My Favourite Image Of 2020

The various knock on effects of 2020 have been real. I thought choosing my favourite image of 2020 would be an easy task. Tell me another joke. I was lucky enough to host three tours this year before the world wide lock down set in. Two of which were new destinations for me namely; Iceland [...]

What Trip I Am Looking Forward To Most In 2021

Probably one of the most difficult question thrown at me last year. What Trip I Am Looking Forward To Most In 2021... May I keep this very short and say all of them? Honestly, I cannot wait to travel anywhere to be quite frank. Amongst all the exciting safaris I'll be hosting next year, one [...]

The Vulture

The vulture is a scavenging bird of prey and an animal that is often being portrayed as evil and motley. Don’t get me wrong as these birds are by no means what come to mind when we speak of warm and fuzzy. But if you dig into their purpose a bit, you may ask yourself, are they […]

The Amboseli National Park

The Amboseli National Park is one of my favorite reserves in Africa. In my opinion, it’s home to the most iconic African scene: If you do not know what mountain this is, I’ll inform you in just a bit. But apart from that perfect setting, the parks diversity in all aspects are just incredible and […]

Become A Great Photographer In Less Than A Year

Join Michael Laubscher and Ryan Quirk for exciting webinar online. Ryan was a guest who had joined a digital photography course that Michael had hosted in the Wild Eye office roughly a year and a half ago. Since then, Ryan has grown incredibly as a photographer. His creative eye has taken him down various roads but what […]

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Deep in the African bushveld, within South Africa’s famous Sabi Sand Reserve, ‘something enchanting lies in wait’ – the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. Both the Sabi Sand and Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserves are very dear to me. I say this because not only is this beautiful area home to one of the richest game populations […]

The Hippopotamus

As we all know, the hippopotamus loves water. There are many reasons as to why and in this blog I will share a few of these reasons with you. A body of water that is deep enough to fully submerge is a hippo’s safest and happiest place, their tranquil breakaway. Hippos are well adapted to […]

Exposure Compensation

Photography is a true art as we make use of the elements and paint with light. There is so much to keep in mind but exposure compensation is probably the thing that throws off most beginner photographers. My goal with this blog is to simplify exposure compensation for you a bit. To do this, let […]

Welcome To The Brand New Wild Eye Studio

We’re incredibly proud to share the news with you. We’ve always put you, our clients, first. In everything we do we aim to change the way you see the world, and as we launch our brand new studio and all the associated content, this is exactly what we’ll do. In joining us online you will […]

Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Madikwe Private Game Reserve. A reserve that I fronded upon for years prior to starting with Wild Eye. I honestly thought a visit would be a total waste of time. This was clearly due to my pure lack of knowledge regarding this safari destination. I was sent out on an exciting adventure shortly after joining […]

The Red-Billed Oxpecker

The red-billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) is native to the savannah of Sub-Saharan Africa. It ranges across Ethiopia and Somalia through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia into Southern Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Southern Mozambique, and North-Eastern South Africa. They are a bulbul-sized, olive-brown bird that sports a diagnostic all red bill and a red eye surrounded by a fleshy yellow wattle. […]

Understand Your Focus Modes

I’m sure you will all agree in me saying, nothing ruins a photograph more than an unintentional blurry and/or soft image. The autofocus feature is an incredible tool but it is vital for you to understand your focus modes. It is also good to know that as useful as autofocus is, sometimes the camera gets […]

A True Winter Wonderland

Exploring a true winter wonderland is an experience like no other. Let’s backtrack a bit to January 2020, before this global pandemic was in full swing. Gerry and I, along with our group of guests were exposed to the very best sights that Iceland has to offer. Coming from the norm, an Africa specialist safari guide, this was […]

The Sable Antelope

The sable antelope is an incredibly handsome antelope. Characterised by its glossy black coat with white under parts and white facial markings. A rotund, barrel-chested antelope with a short neck, long face and a dark mane. Both males and females boast impressive ringed horns that rise vertically and curve backward. When they arch their necks […]

Our Excitement Effects Our Photography

Over the years of guiding there is one common thing that I have come to notice. This is both on a personal and purely an observational point of view. We all fall victim to this and it’s simply that our excitement affects our photography. And.. usually in a negative way if you do not know […]

The Storyteller

The inspiration for this blog comes form a great man, a great friend, my east African brother; Francis Tenke, the storyteller. I’m incredibly blessed to have spent so much time with beautiful people such Francis in the Wild Eye Mara Camp. A few months back I wrote an inspirational blog about these these humble souls, the […]

On This Day A Year Ago

As travel bans are unfortunately still a reality, I have found myself reminiscing more and more as the days go by and digging into Instagram archives is where this blogs inspiration came from. Now, in this blog I would like to share what my plans were on this day a year ago. Today, the day […]

Photography and Lightroom Tuition

I am pleased to say that over the past few weeks, I have still been able to share my love, passion and knowledge with folk from all across the globe. How? Well I have spent a fair amount of time online with clients providing them with ‘need to know’ photography and Lightroom tuition. Wild Eye […]

Bird Photography Tips

I thought a bird photography tips blog will come in handy for a lot of you right now seeing that most of the globe is easing out of this all too common lockdown. For the first time in way too many weeks I was; along with the rest of the country, allowed to legally access […]

Cherish The Good Times

During this crazy time we're all living in, we tend to often, multiple times a day in my case, find ourselves coming to an abrupt halt and begin to think of the future. One thing that I have realised in this process, is that thinking back to the fun days shared with amazing guests out in [...]

Photographing A Misty Morning

Photographing a misty morning is something I am forever wishing for. Sadly, my luck when it comes to wildlife emerging out from the mist has been few and far between, but for the handful of times that luck was on my side, my oh my… truly spectacular! Just what is it about mist that makes […]