in South Africa during my childhood. The bags were strapped to the roof racks on top of our little Toyota Corolla car, [...]

Photographing rhino with a wide angle lens

Shaun Walton Photography - White Rhinos

A wide angle lens should be an important part of any wildlife photographers kit. I’ve had a lot of fun with it over the years photographing animals like these rhino that one wouldn’t normally expect to be able to photograph with such a lens. White rhino as I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post Rhino [...]

Rhino Portrait

Shaun Walton White Rhino Portrait

The square-lipped or white rhinoceros has always been a favorite photographic subject of mine. Their skin is rough and has great texture texture which can make for beautiful black and white images. Despite weighing anything between 3500 and 5000 pounds they are typically quite placid and if familiar with the presence of a landrover or [...]

The Mlowathi Males

Male lions

The Mlowathi males as they were known on the Mala Mala game reserve property in South Africa are legendary. They originally came from a coalition of 6 and split from their brothers to move east and establish their own territory. During their reign they are believed to have killed somewhere between 40 and 60 other [...]


Four Male Cheetah

With their beautiful coat patterns and elegant facial markings cheetah are excellant subjects for black and white wildlife photography.

Soul Stirring Stare

Shaun Walton Photography - Male Lion Stare

There are very few things that compare to the feeling one gets when looking straight into the eyes of a male lion. Although I knew he wasn’t able to see my eyes looking at him from behind my camera, by the way he looked at me, it felt like he was staring straight into my [...]