Silhouettes of Africa (large format)


The photography of Mario Moreno

1Mario Moreno is a talented and accomplished South African born photographer who has spent much of his life living and traveling abroad. “I lived two exciting years in Cumbuco, a small fishing village in the northeastern state of Ceara in Brazil. Cumbuco happens to be one of the best kiteboarding destinations in the world, a fact that worked to my advantage as  it helped me develop my skills in kiteboarding photography…”  Other stops included Thailand, Indonesia, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, just to name a few.

Mario returned to South Africa in 2006  to focus, “on the African continent concentrating on my true passions which are wildlife, landscape and travel photography. Since my arrival in this amazing continent I have extensively explored Kruger, Kgalagadi and Karoo in South Africa, the Kalahari and Okavango in Botswana, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya.”

His work has found success internationally.  During the last three years several of his images have been selected as finalists in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

Mario sums up his work this way, “I constantly travel around the African continent in search of that ‘Perfect Moment’ . . . .”



Mother and Calf Elephants (Loxodonta Africana) at Sunset in Chobe National Park, Botswana


Just before sunrise on the East coast of Zanzibar.


Giraffe silhouetted against a warm sunset along the Biyamiti river in Southern Kruger.


Food Stall Cook in Djamaa El Fna Square Marrakesh Morocco.


The Sentinel at sunset in Hout Bay, South Africa.


Sunrise in Kruger National Park, South Africa




Silvester Ruckdäschel, Table View, Cape Town, South Africa



Elephant walking on the open plains near Seronera at sunset.


Hot Air Balloons at Sunrise


One of the various Rock Totems found on the Rongai Route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border.


A couple of Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus) in Lake Panic at sunrise. I was shooting hippo silhouettes in the distance when these to birds appeared in my viewfinder. They made a perfect image silhouetted against the sunrise steam in the background. This is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. Egyptian geese were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians, and appeared in much of their artwork. The Egyptian Goose is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.


Sunrise in the Kariega Game Reserve. This image was captured from The River Lodge on the banks of the Bushman’s River.


Chacma Baboons (Papio ursinus), also known as Cape Baboons gather at sunset on the banks of a dam in Kruger National Park in South Africa.


Skater Silhouette at Sunset


The sun goes down in Buffalo Bay ( Buffels Bay ) in the heart of the Garden Route in South Africa


Dhow at Sunset in Stonetown, Zanzibar


Sunset in Piper Pan, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

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3 Responses to Silhouettes of Africa (large format)

  1. snapper89 June 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Sooooo good. Wish I had a folio like his.

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