I've been on photo safaris all over southern Africa; including chasing a pride of lions in the Kalahari, and tracking a bull white rhino in Matobo, Zimbabwe. My favorite though was documenting the animals of Zimbabwe's Mano Pools National Park, an undeveloped area with a great diversity of wildlife. I did a lot of pictures of hippos, including one of an animal that hunters had shot and pulled up on the bank of the Zambezi River prior to hauling it away. I was torn among a full close-up of a hippo looking as if it was deciding whether to charge at me; a family group, with a bull watching over a group of cows; or my shot of the tragically slaughtered hippo. Since local newspapers liked the last one, and in fact, ran it in both their print and Internet editions, I decided to go with it.
Causes Charles Ray Supports
The Nature Conservancy
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial