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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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How to prepare for your Svalbard expedition

Svalbard is without a doubt the quintessential bucket list destination.  It is a beautifully harsh place that holds your fascination from the moment you arrive. For an expedition of this nature you need to pack and prepare well so in order to assist the guests travelling with me soon, I have put together a video [...]

Wildlife photography with the Olympus mirrorless system

I have always believed that it's not about the gear you use but rather what you do with it.  The reality is that you can create amazing wildlife images with any camera brand and, to me, the more important thing the last is the experience of my photography. For the last 6 years I have [...]

Iceland as a destination

Since the first time I set foot in the Arctic I knew I found a place that speaks to me.  I'm not sure if it was the cold air on my face, the dark, rough mountains contrasting with the soft white snow or something deeper than that. Either way, I knew I liked it. A [...]

The power of one

The great migration is, as the name suggests, great and the scale of the even can sometimes make it difficult from a photography point of view. You see, people often think that the more subjects you have to photograph, the easier it is.  On the contrary, the more subjects there are the more intentional you [...]

Iceland in winter vs Iceland in summer

Often when speaking to people about safaris and tours the conversation naturally goes to destinations they've visited and destinations that would still like to visit.  I find it pretty sad that people will say often something like "no, I've already been to the Mara / Madikwe / Svalbard so I'd rather go somewhere new". The [...]

Talking through an image

All too often in photography, people either overthink or underthink their images.  Some people like to look at the details and analyse their images to the point where it becomes counter-productive and only serves to create doubt and a lack of confidence in their own ability. It is good to talk about your photography and [...]

5 reasons why you should join me in Iceland

I've just returned from another photo tour to Iceland and was once again reminded of why I enjoy the Arctic so much.  It's not only the feeling that you're going to another world but also the natural beauty, the people and the overall feel that a place like Iceland gives you. This was my first [...]

Logistics Update from the Wild Eye Office

Dear valued guest, We do hope this communication comes to you all in good health. Here in South Africa, we have experienced the second wave of COVID and we have had additional lockdowns and restrictions, alcohol sale bans and delays in schools opening for the new school year. With these measures, the spread of the [...]

Sacred Nature Volume 2: Reconnecting People to Our Planet

Internationally acclaimed wildlife photographers and conservationists Jonathan & Angela Scott are launching a Kickstarter campaign on 2 February 2021 to produce a stunning wildlife photography book highlighting the wonder and fragility of nature. Sacred Nature Volume 2: Reconnecting People to Our Planet (HPH) presents an array of thought-provoking words and evocative images from around 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 […]

Wild Eye Webinars – August and September 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 […]

Wild Eye Webinars – Week #7

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we still super excited about our new online webinars which we kicked off on the 29th of April. If you are anything like our guides, and longing for African adventure, you’ve probably been scrolling through your image archives reminiscing about […]

Wild Eye Webinars – Week #6

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we still super excited about our new online webinars which we kicked off on the 29th of April. If you are anything like our guides, and longing for African adventure, you’ve probably been scrolling through your image archives reminiscing about […]

Wild Eye Webinars – Week #6

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we still super excited about our new online webinars which we kicked off on the 29th of April. If you are anything like our guides, and longing for African adventure, you’ve probably been scrolling through your image archives reminiscing about […]

Wild Eye Webinars – Week #4 and #5

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we still super excited about our new online webinars which we kicked off on the 29th of April. If you are anything like our guides, and longing for African adventure, you’ve probably been scrolling through your image archives reminiscing about [...]

Wild Eye Webinars – Week #3

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we still super excited about our new online webinars which we kicked off on the 29th of April. If you are anything like our guides, and longing for African adventure, you’ve probably been scrolling through your image archives reminiscing about […]

Webinar Wednesday – Week #2

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we still super excited about our new online Webinar Wednesdays which we kicked off on the 29th of April. Each week, one of our professional photographic guides will be presenting a 60 or 90 minute themed webinar followed by a 30 minute Q&A […]

Introducing Webinar Wednesday

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we are excited to announce the start of Webinar Wednesdays starting on the 29th of April. Each week, one of our professional photographic guides will be presenting a 60 or 90 minute themed webinar followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. These will [...]

Geladas and the Endless Simien Mountains

It is without a doubt one of the exact photographs you wish to get when perched in the Simien mountains. Admittedly the young and female Gelada baboons are pretty similar to their savannah cousins the Chacma baboon. It is a photographers duty to showcase what defines his subject, what separates it from others so it […]

The One Item You Need To Include In Your Svalbard Packing List

It’s probably not what you think. Yes, when you head to Svalbard for a small expedition cruise you need to pay a little more attention to what you pack than a regular safari.  Let’s face it, with sub-zero temperatures, wind, snow, zodiac rides, water landings, walking on ice, inside, outside – to name but a […]

The Two Sides of the Great Migration

The annual wildebeest migration, the Great Migration, is rightfully known as the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. For many people around the world the Great Migration epitomises the ultimate African safari experience and is still one of the quintessential bucket list items that any wildlife and nature enthusiast should tick off of their list at least […]

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