Inside The Ultimate Elephant Tour

Ultimate Elephant Safari The African elephant is considered to be one of the most iconic animals in Africa. They are a sought after animal for both photographers and non photographers. I have been privileged to spend many many hours in the field with these incredible animals and I still can't get enough of them. There [...]

Tigers of India

Having just returned from my first trip to India, I find myself still processing the whole experience. Our main focus on this trip was to see tigers in the wild and wow, did it deliver! We saw 24 different tigers on safari, which is probably double what I thought we would see before the trip. [...]

An Incredible MalaMala Safari

I have just returned from an incredible 5 night, 6 day private safari in the MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa. MalaMala has been a destination I have always wanted to go and experience, especially having worked on the neighboring property, Londolozi. Due to the Pandemic, this trip has been a couple of years in [...]

Incredible India 2022 Trip Report

Myself and Johan have just returned from our Incredible India trip, which has been a trip in the making for the past couple of years and been postponed a few times due to the pandemic. India has always been on my mind as a destination that I would love to visit, and having been there, [...]

The use of artificial light

What are your thoughts on the use of artificial light? A lot has been made about photographing with the use of artificial light in wildlife photography, mainly spotlights.  The first thing that jumps to mind is ethics.  One has to be very careful not to overstep the boundaries, and have the approach of the animals [...]

6 Reasons Why Mana Pools Should Be On Your Bucket List

Mana Pools is a hidden Gem which lies in the Northern parts of Zimbabwe bordering Zambia. The Reserve is very remote and therefore untouched and still very wild. The beauty of Mana Pools its that it is a walking concession with massive flood plains and, with the prominent Zambezi River flowing, it boasts a number [...]

Leopard vs Ugandan kob

On my recent trip to Uganda, myself and my guests were fortunate to witness what is probably a once in a lifetime sighting. While we were staying at Ishasha Wilderness Camp, we headed out early one morning for game drive. Our plan was to go looking for lions as Queen Elizabeth National Park is very [...]

Destinations We Love: Uganda

Having just returned from Uganda and having been there a few times now, I can honestly say that it is very fast becoming one of my favorite safari destinations. Uganda is a very unique and diverse country and from the moment you arrive, no matter who it is that you speak to, will always say [...]

What Should My ISO Be?

This is a question I get asked a lot on photo safaris and there is just no hard and fast answer. For some reason many people get stuck on ISO and the role it plays while out on safari.  If you find yourself asking this question, it might be worth your while to take a few [...]

On foot with lions on a buffalo kill

Yes, you read right. Who would want to do that? You may ask. Who wouldn't want to do that? I would reply. Being on foot, vulnerable to the king of beasts, is an experience I wish upon all my photographic guests. It really does awaken your senses and your appreciation for being in their domain. [...]

Do Not Overthink Your Images

Do not overthink your images. Yes, understand and think about the technical basics.  Yes, have an appreciation for the various compositional elements that all work together in the frame.  Yes, think about how you put all of these things together when you click the shutter. But do not overthink your images. You need to feel [...]

Have you ever tried Rim Light Photography?

Night Photography - This is a question that almost always comes up on safari, especially in destinations where night drives are permitted. There have been numerous times when I have been out on safari, the light starts to fade and the photographers start to pack their gear away. In terms of a photographic portfolio, this [...]

The Magic of the Mara – History and Size

A couple of years ago the Masai Mara was voted the greatest Game Reserve in the world - 5 years in a row, and there is very good reason for it. It is one of the most productive wildlife areas in the world and game viewing is fantastic all year round. The Masai Mara consists [...]

What Makes a Good Wildlife Portrait?

What makes a good wildlife portrait? The most important thing in wildlife photography is to shoot what you feel. It's about more than just capturing a slice of time and sharing what a scene or subject looked like at the time.  It's about inviting the viewer of your image to get lost in the frame [...]

What to do while waiting with a sleeping cat to wake up…

How many hours have you sat waiting for a “FLAT” cat like this? The question is, what to do while waiting for a sleeping cat to wake up? I am a firm believer in that if you put the time in, your patience with nature will reward you in one way or another. I know [...]

My first Trip of 2022

It is absolutely crazy to think that another year has passed and that we are already into 2022. So, what is my first trip of 2022? Im going to be setting off at the end of February to host the Best of Uganda Safari. In this incredible adventure which includes not only the experience of [...]

My top 3 moments of 2021

Can you believe it, we are already stepping into 2022! Yet another year begins, I cannot believe how quickly time is flying by.  With that said, I hope that you have all had a well deserved break and spent some quality time with family and friends over the festive season. This is a new year, [...]

When a plan comes together

When a plan comes together. Being guides, when we are out in the field we are always looking for great photographic opportunities, ones that are unique or different to the normal images that you see. I normally go against this when I am out in the field, why? Because I am a firm believer that [...]

My Top 10 Images of the Year

My Top 10 Images of the Year. As the year winds to a close, I thought I would share my top 10 images from the year. It has been very difficult to choose just 10 images, but I have tried to include 10 images from a couple of different destinations. I love going through past [...]

My last safari for the year…

Just like that, another year has gone by. I can't believe how quickly the years are passing. This year has gone by in the blink of an eye. Leading up to my final safari of the year, it has allowed me to process and think back to the incredible moments I had on safari this [...]

Photographing in the rain

Photographing in the rain. On safari, rainy weather is often seen as a "sleep in" or "stay at camp" time, however, this could be when you produce your most dramatic and rewarding images. On a recent safari to the Masai Mara, we had THAT moment... We were having a number of afternoon thunderstorms that built [...]