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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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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 [...]

Trip Report: Great Migration + Hides and Helicopters September 2022

Yes, I know, the trip title is a mouthful but in all honesty, we just couldn't come up with a title that would sum up the full range and diversity of experiences that one would have over a period of 11 days. So, The Great Migration, Hides and Helicopters it is (I'd love to hear [...]

Best Of Pantanal Trip Report

What an amazing 13 day adventure this was. The six guests and I started our journey exploring southern Pantanal where our main focus was to find the two anteater species, the Giant Anteater and the Southern Tamandua. We succeeded! In saying this, the area is not only great for the larger mammals. It's an absolute gem [...]

Guest Blog: The 2022 Great Migration, Hides and Helicopters Safari

When I was asked to write a few words about my recent experience with Wild-Eye on the Hides and Helicopters tour I jumped at the chance to share my amazing experience in Kenya.  This tour allows guests to experience the Wild-Eye Mara Camp as well as visit Lentorre Lodge for amazing hide photography as well [...]

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 [...]

Tips for Photographing Jaguars of the Pantanal in Brazil

Having just returned from my very first trip to Brazil's Pantanal where our group spent 9 nights exploring the rivers and channels around Porto Jofre, I though that rather than pulling together a trip report, I'd share my tips for photographing Jaguars of the Pantanal with you all. Besides, if you're planning to visit this [...]

Madagascar – A hidden paradise

Madagascar is a hidden paradise that is not necessarily on every photographers top list, but having just returned from this magical island I really think it needs to be given more consideration. The great thing about Madagascar and a big drawing card for me personally is that you get to view and photograph animals that [...]

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 [...]

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