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Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Loretta Steyn passed away on 4 August 2013

11 Sep 2013 8:30pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Terrible news. I am shocked.

12 Sep 2013 10:42am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

I think I've never commented a picture of Loretta, but I join my thoughts to you, her family and friends. I will keep an eye on her work. I send you some strength if I can.

12 Sep 2013 11:21am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

God bless her soul.....I will never forget her stunning works.

12 Sep 2013 1:22pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ich kann es nicht glauben - Loretta ist verstorben ! Sie wird immer in meiner Erinnerung bleiben ! Die Karten mit ihren unwahrscheinlich schönen Fotos, die sie mir vor ca. einem Jahr als Geschenk zugeschickt hat, werde ich immer in Ehren halten. Für mich sind ihre Naturfotos die besten, die je in aminus3 gezeigt wurden. Ich wünsche den Angehörigen viel Kraft in dieser schweren Zeit ! Sonja Loner

12 Sep 2013 4:10pm

Annalize Brynard from South Africa

Mees briljante grafiese kunstenaar in Suid-Afrika gewees. Niemand was haar gelyke!

12 Sep 2013 7:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sad news. Her wildlife photos were superb.

13 Sep 2013 1:56am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

I am shocked and very sad to hear this very sad news . Loretta your wildlife and bird photography was a big inspiration to me your beautiful photography will be missed so much .My deepest sympathy and condolences to her family and friends. Farewell and RIP.

13 Sep 2013 6:23pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I am very sad to lose this woman's vitality and creative photography from our AM3 family blog. We will greatly miss her works. I will.

13 Sep 2013 9:41pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very sad news, my condolences to her family and her friends.

16 Sep 2013 11:02am

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Our thoughts, and memories of a great snapper are on there way from Wales to you. ;>)

16 Sep 2013 3:33pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Sending condolences from afar. Such an amazing portfolio of wildlife images that she captured and shared on this blog.

16 Sep 2013 3:56pm

k@ from Paris, France

I remember, among others, this masterpiece portrait. Rest In Peace & courage for yours, Loretta...

16 Sep 2013 6:20pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Terrible news, I'm really shocked. Condolences to the family. Farewell Loretta.

16 Sep 2013 8:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am so sorry to earn of Loretta's passing. Her beautiful images and self will be greatly missed here on AM#. My prayers are with her family.

18 Sep 2013 12:12am

TubaChic from Sacramento, United States

My condolences to her family and loved ones. This is a beautiful portrait as tribute.

18 Sep 2013 4:00am

Abena from Illinois, Afghanistan

It's really sad news to hear. My condolences to her family and loved ones too, this is a great tribute.

18 Sep 2013 4:40am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

My thoughts to all. This is indeed sad news. This site is a tribute to her talent and her lovely smile. Peace

18 Sep 2013 7:45am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

My condolences ....

18 Sep 2013 9:27am

michel creze from le havre, France

My condolences

18 Sep 2013 7:34pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Very sad news... Condolences

19 Sep 2013 5:16am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Such sad news of Loretta's passing. She was a great talent. I will miss her beautiful images. My condolences to her family and friends.

19 Sep 2013 10:22am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I did not 'know' Loretta, but her portfolio is a testament to her marvelous work and her love of her country. May she be long remembered!

19 Sep 2013 12:18pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

triste nouvelle, Repose en paix Loretta

19 Sep 2013 12:58pm

helys from Paris, France


19 Sep 2013 3:05pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

What sad news ! We have her superb photos . My condolences !

19 Sep 2013 4:59pm

El Bouv from Afghanistan


I actually am her partner and here is more about Loretta:

She and my first born son did not survive a vehicle accident en route to the Richtersveld region of South Africa.

Adiaan Vorster

19 Sep 2013 11:47pm

k@ from Paris, France

How terribly sad to heat what you are through, Adiaan......... I think of U sincerly - my tender thoughts with you...

20 Sep 2013 7:43pm

k@ from Paris, France

To heaR, sorry I taped wrongly...

20 Sep 2013 7:44pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Una noticia muy triste , mi corazón esta con ella y su familia . una gran fotógrafa y persona . mis condolencias a la familia

21 Sep 2013 2:34am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Dear Aadian, I´m so sad learning about Loretta and your son leaving this world and I want to express my deepest sympathy. I will miss her beautiful views on nature, her work showed so much much of her loving character.

21 Sep 2013 7:58am

fereshteh. from Iran


21 Sep 2013 9:05am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Oh this is terrible sad news, I often admired the wildlife shots in here and envied Loretta's affinity with the environment around her.
She brought a richness of talent to AM3 and shared her world with enthusiasm, she will be greatly missed.

21 Sep 2013 12:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I am so sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. A great loss to the AM3 family.

22 Sep 2013 12:26am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

So tragic, RIP

22 Sep 2013 7:10am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Looking over her portfolio, I can see Loretta was a most talented photographer of wildlife and people. She will be missed by many. Condolences to her friends and family.

