Photographic Advice – It’s All About the Eyes

I gave some good hard thought to what I would give as a quality piece of photographic advice. Now there's many aspects to wildlife photography I could share, that could make it easier. We could talk about creating incredible low-angles on the scene, what you include & exclude, composition and even just making sure the [...]

Places We Love: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an open plain, lies a lodge that pulses to the rhythm of Africa’s heartbeat. This is Bush Lodge, steeped in tradition, vibrant and warm, the Sabi Sabi of “Today”. With a history spanning over 40 years, the lodge has earned a reputation of [...]

Places We Love: Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Pioneer Camp is situated in the heart of the world renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve and is one of just five luxurious lodges at Londolozi Private Game Reserve. Of Londolozi's five camps, Pioneer camp is the most secluded, boasting some incredible views of the Sand River. Steeped in history, the camp's memorabilia tells a story [...]

Mana Pools, Kanga Camp and Hwange: Trip Report 2022

This is one of my favourite trips to host. I know I have said it recently in blog posts, but it truly is one of the most magical safari destinations to visit. This safari had us spending 5 nights on the flood plains of Mana Pools, which started with a bang! As we arrived on [...]

Three best ways to photograph an Elephant

As I have mentioned in blogs before, I often find it difficult to photograph animals such as rhinos, buffaloes and elephants. In this blog I am going to focus on three of the best ways to photograph an elephant. When it comes to photography, many of us tend to get caught up in the technical [...]

Mana Pools Magic

I have just finished hosting multiple safaris to this incredible destination. Mana Pools is such a beautiful Reserve and is situated on the northern side of Zimbabwe, bordering Zambia by the incredible Zambezi River. This destination is one that is very close to my heart. I first visited it a number of years ago and [...]

World Chimpanzee Day

Today is World Chimpanzee Day, a day we celebrate these amazing creatures. I have been fortunate enough to see these animals out in the wild and to describe what the experience is like, well its nothing short of mind blowing. We are very closely related to Chimpanzees and humans share roughly 98% of the same [...]

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 [...]