This we know. The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

(Attributed to Chief Seattle, 1853.)

 

I'm South African. All the images on my photostream are of wild animals and birds in their natural habitat. None has been lured with food or by any other means, nor photographed under controlled conditions. My husband Willie and I do all our photography from the confines of our vehicle in accordance with the rules of the South African national parks and wildlife protection areas we frequent.

 

Our daughter Eraine is an immensely talented, award-winning photographer who specializes in macro photography.

 

Kindly note that all photographs are copyrighted and all rights are reserved. None of my work may be copied or reproduced, whole or part, without my written permission, nor used on any site, blog or forum. Should you wish to use any for whatever purpose, please contact me on my Flickr mail.

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Très impressionnante galerie : Magnifique !

January 14, 2022

A magnificent work that is always a pleasure for the eyes and imagination, congratulations!

December 27, 2021

Extraordinary and excellent portfolio. I am always curious when Flickr signals that Gerda has posted a new work

November 12, 2020

Stunning portfolio, Gerda! As a bush-lover and Africa's visitor I can watch it continuously! I also appreciate your explanation and information about the species. You definitely enrich the world!

March 21, 2020

Gerdavs, I am new to Flickr. I came across your outstanding, wildlife photography masterpieces in Explore and wanted to follow you instantly. You definitely make me want to travel to your beautiful and picturesque homeland, South Africa.

July 19, 2018

Flickr is a place on the web to show your view of the world through your lens and it is very good at this. However its best use is as a sharing forum where people can comment and admire this work but it also it offers an opportunity to inspire others. Gerda is undoubtedly a photographer of real quality but more impor… Read more

Flickr is a place on the web to show your view of the world through your lens and it is very good at this. However its best use is as a sharing forum where people can comment and admire this work but it also it offers an opportunity to inspire others. Gerda is undoubtedly a photographer of real quality but more importantly is someone who takes time to view other's work and then add something of her own. This, to me, is invaluable in the development of the photographic community and where Gerda excels by offering her views and comments. The stories shared and information accompanying her shots really bring 2D images into the real world. Gerda has also personally helped me with advice prior to my last trip to Africa. So thank you Gerda, I do hope we get the chance to meet someday.

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December 18, 2011
Brenda says:

Gerdavs, I can always count on your photostream having some of the most outstanding wildlife photos posted on flickr. Your images never disappoint, and I always look forward to your good work.

July 3, 2010