In just over a months time I will be heading out to the Kalahari desert for a year. I will primarily be a field assistant working for the Kalahari Meerkat Project (http://kalahari-meerkats.com/) but I will also use the time to work on my nature photography and hopefully come away with lots of great images, not just of the Meerkats I will be working with but the other wildlife I encounter and the surrounding landscape.
I will use this blog mainly to display the photos I have taken but also to communicate some of the science behind what I am doing and give an account of the daily life, joys and stresses associated with this kind of work.
I hope that this blog will be a way to communicating with friends and family and also help me to articulate my thoughts and feelings and improve my writing skills.
In the next month I will post a review of the sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS lens which I recently bought for this trip and also a post with short descriptions of the equipment I will be taking.
I will try to post regular updates but I am unsure about the reliability and speed of the internet out in the middle of the desert!