Scott Ramsay’s South Africa’s Wildest Places is a source of both pleasure and admiration for the photographic and literary skills of the author. But it is more than this. It is a source of inspiration and nostalgia, a quiet envy for Scott’s life as a photojournalist and adventurer. The human figures featured in this beautiful book alongside the collage of animals, birds, insects and flora are a reminder that we live not only on the land but in it and with it. Scott Ramsay understands this connection. To me, this book is both an inner and an outer journey.
– Dr. Ian McCallum, wilderness guide, author, poet and psychiatrist.
I spent three years travelling to more than 40 of South Africa’s national parks and nature reserves, spending several weeks – sometimes months – in each one, taking photos and interviewing rangers, researchers and other conservationists.
I visited each park at least three times, in different seasons, learning about the land, the oceans, the animals, and the people who work to protect them.
From the huge arid lands of the Kgalagadi to the teeming wildlife of Kruger, from the fynbos-rich Table Mountain National Park to the wild coast of Mkambati, I’m happiest when immersed in wild places, and I hope this book (my first) reflects my enthusiasm and love for African conservation and wildlife.
The following protected areas are featured in South Africa’s Wildest Places: