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Whether you’re a regular safari goer, a wildlife photography enthusiast, keen traveler, someone with a sense of adventure, or just looking to learn a little more about wildlife, our blog is for you!

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Why the Northern Serengeti and Masai Mara offers you the best of both worlds

The Great migration is without a doubt one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet.  The movement of the wildebeest herds can be extremely unpredictable, with it all depending on seasonal rains. Combining the Northern Serengeti Migration with the Great Migration in Kenya will offer you the best of both worlds and also maximize [...]

2022 Best Of Mana Pools Trip Report

What an adventure this was! This incredible eleven-day adventure took our small group of only  five guests into three different areas within Mana Pools. This safari is a unique experience as it offers the opportunity to explore both the wildlife-rich floodplain as well as "the last waterhole" further inland known as Kanga Pan, as well [...]

Top 3 Crazy Sightings from the Masai Mara

Well you asked for it and I am here to share it. On my instagram poll majority of you asked to hear about my top 3 craziest sightings from my recent Masai Mara Great Migration tour. It was really difficult to choose only 3 crazy sightings as there were tons of dramatic crossings, leopard kills, [...]

The Lion and the Lamb

A morning filled with mixed emotions on the Busanga Plains. We don’t understand why this adult lioness took so long to end the life of this young Lechwe but, nonetheless, this will be a sighting that I will remember forever. Thanks to our amazing guide Isaac Kalio for pin point accuracy on the vehicle positioning [...]

MalaMala and Mashatu Photo Safari: A Guest’s Perspective

“This is my last Africa trip”, I said to myself after booking this photographic journey nearly four years ago in December 2018. Africa gets in your soul, and I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have traveled to this magical continent 12 times since my first trip in 2006. No matter how hard I try to visit [...]

Mara Experience Week

I recently had the pleasure of returning to the Wild Eye Mara Camp for the first time this season! This incredible week included some mind blowing sightings and I am not joking when I say, I experienced the best 45 minutes of safari in my life! Click play and watch my head talk about some [...]

Guest Blog: The Desert Wildlife of Namibia Safari

In February of 2019 I booked my trip to see the Desert Adapted Wildlife of Namibia, never dreaming that it would take over three years to get there, but it was well worth the wait! It was two weeks of seeing some of the most amazing rugged, unforgiving ancient landscapes with the animals and plants [...]

Highlights from MalaMala and Mashatu Photo Safari | July 2022

After two postponements we were finally able to combine two of the most productive areas in southern Africa into one magnificent safari experience! Our luck literally began from the moment we arrived in Mashatu with our first sighting being that of a female leopard and her young cub before we even got to the lodge. [...]

Masking in Lightroom 101

The updated masking feature in Lightroom is one of the biggest and most impressive updates in a very long time.  it has literally changed my workflow and cut down my time in Photoshop quite a bit. In this video on the Wild Eye YouTube channel I walk you through the basics of all the different [...]

A Private Guided safari in the Okavango Delta and MalaMala

A Private Guided safari in the Okavango Delta and MalaMala is right up there with some of the best experiences that can possibly be combined, especially from a game viewing and photographic perspective. Recently, a guest and myself embarked on this epic 12 day journey to explore these two incredible destinations. The Okavango Delta was [...]

Experiencing the beauty of the Pantanal

Experiencing the beauty of the Pantanal and having the opportunity of seeing a jaguar in the wild has been something I've been dreaming about for some time. The mystery thereof, the massive rainforests and meandering rivers is something that certainly appeals to me, as it does to so many wildlife photographers around the world. A [...]

What lens should I take on a photo safari?

Let me answer that question for you. A 70 - 200mm f/2.8. You're welcome. Okay, now on a serious note.  This is one of the most common questions I get asked and one that I think a lot of people overthink. In episode 402 of The Wild Eye Podcast I share some thoughts on this [...]

Big Cats and Tuskers Of Kenya

We have just recently come back from the Big Cats and Tuskers tour in Kenya. I can very easily say that this has become my new favorite tour and I look forward to the next two tours that I'm running next year. Out of all of the years I've travelled through Kenya, I have always [...]

A different approach to composition

In episode 401 of The Wild Eye Podcast I share a few thoughts on, and a different way you can think about your composition. Yes, the rule of thirds is an okay starting place but it doesn't always leave you with the visual energy, visual mass and balance that your images might need.  In this [...]

Processing 27 guest images from Iceland

If you have some time and you want some ideas for your own image processing and some inspiration then don't worry.  I've got you covered. In the video below I process 27 guest images from Iceland.  You see, we were nice and busy on the tour and, as with any other tour, I'd much rather [...]

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 [...]

Desert Adapted Lions of Namibia: The Desert Lion Trust

During the most recent edition of our Desert Wildlife of Namibia Safari (click here for the Trip Report) we were treated to some very special sightings of the desert adapted lions that call Namibia's Hoanib River Valley home. The Namib is the only place on Earth where a small population of desert-adapted lions occurs. Remarkably, [...]

Trip Report: Desert Wildlife of Namibia Safari May 2022

Namibia. A land of contrasts and a landscape which is as varied as it is beautiful. In the weeks leading up to this safari I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, and no this had nothing to do with Covid or travel restrictions but rather with the massive rains that Namibia (and [...]

Different seasons on Safari

Different safari seasons can give you totally different experiences, many of which a lot of people are not aware of. In short, there is no bad time to be on safari, but certain areas tend to peak at different times of the year. Here is a breakdown on which places might be best to visit [...]

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 [...]

They’re big, they’re grey and we absolutely love them.

Of course, for the discerning wildlife lover, you already know what I am talking about. However, for those of you that are bit urban, perhaps. I am talking about the biggest of them, the undisputed champions of the African bush, the true kings of the jungle and savanna alike – the noble and sometimes pesky, [...]

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