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Our team post regular content about exciting destinations, photographic tips & tricks, recent trip reports, ‘how to’ guides, wildlife and more.

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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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 […]

As a beginner where do you start as a photographer?

Starting photography can be a very daunting task, I can tell you this from first hand experience. I have been taking photographs for a number of years now and what I love about photography is that there is always something new to learn, not only about the constant new technology coming out, but also about […]

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 […]

Incredible India – A country filled with culture and diversity

One of the oldest civilizations in the world, India is a mosaic of multicultural experiences. With a rich heritage and myriad attractions, the country is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It covers an area of 3287263 sq. km, extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the […]

Focus-shift-shooting.

There is a troublesome dilemma that sometimes exists in our wildlife photography experiences. It is the line, quite literally, between having all that we want in focus and inviting too much distracting details into or background. Usually there is more than one subject in question and usually they are quite close to each other, one […]

Lioness Vs Serval

I have just returned from one truly special week in Madikwe Game Reserve. It was the first safari I have hosted this year, which is crazy considering we are in November! This is obviously due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but I have to say it was such an incredible feeling to be out in the […]

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 Ultimate Skill

Probably, it could be said, that patience is the most important attribute a photographer must have to be the best they can at what they do. Truly, it cant be stressed enough how important it is to let a scene develop when necessary. Whether it a landscape and you need the sun to burst through […]

Serval – One of Africa’s most secretive creatures

Not many people coming to Africa know of, or have even heard of Servals. These small cats which almost represent the look of a Cheetah have long legs, a small head, large ears and a beautifully spotted and barred coat. Servals have quite a wide distribution in Africa – south of the Sahara, with one […]

Nkurru Lodge, Madikwe

As you read this I am currently on safari at this beautiful destination. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is the first safari of the year that I am hosting. This destination is a very special destination for me and one that I always love hosting. It is such a diverse safari in terms of […]

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 […]

My top 3 moments of 2020

No doubt this has been an incredibly tough year for all of us with the COVID-19 pandemic, but despite I am choosing to look at the positives that have come out of this year and as an individual the personal growth I have under gone. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is […]

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 […]

South Luangwa – The Valley of the Leopard

Experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa, including some of the highest densities of hippo and leopard. The Luangwa River is the most […]

Three best ways to photograph a rhino

I recently wrote a blog on – Three of the west ways to an elephant where I wrote about how challenging it can be to photograph larger animals such as buffalo, rhino and elephant. In today’s blog I want to focus on the three ways to best photograph a rhino. This is all part of […]

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 […]

Hippos – Africa’s most misunderstood animal

When you speak to most people around the world, Hippos are often interpreted or stated as the animal that kills the most people in Africa every year. Although I personally have my doubts around this statistic, it is important to understand the following facts: There are many villages along Africa’s main rivers such as the […]

Wild Eye Webinars – October and November 2020

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world.  This is something we do both in the field when we host expeditions and safaris around the world but also online where we continually try to bring value to our guests, followers and community. Even though the world is changing every […]

Kambaku Safari Lodge

”Welcome to a new existence in a place where legends linger. It’s a place where a piece of Africa’s living heritage has been immaculately conserved. Enter the world of this continent’s most majestic wildlife. Comprehend the word tranquillity. Our lodges are benchmarks on the map of African hospitality. Every day is an opportunity to experience […]

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. […]

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