Aerial view of African wildlife in all its colour and glory
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.
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.
“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.”
A series of helicopter rides and small aeroplanes across Africa gave Michael the chance to capture the textures, structures, animals he was looking for.