Top 5 Nature Apps for 2017

The use of mobile devices has become the norm into days world and even while I the field it is possible to reference a multitude of things that are just a fingertip away. Below is a short list of my Top 5 Nature Apps for 2017. These are in no specific or preferred order.


BirdLasser is a fun, easy way to record your African and Indian Ocean bird sightings while updating your own life list and can even contribute to conservation by emailing your trip and sightings lists



Roberts VII Multimedia – Birds of Southern Africa

The ROBERTS MULTIMEDIA BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA iOS EDITION is a comprehensive and interactive application that combines multimedia data on 968 Southern African bird species. It is great to use in conjunction with the bridler app to ensure you get the correct identification. It has a number of interactive modules for every aspect of mobile birding.



The Photographer’s Ephemeris

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric Sun, Moon and Milky Way calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth. Not only in the landscape photography world do I use this, but in the field when on wildlife photography safari’s I use it to get a full idea of the direction of the sunset and the exact timing required to be in a specific area.




MoonPhase is your guide to all sorts of moon info. Easily find for today or any day between 1900-2100:
– moonrise/set times
– lunar cycle details with eclipse indicators
– full moon names (including Blue Moons)
– zodiac position
– moon’s location in the sky
– moon phase 
– sunrise/set times




Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google. I use this extensively in the field if I want to post creative updates and share experiences with my followers. It adds a special dimension to what you can present.



I hope you find these useful and it will add value to your photographic experience


Peace and Light – AA