23 Sep 2013 2:14pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Please accept my sincere sympathies and condolences to Loretta's family and loved ones. Her AM3 family is deeply saddened as wel...May she be in peace for always.

23 Sep 2013 6:12pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

It's a long time since I had Loretta in my blogwatch... from my beginnings at Aminus.... I am very fond of her work. Loretta bequeaths a fantastic portfolio of images of nature that will make us all remember her in Aminus. My best wishes to the family.

24 Sep 2013 5:57pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

My heartfelt condolences to Loretta's family. I have only been on Am3 a few months, but I remember seeing Loretta's photographs when I first began posting images, and I can say her works made an impact on me then, and now. Kind regards.

25 Sep 2013 1:31am

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Loretta's photographs of wildlife and people touched me as has the news of her death. Thank you for letting us know and please relay our condolences to her friends and family.

25 Sep 2013 4:27am

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Here is some more information about Loretta's life and tragic death from SKA South Africa copied from their facebook page:

Loretta Steyn The South African SKA Project is deeply saddened by Loretta's passing. Loretta died in the arms of her her love, and life partner, Adrian, after a vehicle accident in the Northern Cape. Adrian's oldest son, Barend, also died in the accident.

Loretta had become a good and special friend to many at the SKA project over the years and she will be missed.

Loretta was a beautiful and passionate lady, and talented in so many areas - design, photography, cooking, gardening .... Her home and studio and FB posts were a testament to her passion for life and creativity. Loretta so loved Africa - its people, its wildlife and its landscapes, and contributed through her work and photography to others appreciation of our beautiful continent.

Loretta thank you for the excellent work you have done over the years for the SKA Project. I genuinely believe that your creativity and commitment to us contributed to the project's success.

Our thoughts are with Adrian, and his and Loretta's families and friends at this really difficult time. We know there are no words sufficiently adequate to help you through this time, but know that Loretta loved you all very very much.

Loretta we will miss you.

25 Sep 2013 4:32am

Mohsen Shirzadeh from Dezful, Iran


25 Sep 2013 11:16am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


26 Sep 2013 8:13pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

She was a great photographer, always capturing the essence of what she saw. My thoughts are with her family

27 Sep 2013 6:00pm

Andy from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Deepest condolences.

28 Sep 2013 8:23pm

Dee from London, United Kingdom

Such sad news. Her work was - still is - exquisite, and her legacy will live on. My condolences to the family. We'll miss her so much.

29 Sep 2013 12:28am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

My condolences to the family.

29 Sep 2013 4:23pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

30 Sep 2013 10:08am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

My sympathy to the family and friends of both Loretta and Barend. Terrible news.

30 Sep 2013 7:21pm

Khazan Zeh from Lahijan, Iran

god bless you "Loretta" i believe you are in beauty and tranquility - rest in peace

1 Oct 2013 10:07am

Thomas from Kampala, Uganda

So sorry to hear. Thoughts are with your family and friends.

1 Oct 2013 10:18am

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

GOD bless you dear

1 Oct 2013 10:20am

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

it was a pleasure to know you, to exchange a couple of email about our common passion last year,
we will miss you
rest in peace Loretta

3 Oct 2013 10:10am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I just come back from travel and... What a sad news ! Loved your work Loretta and to see the nature trough your eyes was a real pleasure. All my thoughts to your family in this terrible moment. RIP Loretta.

3 Oct 2013 5:13pm

Scott Collins from Ontario, California, United States

What a sad loss. Your work was exquisite and to loose someone like you makes the world a little lonelier place to live in, but at least we have a legacy that will live on in your photography.

4 Oct 2013 12:45am

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada

So sorry for this great loss. God bless.

11 Oct 2013 8:45pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Very sad for this bad new God bless her soul

15 Oct 2013 4:37pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

I am so sorry to hear of Loretta's passing. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. She'll be missed!

15 Oct 2013 5:34pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

our condolences!

21 Oct 2013 2:19pm

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

rest in peace Loretta

28 Oct 2013 9:39am

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

thinking of you Adrian is this massive loss of both of them. no words really.

31 Oct 2013 2:13am

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Very sad news to hear! Always her work remained an inspiration to all!

13 Nov 2013 12:36pm

Charl Steyn from Clovis, United States

On behalf of our family I would love to thank each and every one of you for your sincere words and appreciation for Loretta's photography. That day in August was the saddest day of my life. This was not a good year. I'd like to wish everyone of you a wonderful, happy and healthy 2014. Best wishes

31 Dec 2013 4:08am

karen from United Kingdom

Gone a year already, your life lives on through the images of your camera lens. BJ gone way, way too soon, a special young man. Loretta and BJ, gone but not forgotten. May The Lord grant strength, comfort, Peace and understanding to Adriaan, Fav, Charl and all of the respective families and friends.

21 Aug 2014 3:17pm

Mahdi Monavari from Zanjan, Iran

Very nice shot!

26 Sep 2014 12:54pm


Canon EOS 50D
1/800 second
ISO 400
160 mm

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