Jones - Wildlife Photographer - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mark Jones

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Wildlife Photographer


Photography is more of a hobby to me but due to my understanding of animal behaviour I can get myself into positions to get very good shots of animals that show them off as they are in life. You can view my work on the 500px website at
I hope you enjoy them

Work History



From November 2013

Although Tenikwa is more famously known for its cats, specifically its Cheetah walks; the rehabilitation centre plays an integral role in the area helping very specifically with seals and penguins, although a wide range of birds and mammals do move through the centre.
• Updating, correcting and maintaining all rehabilitation records
• Overseeing guides, feeders and keepers
• Organising and maintaining enrichment for all of the centres animals
• Working closely with the local vet with regards to the rehabilitation and awareness centre--this includes inoculations, de-worming, medications and assisting in minor operations
• Rehabilitation and, wherever possible, release of various animals coming into the rehabilitation centre. This includes Cape Clawless Otter, Rock Hyrax, African Penguins, Black-backed Gulls, Cape Grey Mongoose, Scrub Hare, various Cormorant species, Knysna Turaco, Honey Badger and Bushbuck, Cape Fur Seals and various smaller species of birds
• Conducting tours through the awareness centre whenever required; taking visitors through the enclosures with Cheetahs, African Wild Cats, Caracal, Serval and Leopard (not going in here)



April 2011 - October 2013

The bird show is an essential part of the bird park and is an educational based type show using the birds and their natural behaviour to teach in public demonstrations for all ages.
• Overseeing show staff and ensuring the health and welfare of the birds comes first
• Overseeing the husbandry and dietary requirements of the show birds
• Staff rosters
• All computer records, including bird weights, diets, training sheets for staff and birds and medication records
• All enrichment for the birds
• Involved in other aspects of the park such as maintenance, gardening, staff training, manager training and guided tours
• Constantly involved with wildlife research in order to keep myself updated with the world of wildlife and conservation
• General maintenance of the show area
• Presenting of free-flighted bird shows twice daily
• Training and hand-rearing of birds for the show. Included in this are Blue and Gold Macaws, African Grey Parrots, Sun Conures, Laughing Kookaburras, Barn Owls, Pied Crows and Lorikeets. Possible new birds over the coming months are Black-headed Herons and Blue-winged Kookaburras
Birds in show at present are Cape Vulture, Marabou Stork, Northern Ground Hornbill, Barn Owl, King Vulture, Black Vulture, Guira Cuckoo, Southern Ground Hornbill, Perfect Lorikeet, Pink-backed Pelican and Laughing Kookaburra.



May 2010 - March 2011

Balule is one of five conservancies open to the Kruger National Park, forming part of the Greater Kruger.
• Overseeing of junior field guides
• Daily management of transfer guides
• Conduct Big Five walks
• Conduct Big Five drives and walks through reserve and Kruger National Park
• Customer relations

Qualifications & Certifications

bird displays and school outreaches

routines and education

Daily show presentations for school groups and general public

Management and Field Guide



school kids and general public

Rehabilitation Centre

Clapham High School

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