We really do appreciate it immensely when people take the time and effort to let us know that they find de Wets Wild appealing, often also nominating us for one or more of the selection of blogging awards in circulation. Unfortunately these awards mostly don’t quite fit with our theme here at de Wets Wild, and in consideration of the many readers who’ve signed up to our blog that aren’t from the “blogging community”, we’ve decided to no longer dedicate special posts to awards whenever a fellow blogger is kind enough to honour us with a nomination.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate these generous souls promoting de Wets Wild to their own friends and followers, and everyone else that contribute to our blog through their warm, encouraging comments. And so we’ve decided to dedicate a special post to some of the very special friends of de Wets Wild, whom we hope will accept this as a token of the high regard and appreciation we have for them all.
Hop on over to these talented bloggers’ sites and enjoy seeing the world through their eyes (and camera lenses!)
And again, a big THANK YOU to everyone that’s given de Wets Wild a “pat on the back” along the way!
- Joey and Marks Culver of MJCulverPhotography have become such dear friends of us de Wets that it feels as though we’ve known them forever. You’ll have to search long and hard to find two people more passionate about photography, and their passion and talent translates into some of the best monochrome photographic work you’ll ever come across. Feast your eyes on these examples: Starburst Tree and Frosty Florida Trees.
- AJ Vosse is an expatriate South African blogging from Ireland. Ouch!! My back hurts!! is filled to the brim with his entertaining and humorous points of view, which often makes you think a bit longer about his message, like his series “Would you hire yourself?“, “Would you fire yourself?” and “Would you promote yourself?” definitely does.
- PieterK515 is a fellow South-African blogger, sharing his hilarious views on our country, the world and the people in it on Ah Dad…. Want to know what Pieter thinks of tattoos?
- Ann-Christine is a prolific blogger with a faithful following of her blog Leya – have a look at the photographs in her post “Travel My Way” and you’ll understand why!
- Annette Naber blogs from Virginia in the USA but has traveled to five continents, and she shares these experiences of hers on The Beauty along the Road. These pictures she posted of Arizona’s Canyon de Chelley are worth another look.
- Cee Neuner has been a frequent visitor to de Wets Wild from the very starts and she’s stuck with us throughout. On Cee’s Photography she hosts three weekly photo challenges that you might want to join in on: Fun Foto Challenge, Black & White Challenge and Which Way Challenge.
- Chris Stovell shares wonderful pictures of the environment around his home town of Wincanton on his blog My Photos.
- Christiane van Heerden does community work in South Africa and her one blog, Bridging Worlds showcases this passion of hers. Her other blog, Traveler’s Log is all about the beautiful destinations she visits with her precious family.
- Derek Evans is a very talented South African photographer. He showcases his beautiful work on two blogs: Derek Evans Photography and VividAfriPix.
- Elizabeth Turner is the talented blogger responsible for Dot knows! where she shares the most beautiful nature photographs – just look at these bee photos!
- ExploreKNP is a new blog about our favourite place on earth, Kruger National Park, recounting adventures in this magical natural kingdom, like this one about a recent weekend spent in the Park.
- Francine in Retirement will have you feeling inspired and blessed through deep thoughts and beautiful photographs, like this post entitled “Loneliness“.
- On I Am Safari Maurice Hovens shares some fantastic wildlife photographs, and I found his series from the Netherlands’ Oostvaardersplassen, including his post on Konik horses, especially interesting as it gives a glimpse into the Europe that existed long before humans appeared on the scene.
- For a truly inspirational blog, you need not look further than Steve Rebus’ iChristian. Start with his “About” page and work you’re way from there!
- Janaline Smalman is a South African who has traveled all over this planet of ours and she shares her adventures with us all on Janaline’s World Journey – Adventures like “Walking through Chinese Gardens and Parks during a Typhoon“!
- Jane Lurie is another very talented photographer – look at this selection of pictures she shared from America’s National Parks on her blog, Jane Lurie Photography.
- Ilargia64 blogs from Spain and is another fantastic photographer – this shot of hers of an owl in flight speaks volumes!
- Learn more everyday reflects Patti Ross’ love for learning and taking notice of the small things in life, like these California Poppies.
- Le Drake Noir has a most talented eye for a beautiful photo – like this one of centuries old Hadrian’s Wall.
- Maralee Park is another genuinely talented nature photographer and she showcases her work on Through my lens, this shot of a beautiful river being an excellent example.
- Milka Pejovic is a freelance writer and photographer, and her photographs of delicate butterflies especially are truly beautiful.
- My Wall is the place where talented Imelda shares her poetry, short stories and beautiful photographs with the world
- Nature on the Edge shows off the natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula – these photographs Liz took of spring flowers in the Cape is as beautiful as any you’ve ever seen.
- You will find more beautiful photographs on Maranto Photography’s Photography Journal Blog – I found this photograph of a staring owl captivating.
- You’ll find a wide variety of photographs, from planes and memorials to birds and animals, on the Photographic Journey of Bulldog, but they all have one thing in common; like these photographs of our winter-blooming impala lilies they are all beautiful!
- Jenn shares her wisdom and poetry on The Serenity Space, and her biography page sums up nicely what you can expect from her blog.
- The Seeker is just the place to go if you are looking for all things spiritual and philosophical. Go have a look around, you”re sure to be inspired.
- Amy’s The world is a book is dedicated to her travels, and she has been to a lot of places! Have you ever seen photographs of the Reed Flute Caves in China?
- Janet Webb’s blog is titled This, that and the other thing. She covers a wide range of interesting topics in her posts, but I enjoyed reading about this family’s adventures in Yellowstone National Park the most!
- Tina Schell shares her talents on Travels and Trifles – these Asian city scapes she posted are very beautiful.
- Tish Farrell is a writer that blogs about some very exciting life experiences, many of them from Africa, like this one of a safari in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia.
- Traveling Marla is originally from Pennsylvania and she finds herself near Pretoria these days, though it seems she’s been almost everywhere in between. You’ll love her quirky writing and the beautiful photographs that comes with it. This short piece on Klipspringers will give you a good taste of what Traveling Marla has in store for you.
- Vastlycurious‘ Kathryn is a women that adores the beautiful things in life: art, music, literature and more. You must have a look at this post she did on arches in response to a photo challenge!
- Willem Kruger is an award-winning South African photographer, and for good reason: Look at this photograph of his showing a yawning leopard!
- Woolly Muses is an Australian blogger that recently visited South Africa. We’ve especially enjoyed reading about their adventures in the Kruger National Park but “Woolly” offers a lot more on his blog!