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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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Behind The Frame Episode 31

The Behind the Frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode I share some moments and an image from a sighting in Amboseli National Park in November 2020. Schedule 1:1 Tuition Join Andrew beck for [...]

Experiences We Love: Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Hot air balloon safari experiences begin in the still air at sunrise. As first light sends a promising glow across the horizon at dawn, the balloon rises above the plains. The sensation of drifting above the world in silence is second only to the breath-taking views of the plains, forests and suddenly the landscape takes [...]

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 [...]

Places We Love: Saseka Tented Camp | Thornybush Game Reserve

Suspend what you know about luxury tented camps.  The latest addition to the Thornybush Collection, Saseka Tented Camp, is state-of-the-art, luxurious and imbued with idyllic African wilderness.  Saseka is the Tsonga word for Beautiful. Set in the north-eastern portion of the big-5 game rich Thornybush Nature Reserve, situated in the greater Kruger National Park.  Saseka, [...]

Places We Love: Giraffe Manor | Nairobi, Kenya

Within the city limits of Nairobi you'll find one of the most incredible small hotels you've ever come across. Built in 1932, it's steeped in fascinating history and was around during the times of African icons such as Karen Blixen & Peter Beard. Their long-legged inhabitants have been around since the 1970's and it's for [...]

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 [...]

Boutique Hotels We Love: The Silo Hotel | Cape Town

The Silo is an exclusive five-star hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. This magical hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury offering the highest levels of personalised service synonymous with The Royal Portfolio. The Silo [...]

Places We Love: Thorntree River Lodge | Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Thorntree River Lodge has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The [...]

My Favourite Image Of 2020

The various knock on effects of 2020 have been real. I thought choosing my favourite image of 2020 would be an easy task. Tell me another joke. I was lucky enough to host three tours this year before the world wide lock down set in. Two of which were new destinations for me namely; Iceland [...]

My Favourite Image of 2020

A large dose of luck and a lot of patience came together one evening at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. The story begins earlier in the morning when we found a male leopard that had killed a kudu. He had eaten a fair amount of the kill - sharing willingly with a couple of hyaenas [...]

What Trip I Am Looking Forward To Most In 2021

Probably one of the most difficult question thrown at me last year. What Trip I Am Looking Forward To Most In 2021... May I keep this very short and say all of them? Honestly, I cannot wait to travel anywhere to be quite frank. Amongst all the exciting safaris I'll be hosting next year, one [...]

My Favourite Moment from 2020

Believe it or not I was fortunate enough to have hosted two Safaris before the world as we knew it changed and the Pandemic triggered worldwide travel restrictions. It was on one of these safaris that I identified my favourite moment. Here it is. Here, in the wild and remote reaches of the Republic of [...]

My favourite sighting of 2020

My favourite sighting of 2020 came during our last day in Ndutu where I was hosting our Best of Serengeti safari. We had just found a den site where a Lioness was hiding her cubs, who could not have been older than a day or two. To ensure that the area doesn’t get a lot of [...]

The trip I look forward to most in 2021…

It is always hard to pick a favourite, but the trip I look forward to most in 2021 is Madagascar. This magnificent island which is the fourth largest in the world, is situated off the southeast coast of Africa, and plays home to large variety of different animals. Having personally only been to the coastline [...]

What trip am I looking forward to the most?

This is a tough one to decide on after a year of not really traveling much… Before South Africa went into full COVID Lockdown in March, I was about to fly out to India to host a safari, one that I was very excited for and was merely days away from getting onto the plane [...]

My favourite image of 2020

My favourite image of 2020 just happened to be during my first and only safari for the year. I was fortunate enough to get 4 weeks of safari in the Serengeti before the world changed and South Africa went into lockdown. During the 4 weeks in the Serengeti we had a huge amount of rain, [...]

My Favorite Photo of 2020 – Jono

For 8 months my soul has been imprisoned , surrounded by concrete walls , closed doors and ceilings that seemed to lower by the day. This claustrophobic existence has caused me to feel trapped, smothered and led to a great deal of anxiety. Relationships have been tested , undoubtedly exacerbated by family , friends and [...]

None of the Gear but Some Idea | A Guest Blog by James Evans

My name is James Evans and I’m a 23-year-old student studying a master’s degree in architecture in the UK. I have loved photography for as long as I can remember, taking pictures with basic point and shoot digital cameras with little understanding of the technical or artistic aspects. My dad is an enthusiastic photographer and [...]

Stepping Out After Lockdown: An Adventure to Amboseli and the Masai Mara

If you'd asked me back in April whether I would have the pleasure of hosting another safari in 2020 I would have been very pessimistic. However, as things across the globe changed and evolved, the lockdown restrictions here in South Africa were eased in October and prospects of travel were starting to become a reality. [...]

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 […]

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