Aerial view of African wildlife in all its colour and glory

***DIRECT SALES ONLY***PIC BY MICHAEL POLIZA/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Lake Bogoria. Many lesser flamingos have gathered here to create a pink carpet with a big hole in it. Flamingos avoid the hot springs that are found primarily on the west side of the lake. The water is too hot for them.) - This unique birds eye collection of amazing African wildlife from German photographer Michael Poliza, 58 was taken over several trips he made across the continent in the last 10 years. Photographer and travel designer, Michael moved to Cape Town, South Africa from Hamburg about 13 years ago and just started to goof around with his camera on safari. Michael challenged himself to take photos of lions and leopards with a difference so when he said the opportunity arose to go airborne he seized it to show animals from an alternative point of view. SEE CATERS COPY. **UK USE AND SALES ONLY*****EDITORIAL USE ONLY***

This unique bird’s eye collection of amazing African wildlife from German photographer Michael Poliza, 58 was taken over several trips he made across the continent in the last 10 years.

Photographer and travel designer, Michael moved to Cape Town, South Africa from Hamburg about 13 years ago and just started to ‘goof around’ with his camera on safari.

***DIRECT SALES ONLY***PIC BY MICHAEL POLIZA/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: A Gemsbok herd in Namibia. Gemsbok are able to survive in even the harshest conditions thanks to an intricate network of blood vessels in the nose which cool down the blood supplied to the brain.) - This unique birds eye collection of amazing African wildlife from German photographer Michael Poliza, 58 was taken over several trips he made across the continent in the last 10 years. Photographer and travel designer, Michael moved to Cape Town, South Africa from Hamburg about 13 years ago and just started to goof around with his camera on safari. Michael challenged himself to take photos of lions and leopards with a difference so when he said the opportunity arose to go airborne he seized it to show animals from an alternative point of view. SEE CATERS COPY. **UK USE AND SALES ONLY*****EDITORIAL USE ONLY***

PIC BY MICHAEL POLIZA/CATERS NEWS –  A Gemsbok herd in Namibia.

Michael challenged himself to take photos of lions and leopards with a difference so when he said the opportunity arose to go airborne he seized it to show animals from an alternative point of view.

Michael said: “I can’t choreograph my photographs as much as photographers normally could.  I’m very much dependent upon what nature gives me.  So I’m always on the lookout, concentrating on what might happen in any situation.

**DIRECT SALES ONLY**PIC BY MICHAEL POLIZA/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: An aerial view of whales.) - This unique birds eye collection of amazing African wildlife from German photographer Michael Poliza, 58 was taken over several trips he made across the continent in the last 10 years. Photographer and travel designer, Michael moved to Cape Town, South Africa from Hamburg about 13 years ago and just started to goof around with his camera on safari. Michael challenged himself to take photos of lions and leopards with a difference so when he said the opportunity arose to go airborne he seized it to show animals from an alternative point of view. SEE CATERS COPY. **UK USE AND SALES ONLY*****EDITORIAL USE ONLY***

PIC BY MICHAEL POLIZA/CATERS NEWS – The images were taken over several trips he made across the continent in the last 10 years.

“I have to wait for those graphical moments, it’s very much the patience game. What I’ve become better and better with over the years is anticipation.  I’ve gained understanding of the behavior of the individual animals.”

***DIRECT SALES ONLY***PIC BY MICHAEL POLIZA/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Elephants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana) - This unique birds eye collection of amazing African wildlife from German photographer Michael Poliza, 58 was taken over several trips he made across the continent in the last 10 years. Photographer and travel designer, Michael moved to Cape Town, South Africa from Hamburg about 13 years ago and just started to goof around with his camera on safari. Michael challenged himself to take photos of lions and leopards with a difference so when he said the opportunity arose to go airborne he seized it to show animals from an alternative point of view. SEE CATERS COPY. **UK USE AND SALES ONLY*****EDITORIAL USE ONLY***

PIC BY MICHAEL POLIZA/CATERS NEWS – Michael moved to Cape Town, South Africa from Hamburg about 13 years ago and just started to goof around with his camera on safari.

A series of helicopter rides and small aeroplanes across Africa gave Michael the chance to capture the textures, structures, animals he was looking for.