Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa is well known for its black mambas, especially in the Ballito area where human population expansion and encroachment on this reptile’s habitat has caused increased human interaction with this species. I have joined on several occasions conservationists Neville Wolmarans and Helen Bauermeister on rescue missions to save black mambas. They are briefly submitted to data capturing and then released shortly after in an appropriate and safe habitat. This photo was taken during such a process.
Wildlife photographer and photographic safari guide.