About Pete Oxford

British-born Pete Oxford has been a resident of Ecuador, South America, for the past 27 years. He and his South African wife and photographic partner, Reneé Bish, have been regular and frequent visitors to southern Africa for the past two decades. They are presently based in the Marataba private concession in Marakele National Park, Limpopo province, where they work as 'photographers-in-residence', documenting both the treasures and the rebuilding of the contractual national park. The Oxfords' work has appeared in magazines around the world, including Africa Geographic, Time, Smithsonian, Life, BBC Wildlife and National Geographic. The couple has published 12 books. Pete is a founding fellow of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers, has been represented 10 times in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards and was recognised by Outdoor Photographer Magazine as one of the top 40 most influential nature photographers in the world.
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Gorgeous Brunette and Stunning Blonde Run Wild in Marataba

Spring was just a few months ago, but I remember it like yesterday. This blog I wrote at the time brings it all to life again. Spring is in the air, as well as in the step of a gazillion new babies let loose in Marataba private concession. Feeling the warmth of the sun, the …

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bubbling kassina, frog, waterberg biosphere reserve

It’s Raining Reptiles and Amphibians!

After 11 months we finally got what we were all waiting for – our first big rains! Sixty millimeters of sweet rain in a welcome downpour was more than enough to stir the souls of any self-respecting animalcule even remotely resembling an amphibian. By nightfall, frogs were everywhere and for at least a day, Marataba …

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bushpig, small wildlife

Stories from Marataba: Babe the Bushpig

So, have you checked out the beauty that is Marataba since my last post? How many times have I told friends that I am finally living my dream? Woven into this dream are a host of characters in the Marataba web of life. In the last post, I mentioned a bush pig that had had …

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Touched by Lightning

Blogging, I guess, is about sharing your experiences, opinions, joys and worries. However it is strange to unravel these feelings to an unknown reader.  My simple premise in the upcoming remits is that if you have navigated your way this far through the cloud, we must share similar interests; it will almost be as if …

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