The Amrop Woodburn Mann Wildlife Calendar has been in production since 2006 and reflects our deep connection to the African continent. The images are taken by our Chairman and founder, Dr Trevor Woodburn, and our Managing Director, Andrew Woodburn and are enjoyed by wildlife and photography enthusiasts alike. The collection below is a photographic journey across the plains and oceans of Africa from calendars past.

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There is a special reef called Amazon located north of Tofo beach in Mozambique, best accessed by dive boat. The current and clean water carry nutrients that feed a host of soft coral on top of the north wall of the reef. Goldies and other reef fish live between the coral and reef cracks waiting for giant manta rays to visit. The rays hover above the reef allowing the fish to swim up and clean them of parasites, the essence of a symbiotic relationship. This results in a busy cleaner station covered in colourful coral and a diverse fish community.

Sea goldie - Pseudanthias squamipinnis

The sea goldie is found in the western Indian Ocean, living around coral outcrops in clear lagoons, patch reefs, and steep slopes to a depth of 35m and often found in very large schools above the reef. The sea goldie feeds primarily on zooplankton. The sea goldie is a protogynous hermaphrodite; a male retains a harem of five to 10 females, but when the male dies or leaves, the largest and most dominant female will undergo hormonal and physical changes to become the harem’s new male.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 10.5mm F2.8 Fisheye lens, F9 @ 1/50th sec, ISO 200.

Photograph by Andrew Woodburn